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Google's Android VP on why a pricier Nexus 6 may lead to higher sales

Google tells CNET about its choice to go with a more traditional distribution approach as it pushes its flagship smartphone to mainstream consumers.

By 30 October 2014

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The mixed-up math of Amazon's Fire TV Stick discounts

Amazon has a bevy of discounts wrapped up in its launch of the Fire TV Stick, the e-tailer's answer to Google Chromecast -- but some of the deals aren't all that they appear.

By 28 October 2014

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When it comes to wearables, Intel takes anti-Apple approach

Intel is confident wearables are the next frontier. But the chipmaker's approach to developing the gadgets is the polar opposite of that taken by the industry's biggest contenders.

By 14 September 2014

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Sprint CEO tries to get back in the game with Apple's iPhone 6

Marcelo Claure, the wireless carrier's new CEO, plans to introduce a new $50 unlimited data plan for Apple's two new smartphones.

By 10 September 2014

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Sennheiser tries to beat Beats with new design for CX headphones

Sennheiser has redesigned its in-ear headphones with the CX range, including red cables that might look familiar...

By 27 August 2014

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Samsung again appears to defend its phone design choices

The Korean tech company outlines why the Samsung Galaxy Alpha looks the way it does, despite the device's similarities to Apple's iPhone.

By 28 August 2014

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Microsoft's IE team pines for faster updates -- and respect

Internet Explorer is still saddled with a reputation for being slow and behind the technology curve. Its developers clearly want to change that.

By 22 August 2014

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Four ways Google changed tech IPOs (and the tech world itself)

The technology landscape has changed drastically since Google made its market debut 10 years ago. Google's IPO and its co-founders had a big hand in that evolution.

By 20 August 2014

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The pane points of Microsoft's 'one Windows'

Microsoft has said it doesn't intend to bring a single operating system to all devices that can run Windows. But if it did, there would be many interface issues to overcome.

By 2 August 2014

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Microsoft moves Yammer into Office 365 as co-founder departs

David Sacks, co-founder of the social-networking vendor, announces departure on Twitter.

By 25 July 2014