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Samsung posts $8.2B profit; second straight quarterly drop

South Korean electronics giant posts an operating profit of $8.2 billion for the first quarter, a 3.3 percent decline from the year-ago period.

By April 28, 2014

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Kayaker's iPhone survives 82 days under the waves

With the help of a rugged case, an Australian kayaker's iPhone lives to tell the tale after taking a deep dive.

By February 25, 2014

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Nokia Lumia sales fall to 8.2M in woebegone end to 2013

The number of both feature phones and smartphones sold this year fell, leading to a 29 percent drop in revenue for Nokia's phone-making unit in the fourth quarter.

By January 23, 2014

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MacBook falls 1,000 feet from airplane, survives the landing

A MacBook Air takes its name too literally when it accidentally launches from an airplane in flight, dives all the way to ground and emerges functioning, though a little roughed up.

By February 12, 2015

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Facebook to allow 'legacy contacts' for when you die

Your posthumous profile page can now be managed by someone you designate to handle that part of your online legacy.

By February 12, 2015

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Forgotten Apollo moon artifacts found in Neil Armstrong's closet

A hidden treasure trove of gear flown on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon sees the light of day after Neil Armstrong's widow shares the find with the Smithsonian.

By February 9, 2015

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Name check a username with NameChk

With its Web app or iOS app, you can use NameChk to check the availability of a username across dozens of websites.

By February 5, 2015

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Apple's iOS tops in the US for first time since 2012

Smartphones running Apple's iOS just barely inch out Android handsets to take the top spot for adoption across the US in the fourth quarter.

By February 4, 2015

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Apple's iOS beats Android in fourth-quarter activations

Apple's operating system accounted for 50 percent of all US activations in the fourth quarter, inching out Android's 45 percent share.

By January 28, 2015

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Starter kit for giant mech suit lands on Amazon Japan

If you've ever wanted your very own mech suit, you may now be able to snap one up for just 120 million yen -- if you live in the Kanto region of Japan. Oh, and there are other caveats too.

By January 13, 2015