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Supreme Court kills $399 million patent award against Samsung in Apple case

The U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated a US$399 million infringement award against Samsung Electronics in a long-running design patent dispute with Apple.

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Lenovo promises 12 new Moto Mod add-ons per year

Motorola looks to expand the capability of the Moto Z with a family of add-on adapters.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note7's extreme thinness may be behind battery explosions

Research by team of engineers reveals that the Samsung Galaxy Note7's case, not the batteries, was the problem.

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How to find out if your iPhone 6s is eligible for free battery replacement

Apple is offering to replace batteries for free on certain iPhone 6s smartphones that shut down randomly: Here's how to find out if yours qualifies.

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No courage: Microsoft still requires audio jack port in Windows phones

Apple said it took "courage" to remove the audio jack port from the iPhone 7 and replace it with wireless audio. Microsoft hasn't yet mustered the courage to cut the aging port.

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The mysteries of the GPU in Apple's iPhone 7 are unlocked

Users have praised the performance of Apple's A10 Fusion chip in the iPhone 7, but its underlying graphics architecture may not be so new after all.

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Motorola looks to pair Moto Z for a dance with Tango

Company says a module incorporating Google's AR camera tech is "likely" for the handset.

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Nokia turns to Android for its smartphone rebirth

The longtime phone maker will take another crack at making smartphones.

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Report: Google on pace to sell 3 million Pixels by the end of the year

A Morgan Stanley estimate says Google should sell another 5 to 6 million next year, though Samsung remains the smartphone sales king.

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LeEco continues LePush into U.S. with Amazon, retail partnerships

The China-based Android phone maker looks to increase visibility and kick start sales.

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10 smartphone trends to watch in 2017

Smartphone buyers have a lot to look forward to in 2017. Devices will be thinner, faster, and perhaps a bit more intelligent than you'd like.

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Pixel update is bringing a lift-to-wake and double-tap screen feature

The software upgrade gives you two new methods to quickly view notifications or check the time on your home screen.

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Report: Google's Pixel is off to a roaring start on Verizon

Analysis suggests that Pixel activations at Verizon are going very well despite the competition of a new iPhone, thanks in large part to an aggressive advertising campaign.

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5G FAQ: What you need to know about the future of wireless networks

An FAQ on the next big thing in wireless technology: 5G.

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Report: Backdoor access in the Blu R1 HD and other phones sent data to China

The spyware impacted some prepaid and international models, but Blu says that a software fix has patched the privacy breach.