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New Lenovo Yoga tablets, PCs due out for holiday season

Lenovo's new Yoga tablets will ship during the holiday season, and Ashton Kutcher has a hand in product development.

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Apple's iPhone will go on sale in China on Oct. 17

Apple's iPhone 6 will go on sale Oct. 17 in mainland China, one of the biggest markets for the company, with high demand expected from iPhone users.

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Why the Internet of Things may never happen (Part 2)

The Internet of Things idea of all our stuff seamlessly working together for our benefit is wonderful, but it's never going to happen.

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Forget 'airplane mode,' devices are OK'd for inflight use in Europe

Airline passengers traveling on European airline flights will be able to leave their mobile phones and other gadgets on throughout the entire flight, the European Aviation Safety Agency said.

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BlackBerry Passport: Hello, innovation. Goodbye, BYOD?

Square display is not for squares: We have seen the future, and it's square. At least, that's what BlackBerry would have us believe. Early reactions to its new Passport smartphone are... Well, read on to find out. In IT Blogwatch,...

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BlackBerry goes for qwerty keyboard, again, with Passport smartphone

BlackBerry announced its Passport smartphone today and bet large that there are users who will want a qwerty physical keyboard with a wider, square, 4.5-in. display.

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Smaller Windows PC makers nip at Apple's heels in customer satisfaction

Apple again topped rival computer makers in an annual customer satisfaction survey, the 10th year in a row its Macs have whipped Windows PCs.

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IEEE standards group wants to bring order to Internet of Things

The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.

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How haptics will transform your gadgets

The era of ubiquitous haptic user interfaces has been predicted for two decades. Now it's finally here. Can you feel it?

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Sony releases SmartEyeglass developer kit

Sony has launched an SDK for its SmartEyeglass head-mounted display, another step toward challenging Google Glass.

Samsung drops Knox prices and introduces Knox user portal

Samsung announced price reductions and updates for its Knox security and management software for IT shops and a free My Knox service that is directly available to professionals using ActiveSync.

Qualcomm seeks to attract developers with mobile TV and digital glasses SDKs

Developers can download the LTE Broadcast SDK and sign up for a beta test of the Vuforia SDK for Digital Eyewear

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Qualcomm shows its Snapdragon 810 in action

Qualcomm gave a peek at the graphics capabilities of its new Snapdragon 810 chipset, which it confirmed will start shipping in tablets and other devices early next year. It was a brief demonstration, but it showed that the chip...

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BitTorrent opens Bleep peer-to-peer encrypted chat program to public testing

Nine months after revealing plans to develop a decentralized and encrypted chat application, BitTorrent opened public testing for Windows, Mac and Android versions of the program. Called Bleep, the application supports voice...

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Have a spare $9,000? Join Facebook for the rich

Want to talk about your Porsche, your takeover of a company or your new jet but uncomfortable doing it on Facebook? There's a new social network for you.

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iPhone 6 reviews are IN (by friends of Apple, at least)

The press embargo is over, so here's what the reviews say: One iPhone 6 review after another just hit the Web. Don't have time to digest them all? Instead, read Richi's review roundup. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers can't agree what they...

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Update: Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5B

Microsoft has agreed to buy Mojang, the Swedish developer of a top selling PC and console game, for $2.5 billion, the companies announced Monday.

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Mojang Unchained: Why Microsoft wants <i>Minecraft</i> maker

Microsoft will pay $2.5 billion for Mojang, the developer of the very popular Minecraft game, a move some analysts see as a purchase of the massive community around the game as much as an acquisition of the game itself.

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