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Smartphone upstart Xiaomi could get into laptop game, with Samsung's help

The China-based smartphone powerhouse reportedly has plans to serve up a competitor to the likes of Apple's Macbook Air.

By September 2, 2015


Upstart Hisense challenges picture quality stalwarts with cheaper ULED TV

The Chinese company's newest television has the specifications to compete against the best OLED and LED LCD TVs, for a lot less money.

By August 26, 2015


Upstart Russian browser strips down to take on Google

Taking on the tech industry's biggest companies might seem a fool's errand, but Russia's Yandex has reason to think its Web browser has a chance challenging Chrome.

By May 21, 2015


Why Silicon Valley believes robo-advisers can save investors from themselves

Startups are making it cheap to invest like the super rich do. They say computers can manage money better and at a lower cost than emotional, irrational humans.

By September 21, 2015


Verizon's Go90 to deliver free mobile TV service

Verizon customers get some video exclusively from the purely mobile mix of YouTube-like clips and on-the-go TV, but people who use any rival carrier will be able to watch at no cost too.

By September 8, 2015


'Ultrasecure' metal phone to launch December 18

The Turing phone, which promises total hacker protection, goes on pre-order in September and ships in time for the holidays.

By August 27, 2015


Yahoo unveils Livetext, allowing people to text using silent videos

The new app is a way for Yahoo to amp up its mobile offerings, as it hopes to build up its messaging services for smartphone users.

By July 29, 2015


Verizon mulls mobile video that doesn't eat into your data cap

The telecom company is readying a mobile and online video service for launch in late summer, and a top exec says there's nothing like it.

By July 21, 2015


Verizon's subscriber growth cools as rivals turn up the heat

But the nation's largest wireless did post a profit for the second quarter and phone subscriber growth that topped expectations.

By July 21, 2015


Taylor Swift to Apple: OK, let's rock!

In a tweet, the pop star says fans will be able to stream her chart-topping "1989" album on Apple Music, after her complaint about a royalty loophole made the tech giant change its tune.

By June 25, 2015