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Armed with Watson smarts, Pepper aspires to be a robot salesman

Despite its powerful AI boost, SoftBank's humanoid robot is still limited by basic challenges


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Today's high-end smartphones: Too big for comfort?

Forget phablets. The latest flagship smartphones, such as the new Moto X Pure Edition, demand a reach that some of our hands can't, well, handle.

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Motorola launches 3 new Android phones with 'amazing value'

Motorola announced three new Android 5.1.1 phones, including a high-end model that will be sold this fall in the U.S. as the Moto X Pure Edition, starting at the low price of $400 unlocked.

OnePlus refines its successful formula with new phone

Chinese vendor OnePlus unveiled its newest flagship phone, but existing customers probably won't need to upgrade

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Privacy and the data toothpaste problem

Two court rulings basically maintain that we can’t expect privacy on the phone or on social media. George Orwell would be proud of the judges.

Samsung event in August portends new smartphone launch

The company has announced an event on Aug. 13 in New York

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More details emerge about the Cityman and Talkman Lumia phones

Microsoft hasn't released a flagship Windows phone in more than a year. This fall we may finally see a Lumia worthy of the upcoming Windows 10 rollout.

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Inside the evolving world of wireless charging technology

Wireless charging is starting to make headlines, with companies like Samsung pushing the technology in its Galaxy line of smartphones. But did you know wireless charging goes back as far as the early 1900s?

Line aims lightweight chat app at developing countries

Line Lite is under 1MB and doesn't have audio and video, but it reflects the company's strategy

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Surface's boss now oversees all high-end Microsoft devices

After turning the Surface into a billion-dollar business, Panos Panay will oversee all premium Microsoft hardware.

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4 things you'll love about the Samsung GS6 active (and 4 things you'll hate)

Samsung's latest 'ruggedized' smartphone, the Galaxy S6 active, is an evolution of one of the best Android phones available, and it's particularly well-suited for business use — though the device falls short in some areas.

Higher-end phones help Huawei rake in the cash

Huawei's phone business is focused on making a profit, and not just shipping large volumes

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Field Test: Samsung Galaxy S6 active

CIO.com's Al Sacco shows you some durability features (water resistance, drop resistance) of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, and how it differs from the company's two other S6 smartphones (the S6 and S6 Edge).

ZTE fights off low-end stereotype with high-end Axon phone

ZTE's new Axon phone will arrive next month in the US

Jolla signs up India's Intex as first Sailfish OS licensee

The developer of an Android alternative is targeting a market that is viewed as price-sensitive but growing fast

California fines Uber $7 million for not handing over service data

Regulators seek data including how often Uber complies with requests from people with disabilities

The great Android phone selfie shootout

Reward your narcissism by bringing home the best Android phone for snapping selfies.

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The all-metal Galaxy A8 is Samsung's slimmest phone ever

Even though the specs aren't that spectacular, it's another sign how Samsung is elevating its hardware quality.

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HTC introduces four new budget phones to its Desire family

The Desire 520, 526, 626, and 626s are all low-end phones that cater to both pre-paid and value markets.

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