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MediaTek wants to put its chips in Chromebooks

MediaTek's new Helio X10 processor could bring 64-bit ARM CPUs and 4K video to Chromebooks

Samsung to launch mobile payments in challenge to Google, Apple

The Android smartphone maker will launch Samsung Pay in the US in mid 2015


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Hands On With the New Samsung Galaxy S 6, GS6 edge

CIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands on with Samsung's new Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge. Check out his first impressions of Samsung’s most ambitious smartphones yet.

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Galaxy S 6 Designer Says GS6 Phones Are 'New Face of Samsung'

Samsung's senior designer of its new Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge smartphones talks about his inspiration for the most significant changes and enhancements to the Galaxy S product line, and explains why the devices represent the...

YO! This messaging app has a lot more to say for itself, even offline

The app lets users message and share files via Wi-Fi, even without an Internet connection

Lenovo brings 64-bit Android to $129 tablet

Lenovo's 8-inch Tab 2 A8 will start at $129, and come with Android 5.0 and 64-bit MediaTek processor

Firefox OS coming to US, developed markets in 2016

Mozilla and telecom carriers see demand for high-end flip phones

Firefox OS to help Orange boost smartphone use in Africa

Mozilla's OS is the best option for super-cheap smartphones, but more apps are needed

Acer going all in with Windows 10 smartphones

Acer plans to launch Windows 10 smartphones with different screen sizes and price points

Acer's new low-cost handset will be upgradeable to Windows 10

Acer's new Liquid M220 will ship with Windows Phone 8.1, but will be upgradeable to the Windows 10 mobile OS later this year

Personal data on 50,000 Uber drivers exposed in breach

An investigation revealed a database had been accessed last May

With expansion into West Africa, VMK ignites Africa-designed brands competition

Congolese company takes first step in expansion plans

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Apple Watch Will Start Your Car One Day, Tim Cook Says

Apple's CEO shares new details about the wearable's capabilities in the weeks leading up to its launch.

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Citymaps Is a Valuable Social Map App for Businesspeople

Citymaps, a social map app for Android and iOS, is aimed mostly at consumers, but CIO.com reviewer James A. Martin came up with three good reasons why businesspeople should also download it.

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Why Pebble Time, Not Android Wear, is Apple Watch's Biggest Competition

OK, Pebble's addition of color isn't enough to compete with a solid-gold Apple Watch Edition, but it could sway some customers from the Apple Watch Sport.

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Bad With Names? 2 Android Apps Try to Help

Many of us have trouble relating faces to names -- which can be disastrous in a business situation. Two Android apps -- Humin and Social Recall -- try to help with that.

LTE can mooch off of Wi-Fi spectrum with new Qualcomm chipset

The company will demonstrate chipsets for using unlicensed frequencies on an LTE network

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Microsoft's Vision for the Future: Smart Bracelets, Holograms, and Adaptive Wall Displays

Microsoft's 'productivity future vision' presents an idyllic, amazing concept of the future where interactive displays meet Microsoft's next-gen Microsoft Band, the Courier folding display, and more.

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Samsung Mass Produces 128GB Smartphone Memory With 2X-Plus Performance

Samsung said it is mass producing the first embedded NAND flash memory based on the UFS 2.0 specification, which offers 2.7 times the speed of common eMMC flash.

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Spring Forward: Apple Will Take the Wraps off Apple Watch at March 9 Event

We expect to see more features, new apps, and pricing details at Apple's big Watch event.

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