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The top smartphone seller in China has done it again, creating a very high-end handset that costs far less than competing models. That's bad news for Samsung.

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There have been a lot of great new Android phones that have come out so far this year, mostly notably the Galaxy S6 edge, the LG G4 and the HTC One M9. To help you keep track of them all, the team at Droid Life has put together a terrific comparison video of all three devices that shows their strengths and weaknesses and that will hopefully help you determine which device is the right one for you. FROM EARLIER: The One M9 is shaping up to be an unprecedented disaster for HTC The video gives you a solid overview of the phones’ top-line specs before getting into the more important aspects of how they actually perform. The Galaxy S6 edge and the

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We've published interviews with the UK's first CDO, Chicago's first CDO, and the Commerce Dept.'s first CDO. This feature combines their insights with other CDOs to provide a roadmap for the position.

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The percentage of female employees working at large technology companies is oddly consistent. But drilling down finds the problem is worse than the numbers suggest.

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Because it's Wednesday and you've earned this, here's Hugh Jackman lip syncing the bacon pancake song from Adventure Time.

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Word With Friends, on the off chance you’re unfamiliar, is an extremely popular and addicting scrabble-eque mobile app for both iOS and Android. The game itself has been a top app on the App Store chart for years now as it provides a great way to pass the time, have some fun, and showcase one’s vocab prowess. Now if you want to have a little bit of fun and perhaps shock a friend who always happens to get the best at you at Words With Friends, here’s a fun way to use the Terminal app in OS X to help you do just that. DON’T MISS: Days after its demise, Grooveshark is back As a quick example, let’s say that the 7 letters you

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Norton's password manager doesn't hit you with a subscription fee, yet it syncs all your stuff between desktop, Web and mobile apps. Plus: a remastered classic game on sale!

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According to a press release from the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, Cheryl Treadway and her children were being held against their will by her boyfriend, Ethan Nickerson. Nickerson didn't allow Treadway to make calls or write texts, so she used the Pizza Hut app to send a discreet call for help. According to the arrest report, the couple had been arguing throughout the day while Mr. Nickerson carried a large knife. When Ms. Treadway attempted to leave the residence to pick up the children from school, Mr. Nickerson grabbed her and took her cell phone.

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Android Lollipop includes a handy feature that allows you to pin an app to the screen to prevent prying eyes from getting beyond that single app. Jack Wallen walks you through how to make use of this feature.

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Using Stratasys 3D printers, Airbus used additive manufacturing techniques to hit its targets for its latest extra wide body aircraft.

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Plenty of musicians have attached their names to liquors. Diddy has the grape-sourced vodka Cîroc. Jay Z recently purchased champagne brand Armand de Brignac. Marilyn Manson, it turns out, has "Mansinthe — the Official Absinthe of Marilyn Manson." Seriously.

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Matthew posted his full Apple Watch Sport review this morning and he feels it is the best smartwatch available. Consumer Reports issued its test results confirming it is definitely one to consider.

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In the fourth calendar quarter of 2014, Apple managed to earn more money than any company had ever earned before in a single quarter. The record-smashing quarter was driven by tremendous pent-up demand for iPhones with larger displays, as tens of millions of customers rushed to purchase the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As it turns out, we’re still seeing ripples from that massive launch and now, we can plainly see just how serious a problem the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are for Android vendors. DON’T MISS: Connecting my life: The smart card that finally let me ditch my wallet Kantar Worldpanel is among the most respected market research firms in the world when it comes to mobile

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By Jared Ferrie YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar, long one of the world's least connected nations in terms of telecommunications, is now racing to catch up, providing a boost to the foreign mobile companies allowed into the country last year. The number of mobile phone SIM cards in the south-east Asian country of 51 million people has shot up to more than 18 million from around one million just three years ago, according to data compiled by Reuters. "The Myanmar economy has had more money in circulation than we had originally expected," said Telenor Chief Executive Jon Fredrik Baksaas on Wednesday, after the Norwegian mobile firm posted an unexpected profit in Myanmar. "We will now increase the speed of our roll-out." Myanmar was ruled for 49 years by the military, which placed strict controls over communications and built little infrastructure.

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Combining ultrasound and 3D-printing technologies leads to a wondrous moment for an expectant Brazilian mom.

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SAP is going digital native and promising that customers will be able to point, click, buy and implement with ease. The burden of proof will remain with the enterprise software giant.

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A new bill aims to prevent the government from using a loophole that allows it to snoop on Americans' private data, in spite of the Fourth Amendment.

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Comcast already streams 4K content to Samsung's most recent TVs with its Xfinity in UHD app, but soon the cable company will produce its own 4K set-top box. Today Comcast announced that this device, the Xi4, will ship later this year. Aside from being the Comcast's first 4K box, the Xi4 is also the latest revision of its X1 platform. Comcast says customers will be able to create "unlimited virtual 4K linear channels by creating personalized playlists from the Xfinity in UHD library." You'll be able to pick from some films originally made for IMAX theaters (The Ultimate Wave Tahiti, Antarctica, Rocky Mountain Express, Fighter Pilot and Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia) and also current shows from USA (Suits), Syfy, and Starz.

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(Reuters) - Virtual reality technology company Oculus said it would start shipping the much-awaited consumer version of its Rift headset in the first quarter of 2016. Pre-orders for Rift will start later this year, Oculus, which Facebook Inc bought for $2 billion last year, said.

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Oculus, the virtual reality firm acquired by Facebook last year, said Wednesday it would begin shipping its Oculus Rift headset to consumers early next year after years of development. "Today, we're incredibly excited to announce that the Oculus Rift will be shipping to consumers in Q1 2016, with pre-orders later this year," the company said in a statement. The headset, designed for immersive gaming and other applications, has built a strong following among developers and has won praise from analysts for limiting the motion sickness which affects users of virtual reality (VR) gear. "The Rift delivers on the dream of consumer VR with compelling content, a full ecosystem, and a fully-integrated hardware/software tech stack designed specifically for virtual reality," the statement said.

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