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Lenovo is the biggest PC maker in the world, but smartphones remain a challenge. The company's mobile arm announced a pre-tax loss of $292 million for the three months ending in June: Motorola phones shipped stood at 5.9 million, down just less than a third from last year. The company now plans to...

August 13th 2015 at 12:35am 0 Comments
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Now that AT&T has finalized its acquisition of DirecTV, the carrier isn't wasting any time trying to bring in new wireless customers. Today, AT&T announced a promotion for people who are already subscribed to the satellite television provider, which includes up to $500 in bill credit. It's...

August 10th 2015 at 8:06pm 0 Comments
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Google is rebooting its much-hyped Android One project that's supposed to bring low-priced smartphones to emerging markets. The company's managing director in India, Rajan Anandan, told the Financial Times that the program has "not delivered to expectations," due to shortages of the devices. In ad...

August 10th 2015 at 5:37am 0 Comments
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It was only a matter of time, but smartphones are now officially the UK's most popular internet-connected device. For the first time, more people are choosing smartphones to get online than laptops, according to stats published today in Ofcom's annual Communications Market Report. Smartphones are no...

August 6th 2015 at 9:40am 0 Comments
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More and more smartphones, TVs and wearables like Apple's Watch now use OLED displays, but only two companies mass produce them -- Samsung and LG. LG is trying to stay on top of demand by building a new 1.05 trillion won ($900 million) flexible OLED plant in Korea. Starting in 2017, the 6th-gen li...

July 23rd 2015 at 9:22am 0 Comments
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Clinical depression is the kind of ailment that can sneak up on you, ruin your attitude, destroy motivation and lead to a multitude of other mental health issues. It can be managed if you're aware of it, but a lot of depression goes undiagnosed. It doesn't have to be that way--researchers think th...

July 15th 2015 at 4:24pm 0 Comments
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It hasn't been a legitimate name in computing for over 20 years, but somehow the Commodore brand always manages to find a way back into our lives. In 2004, it came back as a simple TV-Game joystick. In 2011, Commodore USA sold gaming PCs stuffed into retro-styled keyboard chassis. Today, the brand...

July 14th 2015 at 5:27pm 0 Comments
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Periscope is already great for showing strangers your lunch and pirating pay-per-view boxing matches, but Bangalore's police force wants the city's citizenry to use it for much more than that. If police commissioner MN Reddi gets his druthers, the people of India's third largest city will soon use...

July 10th 2015 at 12:28pm 0 Comments
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Today on In Case You Missed It: The tiny robot that's modeled after cockroaches because science is disgusting; the family-friendly tech gadget to teach your two-year-old to call her grandma, if only you didn't have to install the corresponding app on your Mom's phone; and Parrot's new drones inclu...

June 24th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Upmarket retailer John Lewis has added a new product category to its electricals section today, as it starts selling smartphones for the first time. A curated selection of top handsets from the likes of Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, Motorola and Microsoft are available online right now, all unlocked. SI...

June 23rd 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Internet connectivity in our pockets has become one of the single most important shifts in modern society because it has allowed everyone to be connected to information and to reach other 24 hours a day. My personal kryptonite as a multimedia journalist has been of course, the frontier of news apps...

June 11th 2015 at 2:47pm 0 Comments