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Samsung has seen better days. Can a folding screen help?

Feb 19, 2019
Will a folding screen make a difference for Samsung's bottom line?
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Why the race to 5G is a bet on a multitrillion dollar economic impact

Oct 10, 2018
The U.S. won the race to 4G. Can it do the same with 5G?
Apple's Oct. 13 event demoed a new iPhone 12
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Super Mario is back on mobile — but you’ll need to pony up $10 to play it

Dec 15, 2016
“Super Mario Brothers,” the Japanese video game franchise, is releasing its first mobile game today for iPhones and iPads, called “Super Mario Run.” There’s a free trial version, but Mario enthusiasts will have to pay $10 to play the full game. That’s in contrast to the freemium model, where you play for free but then […]

Passengers can track luggage to the carousel with smartphone

Nov 22, 2016
If you’re flying with Delta Air Lines, your luggage tag now has a microchip embedded inside.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the headquarters for Delta Air Lines. At its baggage claim area, banners say bags are guaranteed to be delivered within 20 minutes.
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Video game insiders head to a new dimension at E3

Jun 14, 2016
Coming off a strong year for the industry, game companies are pushing virtual reality.
People try the new Sony VR headset at a Sony PlayStation E3 event in Los Angeles, California on Monday. 

A test for superheroes: will mobile comics fly?

Mar 10, 2016
The mobile challenge: you read one panel, move down. Read another, down some more.
Traditional comics pages make for good reading on a tablet screen, but shrink those panels down to mobile phone size, and all kinds of text and imagery can get lost in translation. 
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Verizon tries to stream its way to the small screen

Sep 8, 2015
The company has launched GO90, an ad-supported service for mobile.

Why wireless providers are ditching the two-year contract

Aug 18, 2015
Sprint is the latest to drop two-year contracts. Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson explains why.

Google's wireless gamble

Mar 2, 2015
The Internet giant is a new entrant in an already crowded marketplace.