Is your phone listening to you?

Apr 22, 2019
Marketplace reporter Jack Stewart is trying to find out and needs your help.
Smartphones are a part of everyday life, but do they listen in on our conversations?
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Are super expensive new cellphones worth the price?

Feb 22, 2019
Wednesday, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Fold, which will arrive in April and start at $1,980.
DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division of Samsung Electronics, announces the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during the Samsung Unpacked event on February 20, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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Cell phones are competition for an industry whose product is creating experiences for people to enjoy in the here and now, says Art Markman, University of Texas at Austin psychologist.
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Blackberry users don't care what analysts say

Dec 19, 2018
Mock it all you want. Blackberry has staying power.
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Sprint and T-Mobile have to sell $26.5 billion deal to antitrust cops

A merger between the two companies could mean higher prices for you.
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To send or not to send the emergency alert

Dec 7, 2017
Limitations mean officials have to be judicious with the warnings they send to phones.
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