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

Congolese company takes first step in expansion plans

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5 Ways the Smartphone is Conquering the Tablet

Smartphones and tablets can do a lot of the same things, but a closer look at the specs shows how tablets are falling behind.

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Modern Tech, Retro Style: 10 Products That Take You Back to the Future

Taking tech back in time for fun and (sometimes) functionality.

Samsung holds smartphone lead in India, Apple trails

Indian vendors are, however, closing in on Samsung

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6 Things to Expect in the New Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung is set to unveil its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, and the rumors are flying fast and furious. CIO.com's Al Sacco spotlights six believable rumors and ranks the likelihood that they'll become reality.

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California Firefighters Battle Blazes With Data From the Cloud

Crews on the ground use mobile devices to access digital images and data streams as they plan their strategies for responding to California wildfires.

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Intel: Moore's Law Will Continue Through 7nm Chips

Eventually, the conventional ways of manufacturing silicon chips will run out of steam. According to Intel researchers speaking at the ISSCC conference this week, however, we still have headroom.

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12 Things You Miss About Your Dumbphone

Your fancy new smartphone is far better, but there are still a few things about your dumbphone you wish you could go back to.

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Japan's Curious Love for Old-School Flip-Phones Continues

Smartphone shipments fell in Japan while those of feature phones are up, another sign that older devices won't go away.

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Sprint and T-Mobile Defend Unlocking Policies

Sprint and T-Mobile separately defended their smartphone and tablet unlocking policies on Wednesday after coming under criticism from an independent researcher.

Thinking about buying a refurbished smartphone? You're not alone

Sales of refurbished devices are expected to more than double in the next three years

Budget smartphones to get 4K video, faster LTE with new Qualcomm chips

Qualcomm's next Snapdragon 620 and 618 are 64-bit smartphone chips using ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU core

BlackBerry sues Typo again over latest version of add-on keyboard

BlackBerry claims the Typo2 Keyboard copies its designs and patents

Researcher Faults Unlocking Policies From Sprint and T-Mobile

Sprint and T-Mobile don't fully comply with a series of voluntary smartphone and tablet unlocking policies, even though both companies were praised last week by the FCC for doing so, according to Web developer Sina Khanifar.

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Neptune's Watch-Powered Phone is Forward-Thinking, But Preposterous

The Neptune Duo takes the guts out of your phone phone and puts them inside a smartwatch. But why would you want that?

Xiaomi leads China's smartphone market, despite Apple's iPhone 6

Samsung continues to struggle in the market due to stiff competition

Fair-trade smartphone meant to last longer

The new model Fairphone will be available in the second half of the year

Asus seeks to expand smartphone presence in Europe, China and US

The Taiwanese PC maker is targeting more smartphone sales in the U.S. and Europe

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U.S. Carriers Meet Voluntary Deadline for Unlocking Mobile Phones

Unlocking a mobile phone from a single U.S. carrier has caused consumers headaches in recent years, but seven major carriers on Wednesday met a voluntary, industry-created deadline to set conditions for unlocking to occur.

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