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TechHive TechWatch: Facebook Home, iPhone 5S and Xbox Durango

On the premiere episode of TechHive's weekly news show, Carlos Rodela and Jon Phillips riff on Facebook's new smartphone software, Apple rumors, and Microsoft's upcoming game console.

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Facebook Home, Apple iPhone 5S, and Xbox Durango - TechWatch

Facebook Home, Apple iPhone 5S, and Xbox Durango - TechWatch

Designer shows off $17.8 million diamond-encrusted iPhone

U.K.-based designer Stuart Hughes, renowned for his extravagant technology designs including an iPad 2 with t-rex bone shaved into it, now creates an iPhone 5 worth $17.8 million.

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We put the HTC One’s UltraPixels to the ultimate test

The new HTC One puts a lot of emphasis on its camera, but is it really much better than the competition? The TechHive experts take a look.

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T-Mobile offers iPhone 5 with no upfront payment in trade-in deal

T-Mobile USA is trying to boost the number of iPhone users on its network by offering the iPhone 5 without down payment to people who bring in their iPhone 4 and 4S smartphones for a trade-in which could also earn them up to US$120 in credits.

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iPhone 5 launch trounced Galaxy S4 in Twitter traffic

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has highlighted a commissioned analysis of Twitter activity surrounding the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 launches that reveals Apple's latest iPhone was the subject of more than five times as many tweets when it launched than the Galaxy S4 was when it was unveiled earlier this month.

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T-Mobile rolling out iPhone 5 on new LTE network

T-Mobile announced big changes to its U.S. wireless plans Tuesday, including subsidy-free pricing plans and no two-year contracts.

Reports of 'weak' iPhone 5 demand don't tell whole story

Much has been made of Apple reducing its component orders for the iPhone 5, but Dan Moren thinks there's more to it than the tea leaves suggest.

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iPhone 5, Galaxy S III users fingered as biggest data hogs

Apple iPhone 5 users consume the most cellular data, while owners of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S III upload more data than any other smartphone, according to a survey conducted by Arieso.

Incipio launches tape-less tape measure (video)

The Incipio AR Stanley Case houses a detachable target that, when paired with an app, helps you measure any short distance using augmented reality.

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iHome focuses on Lightning, Bluetooth, and fitness

iHome added lots of products to its already overflowing list of audio options at CES, with new Lightning docks, Bluetooth speakers, and headphones.

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Video: Apple's year in review

IDG News Service looks back at a year of highs and lows for Apple.

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