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SanDisk pushes MicroSD to 200GB

SanDisk has managed to cram 200GB of memory into a MicroSD card.

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Qualcomm puts silicon brain in flagship Snapdragon 820 chip

Qualcomm wants to help future mobile devices learn about their users, by putting cognitive computing capabilities into its next mobile microprocessor, the Snapdragon 820.

ZTE's Grand S3 smartphone scans eyes for authentication

ZTE is taking biometric authentication in a new direction with its Grand S3 smartphone, which lets users log into their phones with eye scanning.

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Confessions of a technobiophiliac

Smartphone makers like Apple, Samsung and others have flirted with different materials to make their smartphones -- metal, plastic, even glass. So which of these is best? Wood.

Google to curb sharing of adult content on Blogger

Google will restrict from next month the public sharing of adult content on its Blogger platform.

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LG takes aim at Motorola's Moto G with new Magna smartphone

LG Electronics has announced four new smartphones, including the Magna, which could be a challenger to Motorola Mobility's Moto G.

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Tech toys train tots for a troubling tomorrow

Toys always reflect the larger culture -- its biases, fears and, most of all, its technology. New York's Toy Fair 2015 happened this week, and the latest round of new tech toys is bringing some of the most disturbing tech trends to...

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11 chic chargers: Portable power that's dressed to impress

These days, mobile tech has to both work well and look good. These stylish portable battery chargers can keep your mobile devices running through the day -- and attract envious looks at your next power lunch.

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Facebook virtual reality apps could be 'revolutionary'

Facebook is developing virtual reality software, the technology could revolutionize the way people work and play online.

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Samsung smart TVs don't encrypt the voice data they collect

Samsung does not encrypt voice recordings that are collected and transmitted by its smart TVs to a third party service, even though the company has claimed that it uses encryption to secure consumers' personal information.

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Dropped health monitoring functions won't hinder Apple Watch sales

The Apple Watch will offer fewer health features than initially planned, but it's still expected to be a powerful contender in the wearables category when it goes on sale in April.

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Xiaomi leads China's smartphone market, despite Apple's iPhone 6

Apple's iPhone 6 has been a hit in China, but according to one account, rival Xiaomi still reigns as the country's largest smartphone vendor.

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China's Xiaomi takes first step into U.S. market

The biggest Android smartphone maker most Americans have probably never heard of is taking its first step into the U.S. market.


Facebook lets users appoint an heir for their accounts

Facebook now allows users in the U.S. to pick a friend or relative to manage their accounts when they pass away.

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Senator quizzes Samsung, LG on smart TV privacy

U.S. Senator Al Franken is investigating the privacy policies of LG and Samsung Electronics for the voice recognition technologies they use in their smart TVs.

Upgraded Moto E from Motorola gets LTE, more storage, but little else

The upgraded $99 Motorola Moto E will get LTE and twice the onboard storage as the previous version, but users will also have to make do with a low-resolution screen and front camera, at least if Best Buy is to be believed.

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New standard paves way for 8K display in all-in-ones, laptops

A new standard that supports higher-resolution displays should help move 8K screens from the realm of high-end TV and into laptops, all-in-one PCs and possibly mobile devices.

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Smart TVs raise privacy concerns

Reports that new Samsung TVs can capture personal information with their voice recognition feature has sparked concern about what critics perceive as digital spying by so-called smart devices.

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Now on CIO: 5 top enterprise-grade business gadgets

If you’re a business professional who travels frequently, runs presentations at work, or needs to connect with colleagues, here are five gadgets you should check out.

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