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Pokemon Go unleashes legions of monster hunters
Pokemon Go unleashes legions of monster hunters

Since its release in the United States, Australia and New Zealand last week, the free Pokemon Go smartphone game that overlays play on the real world has triggered a craze tinged with obsession.

Pokemon Go unleashes legions of monster hunters
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Kazakhstan bans smartphones for police, civil servants

Kazakhstan is set to enforce a ban on smartphones in the workplace for police and government workers in an effort to prevent information leaks, according to a document that was itself leaked,

Kazakhstan bans smartphones for police, civil servants
App usage soars as smartphones take hold
App usage soars as smartphones take hold

Global app usage soared in 2015 as a growing base of smartphone users found new ways to use their devices.

App usage soars as smartphones take hold
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Facebook expands smartphone alerts to news, weather

Facebook, making a bigger push to deliver personalized information to its members, said it was expanding its mobile alerts to include sports scores, weather updates and local news updates.

Facebook expands smartphone alerts to news, weather
Google aims to get news to smartphones faster
Google aims to get news to smartphones faster

Google laid out a plan to make tapping into news on mobile devices faster, keeping eyeballs on stories and people visiting websites.

Google aims to get news to smartphones faster
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Google's new Android seeks to make smartphone smarter

Google's updated Android mobile software seeks to make the smartphone smarter, while keeping the search titan relevant in a world where people rely on apps on the go.

Google's new Android seeks to make smartphone smarter
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Smartphone device may help diagnose cancer

A new device that can be added to a smartphone may be able to accurately and cheaply diagnose cancer, a technology which could be useful in remote areas.

Smartphone device may help diagnose cancer
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Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones

Several big Asian phone companies launched new high-end smartphones and other wireless gizmos, hoping to challenge US giant Apple in a big year for wireless gadgets.

Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones
Apple becomes first company worth over $700 bn
Apple becomes first company worth over $700 bn

Apple became the first company to reach a market value of $700 billion.

Apple becomes first company worth over $700 bn
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Google turns smartphones into real-time translators

Google on Wednesday began turning smartphones into real-time language translators -- of both written and spoken content.

Google turns smartphones into real-time translators
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BlackBerry gets OK to buy encryptors of Merkel's mobile

Germany said Friday it had approved Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry's purchase of data encryption firm Secusmart.

BlackBerry gets OK to buy encryptors of Merkel's mobile
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Smartphones cut into Google profit and share price

The rise of smartphone use to access the Internet, and slowing clicks on ads, cut into profits by Google in the third quarter, the company has revealed.

Smartphones cut into Google profit and share price
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HTC launches 'selfie' smartphone, new camera

Taiwan-based HTC unveiled its newest smartphone with high-resolution cameras on both sides to appeal to people who take "selfie" pictures.

HTC launches 'selfie' smartphone, new camera
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Microsoft gives peek at coming Windows 10 software

Microsoft offered its first glimpse of its Windows 10 software that it hopes delivers a winning formula for powering tablets and smartphones.

Microsoft gives peek at coming Windows 10 software
Samsung launches Note 4 'phablet' ahead of schedule
Samsung launches Note 4 'phablet' ahead of schedule

South Korea's Samsung launched the latest version of its oversized Galaxy Note smartphone earlier than expected.

Samsung launches Note 4 'phablet' ahead of schedule
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Google debuts $105 Android One smartphone in India

Google launched a $105 smartphone in India, taking aim at emerging markets as part of an initiative called Android One.

Google debuts $105 Android One smartphone in India
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Amid high expectations, Apple to unveil new devices

Apple pulls back the curtain on its latest innovations, amid frenzied anticipation over new big-screen iPhones.

Amid high expectations, Apple to unveil new devices
Amazon launches 'Fire' smartphone in Germany, Britain
Amazon launches 'Fire' smartphone in Germany, Britain

US online giant Amazon said it was selling its "Fire" 3D smartphone in Germany and Britain as it cut the price of the handset for US customers.

Amazon launches 'Fire' smartphone in Germany, Britain
Facebook tuning mobile search at social network
Facebook tuning mobile search at social network

Facebook said it is dabbling with letting members using smartphones or tablets search for past posts of friends at the leading online social network

Facebook tuning mobile search at social network
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Kazakh smartphone produced in China may enter international market

Zerde smartphone designed by Kazakhs from Urumqi, China may enter the international market.

Kazakh smartphone produced in China may enter international market