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  • Apple to pay up to $280 for used iPhones

    Apple to pay up to $280 for used iPhones

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    Apple confirmed its long-awaited iPhone trade-in program for its U.S. retail stores on Friday."In addition to helping support the environment, customers will be able to receive a credit for their returned phone that they can use toward the purchase of a new iPhone," a…

  • Crowdfunding called to power Hyperloop high-speed transport

    Crowdfunding called to power Hyperloop high-speed transport

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    The Internet crowd on Thursday was called on to make real Elon Musk's vision of a Hyperloop transport system that carries passengers in pressurized tubes at near-supersonic speeds.The Hyperloop project went live on freshly-launched crowdfunding platform JumpStart Fund, which marries crowd-sourcing expertise with crowdfunding.…

  • Dell to Cut Undisclosed Number of Jobs in Texas, Hire More Engineers

    Dell to Cut Undisclosed Number of Jobs in Texas, Hire More Engineers

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    Dell (DELL) will cut some jobs in its home state as it looks to keep pace with intensifying competition by replacing some of the workforce in its traditional computer business with technology and engineering talent, it confirmed on Tuesday.The Round Rock, Texas-based PC maker…

  • Tech Take: Hands on with the Motorola Moto X

    Tech Take: Hands on with the Motorola Moto X

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    Fully customizable in 360 different color combinations including wood, the Motorola Moto X is the first phone that Google has made along with Motorola -- and it is a beautiful device.Not too heavy and not too light, Motorola has hit the size sweet spot…

  • RBI measures lift rupee by 10 paise vs dollar in early trade

    RBI measures lift rupee by 10 paise vs dollar in early trade

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    RBI's fresh measures to curb volatility and ease liquidity situation helped the rupee recovered by 10 paise to 63.15 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday.Besides dollar selling by exporters, the Reserve Bank on Tuesday announced a slew of measures to ease…

  • New 6.3-inch smartphone from Samsung just tad smaller than tablet computers

    New 6.3-inch smartphone from Samsung just tad smaller than tablet computers

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    Smartphones are getting bigger as people use them more to watch movies and play games. A new one from Samsung is beyond big.With a screen measuring 6.3 inches diagonally, the Galaxy Mega is almost as big as a 7-inch tablet computer. The difference: it…

  • No battery required for this wireless device

    No battery required for this wireless device

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    Sending texts after a phone’s battery dies sounds impossible, right? Soon it might not, thanks to a new technology that not only uses TV and Wi-Fi signals for device communication, it taps those signals as a power source. No batteries required.Developed by researchers from…

  • BlackBerry targets Asian market

    BlackBerry targets Asian market

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    The launch in India of a new BlackBerry by Research In Motion Ltd is not just a nod to its lower-end users who love it less for its security, push email and seamless roaming than for its simplicity and its Messaging. It's a strategy the…

  • Camera defies smartphone onslaught

    Camera defies smartphone onslaught

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    While most attention in the gadget world is on the breakneck pace of innovation in mobile phones, tablets and computers, another device has resolutely refused to die: the camera. Despite the onslaught of camera phones — the iPhone 4 has this year become the most…

  • Pakistan all set to auction 3G tech

    Pakistan all set to auction 3G tech

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    The government is going to shortlist three major contenders for selection of consultant by next week for high profile transaction of third generation (3G) technology that possesses potential to bring investment of over $1 billion, it is learnt. The official documents available with The News…

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