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In Sailfish struggles, a cautionary tale for alternative mobile OSes

With Android and iOS dominating the mobile OS market, it's tough going for alternatives like Sailfish, now in survival mode as its maker, Jolla, moves to lay off "a big part" of its personnel.

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More Black Friday 2015: Verizon data freebie, Amazon starts early, Newegg boasts of 5,000 deals

Verizon, Amazon and Newegg get in on Black Friday 2015 tech deal bonanza with free wireless data, cut-rate Kindles and Windows 10 discounts among the bargains.

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RadioShack Lives! Black Friday 2015 tech deals revealed

Despite the requiems and tributes issued last year for money-losing RadioShack as it appeared to be going down for good, the electronics retailer has emerged from bankruptcy protection and is now gearing up for Black Friday with a...

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Best Black Friday 2015 Windows deals on PCs, tablets & phones

We will soon know whether Microsoft’s rollout of Windows 10 and its latest Surface tablets and hybrid laptops will translate into strong holiday sales and provide a challenge to Black Friday sales of Apple Macs, iPads and iPhones. If...


353 million smartphones sold last quarter as emerging markets dominate

Emerging markets like China drove global smartphone sales growth in the third quarter of 2015, according to the latest figures from Gartner Research. A total of 353 million smartphones were sold over those three months, which...


Future for Windows in smartphones is grim, Gartner says

Samsung remains the top smartphone vendor worldwide, followed by Apple.

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Feds fund encryption apps that could cloak terrorists

U.S. government funds have recently been used to support the creation and maintenance of commercially available smartphone encryption apps -- the same kinds of apps thought to be used by terrorists.

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Qualcomm faces antitrust probe in South Korea

Qualcomm confirmed Tuesday it is under antitrust investigation in South Korea in connection with its licensing practices.

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Best Black Friday 2015 deals on Android tablets, phones and more

Dell, Samsung, ZTE Android products among Black Friday 2015 sale items from likes of Target and Best Buy.

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Best Black Friday 2015 Android phone, tablet deals

Technology product vendors and big retailers are cranking up their 2015 Black Friday sales, and devices such as tablets and smartphones running Google’s Android operating system are among the highlights for bargain hunters.

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7 must-have wireless charging gadgets

These seven wireless charging devices can make powering up much less painful. Most are relatively affordable and they're great gifts for your loved ones — or for you.

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Cool Yule Tools for Work

We offer up our humble list of products and technologies that may impress someone on your holiday gift list.

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40+ Jaw-Dropping Black Friday 2015 Tech Deals

The Black Friday sales frenzy has started early with pre- and pre-pre-pre sales hitting the market. But here’s a sampling of bargains for shoppers looking for smartphones, tablets, PCs and other computer and network goodies from the...

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Pre-Black Friday, Apple unveils holiday gift guide full of Macs, iPads and Apple TVs

Apple appears to be sticking to its usual wait-til-the-last-minute Black Friday plan, but the company this weekend did reveal a splashy holiday gift guide filled with Apple TVs, iPads and third-party offerings from robotic toys to...

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Jabra Sport Pace: Outstanding Bluetooth headphones.

Jabra Sport Pace: Outstanding Bluetooth headphones; comfortable to wear, great battery life, and highly resistant to Bluetooth drop-outs.

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Hottest Black Friday 2015 deals on Apple iPhones, iPads, Watches & More

Apple typically keeps a pretty tight rein on retailers' promotions, even around Black Friday, but the retailers often find a way around these restrictions by bundling phones with gift cards and other goodies. Apple itself typically...

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LG Android Wear smartwatch makes calls even if users leave their phones behind

Google has brought cellular connectivity between mobile phones and smartwatches running the Android Wear operating system, thus making it possible for people to make and pick up calls at say a shopping mall even when the phone is at...

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Walmart Black Friday 2015 Preview ad leaks deals on iPad Air 2, HP laptop

A Walmart flier revealing a handful of 2015 Black Friday deals leaked on Wednesday, but much more is expected to come. An iPad, Android tablet and HP laptop are among the deals.

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