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Britain, Germany to collaborate on developing 5G—Cameron

German Chancellor Angela Merkel , right, and British Prime Minister David Cameron , left, look for their marks during the official opening event for the computer fair CeBIT at the Congress Centrum in Hanover, Germany on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Britain and Germany will team up to work on developing the next super-fast mobile network, 5G, Cameron told the opening of the world's biggest high-tech fair.  AP

Britain and Germany will team up to work on developing the next super-fast mobile network, 5G, Prime Minister David Cameron told the opening of the world’s biggest high-tech fair Sunday.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Apple, Samsung fail to settle patent case

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Apple and its South Korean rival Samsung will return to court next month after failing to agree on a settlement to end a legal battle over patents in the United States.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

SingTel third-quarter net profit up 6.0%

Screengrab from SingTel website

Singapore Telecom (SingTel) said Thursday its net profit rose 6.0 percent year on year in January-December, but a strong local dollar pared down overseas earnings.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung leads as smartphone sales top a billion units

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The smartphone market hit a milestone in 2013 with more than a billion units shipped, a survey showed on Monday.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

BlackBerry shares lifted by big Pentagon contract

The BlackBerry Q10. Struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry said it will not renew an accord allowing wireless carrier T-Mobile to sell its smartphones in the United States. AP FILE PHOTO

BlackBerry shares leapt more than nine percent Tuesday as the troubled Canadian smartphone maker got a boost from news of contract to supply the US military with 80,000 new handsets.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

China may mean gold for Apple

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It could be a huge breakthrough for Apple to win a place in the line-up of China’s largest telecom provider and a big shakeup for the smartphone market.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Android smartphones dominate, Windows gains—survey

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Google’s Android platform was used on four out of five smartphones sold worldwide in the third quarter, while Microsoft’s Windows Phone showed strong gains, said a survey out Tuesday.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google unveils new smartphone in Nexus line

This image provided by Google shows its new Nexus 5 phone, which was unveiled Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. The Nexus 5 phone is the first device to run on the latest version of Google's Android operating system, nicknamed after the Kit Kat candy bar. The phone and software are designed to learn and anticipate a person’s interest and needs.  AP Photo/Google

Google on Thursday unveiled its Nexus 5 smartphone, putting its premium brand on a device intended to champion the latest version of its Android operating system.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

BlackBerry, Facebook met over potential bid—report

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BlackBerry executives met with their counterparts at Facebook last week over a potential bid for the struggling Canadian phone-maker, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Samsung extends smartphone lead over Apple in 3rd quarter— survey

A model poses with Samsung Electronics' smartphone the Galaxy Round at Korea Electronics Show in Goyang, west of Seoul, South Korea, on Oct. 10, 2013. Samsung extended its lead over Apple in the global smartphone market in the third quarter as Chinese manufacturers also made inroads, a survey showed Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.  AP

Samsung extended its lead over Apple in the global smartphone market in the third quarter as Chinese manufacturers also made inroads, a survey showed Tuesday.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Taiwan’s struggling HTC launches latest ‘phablet’ phone

The new HTC One Max phone is seen in an undated photo provided by HTC Corp. The new HTC One Max will have one feature unavailable with the smaller models: a fingerprint identification sensor similar to that on Apple’s new iPhone 5S. It’s an optional way to unlock a phone without needing a four-digit passcode.  AP

Struggling Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC launched its latest plus-sized handset in Beijing Tuesday, hoping to cash in on the fast-growing Chinese market where users are demanding increasingly larger screens.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Apple sets iPhone launch in 51 new markets

iPhone 5s.  AP

Apple’s new iPhone models, coming off record opening sales, will be launched in more than 50 new markets by Nov. 1, including Russia, Spain and Italy, the company said Wednesday.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ailing BlackBerry agrees to $4.7 billion buyout

In this Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, file photo, blackBerry's employees prepare the launch event for the company's new smartphones in London. Fairfax Financial Holdings has offered to buy BlackBerry in a deal that values the Canadian smartphone company at about US$4.7 billion on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.  AP

Tech pioneer BlackBerry made a last roll of the dice Monday and agreed to a probable $4.7 billion buyout by a consortium planning to take the struggling smartphone maker private.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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