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The human cost of our obsession with smartphones

A look at the components of smartphones - and how they are mined - reveals a dark side to the mobile industry

A look at the components of smartphones - and how they are mined - reveals a dark side to the mobile industry

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Uber in London to appeal driver "literacy" ruling

London transport regulators want to force private drivers to prove the level of their reading and writing skills in English

London transport regulators want to force private drivers to prove the level of their reading and writing skills in English

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Record-breaking year for Mobile World Congress

Time to pack away the selfie sticks as Mobile World Congress, the annual technology and telecoms trade show, wrapped up in Barcelona.

Time to pack away the selfie sticks as Mobile World Congress, the annual technology and telecoms trade show, wrapped up in Barcelona.

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Business Line road trip to Barcelona - this is IT!

This week Business Line is entirely focused on IT. Reporting from the Mobile World Congress we check out technology trends for 2017 and beyond.

This week Business Line is entirely focused on IT. Reporting from the Mobile World Congress we check out technology trends for 2017 and beyond.

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Our 5G future - faster, more connected, but still years away

It does not even exist yet as a working system but 5G is this year's hot topic at the Mobile World Congress technology show in Barcelona.

It does not even exist yet as a working system but 5G is this year's hot topic at the Mobile World Congress technology show in Barcelona.

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Millennial tries a relaunched Nokia 3310… and fails

Faced with the relaunched 3310 tech savvy Millennial Daniel González says it "seems quite complicated" as he struggles with the keys.

Faced with the relaunched 3310 tech savvy Millennial Daniel González says it "seems quite complicated" as he struggles with the keys.

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Mobile World Congress gets connected

At the Mobile World Congress our reporter goes on a nostalgia trip, enjoys all the fun of the fair and closes a window at home while driving a car.

At the Mobile World Congress our reporter goes on a nostalgia trip, enjoys all the fun of the fair and closes a window at home while driving a car.

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Apple iPhone anticipation pushes up share price

Apple’s shares continue to rise, hitting new all-time highs in anticipation of the launch of its 10th anniversary iPhone later this year.

Apple’s shares continue to rise, hitting new all-time highs in anticipation of the launch of its 10th anniversary iPhone later this year.

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Samsung: the scandal threatening South Korea's behemoth

How did a economic giant that accounts for a fifth of South Korea's GDP get into the position where its top boss was arrested accused of corruption?

How did a economic giant that accounts for a fifth of South Korea's GDP get into the position where its top boss was arrested accused of corruption?

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EU portability means Netflix and travel

European Commission agrees new portability rules to end 'geo-blocking' so Europeans travelling within the EU will be able to access digital content.

European Commission agrees new portability rules to end 'geo-blocking' so Europeans travelling within the EU will be able to access digital content.

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Apple bounces back, overtakes Samsung in smartphone sales

Apple is back as the number one seller of smartphones for the first time in five years, beating Samsung which recalled its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7.

Apple is back as the number one seller of smartphones for the first time in five years, beating Samsung which recalled its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7.

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Foxconn may build factory in the US

iPhone maker Foxconn is considering a display-panel plant in the United States, but says it has nothing to do with Trump's "America First" policy.

iPhone maker Foxconn is considering a display-panel plant in the United States, but says it has nothing to do with Trump's "America First" policy.

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Note 7 disaster barely dents Samsung's profit

Samsung says its fourth-quarter profit likely leapt 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years.

Samsung says its fourth-quarter profit likely leapt 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years.

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Snapchat reportedly secretly files for share offering

Snapchat seems to move closer to becoming a public company by reportedly filed for an initial public offering of shares to test investor interest.

Snapchat seems to move closer to becoming a public company by reportedly filed for an initial public offering of shares to test investor interest.

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Could your smartphone kill you?

On 11 October Samsung stopped all production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after several handsets exploded or caught fire.

On 11 October Samsung stopped all production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after several handsets exploded or caught fire.

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Samsung's reputation burned by Galaxy Note 7 disaster

In Business Line we look at the hit to Samsung's bottom line and its reputation from the scrapping of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7.

In Business Line we look at the hit to Samsung's bottom line and its reputation from the scrapping of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7.

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Samsung gives latest cost estimates for Note 7 disaster

Samsung says will take a hit to its operating profit of about 2.7 billion euros in the next two quarters from scrapping the Note 7 smartphone.

Samsung says will take a hit to its operating profit of about 2.7 billion euros in the next two quarters from scrapping the Note 7 smartphone.

Science_technology

Berlin Zoo opts for beacon technology app

Visitors to Berlin zoo can now access a whole bunch of extra information on the animals thanks to an app powered by beacon technology.

Visitors to Berlin zoo can now access a whole bunch of extra information on the animals thanks to an app powered by beacon technology.

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Samsung abandons production of Note 7

In a statement, the company says it has made a "final decision" to stop making its star product. It comes in the wake of reports of devices spontaneously catching fire.

In a statement, the company says it has made a "final decision" to stop making its star product. It comes in the wake of reports of devices spontaneously catching fire.