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  1. You Can Now Watch Amazon’s Fire Phone Announcement Event

    Better late than never we guess, Amazon.

    Yesterday Amazon unveiled their first foray into the smartphone market, the Amazon Fire Phone. They didn't live stream the event, but they have since released video of the full event on their YouTube channel. Watch to see the demonstration of the "Dynamic Perspective" 3D display. It's really impressive stuff.

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  2. Today’s Big Amazon Announcement Revealed, and It’s a… Phone! Meet the Amazon Fire Phone [Updating]

    Is everything Fire with you now, Amazon?

    Rumors pointed to today's big Amazon announcement being a new smartphone with a Nintendo 3DS-like glasses-less 3D display, and the rumors are true (at least some of them. The event is ongoing so we're updating as we go..) They've introduced their own smartphone, the Amazon Fire Phone.

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  3. Watch Amazon’s Special 3D Smartphone Event Livestream at 12:30pm ET Today [VIDEO]

    Will they let us preorder JK Rowling books again? Please say yes.

    You know the headache you get when you play on a Nintendo 3DS for too long? How would you like that headache to continue while you are sending texts? Because that's probably what you're going to be getting from Amazon later today if the rumors are any indication, and we've got the live feed for you right here.

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  4. Rejoice, Clumsy People; Science Has Invented Shatterproof Phone Screens

    Parents of small children, you may also celebrate!

    Smartphones are amazing - until you accidentally drop them, and their screens shatter, and you sit on the floor weeping for hours over the hundreds of dollars you just threw away. But thankfully, researchers at the University of Akron have developed a new phone surface that may render them completely shatterproof.

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  5. Nintendo Denies Rumors of Smartphone Mini-Games, Millions of Voices Cry out and Are Suddenly Silenced

    It's like finding out your princess is in another castle.

    I've found myself in kind of a tough-love situation with Nintendo lately, and I become more convinced it's what they need from me as it goes on. Today's news that yesterday's news of smartphone mini-games from Nintendo was false breaks my heart and the hearts of Nintendo fans around the world, and that should tell Nintendo something.

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  6. Samsung Officially Unveils Galaxy Round Curved Phone

    Finally, the people get what they want. You guys wanted a slightly curved screen, right?

    Yes, you too can experience the magic of gingerly pressing your fingers down on the edge of your phone to wake it. This will cause the phone to do amazing things like wake up and show your notifications and battery life. Never before has it been so simple. Well, unless you count pressing a button as simple, but don't be absurd.

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  7. Firefox OS Smartphone ZTE Open Coming to U.S. for $79.99 Unlocked

    Even a bright orange phone looks pretty good when it only costs $79.99 unlocked.

    The ZTE Open, one of the first Firefox OS handsets, is on its way to the U.S. and U.K. through ZTE's eBay store. As we've written previously, the Open is a little underpowered compared to high-end smartphones, but that's not really the point. It's aimed at emerging markets and it only costs $79.99 -- and that's unlocked.

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  8. This Date Goes Horribly Wrong, Then Right Again Thanks to the Sony Xperia

    Generally speaking, tossing your date's smartphone into a fountain is considered a deal breaker.

    There's a lot to worry about on a date. How do I look? Does this person think I'm interesting? Will they chuck my smartphone into a fountain? The Sony Xperia can help -- at least with that last one. It's not afraid to stand up to a little water, so when accidents happen you can go right back to smooshing ice cream in someone's face.

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  9. You Can Get Your Hands on the First Firefox OS Phone, but Only in Spain

    Tu quieres Firefox OS phone?

    The ZTE Open, the first commercial Firefox OS phone, released this month, but so far it's only available in Spain with a few other countries coming soon. The specifications hardly compare to high-end smartphones, but you really can't beat the price. The ZTE Open retails for €69, or about $88.

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  10. Whoops! Florida May Have Accidentally Banned All Computers And Smartphones

    Oh, Florida -- how are we supposed to keep up with your hilarious antics if you can't access Twitter anymore?

    Well, this is embarrassing. A new bill passed by the Florida legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott may have the unintentional consequence of outlawing all computers and smartphones throughout the state. While it seems like this could just be a hassle for folks in Florida, it's actually a national tragedy -- after all, with Florida gone from the Internet, how are the rest of us supposed to laugh at the cockroach-eating, firefighter-assaulting antics of the Sunshine State? We'll have to find a whole new state we can all agree to make fun of! Actually, that shouldn't be too hard. Lace up your cleats, Oregon -- you're going in!

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