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Pictures of Huawei Ascend Mate 2 leak, will feature same display as its predecessorview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Huawei’s powerful Ascend Mate phablet has a successor in the works, and pictures of the brand new Ascend Mate 2 have leaked online. (IT news)

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Samsung’s Next Chromebook Could Feature Exynos Octa-Core CPU and 2560×1440 Displayview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Google’s Chromebooks are taking off with multiple manufacturers pushing multiple low priced options to consumers. What’s great is that we’re seeing decent specs accompanying those low price tags. Samsung looks to be raising the bar with their next generation of ARM Chromebooks. (IT news)

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Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite passes through FCCview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Samsung’s Galaxy Grand Lite, which we’re expecting to see officially announced at MWC later this year, has passed through the FCC. (IT news)

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73% Of U.S. Adults Use Social Networks, Pinterest Passes Twitter In Popularity, Facebook Stays On Topview story

http://techcrunch.com – Facebook may be currently facing question marks over how well it’s faring with younger users, but among those over 18 in the U.S. it remains the social network king. (IT news)

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Yahoo Ends 2013 With No Apps In Apple’s Top 100view story

http://techcrunch.com – Yahoo put of lot of effort and investment toward presenting a new Yahoo to the world in 2013, and a lot of that has hinged on improving its mobile business. There have been significant updates to old apps; over a dozen (out of a total of 28) mobile-related acquisitions to pick up talent, technology and products; and tests for what Yahoo should focus on next. (IT news)

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Keen On… The 2013 Debacle: Why Gavin Newsom Says The Government Is On A Collision Course With The Futureview story

http://techcrunch.com – It may be the holiday season, but Gavin Newsom, California’s tech savvy Lieutenant Governor, is as mad as hell. And he’s not going to take it any more. The fury of California’s second most powerful state politician is, ironically, directed at government itself. (IT news)

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Divining The Underlying Value Of Bitcoinview story

http://techcrunch.com – Business Insider’s Joe Wiesenthal today published an interesting piece on Bitcoin, partially responding to Paul Krugman’s somewhat inscrutable recent blog post that called the cryptocurrency “evil,” and partially answering the question of why Bitcoin has value. (IT news)

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Archos To Launch A Line Of “Pebble-Like” Smartwatches For iOS And Android At CESview story

http://techcrunch.com – Archos just dropped a huge smattering of CES news in advance of the huge annual tech show, which kicks off next week in Las Vegas. (IT news)

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Chromebooks' Success Punches Microsoft in the Gutview story

https://www.linux.com – Chromebooks had a very good year, according to retailer Amazon.com and industry analysts. And that's bad news for Microsoft. Chromebooks had a very good year, according to retailer Amazon.com and industry analysts. And that's bad news for Microsoft. The pared-down laptops powered by Google's browser-based Chrome OS have surfaced this year as a threat to "Wintel," the Microsoft-Intel olig (Hardware)

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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for December 23 – December 29, 2013view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Due to the Christmas holiday, things were a little slower than usual, but we still had a few goodies. The LG G3 is still several months from being released, but things are already starting to leak regarding the device. LG also has a few wearable devices up their sleeve. Samsung will release a slew of tablets early next year with the hopes of boosting their market share. Will you buy one? (IT news)