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Fire Phone one year later: Why Amazon's smartphone flamed out

The failure of the Fire Phone, which hit the market a year ago on Saturday, offers some lessons on what companies need to do -- and avoid -- when trying to create a successful smartphone.

By July 24, 2015

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Can OnePlus 2 equal success for a small smartphone startup?

OnePlus, a small Chinese upstart, drew big hype after it released the OnePlus One -- a smartphone geek's smartphone. With its follow up device, the OnePlus 2, it looks to take the next step.

By July 27, 2015

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Where can Microsoft's Windows Phone go from here?

With its biggest hardware gamble a failure and Windows 10 about to arrive, the software maker is pressed to prove what it can achieve in the phone business.

By July 27, 2015

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The best PCs for Windows 10

These recent laptops, hybrids and desktops are ready for a day one upgrade to Windows 10, and should work without a hitch.

By July 28, 2015

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Motorola doubles down on Moto X with Style and Play, and updates Moto G

The Moto X Style will be known as the Pure Edition in the US, and will be sold directly to consumers. The company says both Moto X smartphones will cost much less than other premium devices.

By July 28, 2015

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How to reserve your free copy of Windows 10

A notification prompts Windows 7 and 8.1 users to reserve an upgrade to the new OS.

By June 1, 2015

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How consumers can fight back against big wireless

CNET's Marguerite Reardon takes a look at a startup that could allow wireless customers who are prohibited from filing class-action lawsuits to hold big companies like AT&T accountable when they violate their contracts.

By July 13, 2015

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F-U-N-D-E-D: The crowd wants their robots at home -- and under the covers

Silicon Valley investments in robot startups surge amid crowdfunding campaigns backing technologies that track increasingly intimate parts of people's lives.

By July 24, 2015

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Google unveils smart wristband for health tracking, but it's not for consumers

The search giant's newest wearable is just as much for physicians and academic researchers as it is for the people actually wearing it.

By June 23, 2015

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For Apple, more success raises more questions

Apple posted quarterly results on Tuesday that virtually any other company would kill for. Yet CEO Tim Cook still found himself on the defensive.

By July 22, 2015