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Apple's iPhone 6S: The peak of smartphone boredom?

With few physical changes expected in the next iPhone, it's become emblematic of a problem with the broader smartphone industry: It's just not that exciting anymore.

By September 3, 2015

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The smartphone with crazy cloud storage just hit its Kickstarter goal

Startup Nextbit, run by former Google and HTC executives, hit its goal of selling $500,000 worth of smartphones in a single day.

By September 1, 2015

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Google, HTC vets turn to consumers to fund a cloud-based smartphone

Startup Nextbit launches its first smartphone as a Kickstarter project. Early commitments will nab the device, named "Robin," for $299.

By September 1, 2015

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Windows 10 scores 5% slice of desktop market

A month into its official debut, Microsoft's new system software is ahead of Windows 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite in desktop traffic, according to Web tracker NetMarketShare.

By September 1, 2015

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New Xperia Z5 smartphones stick to Sony's high-end mantra

The company unveils three smartphones targeting affluent users, but it still hasn't figured out how to avoid getting lost in the shuffle behind Apple and Samsung.

By September 2, 2015

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Inside Google's master plan for faster, sharper streaming video

Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.

By August 28, 2015

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Samsung debuts world's first ultra-high definition Blu-ray player

The device will launch in Europe early next year, and the company also showed off new speakers and talked up a streaming gaming service.

By September 3, 2015

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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium specs vs. Galaxy Note 5 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. LG G4

Don't just take Sony's word that its new top-tier Android phone has what it takes to mow down the competition. See for yourself how they compare in this handy-dandy chart.

By September 2, 2015

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Apple will host next iPhone launch Sept. 9

The electronics giant has sent out invitations to an event next month in San Francisco, where it's expected to show off the next iPhones and a new Apple TV box.

By August 27, 2015

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Galaxy S6 vs. S6 Edge vs. Edge+ vs. Note 5: Which new Samsung smartphone should you buy?

Four superphones with four similar styles and specs. We'll help break down the pros, cons, and how much extra you pay to upgrade from the S6 to the S6 Edge to the Note 5 to the Edge+. Whew!

By August 28, 2015