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Apple confirms September 9 event: iPhone 6 and new wearable device on the horizon

Apple is holding a special media event on September 9 where the company will introduce new iPhone models and perhaps the rumored iWatch...

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7 cheap computing boards for scratching your maker itch

Get a head start on the next tech boom by hacking together tomorrow’s Internet of Things hit today...

This iPhone 6 leak video is just perfect

Of all the iPhone 6 leaks, we think this one is worth paying attention to...

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Plantronics goes PRO with new wireless headphones

Review of the new Plantronics BackBeat PRO headphones, featuring active noise cancellation, Bluetooth wireless and a super-long battery life....

As smartphone screen sizes max out, stylish designs expected at IFA

Samsung and Sony are expected to launch new high-end smartphones without increasing the screen size...

Fujitsu to deploy thousands of contactless cash machines for Spanish bank

CaixaBank adds 8,500 ATMs where smartphones, wearables can be used to withdraw cash...

Toshiba sensor to sharpen smartphone photos

Mass production of 20-megapixel sensors could improve phone photos...

Some iPhone 5 owners eligible for free battery swap

“Very small percentage” of about 50 million phones....

The iPhone 6 unknowns

What we don't know far outnumbers, and outweighs, what we think we know....

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Store mannequins can now beacon passing smartphones

For the first time, store mannequins are being embedded with Bluetooth beaconing chips. And it’s cross-platform....

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Samsung sinks to new low with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video

Samsung advertising reached a new low late this week with the posting of a Galaxy S5 taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge...

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iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 22

Delay dismay, gazillions, $100 sapphire screens, NFC again....

What matters in the fall smartphone lineup: brand, display size, battery life, LTE

What doesnt matter: color...

Opera Mini becomes default browser for Microsoft's fading feature phones

Users will be 'encouraged' to replace stock Xpress browser with Opera Mini starting this fall...

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Zipbuds: Earbuds with great sound, great design (particularly for travellers), and a great price

You can spend a lot of money on earbuds but Zipbuds, currently a Kickstarter campaign, not only sound good, they're well-designed, and remarkably low-cost and great for travel...

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What Verizon exclusive? HTC's Windows Phone-powered One M8 is coming to AT&T, too

Turns out the Verizon exclusive for the Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 isn't so exclusive after all....

Sprint slashes shared data plan prices

It offers four lines and 20GB of data for about $160 a month, beats other carriers...

Who is Xiaomi? Meet China's hottest smartphone maker

Xiaomi has its sights set on international expansion and becoming a global brand...

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