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Samsung developing ApplePay competitor: report

The world's biggest smartphone maker is in talks with LoopPay, a mobile wallet and payments startup, about a tie-up that could turn Samsung smartphones into virtual credit cards accepted at a larger number of stores than any other existing service, ApplePay included.


Sony might release upcoming Xperia Z4 in phablet and compact versions

Though its Xperia Z3 smartphone range was introduced just months ago (at IFA in September), Sony may be on the verge of announcing its successor. The next generation of premium smartphones from the brand could include the Z4 Ultra and the Z4 Compact, according to Android Origin.


LG to unveil Quantum Dot TVs at CES

The new technology that LG is set to show off in January will boost the range and intensity of colors on the company's 2015 UHD TVs.


The iPhone 6 tops Google's 2014 tech search list

The search engine's yearly round up of what was hot and what was not saw Apple dominate tech searches, men get to grips with the concept of the selfie and obsession over the Flappy Birds iPhone game hit fever pitch.


Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation

Microsoft announced Monday a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service.


Viber launches games platform

After voice and video calling, the social messaging app is now adding social gaming to its platform.


Acer to launch the first 15-inch+ Chromebook: report

The company is planning to take a bigger part of the emerging Chromebook market -- in the most literal sense -- with the launch of the first 15.6-inch display notebook that runs Google's stripped-back operating system.


Is WhatsApp about to land on your desktop?

The world's most popular social mobile messaging app is rumored to be developing a PC version of its service.


Drone revolution hovers on the horizon

Drones are about to have a big impact on our lives, even if they will not be delivering our orders from Amazon any time soon, say experts.


2014 highlights: the year of the phablet

A year ago, phablets -- that is smartphones with a display greater than 5-inches -- were dismissed as something of a joke, a fad that would disappear as quickly as it had emerged. But now even Apple is in on the act with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, and by the end of this year, phablet sales are expected to overtake those of notebooks.