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Oculus is already producing high-res video like this short, called 'Lost.

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Asus packs 64GB of storage in $299 ZenFone 2

Asus isn't a household name for smartphones in the U.S., but the company is trying to make a strong statement with the Zenfone 2, which packs more storage than similarly priced competitors.

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Now we know why Apple’s getting into the playlist club

As curation becomes the new rock and roll, Apple may be hoping to snag a slice of the music industry’s emerging payola for a playlist system.

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Oculus to develop Rift for Windows only, suspends Mac, Linux work

Sorry, Mac and Linux fans: Facebook-owned Oculus Rift, the headset that perhaps more than any other device has ignited public interest in virtual reality, will run almost exclusively on well-appointed Windows PCs, at least in the near...

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Smartphones from Xiaomi, Micromax pressure established manufacturers

Smartphone manufacturers Micromax in India and Xiaomi in China have given the low-end segment a shake up with their latest products, and even if the devices don't go on sale around the world, their launches will likely be felt...

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Laser in Fujitsu smartglasses fires images right into retina

Fujitsu has developed smartglasses that project imagery directly onto the user's retina with a laser instead of using small LCD screens like other wearables.

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Disrupt - Plug.Solar

Interview with Nick Williams, Co-Founder and Director of IT for Plug.Solar, at Techcrunch Disrupt.

In a first, AT&T stamps its brand on a tablet, offering Android 5.0, 8-in. screen

AT&T us coming out with its first branded tablet, even though global shipments of the devices are flattening out.

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Is this an Apple Watch jailbreak in Comex browser video?

Yes, the Apple Watch can be rooted to run a web browser. And no, you probably wouldn't want to surf the Web with it. But a video created by a hacker named Comex demonstrates a watch jailbreak...

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The Apple Watch and our cyborg future

In his first week of wearing the Apple Watch, columnist Mike Elgan writes that he experienced three epiphanies about what the wearable revolution has in store for all of us.

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Once fighting for the low end, Chinese smartphone vendors focus on pricier products

This week when ZTE launched its latest phone, the Z9, the Chinese company wasn't embarrassed to reveal its high price.

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ZTE's bezel-less phone tosses away black border for more touchscreen function

China's ZTE unveiled the Nubia brand Z9, a product that comes without the black border found on many smartphone screens.

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‘Cutthroat’ Apple iTunes wants to pay for talent

Apple has hatched a plan to fight Spotify and YouTube, according to reports citing a music industry exec who said: “All the way up to (Apple CEO) Tim Cook, these guys are cutthroat.”

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Apple: Our watch has no time for watch apps (TATTOOS TOO)

Apple has outdone itself, making its most counterintuitive app policy to date: Custom watch apps are no longer permitted on the Apple Watch. This means...

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Xiaomi tries to curb 'hungry marketing' of its phones, amid complaints

Targeting sales of 80 million phones this year, Xiaomi is planning to end "flash sales" of small quantities of its best-selling products.

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LG out to prove the G3 wasn't a fluke with new flagship smartphone

The success of LG Electronics' G3 has put the company under pressure to dazzle the market with the G4, set to debut Tuesday.

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Italian eyewear maker helps design new version of Google Glass

Luxottica, the Italian eyewear maker that owns Ray-Ban and Oakley, is working with Google to design a new version of Glass, its CEO said.

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Xiaomi Mi 4i combines impressive specs with a $200 price tag

Xiaomi is hoping the well-equipped Mi 4i will help the company grab a larger smartphone market share, but it's still holding off entering the U.S. and Europe.

Qualcomm plans to fast-track Snapdragon 820 with help from Samsung

A plan by Qualcomm to get Samsung Electronics to make its Snapdragon 820 chip could lead to faster smartphones, offering longer battery life by early next year.

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