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Flying high, Apple readies Watch to ship in April

But iPad sales are being 'cannibalized' by other products, Tim Cook said


Sony Mobile said to be planning 1,000 more job cuts

The staff reduction is reportedly an attempt to return the unit to profitability

Apple tops Chinese smartphone market for the first time

The popularity of the iPhone 6 helped Apple beat out Xiaomi to become number one in China, according to a market researcher

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Google Wireless service may hop between networks to hunt optimal signal, report says

Such a feature would remove a key barrier in getting people to switch from carrier giants like AT&T or Verizon.

Mobile World Congress rumor mill churns with reports of better screens, cameras

New flagship smartphones are getting 1440x2560-pixel screens

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Super Bowl XLIX’s techiest commercials

T-Mobile, BMW, Coke and Bud Light get geeky.

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The 10 best widgets for your Android tablet

Instead of filling your tablet screen with a row of icons, bring it to life with these cool widgets that put information and utilities touch away.

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Hands-on with the Vessel beta

Vessel is a new subscription-based short form video service that launched in private beta late last week. It's still early days but here's what it offers as of today.

Apple Watch to go on sale in March, claims analyst

Component shortages may cause supply issues, but first quarter sales of the Apple Watch will still total in the millions

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Test out fitness trackers and other wearables before you buy with Lumoid

Play with some wearables at home for a week before you decide

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Building an Apple-powered smart home? Here's how non-HomeKit devices could work

Your Apple-powered smart home of the future needn't be limited to the HomeKit ecosystem, but venturing outside will bring some restrictions.

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13 geeky SkyMall catalog treasures you can’t live without!

You might want to act now given SkyMall’s financial situation.

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Modular smartphones could be reused as computer clusters

Circular Devices is already thinking beyond just its Puzzlephone concept

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Moto G is scoring Lollipop to lead off this week's Android device updates roundup

The HTC One M8 is also getting some update love, though no Lollipop sightings yet.

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Windows 10 is what Windows 8 was supposed to be (and it's awesome)

Some of the features Microsoft unveiled were supposed to be in Windows 8. But gladly they're coming shortly.

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Battle of the connected LED light bulbs: Cree Connected Soft White vs. GE Link

LED light bulbs are far more energy efficient than incandescent models, Cree and GE now make them more convenient, too. But which is the better bulb?

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How to watch the Super Bowl on your Android phone or tablet

You don't have to miss any of the action when you step away from your giant TV.

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The 5 best features Android should steal from iOS

Both Google and Apple copy each other, so they may as well take the best of what each operating system has to offer.

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Even Google makes mistakes: 4 Android features that failed

Most of what Google does with new versions of Android works out well, but some new features are flops.

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