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Spotify for Android gets overhaul, includes Android 4.0 support

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A look at Spotify’s new application. (Credit: Spotify) Spotify users with Android devices are being treated to a new and improved app. The streaming-music service announced today that it has completely overhauled its Android

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Samsung claims eight more patent infringements by Apple

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Samsung continues to ramp up its patent battle against Apple. The Korean mobile phone maker yesterday filed its own counterclaim to a prior Apple patent lawsuit, alleging that the iPhone maker has infringed on

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Best portable Bluetooth speakers for less than $100

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When it comes to Bluetooth speakers, small is hot. We have Jawbone and all the marketing it put behind its Jambox partially to thank for that. With its rechargeable battery and impressive sound for

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Xolo X900: Meet Intel’s first smartphone

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Lava Xolo 900. (Credit: Lava) As expected, the first smartphone powered by an Intel processor launched this week: the Lava Xolo 900. Intel and India-based Lava International today announced the general availability of the

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Canon 5D Mark III underwhelms on sensor test

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Canon’s EOS 5D Mark III (Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) Canon’s EOS 5D Mark III is a hot item in the camera world. It’s the successor to the vaunted 5D Mark II, which ignited the video

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How DxO Labs tests hot cameras like Canon’s latest SLR

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Canon’s 5D Mark III is perched on a tripod in front of a queasiness-inducing chessboard pattern used to test its image sensor’s ability to capture sharp images. (Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET) BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT, France —

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RIM looking to JPMorgan for life support, report says

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(Credit: RIM) RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has decided he needs some help to make strategy decisions, according to a new report. The BlackBerry maker is currently nearing a decision to pick a financial adviser

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Startup firm BranchOut trying to out-link LinkedIn

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(Credit: Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET) Startup firm BranchOut offers a professional social network that its CEO believes could outdo LinkedIn with greater exposure and the right amount of cash. BranchOut serves a mission similar

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Microsoft evangelist goofed on Windows Phone 8 upgrade claim

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(Credit: Josh Miller/CNET) Microsoft developer evangelist Nuno Silva apparently confused applications with devices when he claimed that users of Windows Phone 7 (aka Mango) would be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 8 (aka

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Netflix Q1 stronger than expected, but beyond that, who knows?

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(Credit: Netflix/Roku) Netflix on Monday will announce its first-quarter earnings, and two analysts believe that the results should be stronger than initially believed. Sterne Agee analyst Ray Young, who has been following the company’s

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Facebook shoots for major headquarters expansion

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Facebook’s Menlo Park campus. (Credit: Facebook) Facebook is thinking ahead as it prepares to cash in with its IPO. It has plans of expanding the headquarters, hiring thousands more employees, and adding a new

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Nikon adds midrange 28mm to its lens lineup

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Nikon’s midrange 28mm f1.8 lens (Credit: Nikon USA) In addition to introducing its latest entry-level dSLR today, Nikon also debuted a new lens targeted at video shooters and D800 adopters. The fast, midrange 28mm

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Gaming consoles consume copious amounts of energy

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(Credit: Microsoft) Electricity costs on game consoles have soared into the billions with tons of energy being wasted, according to a study (PDF) by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. However, it doesn’t have to

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Will ultrabooks, Windows 8 finally spur PC growth?

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Intel’s Ivy Bridge-based hybrid. A concept now, reality in the second half of the year when Windows 8 comes. (Credit: Intel) Intel’s CEO believes that ultrabooks and Windows 8 will combine to spark PC

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Apple gives away Snow Leopard to boost iCloud migration

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Apple’s Snow Leopard offer. (Credit: MacGasm) Apple has a plan to nudge more MobileMe users on to iCloud. The cloud-based offering storage service will replace MobileMe in June, but only users running OS X

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Facebook’s Timeline spells success for apps

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Viddy iPhone screenshot (Credit: Viddy) A couple of months ago, most people had no idea what Viddy was. Since getting its start in April 2011, this app — which is like Instagram but for

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Crave giveaway: Zona Wireless Surround Speaker System

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(Credit: Aperion) First off, congrats to Craig S. of Yuba City, Calif., for winning a Zero1.tv VooMote One in last week’s giveaway. Looking to turn the volume up to 11? Then you’ll want to

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Is the HTC One S T-Mobile’s savior?

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T-Mobile USA may not have the iPhone or a slew of other cool Android phones, but next week it will start selling the HTC One S, one of HTC’s premiere smartphones that may finally

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AT&T stores report Lumia 900 shortage

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The Nokia Lumia 900 is reportedly high in demand. (Credit: Josh Miller/CNET) Although it’s still too early to tell if the Lumia 900 is both Nokia and Microsoft’s saving grace, numerous ATT stores reported

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Mastering Laguna Seca with the 2013 Nissan GT-R

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GT-R drivers learn to handle Laguna Seca’s famous corkscrew. (Credit: Nissan) SALINAS, CA — On a recent Friday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Nissan hosted a group of 2012 GT-R owners as part of

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