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Why WiGig will be a wireless game-changer

The new high-speed short-range wireless standard, WiGig, delivers more new bandwidth for consumers than all the spectrum previously allocated for consumers combined.

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The problem with Apple's 'original' programming

Apple is trying to take on Netflix and Amazon, but its shows leave a lot to be desired.

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Panera finds digital helps recruitment, in unexpected ways

Panera Bread found that mobile payments significantly helped recruit drivers. Why? Digital purchases meant they didn't carry cash, which in turn meant fewer robberies.

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Why Google and Apple will rule mixed reality

Sorry, Microsoft and Magic Leap. The Silicon Valley smartphone giants have one thing you haven't got.

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UPDATED: Is Apple's iPhone SE about to get an upgrade?

Apple plans to commence manufacture of iPhone SE in India in April, Reuters reports.

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Arrest of Samsung’s Lee may not affect smartphone business in short term

The arrest of Samsung Electronics’ vice chairman Lee Jae-yong on Friday in South Korea may not have a direct impact on the company’s high-profile electronics business, including its smartphones unit, according to analysts.

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2 powerful new features on their way to Android right now

Surprise! A couple of cool new features may be lurking in your phone's settings this very minute. Ready to find 'em?

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Why a WWDC 2017 reveal for iPhone 8 is possible

So many big changes in the hardware and the operating system -- where else will Apple recruit the developers it needs?

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Apple smartphones outsold Samsung's in Q4

Apple has overtaken Samsung Electronics in smartphone sales for the first time in two years, but don't count on it staying ahead for long.

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15+ tips for better iPhone photography

You'll take much better photographs with these useful iPhone photography tips.

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Tokyo wants to make Olympic medals from old smartphones

Japan will kick off a drive this week to collect old smartphones and other portable gadgets so that they can be turned into medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

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Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium, charging up iPhone 8 rumors

Apple has joined the consortium behind the Qi wireless charging system, supercharging rumors that owners of future an iPhone could live tangle-free.

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14% of Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case White - Deal Alert

Charge your iPhone and battery case simultaneously, and when you're on-the-go, enjoy increased talk time up to 26 hours, and internet use up to 22 hours. Preserves the lightning port. On the inside, a soft microfiber lining helps...

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Apple’s future depends on a $1,000 iPhone 8+ smartphone

I suspect things will work out OK

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38% off Maxboost 4.8A/24W Dual USB Port Smart Car Charger - Deal Alert

This 24W / 4.8A USB car charger safely charges your favorite mobile devices at high speed, is highly rated on Amazon, and is currently discounted 38% to just $9.99.

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33% off MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths For Screens and Other Delicate Surfaces, 30 Pack - Deal Alert

This extremely soft, high-quality and machine-washable microfiber material absorbs and safely removes dust, oil smudges, fingerprints, and dirt from eyeglasses, camera lenses, computer screens, televisions, and other delicate...

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63% off Jackery Bolt 6,000mAh Power Bank with Built-in Lightning and Micro USB Cables - Deal Alert

With built-in lighting & micro-USB cable and an open USB port, Jackery Bolt can charge up to 3 devices at once. Charge your latest iPhone, iPad, Android phone, bluetooth speaker or other USB devices whenever & wherever with a powerful...

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Apple's iPhone declines in China, and this year could be a struggle

Perhaps the next iPhone 8 will be Apple's next shot at achieving greatness in China.

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