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Invites from the Cupertino, Calif., electronics giant give almost no hints, saying "wish we could say more." But the general consensus is that Apple will unveil its next smartphone.>

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Here’s an accessory that you definitely can’t accuse Samsung of copying from anyone else. In addition to announcing its Gear S smartwatch earlier on Thursday, Samsung also took the wraps off a new set of headphones designed to compliment the device that are certainly original, to say the least. FROM EARLIER: The first non-Android Samsung smartphone is here and it actually goes on your wrist Samsung’s new Gear Circle is an accessory that looks like a pair of headphones combined with a necklace and it’s the first device of its kind we can recall seeing. Samsung says the accessory was designed with “a magnetic lock which clasps around the user’s neck when not in use, as well as a vibrate function

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Thanks to an anthropologist's unusual discovery, we now know the iconic cartoon character is considered by Sanrio to be a girl, not a cat. Goodbye, Kitty. Hello...what exactly?>

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After months of rumors (some more accurate than others), Apple has finally sent out invitations to their next big launch party. Press invites went out on Thursday for an event on September 9 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. While the teasing invite doesn't specify why everyone should come running to San Francisco in two weeks, all signs point to the official announcement of the next iPhone (or iPhones.)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc invited media to a "special event" in its hometown of Cupertino, California, on Sept. 9, when the iPhone maker is expected to unveil the latest versions of its best-selling smartphones. The launch date came as no surprise, as it had been widely reported. Apple was expected to unveil larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens for iPhones, a move thought to be driven in part by the success of archrival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd with its larger devices. Tech blog Re/code also reported Apple may introduce its long-awaited smartwatch. ...

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The technology lets users plug an iPhone into a dock with the Lightning connector and not worry about how much force or torque they place on it to remove the device.>

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The Symphony All-In-One is, according to maker Bissell, so good at cleaning away germs that, well, its brand manager gets down and proves it. In the subway. There's a caveat though.>

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BBC teams up with Microsoft to bring "Blocktor Who," a "Doctor Who"-themed Minecraft expansion to the Xbox 360 next month.>

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This is it, boys and girls… the biggest smartphone of the year is about to be unveiled. Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to a special press conference that will be held on September 9th. Needless to say, at least one next-generation iPhone — the iPhone 6 — is expected to debut. Another recent report claimed that we’ll also see Apple’s first wearable device revealed during the event. Of course, nothing is confirmed until Apple executives hop on stage, so stay tuned to BGR for full coverage of everything that’s announced during the press conference.

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This is it, boys and girls… the biggest smartphone of the year is about to be unveiled. Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to a special press conference that will be held on September 9th. Needless to say, at least one next-generation iPhone — the iPhone 6 — is expected to debut. Another recent report claimed that we’ll also see Apple’s first wearable device revealed during the event. Of course, nothing is confirmed until Apple executives hop on stage, so stay tuned to BGR for full coverage of everything that’s announced during the press conference.

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La espera terminó. Apple envió las invitaciones para un evento el 9 de septiembre. ¿Conoceremos por fin el iPhone 6?>

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Well this is cryptic. Apple has confirmed that it's holding an event in Cupertino on September 9th, complete with a typically confusing-but-also-probably-revealing tagline: "wish we could say more."

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Top telecom companies make a killing in the United States. AT&T and Verizon combined to pull in more than $64 billion in revenue during the most recent quarter alone, yielding about $13.3 billion in combined operating income. Wireless represents the biggest business for each of the nation’s top carriers, and high-margin smartphone sales play an important role in maintaining growth. If smartphone sales start to move away from carriers, they stand to lose a huge amount of money in the long run. This could be one of several reasons we now see carriers actively promoting new smartphone purchasing options. But what happens if handset companies start successfully selling their own devices directly to consumers at ridiculously affordable prices? One fresh new

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El profesor Neil Alford informa que los videos filtrados del iPhone 6 en donde se ve una pantalla muy resistente, hecha de zafiro, parecen ser legítimos.>

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If HTC is serious about investing in Windows Phone once again, it makes sense that the company would want to spread its cards out. Verizon's exclusivity window isn't believed to be very long; So if you're on either T-Mobile or AT&T, the wait should be manageable. As we said in our review, many people would be better off picking the Android version of HTC's gorgeous metal smartphone.

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If you bought an HP or Compaq laptop between September 2010 and June 2012, listen up, because this concerns you: the power cords sold with those laptops are being recalled after reports of overheating and property damage. Although it doesn't appear there's anything wrong with the laptops themselves, some of the cords — specifically the AC adapter, the part that connects the wall to the power brick — are prone to overheating: there have been 29 complaints of overheating cords and 13 complaints of resulting property damage.

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's [IPO-BABA.N] revenue accelerated in the April-to-June quarter on strong gains in its mobile business, providing investors with what may be the final glimpse of the Chinese e-commerce company's financials before its expected landmark market debut. Alibaba, whose IPO could be the largest ever by a technology company, said mobile revenue was roughly a third of its total transaction volume in the three months ended June 30, up from 27.4 percent in the first three months of the year. Revenue in the June quarter increased 46 percent year-on-year to $2.54 billion, a faster pace than the 38.7 percent revenue growth that Alibaba posted in the previous quarter. Net income attributable to Alibaba's ordinary shareholders nearly tripled to $1.99 billion, or 84 cents per share, in the quarter.

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Wired reports a mobile-payments platform powered by near-field communication is coming to the next iPhone, backing up similar stories last month.>

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Relatively poor battery life is one of the biggest complaints people have about Apple’s iPhone lineup, and the iPhone 6 isn’t really expected to make any huge advancements in this area. The next-generation iPhones are indeed expected to have bigger batteries than current models, but they’ll also have larger displays and other new power-gulping features. As much as people complain about battery life, few actually make an effort to adjust their usage patterns in an effort to extend each charge as long as possible. For those interested in getting more out of their batteries, there’s a nifty new iPhone app that will be a huge help. SEE ALSO: 15 tips for squeezing as much battery life as possible out of your

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A group of 12 top rappers, including Diddy, Rick Ross, and 2 Chainz, have come together to record a song in memory of Michael Brown, the black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson earlier this month. The recording of "Don't Shoot" was organized by The Game, who tells Rolling Stone that he had an easy time getting everyone together to record this after the events in Ferguson. The song also features Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh and the R&B group TGT, who sing the hook. "I am a black man with kids of my own that I love more than anything, and I cannot fathom a horrific tragedy like Michael Brown's happening to them," The Game tells Rolling Stone.

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Apple has long resisted adding NFC to the iPhone, but it appears the company will finally be embracing the technology as part of a huge push into mobile payments planned to coincide with the launch of iPhone 6. Wired reports that Apple's next smartphone(s) will feature an all-new mobile payments platform that will compete directly with Google Wallet, the carrier-backed Isis service (which is still due to undergo a rebranding), and other alternatives. NFC — short for Near Field Communication — will reportedly be part of that strategy, though other specifics about Apple's plan to help consumers replace their wallets with iPhone remain unclear. In July, The Information reported that Apple was actively holding talks with credit card companies and banks regarding its mobile payment ambitions, with one source saying Visa had signed on to support the effort.

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El rumoreado servicio viene en camino y aparecería el mismo día que el iPhone 6 y el iWatch: 9 de septiembre.>

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