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The biggest tech turkeys of 2014

Fourteen of the year's most embarrassing blunders in technology, by Amazon, Apple, Google, Uber and more -- all for your holiday enjoyment.

By November 26, 2014

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Xiaomi's global VP Hugo Barra says designing around current products is 'stupid'

In response to claims that the new Mi 4 copied the iPhone, Barra called out a "flawed" patent system for hindering innovation in the market.

By July 23, 2014

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Confessions of a smartphone thief

Almost 2 billion people around the world use smartphones -- typically worth hundreds of dollars a pop on the black market. A former smartphone thief explains their allure to street criminals.

By November 24, 2014

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Mirror, meet tech companies. Tech companies, meet mirror

Tech companies are rampant in their criticism of the NSA. But is there really any difference between the way they treat ordinary citizens and the way that the government does?

By March 23, 2014

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It's not the bus, stupid. It's the system

The tech backlash is getting out of hand, and too many people are looking in all the wrong places for a villain to blame.

By January 25, 2014

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Five ways Samsung can overhaul its ailing smartphone business

Profits tumbled a stunning 74 percent in Samsung's mobile business in the third quarter, and tough times may continue. Here's what Samsung can do to turn things around.

By October 31, 2014

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Mobile apps are leaving Web work in the dust, code guru laments

How it shakes out will profoundly affect the way we all use computing devices, warns high-profile developer Tim Bray. And should we cede so much control to Apple and Google?

By October 10, 2014

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Post-4K OLED TV: Where does picture quality go from here?

Now that there are 4K OLED televisions, can picture quality get any better? Have we achieved perfection? If so, where do we go from here? Here's a list of next steps.

By October 7, 2014

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Patent holders cut streaming fees for next-gen video tech

HEVC, a new standard for compressing 4K video, will be cheaper for many companies to use than its industry-dominating predecessor. Maybe Google's competition helped.

By September 30, 2014

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Esurance Twitter contest goes viral but ties company to offensive tweets

In a post-Super Bowl campaign, the insurance company said it would give $1.5 million to someone who used its hashtag. Any tweet could be eligible. And then came the garbage.

By February 3, 2014