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Report: Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will feature microSD slot, water resistance, and beefier battery

The return of expandable storage might win over those put off by Samsung's decision to nix it with the Galaxy S6 line.

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Asus unveils photography-focused ZenFone Zoom, coming in February for $399

The device features a 3X optical-zoom lens and a 'Super Resolution' mode that snaps four pictures at once.

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Fujitsu admits defeat, spinning off PC, phone businesses struggling in brutal markets

It's a tough time to be making PCs or phones, as pricing pressures erode profits. Fujitsu's move echoes that of HP, which spun off its PC business a few months ago.

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Apple will pay Ericsson patent royalties on iPhones and iPads

Apple has agreed to pay Ericsson royalties on the wireless devices it sells in settlement of a long-standing patent dispute.

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5 Chrome for Android features you want to know about

Add Chrome tabs to the "overview" screen, search the web for images, instantly share snippets of text, search Google without leaving the current page, and more.

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Upcoming HTC One X9 gets full reveal with leaked images and video

HTC clearly took some design inspiration from the Nexus 6P, building its own camera visor on the back.

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Google's top trending topics of 2015 include the hottest gadgets in tech

Globally, the biggest search spikes were for breaking news and entertainment. But nerds like us searched for gadgets, gadgets, and more gadgets.

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Now you can share your Project Fi data with your tablets

Google has expanded its cellular service to support up to nine data-only devices per account, with no extra fees.

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Samsung makes last-chance appeal to Supreme Court on Apple verdict

Samsung is attempting to take its years-old patent fight with Apple to the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday it filed an appeal to the court asking it to take a look at the rules regarding design patents -- rules that haven't been touched in 120 years.

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The barcode-based Walmart Pay system in use

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Apple's new Smart Battery Case extends your iPhone's life up to 25 hours

Apple has begun selling a smart battery case for the iPhone 6 and 6s, featuring a clunky bulge that boosts battery life by 80 percent and phone thickness by 100 percent

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IDC: Windows Phone down 10 percent as smartphone growth slows

Global smartphone market growth is slowing down, increasing by just 9.8 percent this year -- the first time growth has slowed into the single digits, IDC said.

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Kill all germs! You can wash this Android smartphone with soap

Aiming to kill the thousands of germs that live on your smartphone and make some money from germophobes, Japan's Kyocera has developed a phone that can be washed with regular hand soap.

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Samsung appoints new mobile boss to replace J.K. Shin

Samsung Electronics has appointed D.J. Koh, head of mobile research and development, as the new chief of the company's mobile business.

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Here's what all those strange emoji on your phone really mean

Few people know that emoji were created by NTT DoCoMo in 1999 for its I-mode service, and many still exist that refer to Japanese food, culture, society and holidays. Here's the story behind some key emoji.

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In Sailfish struggles, a cautionary tale for alternative mobile OSes

With Android and iOS dominating the mobile OS market, it's tough going for alternatives like Sailfish, now in survival mode as its maker, Jolla, moves to lay off "a big part" of its personnel.