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In this Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 photo, participants are seen near the logo of Tizen during the Tizen Developer Summit 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. is in a quiet push to make its Tizen operating system a part of the technology lexicon as familiar as Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS. Its ambition doesn’t stop there. Samsung sees the software in your car, fridge and television too. The first developer conference in Asia for Tizen wrapped up Tuesday after a two-day run, bringing together app developers and Tizen backers from Samsung, Intel and mobile operators. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Samsung makes quiet push for new mobile OS

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Most mobile phone users have never heard of Tizen. Neither have car owners or anyone with a fridge. Samsung Electronics Co. wants to change that. The South Korean electronics giant […]

11/12/2013

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, introduces the new iPad Air, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

iPads face toughest holiday season yet

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook believes Santa’s sleigh will be loaded with iPads this Christmas, but a variety of competing tablets are sure to be along for the ride, too. Apple’s iPad […]

10/30/2013

A Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

Smartwatches abound. But who really wants one?

NEW YORK (AP) — If consumer electronics companies are to be believed, someone on your holiday shopping list is just dying for a wristwatch that displays message alerts and weather updates. Samsung and Sony have […]

10/29/2013

In this  Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, file photo, a Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 3, bottom left, and Galaxy Gears, wristwatches with a touchscreen display, are displayed in a showroom at Samsung Electronics Co. headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

Samsung to expand devices that work with Gear

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung says its new Galaxy Gear computerized watch will be compatible with several older phones through a software update. One big flaw with the $300 Gear is that in the U.S., […]

10/28/2013

A woman walks by an advertisement of LG Electronics' smartphone G2 in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Review: Button location sets LG’s G2 apart

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The G2 and the G Pad 8.3, the flagship smartphone and tablet from LG Electronics Inc., are great mobile devices that have fantastic screens, top-end cameras and ample processing power. […]

10/16/2013

The Sony Smart Watch (Photo credit: SonyMobile.com)

Sony’s $200 smartwatch works with Android phones

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony says its new computerized wristwatch will sell for $200 in the U.S. and will work with a variety of Android phones. Sony’s SmartWatch 2 hasn’t gotten as much attention as […]

10/15/2013

HTC offers larger phone, with fingerprint sensor

NEW YORK (AP) — At your neighborhood coffee shop, you can order your beverage in small, medium or large. Now, you can do that with phones, too. HTC Corp. is introducing a larger version of […]

10/14/2013

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BlackBerry to lay off 4,500 employees

TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry says it will lay off 4,500 employees, or 40 percent of its global workforce, as it reports a nearly $1 billion second-quarter loss in a surprise early release of earnings results. […]

09/20/2013

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5C in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Christmas in summer? Gadget makers reveal lineups

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — It’s still officially summer, yet major electronic companies have already announced a slew of holiday gift ideas: iPhones of different colors, video game players and a new category of wristwatches designed […]

09/11/2013

JK Shin, head of Samsung Mobile Communications, presents the Samsung Galaxy Gear in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Samsung has unveiled a highly anticipated digital wristwatch well ahead of a similar product expected from rival Apple. The so-called smartwatch is what some technology analysts believe could become this year's must-have holiday gift. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Gear on Wednesday in Berlin ahead of the annual IFA consumer electronics show. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

Samsung unveils smartwatch ahead of rival Apple

BERLIN (AP) — Samsung unveiled its highly anticipated digital wristwatch Wednesday, beating Apple to what could become this year’s must-have holiday gift item. So-called smartwatches, which can perform tasks such as displaying email and Twitter […]

09/04/2013

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A look back at Google’s sweet treat Android names

NEW YORK (AP) — Google is naming its latest Android mobile operating system after Kit Kats. Here’s a look at Google’s history of naming each version of the system after sweet treats: 2008 Android 1.0 […]

09/03/2013

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Facebook aims to get more people online

  NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook wants to get more of the world’s 7 billion people online through a partnership with Samsung, Nokia and other large mobile technology companies. Facebook Inc. announced a partnership called […]

08/20/2013

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