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Google, Rockstar reach deal to settle lawsuit over Nortel patents

Backed by Microsoft, Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony, Rockstar acquired Nortel's patents after outbidding Google

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Apple to Xiaomi: Easier said than done to become top smartphone vendor

Xiaomi wants to become the top smartphone player in five to ten years

China's Xiaomi makes $300 million investment in Baidu's online video site

The company is also expanding internationally, with India its main target

To 'read' this fashion magazine, fire up your image-recognition app

NEC touts the speed and versatility of its Gaziru image-recognition app

Samsung to reduce its smartphone range by a third

Analysts suggest Samsung's plan may help it cut costly inventory build-ups

Nokia makes a consumer comeback with N1 Android tablet

The tablet was developed with Foxconn and will start shipping in February

Sony adds autofocus tracking to smartphone image sensor

The Exmor RS IMX320 borrows autofocus tech from SLR cameras

Mobile 4K video getting wired to TVs through USB 3.1, MHL

USB 3.1 will support the MHL 3 specification, which can stream 4K mobile video transfers from mobile devices

Fujitsu embeds data in LED light for smartphones to detect

Just aim a smartphone camera at a lit object and an app calls up relevant information

How Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry are fighting to win the enterprise

Samsung partners with BlackBerry to improve security and Apple expands program to ease roll out of its devices

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Cortana Could Appear on iOS, Android

It doesn't seem to be set in stone, but Microsoft's digital assistant could be an option alongside Apple's Siri or Google Now.

Motorola and LG vie to be first with Android 5.0 update

The new version of Google's OS has a new look along with better performance and security

Spec Showdown: Lumia 535 Edges Moto E With More Storage, Front Camera

The Microsoft and Motorola smartphones are powered by the same processor, and cost about the same

Xiaomi Rises Fast in China's Tablet Market, But Apple Still Top Dog

Xiaomi was China's third largest tablet vendor in the third quarter, according to IDC

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HP’s Strange New SlateBook: A Guided Tour

HP pairs the Android mobile OS with a full-blown notebook computer

Microsoft's First Lumia Coming Tuesday, Likely to be New Low-End Smartphone

The announcement comes two weeks after the company said its switching to Microsoft Lumia

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Office on iOS, Android is <i>Not</i> Free for Everyone

Among all the headlines yesterday that touted Office as suddenly "free" after Microsoft announced changes to its mobile productivity apps, one thing was overlooked by many: For business, Office still costs money.

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6 Things iPhone 6 Does That Galaxy Note 4 Can't

The Apple iPhone 6 and Galaxy Note 4 are two of the hottest smartphones available, but they each have their own individual strengths and weaknesses. Here are six ways the iPhone 6 outperforms the Galaxy Note 4.

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6 Things Galaxy Note 4 Does That iPhone 6 Can't

The Apple iPhone 6 and Galaxy Note 4 are two of the hottest smartphones available, but they each have their own individual strengths and weaknesses. Here are six ways the Galaxy Note 4 outperforms the iPhone 6.

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