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IFA 2014

Grab your tech passport and travel to Berlin for the massive IFA consumer-electronics trade show.

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The US government's wireless-spectrum auction: Why it matters (FAQ)

It's the first auction of new wireless spectrum in six years. CNET gets you up to speed on how this will affect your wireless service in the future.

By October 19, 2014

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Lowly DSL poised for gigabit speed boost

Internet service providers are getting a new option called G.fast that can extend the lifespan of existing copper phone lines yet again.

By October 21, 2014

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Google looks to test ultra-high-speed wireless Net technology

Google is seeking permission to test a high-speed Internet service that could be in your home before Fiber.

By October 16, 2014

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Apple wins U.S. ban on older Samsung devices in mixed ruling

The U.S. International Trade Commission says Samsung infringes on a pair of Apple patents with some of its older phones.

By August 9, 2013

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U.S. trade court sides with Apple in complaint against Samsung

In an initial ruling, the U.S. International Trade Commission says Samsung infringed on Apple's intellectual property.

By October 24, 2012

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Facebook closes $19B deal for WhatsApp

The closing of the deal follows last week's regulatory approval from the European Commission.

By October 6, 2014

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Philips comes full circle with massive bet on lighting and health-tech

The 123-year-old Dutch company has ruthlessly cut ties with TV, audio, and the categories that have made it most famous. Can an ageing population put this venerable firm back on top?

By October 10, 2014

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Deadline looms for U.S. sales ban on older iPhones, iPads

Apple faces a ban on some of its older iDevices next week, though there's still time for a presidential pardon, as it were.

By August 2, 2013

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Apple's Beats, Bose settle patent spat over noise-canceling tech

Bose filed suit against Beats in July, accusing the rival headphone and speaker maker of infringing five patents related to noise-canceling headphones.

By October 10, 2014

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FCC: Marriott blocked guests' personal Wi-Fi, charged for Net access

Federal Communications Commission fines Marriott $600,000 after deciding it illegally interfered with conventiongoers' hot spots in Nashville. Marriott says it did nothing wrong.

By October 4, 2014