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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.

When it comes to apps, tablet users spend more

The nearly $100 billion app market may not be dominated by tablets, but they're a significant part of the mix.

Xiaomi sells 40,000 Redmi 1S phones in 4 seconds in India

The Chinese company appears to be unable to keep up with demand for its phones in India -- leading to complains on Facebook about the "limited" quantity of its stocks.

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Samsung vows to expand Smart Home platform, add third-party gadgets

Samsung's connected home tech will shortly be getting a boost, the South Korean tech giant has promised, with a software development kit due later this year.

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Piggyback tech: Winning tack for Nook and Windows Phone?

Commentary: Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have both brought key software to alternative devices that have a solid footing. But just one has a clear-cut edge.

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​Apple, AmEx teaming on iPhone 6 payments system, report says

Recode cites unnamed sources saying American Express has agreed to work with Apple on a payments feature expected to be introduced with the iPhone 6 on September 9.

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Alibaba IPO planned for week of Sept. 8, report says

The Chinese e-commerce giant is reportedly set to launch its blockbuster IPO in the U.S. the very same week Apple is expected to bring us the iPhone 6.

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Race to gigabit Internet service takes off

Four years after the National Broadband Plan, communities and carriers are deploying next-gen infrastructure that will bring gigabit speed Internet to homes, universities, and businesses.

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Top-rated reviews of the week

CNET's crew of editors reviewed a nice variety of products this week; sort of like a sampler box of chocolates, except it's gear and gadgets for the various parts of your life. We've got things small enough to fit in your ear and other things that require a garage to store.

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'What If?': A terrific combination of the ridiculous and real

Learning how science and the world work is rarely is as much fun as in this book from Randall Munroe, the creator of the XKCD comic. It's good for kids and adults.

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HTC Desire 510 offers affordable 4G (hands-on)

If you desperately want 4G, the Desire 510 won't break the bank. CNET's Rich Trenholm finds out if it's worth the cost.

1 hour agoMobileby

When it comes to apps, tablet users spend more

The nearly $100 billion app market may not be dominated by tablets, but they're a significant part of the mix.

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Xiaomi sells 40,000 Redmi 1S phones in 4 seconds in India

The Chinese company appears to be unable to keep up with demand for its phones in India -- leading to complains on Facebook about the "limited" quantity of its stocks.

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Hubble captures breathtaking picture of dark and light nebulae

Hubble has captured a stunning photo of a baby star in close proximity to both a light nebula and a dark nebula overlapping.

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Drone sneaks peek at Apple's 'spaceship' campus in progress

A Go Pro strapped to a quad copter offers the best look yet at Apple's "Campus 2," currently under construction.

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Become a living room fighter pilot with life-sized cardboard cockpit

Ever wanted your own jet fighter? Perhaps a life-sized cardboard cockpit with enough space for your gaming chair and rig is the next best thing.

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Jennifer Lawrence, failed by the Web

We've all been naive to believe that there is any sort of true security on the Web. The case of the mass leaking of naked celebrity pictures is just one example.

15 hours agoSecurityby

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.

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