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Ray Ozzie's new app reimagines the phone call

One of Bill Gates' all-time favorite programmers is back after pondering the hypothetical: what would people do if the phone had never been invented before the Internet came along?

Polaroid's $99 Cube seeks a spot in a GoPro world

The company that first brought the public instant film photography has a low-cost action camera that's about capturing everyday moments, not extreme experiences.

Adobe's Aviary acquisition signals broader ambitions

Adobe swoops in on Aviary, but it seems the interest wasn't in the photo-editing app the startup offers for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.

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Apple may change Beats brand as it spins up music service
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Rumors of Apple iPad event in late October build

A report this week suggests only a new iPad Air will make an appearance at an expected Apple event next month, with the iPad Mini coming early next year.

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Apple: iOS 8 flavors 46% of devices seen at the App Store

In this data snapshot, the new version of iOS was spotted on almost half of all devices that checked in at Apple's App Store on Sunday.

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Microsoft sets 9/29 as new date for Xbox One launch in China

Following an earlier cancellation of today's launch, Microsoft resets the release date for the console in 37 cities in China for $600.

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Pi-Top: The 3D-printable Raspberry Pi laptop anyone can build

In the interests of making computer-building -- and computers -- accessible to all comes the Pi-Top, a do-it-yourself, 3D-printable Raspberry Pi laptop.

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AT&T to sell Samsung Galaxy Alpha starting Sept. 26

Come Friday, the new metal-framed smartphone is up for grabs exclusively on AT&T's website and at its retail stores.

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The SanDisk Ultra II is a new low in SSD pricing

Somebody alert the media -- while talking about the new SanDisk Ultra II solid-state drive, CNET editor Dong Ngo admits he's a showoff.

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Vevo original shows are multiplying -- and getting animated

The streaming service is amping up its own original content with its programming slate so far, finding visitors spend more time when they have more than just slick music videos to dive into.

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Upgrade your MacBook with an SSD

Replacing your MacBook's hard drive with an SSD can give you a huge performance boost. Check out these simple steps to make your laptop feel almost new again.

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Contour returns with the waterproof full-HD Roam3 action cam

Its first new camera since announcing its return, the Roam3 picks up where its predecessor left off, delivering nice-looking video -- above or below the water -- at the slide of a switch.

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Porsche BlackBerry is a luxury Q10 (pictures)

The Porsche Design P'9983 by BlackBerry is a Qwerty keyboard-packing BlackBerry Q10 with a fancier body and a higher price.

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iPhone 6 Plus takes on liquid nitrogen and a sledgehammer

Life is tough if you're a new iPhone. A torture test goes into cold territory and follows it up with a blow from a sledgehammer.

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iPhone 6 video spots tout huge screen, camera tweaks

The first video ads for the new iPhone feature Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake gushing about the bigger screen and beefier camera.

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iPhone 6 in final stage of approval for China, says regulator

The new iPhone is closer to getting the thumb's up for sales to start in China, according to a government regulator interviewed by Chinese Internet portal Tencent.

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