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Skip check-in; phone is latest hotel key

In this Oct. 14, 2014 photo, a mobile check-in option is offered for travelers at the main check-in counter at the Marriott Marquis Times Square hotel in New York.  AP PHOTO/KATHY WILLENS

Hotels don’t want guests to have to linger at the front desk—or even stop by at all. New programs are helping speed up the check-in process for busy travelers, or in at least one case, letting them go straight to their rooms by using their smartphone to unlock doors.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Smartphone sales lifted by emerging markets

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Global smartphone sales grew at a healthy pace in the third quarter, boosted by low-cost handsets in emerging markets, industry research showed Thursday.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Smartphone sales surging, research firm says

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Smartphone sales in the Philippines grew by double digit in the 12 months through August this year, as inexpensive Chinese brands continue to penetrate the local market, data from Singapore-based research firm GfK.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

China busts smugglers of iPhone 6 in Shanghai

In this Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, the iPhone 6, at left, and iPhone 6 plus. AP

China in recent days has busted a slew of smugglers bringing Apple iPhone 6 models into the country ahead of their official release here. State media on Sunday announced the latest seizure of 453 smartphones in Shanghai.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google debuts $105 smartphone in India; available in PH by yearend

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Google on Monday launched a $105 smartphone in India, taking aim at emerging markets as part of an initiative called Android One.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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