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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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<p>Playing the graphics-intensive game Riptide GP 2 makes full use of the device's quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor and a Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU. </p>

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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Android users: What screen size should iPhone 6 buyers choose?

If the rumors are true, Apple will soon offer 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones. Android users have enjoyed those sizes for years. What are the pros and cons?

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Sprint gets into the Google Apps resale business

Sprint's move is part of a bigger push into the business area, even as its consumer business continues to suffer subscriber losses.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is very thin despite its large footprint. It also sports faux-chrome edges for a retro look. The right side of the device holds a trim volume bar.

5 reasons my phablet is fabulous

Crave's Michael Franco has been living with an awfully big phone for just over four months. His conclusion? Size really does matter.

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LG: Play this smartphone game with the case closed

A new free game called Puppy Pop can be played in the window of the QuickCircle case for a G3 phone.

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iPhone 6 likely to launch in late September, says analyst

Based on Apple's predictions for the current quarter, analyst Gene Munster believes the new iPhone will roll out around the last week of September.

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