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Samsung hopes hands-on demos will woo potential Galaxy S5, wearable buyers

The company hopes improved camera, print recognition and heart rate monitor will be enough to get users to upgrade.

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From the 2110 to the Lumia 1020, Nokia's most iconic phones

Today Nokia's shareholders voted to approve Microsoft's acquisition of the company's Nokia's Devices & Services business. The deal marks the end of an era that has produced many iconic phones.

Samsung woos developers with promise of converged living rooms

Samsung believes that more customized apps will help convince consumers to pick its smartphones, tablets, and TVs over competing products and create loyalty.

Heins out as BlackBerry CEO, as struggling phone maker takes $1 billion loan

BlackBerry will take a loan from its principal shareholder and name John S. Chen chairman and interim CEO

Samsung signs long-term deal with Gorilla Glass maker Corning

Samsung believes that Corning’s technologies will become increasingly important to the consumer electronics industry and it wanted ensure access to those, said the company CEO.

Nokia counts on larger screens to help keep up momentum

In what could turn out to be its last big event before Microsoft takes over, Nokia on Tuesday is expected to add large-screen smartphones and a tablet to its Lumia family as well as upgrade its portfolio of low-cost smartphones.

Amazon adds audio to cloud-based transcoding service

Amazon Web Services has added the option to use its Elastic Transcoder for audio-only conversions.

Philips shows wireless cooker, coffee maker concepts

The cooker gets instructions via the Internet on what to do.

Samsung curved 4K TV at IFA

Curved-screen TVs fall flat

LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics and Sony all showed curved TVs at the IFA tech show in Berlin this week.

Samsung readies 4K satellite broadcasts, promises to upgrade TVs

Samsung Electronics will upgrade its 4K TVs when broadcast standards have been set and is also partnering with Eutelsat in Europe to offer commercial broadcasts via satellite in the 3840 x 2560 pixel resolution.

Spec standoff: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra

When smartphone leader Samsung Electronics introduced the original Galaxy Note, it didn't have much competition, but since then interest for smartphones with 5.5-inch screens -- and larger -- has grown, so the new Note 3 faces plenty of competitors, including the Xperia Z Ultra from Sony.

Panasonic launches its first 4K TV, teases arrival of 20-inch 4K tablet

Panasonic's first 4K HDTV try is the Smart Viera TX-L65WT600, which has a 65-inch screen and can display up to 60 frames per second.

Google slashes Nexus 4 price to $199 off-contract

The best deal in smartphones just got even cheaper ahead of the rumored launch of a low-cost iPhone.

First Firefox OS phone arrives in Spain Tuesday

Telefónica will be the first to offer a commercial smartphone based on the Firefox OS. The Spanish operator will start selling the ZTE Open on Tuesday for $90 with a prepaid subscription.

Secretly shooting video and photo in private settings soon to be illegal in Sweden

Sweden's parliament voted in favor of a law that bans taking pictures and filming in a private environment without first getting permission from people in attendance. Critics say the law is too ambiguous.