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Wireless charging coming to metal phones (thanks to Qualcomm)

Want a phone with support for wireless charging? Up until now that’s meant you’ve needed a phone with a plastic case — because metal cases could interfere with wireless chargers. Now chip maker Qualcomm has announced a solution that could bring wireless charging capabilities to metal smartphones. Qualcomm says its WiPower system is compatible with the Alliance for […]

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Samsung goes metal with the Galaxy Alpha smartphone

Samsung sells more smartphones than any other company. But Samsung’s Galaxy line of smartphones with plastic cases lack some of the elegance of competing products like Apple’s iPhone. Now Samsung is trying something a bit different. The new Samsung Galaxy Alpha has a plastic on the front and back, but a metal frame around the sides. […]