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2 weeks ago

Verizon set to unveil 8-inch successor to the Ellipsis tablet for $259.99

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The Ellipsis 8 has been spotted on Verizon's website, listed for $149.99 when taken out with a plan or $249.99 if you'd rather purchase the device outright. Much like the Ellipsis 7 Verizon announced last year, specifications aren't anything to scream about since we're talking about affordable hardware from a carrier.

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2 weeks ago

OnePlus One crosses 500,000 sales mark, aims to hit 1 million by end of 2014

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At the Web Summit in Dublin, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei announced that the vendor crossed 500,000 sales of the OnePlus One. The new target is 1 million sales, which Pei mentions can be achieved by the end of 2014.

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2 weeks ago

Gionee's Marathon M3 goes the distance with a 5,000mAh battery

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Sure, the Droid Turbo is claimed to last for two days on a single charge, but what if you wanted even more? Chinese handset manufacturer Gionee has the answer in the Marathon M3, a device boasting a 5,000mAh battery which is said to deliver 32.8 days standby time.

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2 weeks ago

Lenovo's quarterly profits soar, becomes fourth largest smartphone vendor in the world

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The world's largest PC manufacturer is going strong, as Lenovo announced today that it witnessed a second-quarter profit increase to the tune of 19 percent. The rise is attributed to healthy sales of smartphones as well as PCs, with Lenovo seeing an increased market share in both categories.

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2 weeks ago

Snipe your way to victory in 'Contract Killer: Sniper'

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Glu, the developer behind a number of popular mobile games, has released 'Contract Killer: Sniper' today. The game, which is the third in the series thus far, puts you in the shoes of a master assassin who is tasked with offing a number of high-profile targets.

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2 weeks ago

Google places third in new brand rankings

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After having ranked second this fall in Interbrand's rankings, Google has earned itself the third top spot on the competing Forbes' ratings. Google trails Apple, whose coveted products are able to command a price premium, and Microsoft. According to Forbes, Google's strengths with search and advertising earned its brand a valuable of $56.6 billion.

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2 weeks ago

Chromecast headed south of the border for 699 pesos

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In addition to snagging the Moto Maxx later this month, folks in Mexico will now be able to pick up a Chromecast from local retailers starting tomorrow. The streaming stick will set you back 699 pesos, and will be available from Best Buy, Liverpool, and Linea stores.

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2 weeks ago

Yes, WhatsApp now has blue checks for read messages

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WhatsApp is worth billions of dollars, and there seems to be a good reason for that: many of you are using it, at least according to the flood of tips we are now getting. Today on the backend for WhatsApp they have evidently thrown a switch to make the double checks blue for when someone reads your messages.

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2 weeks ago

Congressional committee meeting to discuss privacy in wake of recent nude leaks

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A congressional advisory committee will be taking the initial step Thursday to discuss the legal ramifications of protecting Internet privacy. Prompted by the recent hacks resulting in the leak of nude photos of celebrities like the high profile case involving actress Jennifer Lawrence, the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee will be discussing the topic of privacy and the legal remedies against hackers, websites, and those partaking in revenge porn.

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2 weeks ago

Dell throws in keyboard, mouse in new $199 Chromebox bundle

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Dell has quietly introduced its own Chromebox bundle. Priced competitively at $199, Dell's deal, unlike many of its competitors, ships with both a keyboard and mouse, though you'll still need to add a display to your setup. The Dell Chromebox is based on the fourth generation Intel Celeron processor and comes with 2 GB RAM in a compact box.

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2 weeks ago

HTC apologizes for poor Nexus 9 flash sale experience, offers fix for the future

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Yesterday, HTC ran a flash sale for the new Nexus 9 tablet offering as much as 50 percent off the base 16 GB WiFi model. As a result, its site was inundated and the promotion sold out quickly. Users who attempted to partake in the offer were greeted with server errors and HTC USA head Jason Mackenzie is acknowledging the problem, stating that it is working on a fix for future sale events.

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2 weeks ago

Qualcomm Q4 FY2014 earnings boosted by increase in chip sales

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Qualcomm announced its fourth quarter earnings today and despite shipping more chips, earnings were down from the previous quarter. The main news from the earnings report is that the company is reporting net income of $1.89 billion on revenues of $6.69 billion. Revenues and income are both up year-over-year, but down from the previous quarter. In addition, Qualcomm's operating income rose to $1.99 billion, up 25 percent year-over-year, but also down 4 percent sequentially.

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2 weeks ago

Google will let anyone claim an Inbox invite between 6 and 7 pm ET today

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If you have yet to receive an invite to try out Inbox, you could get one very quickly later this evening. Google will accept all requests to try out their Gmail-based email management app from 3-4 pm Pacific Time (6-7 PM Eastern Time) today.

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2 weeks ago

EFF releases 'secure messaging scorecard,' ranks Hangouts against competitors

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued security rankings for several popular communication platforms, including Apple's iMessage Google's Hangouts and Skype from Microsoft. Both iMessage and Apple's FaceTime were named as the best mass market options for secure messaging according to the EFF's criteria. These categories include message encryption in transit, independent code review, and proper documentation of security.

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2 weeks ago

Sony starts selling unlocked Xperia Z3 in U.S.

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Sony is now selling the unlocked version of its flagship Xperia Z3 smartphone directly to customers for $679.99. The Xperia Z3 is available in all four colors at the moment from the Sony Store if you don't want to go through your favorite U.S. carrier.

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