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Qualcomm's new chips target low-cost smartphones with premium features, including 21Mpixel camera support

Low-cost smartphones could be packed with premium features thanks to Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 425, 435 and 625 mobile chips.

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U.S. Windows 10 Mobile phones: Vaio says no, Alcatel OneTouch says yes

The list of Windows 10 Mobile phones isn't long, but Alcatel’s Fierce XL helps fill out the low end.

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Apple's GPU supplier ditches CEO, seeks new strategy

Imagination Technologies, the U.K. company that makes graphics chips for Apple's iPhones and iPads, is ditching its CEO and its strategy as it heads for its second consecutive year of losses.

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Modular cellphone kit can be used for IoT and wearables

You can assemble a rudimentary 2G cell-phone at home with the RePhone Kit Create, which can also be used to make wearables and IoT devices.

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7 exciting smartphone trends to watch in 2016: VR, super-fast LTE, and more

Smartphones this year are poised to become more interactive, more fun and maybe a little bit smarter than you’d like them to be.

Mingis on Tech: Mac guy becomes a Dell dude; wireless charging and the iPhone

Dell's XPS 15 9550 Touch laptop wins kudos from Computerworld Editor in Chief Scot Finnie. And what about those reports that Apple's iPhone may soon get wireless charging capabilities?

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Apple hit with $626 million in damages in patent case

A jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $626 million for infringing four patents held by a Nevada-based patent licensing company.

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The specter of Comcast as a wireless carrier is more than a little frightening

Comcast says it has registered to bid in the upcoming government wireless auction, suggesting that it is indeed considering offering wireless service.

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Microsoft confirms SwiftKey buy, says it will continue developing Android, iOS apps

Microsoft is buying SwiftKey, the developer of a popular software keyboard for Android and iOS phones -- even though it already has its own software keyboard, Word Flow.

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Vaio confirms its Windows Phone will be launched this week

Mere days after Microsoft reported plummeting sales for its own Lumia handsets, Vaio says it will launch its own Windows 10 Mobile phone. Whether third parties like Vaio and Acer can succeed where Microsoft hasn't remains an open question.

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How real people help Cortana, Siri, and other virtual assistants feel alive

The responses from virtual assistants are far more human than most of us assume. In fact, every response is carefully crafted by a person or a team of people.

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Inside Verizon's Super Bowl Control Center

This is Verizon's Super Bowl command room -- a temporary, purpose-built nerve center in the shadow of Levi's Stadium that pulls in data from permanent and temporary base stations to ensure the network keeps running.

Inside Verizon's Super Bowl Command Center

More than 100 engineers will make sure the tweeting, sharing and streaming works without a hiccup

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Smartphone growth at lowest on concerns about global economy, saturation in China

Smartphone shipment growth was at its lowest ever in the fourth quarter of 2015 on account of the maturity of major markets like China and consumer concerns about the global economy, according to a research firm.

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Apple is in a position to overtake Samsung as world's top chip buyer

Apple was the world's second largest chip buyer last year, spending over $29 billion, up by 7.1 percent compared to 2014, according to a study released by Gartner on Wednesday.

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After lackluster Apple report, all eyes on Samsung

Just how bad are conditions in the smartphone market? We'll get a better idea later Wednesday when Samsung announces its latest quarterly earnings.

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Apple disappoints with flat iPhone sales

Apple sold roughly as many iPhones during the last quarter of 2015 as it did during the same period in 2014, signaling a possible end to continual gains for the phone and a potential shift in Apple’s business and the smartphone market at large.