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Secret Service and ICE conducted warrantless stingray surveillance, says watchdog

A government watchdog has found that the Secret Service and ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit repeatedly failed to obtain the correct legal paperwork when carrying out invasive c

Crunch Report | Go-Jek Buys Three Startups

Go-Jek buys three startups, the California Department of Public Health warns against being on your phone for too long and AOL Instant Messenger is officially dead. All this on Crunch Report.

You can text SFMOMA and it will respond with art on demand

Here’s a cool trick for art fans. You can text San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art at 572-51 and it will respond with a piece of art from its collection. Send Me SFMOMA lets you send a k

Even Microsoft’s own presenters have given up on Windows Phone

Sitting through all the keynotes at Microsoft's Build, there's one giant gaping hole in the coverage: Windows Phone was barely mentioned. In fact, it seems like the keynote speakers were actively avoi

State Department Builds A Panic Button App

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/cell-panic-button.png?w=157" alt="" title="cell panic button" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-290712" />Imagine you are a pro-democracy

New technology heats up cell phones when callers get agitated

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/cell_phone.jpg" /> I can't think of too many use cases for this, but they did it: A team of researchers from the <a href="http://www.u-t

New NEC chip helps make cell phone displays viewable outdoors, saves power

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/931n_nec-630x630-620x620.jpg" /> If you've ever got upset about not being able to view what your cell phone screen displays while you ar

Sharp to bring solar-powered cell phone to China (and possibly elsewhere, too)

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/sharp_solar_china_cell_phone-630x630.jpg" /> Sharp, the biggest (in terms of market share) of all eight major Japanese cell phone maker

SoftBank's complete 17 cell phone winter line-up (photo gallery)

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/sharp_940sh_2-540x630.png" /> <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2009/10/20/japan-gets-11-new-cell-phones-kddis-full-winter-line-up-

Street Fighter IV Real Voice is the coolest cell phone strap ever (video)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/streetfighter_strap-620x489.png" /> I've seen countless straps in my many years in cell phone-crazy Japan, but this one beats them all.

Do women need special cell phones? Deutsche Telekom says yes

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/hello_kitty_handset1-630x472.jpg" /> Do cell phone producers really need to think of female customers as a specific market segment? So

NTT prototype phone lets you play the flute, check your blood and read e-papers (video)

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/ntt_cell_phone_prototype.png" /> These are some <em>very</em> early prototypes Japan's No. 1 telecommunications company NTT recently s

Hitachi to produce mini LCDs with world's highest resolution

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/toshiba_biblio-630x630.jpg" /> FED and SED are practically dead, Plasmas never really took off and OLED are still too expensive to pr

Sharp to aggressively expand cell phone business outside Japan

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/sharp_solar-630x630.jpg" /> The majority of those awesome Japanese cell phones <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/author/serkan/">I

The world gets its first Buddha phone (and it's no joke)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/buddha_phone.jpg" /> For geeks who a) happen to believe in Buddha and b) are able of reading Chinese, this must be excellent news: Buddh

KDDI au rolls out 8 new (and partly awesome) cell phones

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/kddi_summer_2009-630x313.png" /> Japanese telecommunications giants <a href="http://www.softbankmobile.co.jp/en/index.html">SoftBank</

New technology allows flawless viewing of content across multiple devices

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/tv_psp.jpg" /> Japan's national TV station <a href="http://www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/">NHK</a> and technology giant <a href="http://www.ntt

Docomo's cell phone line-up for this summer (part 2: PRIME and PRO series)

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/picture-22-630x514.png" /> NTT Docomo not only announced eight new cell phones in their <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2009/05/1

Docomo rolls out 17 (partly awesome) cell phones in Japan (part 1: STYLE and SMART series)

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/picture-15.png" /> <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2009/05/19/softbank-floods-japan-with-19-new-cell-phones-part-1-all-sharp-mode

Softbank floods Japan with 15 new cell phones (part 1: all Sharp models)

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/softbank_summer_cell_phones-630x565.jpg" /> Big news from Japan's cell phone market today as Japan’s No.3 telecommunications company
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