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  • Stealthy cellphone software stirs outcry

    Stealthy cellphone software stirs outcry

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    Technology bloggers are asking if our cellphones are spying on us after a security researcher said a piece of software hidden on millions of phones was recording virtually everything people do with them.Amid a broad outcry, Sen. Al Franken is calling for an investigation.…

  • Samsung up after beating Apple in court

    Samsung up after beating Apple in court

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    Shares in Samsung Electronics Co rose nearly 2 percent early on Monday after a U.S. court rejected a bid by Apple Inc to ban sales of Samsung's Galaxy line of products in the United States.The ruling deprived the iPhone and iPad maker of crucial…

  • Hackers jailbreak BlackBerry PlayBook

    Hackers jailbreak BlackBerry PlayBook

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    Three hackers say they have exploited a vulnerability in Research In Motion's PlayBook tablet to gain root access to the device, a claim that could damage the BlackBerry maker's hard-won reputation for security.Root access means a user has permission to alter any file or…

  • Samsung wins appeal in Apple tablet battle

    Samsung wins appeal in Apple tablet battle

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    South Korean electronics giant Samsung Wednesday won its appeal against a temporary ban on sales of its Galaxy tablet device in Australia, a rare victory in its legal battle with rival Apple.The Federal Court of Australia in Sydney lifted the ban on the sale…

  • Toyota unveils high-tech concept car ahead of show

    Toyota unveils high-tech concept car ahead of show

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    Toyota's president unveiled a futuristic concept car resembling a giant smartphone to demonstrate how Japan's top automaker is trying to take the lead in technology at the upcoming Tokyo auto show.Toyota Motor Corp. will also be showing an electric vehicle, set for launch next…

  • Most Britons oppose children having mobile phones: poll

    Most Britons oppose children having mobile phones: poll

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    Nearly three-quarters of Britons think it is inappropriate for children under 12 to own a mobile phone, despite the fact that most kids already have them, according to a poll on Thursday.The survey of 2,000 people found that expensive bills, unmonitored internet use and…

  • China overtakes US as top smartphone market: study

    China overtakes US as top smartphone market: study

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    China has overtaken the United States to become the world's largest smartphone market by volume although the US still leads in terms of revenue, a market research firm said Wednesday.Strategy Analytics said that smartphone shipments hit 24 million units in China during the third…

  • Samsung holds final talks on Google TV venture

    Samsung holds final talks on Google TV venture

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    Samsung Electronics is holding final talks with Google about launching a television using the US search giant's software platform next year, an executive of the South Korean company said Tuesday.Yoon Boo-Keun, president of the visual display division, declined to elaborate on the timing of…

  • German firm starts selling space travel insurance

    German firm starts selling space travel insurance

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    A German firm is to start offering space travel insurance, hoping to cash in on a new wave of 'ordinary astronauts' ahead of next year's first commercial space trips.Insurance giant Allianz will start offering its new space travel policies from the start of next…

  • Samsung to release modified tablet in Germany

    Samsung to release modified tablet in Germany

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    Samsung Electronics said Thursday it has modified the design of its newest tablet PC to bypass a sales ban in Germany, and would start selling it there as early as this week.The Galaxy Tab 10.1N, based on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, has a different…

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