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Daring phones done dirt cheap: Moto X goes contract-free for $400, Moto G for $100

Motorola's dynamic duo is now cheaper than ever off-contract.

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Huge TVs. Steam Machine. A solar-powered car. CES 2014 will have it all.

The Consumer Electronics Show takes over Las Vegas next week. Here's our sneak peek at the intriguing trends and innovations we expect to see.

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2013 in Video: Apple's year in review

Relive Apple's highs and lows with this video review of the company's 2013 product releases.

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2013 in Review: Our nine best videos of the year

We've chronicled everything from 3D printing to Steve Ballmer's impending retirement. Find out what other videos made our list of favorites for 2013.

Beware snoopy apps that ask more than they need to know

Some apps that don't seem to have anything to do with user data are actually watching and noting your usage habits and reporting back to their corporate overlords.

Apple's 2013 in review

Apple, once dominant in the smartphone and tablet arenas, saw increasing competition that took away its market share in 2013. Take a look back at Apple's biggest moments in 2013 in this year end review from IDG News Service.

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2013 in Video: The year's biggest tech stories

Politics and technology collided this year, while the post PC era had some new entrants, as IDG News Service rounds up the most memorable stories of 2013

Tech's biggest stories in 2013

Politics and technology collided this year, while the post PC era had some new entrants, as IDG News Service rounds up the most memorable stories of 2013

Taiwan antitrust agency fines Apple for iPhone pricing

Taiwan's antitrust agency says Apple interfered with iPhone pricing by three carriers.

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The first CyanogenMod phone, the Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition, is shipping now

The CyanogenMod Edition Oppo N1 costs a cool $600, but it's unlocked and comes preloaded with everybody's favorite custom Android ROM.

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T-Mobile's budget subsidiary is offering free Facebook access--without a data plan

GoSmart users will be able to access Facebook and Facebook messenger without any monthly data plan.

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Apple and China Mobile sign deal to sell iPhones

The deal could help Apple grow its market share in China when it kicks in next month.

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T-Mobile teases CES plans, might pay you to switch

T-Mobile could start paying early-termination fees for people who switch from other carriers.

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BlackBerry CEO: We'd love to try iOS, Android

John Chen said he's very interested in taking the BlackBerry experience to rival platforms.

Foxconn will develop some Blackberry phones

The move marks a major change in strategy for Blackberry, as it steps back from the hardware market.