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Samsung expects big profit despite Note 7 crisis

The company's profit is expected to have soared nearly 50 percent in the fourth quarter

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TCL has big plans for BlackBerry

The iconic BlackBerry handset with keyboard is making a comeback. Can TCL restore the brand to former glory?

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PC shipments predicted to return to growth in 2018 after six-year skid

PC shipments nosedived after the release of Microsoft's disastrous Windows 8 in 2012, but Gartner is projecting a return to annual shipment growth in 2018.

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TCL targets Apple, Samsung with new BlackBerry handset

The company hopes to reverse BlackBerry's fall with new phones

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38% off Maxboost 4.8A/24W Dual USB Port Smart Car Charger - Deal Alert

This 24W / 4.8A USB car charger safely charges your favorite mobile devices at high speed, is highly rated on Amazon, and is currently discounted 38% to just $9.99.

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Asus, T-Mobile have CES surprises in store for Android users

With the big CES 2017 event just around the corner, companies are beginning to tease their latest announcements

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Report: Android phones by Lenovo and others may be running spyware

The security hole that previously affected Blu R1 HD phones has been linked to more than 40 other manufacturers

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Celebrate 2016’s mobile gems

Cool, useful innovations were few and far between last year, so these five mobile breakthroughs deserve extra credit

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What are the best gifts for iPhone lovers?

Looking for the perfect gift for the iPhone lover in your life? Here are are favorite accessories of the year.

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29% off Plantronics Explorer 50 Bluetooth Headset - Deal Alert

The Plantronics Explorer 50 Bluetooth headset reduces background noise, connects to two smartphones, streams your music and GPS directions, and has a power-saving DeepSleep mode. Currently reduced to just $18.

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Best Android phones: What should you buy?

Picking an Android phone can be difficult, but we're here to help. These are the top Android phones you should consider bringing home.

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Samsung still struggling with recovery of Note 7 phones from users

Note7 phone users in Canada will be cut off from the mobile network starting Dec. 15

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14% off World Travel Power Plug Adapter with Dual USB Charger - Deal Alert

Get 14% off this all-in-one world travel power adapter. Built-in sliders let you create the right adapter for any country in the world. Includes dual-USB ports for your portable devices.

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US Supreme Court leaves gap in Samsung-Apple patent ruling

The court did not provide guidance on a test for 'article of manufacture' for determining damages

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Supreme Court kills $399M patent award against Samsung in Apple case

A lower court incorrectly awarded damages based on the whole smartphone, not the patented pieces, justices say

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23% off LilGadgets Premium Children's Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with SharePort - Deal Alert

Highly rated Bluetooth headphones for kids features a volume limiter for safe listening, 12 hours of playback or 180 standby, and a Shareport that allows other headphones to plug in and listen along. Currently discounted 23%.

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Which iPhone 8 rumors can we trust?

The iPhone 8 is nine months away, but we’re already expecting it to have OLED and wireless charging. Watch the video to find out why.

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23% off iClever Backlight Bluetooth Folding Keyboard for Smartphone, PC, or Tablet - Deal Alert

This ultra light portable keyboard features full standard-size keys, but folds into ⅓ of the size so you can pack it anywhere. Backlit with red, blue, or green at two brightness levels. Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy texture for...

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