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Sony Xperia M2 review: An attractive, affordable 4.8-inch Android phone

The Sony Xperia M2 comes with a 4.8-inch display, a sleek design and an affordable price tag.

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Apple seen inching closer to a mobile-payment service

The iPhone maker has long been expected to jump into mobile payments. Now a new report says that Apple's talks with payment industry players have "heated up."

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Sony Xperia M2 is a sleek, affordable 4.8-inch Android phone

Check out our video review of the Sony Xperia M2. It's an affordable Android phone with a 4.8-inch display, quad-core processor and 8-megapixel camera.

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What Amazon won't say about the Fire Phone

The e-commerce giant is set to announce its earnings Thursday, but don't expect to hear anything of note regarding its gamble in the smartphone business.

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LG's second-quarter boosted by record phone shipments

South Korean electronics giant says it shipped 14.5 million smartphones in the quarter, a 20 percent year-over-year increase.

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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.

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Tablet benchmarks revisited

Does the performance of a tablet age like a fine wine or a stinky cheese? CNET Labs takes a deeper look at how last year's top Android gaming tablet benchmarks hold up today.

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Smartphone charging spews out megatons of greenhouse gases

Juniper Research finds that worldwide carbon dioxide emissions from cell phone charging will more than double by 2019.

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Qualcomm earnings rise, but guidance weak

Chipmaker posts sharply higher earnings for its June quarter thanks to strong chipset sales, but shares fall after hours as company warns of problems in China.

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AT&T misses Q2 expectations, but saw smartphone growth rebound

AT&T's growth was largely attributed to the continued move toward no-contract, no-subsidy plans.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha images come to light

Long rumored as the Galaxy S5 Prime, the Samsung smartphone could debut within the coming weeks.

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Three things we learned from Apple's Q3 earnings call

For Apple CEO Tim Cook, it was a time to talk up China and a new partnership with IBM -- and to downplay weak iPad sales.

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