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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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What Developers Can Do to Extend Smartphone Battery Life

Smarter app design combined with energy-usage monitors can keep apps from hogging battery life

Report: Samsung's head of TVs may be asked to revitalize mobile business

Boo-keun Yoon, who heads Samsung's consumer electronics business, could also take charge of the mobile business, a report said

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

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

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

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15 Can't-Miss Products at DEMO Fall 2014

Startups flock to DEMO with stand-out products.

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

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

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Smartphone Encryption – What Does it Mean to You?

Why are legislators considering going to Congress for access to our cell phones?

Samsung to reduce its smartphone range by a third

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

Sony adds autofocus tracking to smartphone image sensor

The Exmor RS IMX320 borrows autofocus tech from SLR cameras

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Cool Yule Tools: Best Techie Gifts for 2014

The National Santa Agency has a handle on what everyone wants.

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

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20-Plus Eye-Popping Black Friday 2014 Tech Deals

iPhone 6, iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy gear and big cheap TVs among the hottest electronic deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2014.

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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BlackBerry bolsters its enterprise pitch

BlackBerry announced a renewed enterprise focus on Thursday, including a partnership with Samsung that provides secure mobile software for certain Samsung Android smartphones and tablets.

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

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A Must-Have Galaxy Note 4 Accessory for Business Travelers

Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 Extra Battery Kit is a must-have accessory for business travelers who depend on their Galaxy Note 4 smartphones to get work done on the go.


GE Capital's CTO Sees the Death of PCs, the Rise of Phablets

Even though the term "phablet" draws a lot of snarky comments, GE Capital CTO Eric Reed thinks they'll overtake PCs in a few years.

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