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I want Walter Isaacson's tapes. Isaacson's Steve Jobs was supposed to be this book. Isaacson sat with Jobs, asked him the questions, and heard the stories from the man himself.

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Don't worry about that whole Superfish thing; there's no Windows, and therefore no spyware, on this laptop.>

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The YotaPhone 2, which ranks as one of the coolest and more novel Android smartphones in recent memory, is headed to the United States. Phone Scoop reports that the company plans to launch an Indiegogo campaign in the spring and make the phone available for around $600. Should that prove successful — and we have a good feeling it might — YotaPhone is also hoping to release the device through third-party retailers like Best Buy. From the front, YotaPhone 2 looks like any other Android phone, but it's the e-paper display around back that's earned the device so much praise.

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By acquiring and engaging with startups, Indian IT firms are hoping to gain the innovation edge. Saritha Rai says this evolution of the industry's business model is long overdue.

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We’re only a few days into March, but it’s already time to start carving days out of your summer. What for, you might ask? Well, Netflix just announced the premiere dates for some of its most anticipated summer shows, included the return of the smash hit prison dramedy Orange is the New Black. DON’T MISS: What the CIA used before Google Maps Netflix revealed on Monday that the third season of Orange is the New Black will debut on the streaming service on June 12th. It’s a long wait, but this season is reported to have 14 episodes, rather than the standard 13. Jason Biggs’ character Larry Bloom will also no longer be a part of the show, at least for the third season.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is starring in an Edward Snowden biopic, and filming appears to have begun today. Gordon-Levitt posted a photo from the first day of the shoot to his Facebook page, giving an early look at him in costume as Snowden. The film, called Snowden, is being directed by Oliver Stone, who's known for Wall Street and Platoon.

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Samsung and HTC each improved this generation of smartphone, but some design decisions may have customers choosing one over the other -- and it may not be the one you think.

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The dangers of mobile malware are very real, and we’re now reminded yet again how quickly these malicious programs can spread thanks to a new outbreak. Dubbed “Gazon,” this new malware has been called “one of the single largest messaging-initiated mobile malware outbreaks” by the experts who discovered it. Luckily, Gazon is fairly easy to avoid if you know what you’re looking for, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know to protect yourself right here in this post. DON’T MISS: Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9: The definitive showdown Gazon was first discovered by mobile security experts at AdaptiveMobile, who wrote about the new threat on the company’s blog. This particular Android malware is a worm that hides inside an app claiming to

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Apple overtook Samsung to regain the top position in global smartphone sales in the fourth quarter, a market tracker said Tuesday. The survey by Gartner found Apple grabbed a 20.4 percent share of smartphone sales to end users, boosted by the introduction of its large-screen iPhones. South Korea's Samsung saw its share tumble to 19.9 percent, as its smartphone sales dropped to 73 million units. Other surveys showed Apple and Samsung in a virtual tie, but Gartner showed a clear lead for the US firm.

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Demonstrations at Mobile World Congress show the growing momentum toward the launch of faster, more responsive mobile networks in 2020.>

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At this year's MWC, mobile execs have been mulling how best to balance consumers' right to privacy with the industry's hunger for data.

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With its big-screened iPhone 6 lineup, Apple jumped past Samsung to capture a 20.4 percent share of smartphone sales last quarter, says research firm Gartner.>

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Samsung on Sunday announced that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are going to get their own version of the Gear VR, the company’s own virtual reality headset that lets users enjoy immersive VR content with help of compatible devices — you actually have to insert the smartphone inside the headset to make it all work. Naturally, I had to take the new model for a hands-on, and eyes-in spin at Samsung’s booth at MWC 2015. FROM EARLIER: Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on: Meet the smartphone to beat in 2015 First, the bad news: the headset is rather gigantic, and while it’s not uncomfortable to wear, it would be a pain to carry it around. The moving images you experience once you

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Waze has been added to the list of Google Mobile Services, a package of Google-made software that handset makers can install on top of the core Android operating system. Almost every major manufacturer (Samsung, HTC, Sony, Motorola, LG, etc.) elects to do this, and now they've got the option of adding Waze to that roster of bundled apps. By making this move, Google is exposing Waze to an even larger potential audience, and all of its routing functions should get even smarter as a result.

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As it grew like mad, CEO Jason Goldberg talked about taking on titans like Target and Ikea. The company had 750 employees and more than $330 million in funding at its peak.

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Jesus Vigo examines the CTB-Locker virus, its effects on your data, and how to best protect your computer from this ransomware infection.

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We spoke to Ubuntu's mobile boss Cristian Parrino find out how it's different from Android, Firefox and Tizen.>

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After the Galaxy S5 was a huge letdown to smartphone fans around the world — and to Samsung, in terms of sales numbers — the South Korean giant had a tough road ahead when it began developing the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. It’s still early, but it’s already pretty safe to say that Samsung came through this time around. The company unveiled fresh new smartphones that are not only the most gorgeous handsets Samsung has ever made, but also phones that are packed full of exciting next-generation mobile technology. Did Samsung succeed in building new phones with brawn that matches their beauty? As they say, benchmark performance test results speak louder than words. DON’T MISS: Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on preview Samsung Galaxy S6

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By Edward Taylor FRANKFURT (Reuters) - General Motors is launching its digital Onstar connection service in Europe this year, offering Opel and Vauxhall buyers free car connectivity for the first year after purchase. Cars are equipped with their own mobile phone SIM card, enabling Opel to get in touch with a driver if an airbag deploys and alert emergency services, or to remotely unlock the car if somebody has locked keys into the vehicle. "Perhaps the most important launch for us in Geneva is Onstar, which offers emergency assistance, and connectivity services, connecting the car to the internet," Opel Chief executive Karl-Thomas Neumann said on Tuesday. Separately, Neumann said that Opel and Vauxhall would need to make up for lost sales in Russia by boosting growth in other markets.

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