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Lumia 950 XL


Lumia 950: What you need to know

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL can connect to a full size monitor and keyboard to run like a desktop.

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First Look: Microsoft’s big new device announcements

Microsoft makes a splash with a host of brand new gadgets.

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Apple's new strategy for fighting off Android, retaining customers

With the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple's new one-year upgrade plan serves as an "iPhone as a Service" plan that could help keep its customers from defecting to Android.

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Sharp's Robohon is both a cute robot and a smartphone

From the country that brought you pretty much every crazy robot you've ever seen, Sharp on Tuesday showed off a prototype robot that doubles as a smartphone -- or is that a smartphone in the form of a robot? It's not entirely clear,...


As Microsoft focuses on mobile, Windows 10 will be key

Windows 10 -- and the fate of Microsoft's smartphones -- will be front and center at the company's Tuesday event.

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Black Friday 2015: Not too early to plot your tech buys

Work up your gift list, bookmark your favorite shopping sites and if you're really hardcore, get your tent ready. Black Friday 2015 will be here before you know it and bargains on everything from the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus to the...

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Apple iOS 9 Wi-Fi Assist: Threat, Menace or Neither?

The web has practically been clogged this week with posts providing tips about Apple's new iOS 9 mobile operating system: Good thing Apple added Wi-Fi Assist to make sure you're on the best connection possible to read all that stuff....


Hands-on: LG V10

LG’s new phablet smartphone offers a few new creativity-focused features.


Hands on with the new iPhone 6S Plus

Computerworld's Michael deAgonia tries out the iPhone 6S Plus's new 3D touch, live pictures and touch ID features.

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Windows slips to third place on Gartner's latest device forecast

Microsoft's Windows will become a third-place operating system by 2017, research firm Gartner said. By then, Apple's combination of iOS and OS X will have slipped by Windows on the number of devices shipped during the year.

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First Look: Android M, for Marshmallow

Google officially rolled out Android 6.0 at a special event on Tuesday.

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iPhone 6S doubles down on memory and speed

Now that iFixit has completed its annual iPhone teardown, rumors that the new smartphone would have 2GB of DRAM have been confirmed, along with a performance surprise.

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iPhone 6S, 6S Plus sales surpass 13M through first weekend

Apple today said it sold more than 13 million iPhone 6S and 6S Plus handsets through the first weekend of retail sales, a 30% increase over last year's sales claim for the 4.7-in. iPhone 6 and 5.5-in. 6 Plus.

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Unlicensed LTE backers take fight to the streets

Top US carriers and network vendors have formed a coalition to defend unlicensed LTE, a technology that some opponents say could slow down Wi-Fi.

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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus review: The best iPhone ever, by a wide margin

The iPhone 6s sports internal improvements and interface enhancements that set a new benchmark for smartphone excellence.


Allstate delivers data in near real-time directly to a driver’s smartphone

With Allstate's Drivewise Mobile app, users can check their smartphones when they arrive at their destination and get feedback on their recent driving performance.

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First look: The new iPhone 6S Plus impresses

From the faster new A9 chip to updated cameras, a faster Touch ID system and a new pressure-sensitive multitouch display, the latest iPhone represents more than a typical evolutionary update.


A robot walks into an Apple Store...

The line outside Apple's Palo Alto store for the iPhone 6S wasn't entirely human. A tele-presence robot brought a touch of the future.

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