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Google Launches Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2 Smartphones With Squeezable Sides

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Google also introduced a new Pixelbook Chromebook, new Google Home devices, the latest Daydream View virtual reality headset, a new Clips camera and more.
Social Virtual Reality

Microsoft Snaps Up AltspaceVR to Put a Social Spin on Mixed Reality

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After a brush with corporate death, the AltspaceVR social virtual reality platform is acquired by Microsoft.
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Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Smartphones Expected to Roll Out at Oct 4 Event SLIDESHOW

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Google is expected to debut its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones at an Oct. 4 event. Google may discuss its other technologies as well, including Google Home and a new Chromebooks.
Daily Tech Briefing Oct. 2, 2017

iPhone X Could Be in Short Supply During Holiday Season VIDEO

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DAILY VIDEO: Apple iPhone X delay rumors swirl due to component issues; intelligence experts say cyber-thieves and nation-state hackers are teaming up; Microsoft releases its SQL Server 2017 database on Linux systems; and there's more.
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SquareTrade Tests Prove Protective Cases a Wise Choice for iPhone 8s SLIDESHOW

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Extended Service Provider SquareTrade conducted durability tests on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and found they face significant risk of damage resulting from drops and falls.
iPhone X

Apple iPhone X Delay Rumors Swirl Due to Component Issues

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The iPhone X is facing production delays due to problems in manufacturing the 3D sensors used for facial recognition, reports say.
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iPhone 8 Users Praise Handsets' Performance, Report Nagging Glitches SLIDESHOW

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Early users of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are reporting some hardware and software issues with the smartphones. Other users say they are pleased with the handsets' processing power and the wireless charging.

Power-Saving, Highly Accurate Broadcom Mobile GPS Chips Coming in 2018

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The new Broadcom GPS chips will bring significant improvements for GPS performance in smartphones, wearables and other mobile devices.
Google Shopping Spin Off

Google Reportedly Planning to Establish Independent Shopping Unit

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Google move to create an independent shopping services unit is in response to EU demands that the company level the playing field for rival comparison-shopping sites, Bloomberg reports.
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10 Questions About the Design of Samsung’s Foldable Smartphone SLIDESHOW

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Samsung has confirmed market talk that it is developing a foldable smartphone—possibly named the Galaxy X—that it will release in 2018. But what will go into this handset's design?
Daily Tech Briefing Sept. 25, 2017

Google Looks to Boost Smartphone Innovations With $1.1B HTC Deal VIDEO

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DAILY VIDEO: Google is paying HTC $1.1 billion to bring over parts of its smartphone team; an SEC filing system hack highlights the need to fortify public data security; Ford brings mixed reality into car design with Microsoft HoloLens; and there's more.
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London Transportation Authority Votes to Kick Out Uber

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The ride-hailing service's London-area permit expires Sept. 30. The reason for the denial, TFL said, was that Uber has shown "a lack of corporate responsibility."

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