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What Amazon won't say about the Fire Phone

The e-commerce giant is set to announce its earnings Thursday, but don't expect to hear anything of note regarding its gamble in the smartphone business.

Oculus, Samsung team up for mobile virtual reality

Facebook's Oculus is working with the big smartphone makers to push VR beyond desktops and consoles.

Facebook profit more than doubles as mobile marches on

The social network beats expectations and points to fast-growing revenue from mobile advertising.

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite arrives Thursday
Sony agrees to settle PSN hack lawsuit with freebies
Microsoft's 'one Windows' -- what it really means
Want major new aircraft designs? Wait until 2030

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Smart seat belt could alert dozy drivers

An EU-funded consortium is working to create sensors that would integrate with seat belts and seat covers to alert drivers when they get sleepy.

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Qualcomm faces big trouble in China

Antitrust regulators have reportedly found Qualcomm abused its monopoly in China. Meanwhile, the chipmaker is forging ahead there, investing up to $150 million for local startups.

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Best space photography of 2014 reveals stellar wonders (pictures)

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Finally, Microsoft is sexy

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European Central Bank hacked, personal data stolen

ECB says a database linked to its website was compromised and email addresses and phone numbers were stolen.

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Google meets with EU over 'right to be forgotten'

The European Union is reportedly concerned that Google isn't doing enough to hide search results internationally.

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Road Trip Pic of the Day, 7/24/14: What is this?

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GE's FirstBuild facility opens its doors

The FirstBuild microfactory opened today, and it has already generated a number of small-batch appliance concepts.

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Sony agrees to settle PSN hack lawsuit with freebies

The company will settle a class-action lawsuit over the PlayStation Network breach in 2011 by giving gamers $15 million worth of goods and services.

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