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Instead of announcing its financial results today, Sony had to merely issue a forecast for how it's fared in the last financial quarter. In case you've missed it, that's because it's dealing with the cyberattack that not only spilled the beans on much of Sony's movie business but also knocked out...

February 4th 2015 at 4:21am 0 Comments
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If you want your smartphone to last longer without carrying flammable gas in your pocket, there may possibly, conceivably be new battery tech coming soon (maybe). Yep, we're skeptical after many a disappointing "breakthrough," but an MIT spinoff company called SolidEnergy claims it has developed a...

February 3rd 2015 at 4:08pm 0 Comments
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New York City kids may be reluctantly heading back to school this week, but they just got some (mostly) good news. As promised during Mayor Bill de Blasio's election campaign, the city's Department of Education is lifting its outright ban on cellphones in schools. The New York Times understands th...

January 7th 2015 at 3:55pm 0 Comments
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The first flagship phone from Saygus in five years isn't very subtle. Its specs read like every gadget geek's wish list: support for up to 256GB of storage, a 21-megapixel rear camera paired with a 13MP front shooter, stereo Harman Kardon front speakers and insanely fast 60Ghz WiFi before it hits...

January 7th 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Apple may have owned Christmas, but Samsung won the first half of the year when it came to satisfying shoppers with its phones. The latest stats from the American Consumer Satisfaction Index, which surveys 70,000 consumers every year, show Samsung slightly beating out Apple by two points with a sa...

December 30th 2014 at 6:01pm 0 Comments
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As if we needed another sign of Xiaomi's skyrocketing growth, the Chinese smartphone maker says it's now the most highly valued technology startup in the world. Yes, it's even worth more than wunderkind Uber. Xiaomi announced that it raised a whopping $1.1 billion from investors, which pegged its...

December 29th 2014 at 11:36am 0 Comments
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Technology can solve the greatest problems facing humanity. But it can also reveal man's weakness for gaudy and useless icons of luxury. Enter the 88 Tauri, the latest smartphone for rich folks from Tonino Lamborghini (founded by the son of the famous Ferrucio Lamborghini, but with no relation to...

December 9th 2014 at 4:36pm 0 Comments
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Qualcomm already rules the mobile world -- now it wants to tackle all of the other gadgets in your life. But none of this should be a surprise if you've been paying attention. Its Snapdragon chips already power most high-end smartphones, so it makes sense for Qualcomm to leverage that experience i...

November 28th 2014 at 4:23pm 0 Comments
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Samsung's financial reports last month explained that profits had almost halved in the quarter. Now, executives have confirmed that it's betting on a more streamlined range of smart devices to help ameliorate things / get their wages back. (The company hinted at the move in its earning call last m...

November 18th 2014 at 1:53am 0 Comments
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Samsung's mobile head and co-CEO JK Shin is feeling the company's tumultuous performance right in his wallet. The exec earned around $630,000 last quarter (a combination of salary and bonuses), which is less than half of the $1.5 million he took home in the previous quarter, the WSJ reports. While...

November 14th 2014 at 4:32pm 0 Comments
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Xiaomi, the smartphone of choice in China, just had a really good few months selling phones. According to Strategy Analytics, it reckon the new phone maker is now the third largest smartphone maker in the world, trailing only Samsung and Apple. Its shipments have tripled in the space of a year, no...

October 29th 2014 at 10:56pm 0 Comments