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Why Galaxy Note 4 is a must-win for Samsung? Hint: Big-screen iPhone

Apple is expected to launch its own big-screen smartphones a week after Samsung's Unpacked event, putting more pressure on the Korean electronics giant.

The surprising rise of YouTube lyrics videos

A user-generated trend catapulted to industry-embraced phenom, low-budget clips with lyrics are starting to eclipse their big-budget brethren -- and may address a yearning lost in the streaming shift.

Apple 'actively investigating' iCloud link to celeb photo leak

Company's online storage service said to be source of a large cache of private nude celebrity images.

Synaptics: Get ready for more smartphones with fingerprint r...
In paralysis, finding freedom via brain-wave tech
6 reasons why you'll eventually want voice over LTE
iPhone 6 -- the jolt that mobile payments need

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Best mobile games of August 2014

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When Bluetooth speakers bank on features

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