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Fastest LTE speed will be out of reach for most users

Users in Asia will be the first to get 450 Mbps, while Americans and European will have to wait


Cheap Android Tablets Riddled With Security Flaws, Test Finds

Android version guarantees nothing

Windows tablets available for under $100

HP, Toshiba and E-Fun are selling Windows tablets for under $100 with 7-inch and 8-inch screens

Use Uber? Snapchat? Google Maps? Now Twitter knows

Twitter will ping people's phones to see which other apps they have

Opera pitches all-you-can-eat app stores to mobile operators

More app store competition will be good for both users and developers

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First Robot, Networked Tablets Head to West Africa to Fight Ebola

The first robot and networked tablets are making their way to an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia, where they will give aid workers their first chance at sharing data about the deadly outbreak.

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Sony's Next Smartwatch May Have a Wrap-Around E-Paper Screen

As Sony struggles, it's reportedly kicking off a 'venture-style' hardware program, starting with a smartwatch that focuses more on fashion than function.

Amazon Fire Phone Price Plunges to $199 Unsubsidized After Smoldering Start

Third time's a charm. Has Amazon finally found the right price for its debut smartphone effort?

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Apple Watch and Android Wear: Same Destination, Different Paths

The more we learn about the Apple Watch, the less it seems like a complete departure from the existing wearable market.

Ebola speeds up educators' embrace of tech in Sierra Leone, Liberia

The University of Sierra Leone turns to online learning while nonprofit Rumie sends tablets to Liberia

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Microsoft Band Customers Get Scrooged Even Before Holidays Start

Three days after saying stock of its new Band smart wristband would be replenished throughout the coming holidays, Microsoft changed course.

Tablet craze calms down as iPad shipments decline

Tablet shipments will increase by just 7.2 percent this year, compared to 52.5 percent in 2013.

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A $550 Trade-in is Unlikely to Lure iPhone Users to Passport, But BlackBerry's Trying Anyway

Assuming there are any iPhone users just waiting for a reason to switch, this deal's actually not the best way to trade.

Mobile broadband modems are losing their appeal with consumers

Shipments are expected to decline by 24 percent year on year

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Two Surprises in Fitbit's New Charge Fitness Tracker

Fitbit's latest wearable activity tracker, Charge, is a solid product that just might surprise you, according to CIO.com apps reviewer James A. Martin. However, with two more Fitbit wearables due early next year, it could be a good...

China's Xiaomi delays international push into some foreign markets

Xiaomi wants to first focus on India and Indonesia before expanding further

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9 Must-See Enterprise Products From DEMO 2014

Countless fledgling companies showed off new products and services in Silicon Valley last week at DEMO Fall 2014, but these nine enterprise products stood out from the pack.

New IBM service shines a light on mobile device and app performance

The company is also unveiling cloud-based virtual desktops for mobile devices

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Jolla’s Open-Source Tablet Might Actually Stay the Course

The Jolla Tablet, an open-source device that promises privacy, ease of use and comparable hardware to late-model Android tablets and iPads, has demolished its funding goals on IndieGoGo in just the first few days of its campaign.

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