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AMD steers clear of sub-$100 tablet market

Advanced Micro Devices doesn't want its chips in low-priced tablets, and is eager to avoid a battle with Intel or ARM, whose chips have driven tablet prices down to under US$100.

FCC vote in May could further open broadband competition

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will reserve a significant amount of spectrum in its upcoming auctions of the television band for unlicensed uses such as Wi-Fi, agency officials said Friday.

Apple has bigger plans than just song ID with Shazam deal

Apple will integrate music identification technology created by Shazam into the next version of iOS, but could go much further than simple song naming.

With Google Glass, the doctor can see you now

Emergency room physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are four months into a pilot program where they are using Google's computerized eyeglasses to help treat patients.

Twitter to promote app downloads in its mobile timelines

Twitter's new mobile advertising suite lets companies pitch their mobile apps in promoted tweets or place ads inside other apps.

Alibaba set to offer mobile phone services

Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao sites already sell everything from clothes and furniture to car tires and medicines. But soon they'll also be offering 3G data and voice call plans as well, the Chinese e-commerce giant said Thursday.

Google's Project Loon tests move to LTE band in Nevada

Google has expanded its Project Loon tests to the Nevada desert and, for the first time, into licensed radio spectrum.

Facebook wants to help you meet friends offline

Facebook now has its own take on location sharing -- an optional feature that periodically broadcasts people's locations to their friends.

Nokia suspends tablet sales due to faulty charger

Nokia has temporarily halted sales of the Lumia 2520 in seven countries, because the tablet's AC-300 charger can give users an electric shock.

Samsung, Amazon customize Kindle app

Users of the new Kindle for Samsung app will get up to 12 e-books for free a year, as Samsung Electronics joins forces with Amazon.com to boost the content on its mobile devices.

AT&T wearables to hit the smartwatch runway soon

Smartwatches for use on AT&T's network will be out this year, a company executive said Wednesday.

Automakers show off in-vehicle Wi-Fi, new smartphone interfaces

Ahead of the big New York Auto Show, several car companies today displayed in-vehicle infotainment systems that connect to smartphones to use mobile apps, music playlists, calling features and calendars.

Connecting for Good wrestles Kansas City's digital divide

The digital divide isn't some esoteric, policy-wonk concept to Michael Liiamatta, president of Connecting for Good, a nonprofit IT support group based in Kansas City, Mo.

Net neutrality ruling complicates the U.S. transition to IP networks

The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how to regulate such networks in ways that will appease the courts.

Teardown: Galaxy S5 parts cost 21% more than for iPhone 5S

The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with an "astronomical" cost for materials of $251.52 for the 32 GB version, according to a teardown estimate by IHS Technology.

Intel tablet chips grow, but Q1 profits fall

Intel shipped 5 million processors for tablets in the first quarter, but profits fell as PC sales remained weak.

iPhone keyboard sales halted as injunction takes effect

Typo halted the sale of its add-on keyboard for the iPhone on Tuesday after an injunction took effect that bans it from being imported to the U.S.

Intel looks to Android, not Microsoft, to boost tablet business

In case it wasn't clear already, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined at the hip. Intel is trying desperately to grow its share of the tablet market, and with Windows flunking out on those devices, Android is where it's at.

One-day sale empties Google Glass shelves

Google's one-day sale of Google Glass seems to have been a success with all units sold out, a blog post by the search giant suggests.

Streaming services may rescue the Pay TV market

IPTV is being added to lower priced bundles by digital TV providers to lure in a younger generation of subscribers and give the market a needed boost after years of declining subscriptions.

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