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Startups take the limelight at the CES gadget show

Every year the biggest companies in the technology industry showcase their wares at the sprawling trade show. A TV that can be rolled up like a newspaper and a fridge that messages you to tell you when food is out of date are among the new products set to be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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Huawei smartphone shipments soar 44% in 2015

With a six-inch show, it nonetheless has a smaller general footprint than comparable smartphones, stated Kevin Ho, who heads Huawei's handset operations. It shipped 108 million smartphones (44% increase over 2014) to become the leading Chinese smartphone manufacturer and number three behind Samsung and Apple.

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Microsoft criticised over Windows 10 encryption key upload

Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 10, was released five months ago, which means the OS has gotten 40 million new users every month. There is no warning or opt-out option for Microsoft users, something eerily akin to the Clipper chip program pushed by the National Security Agency and the Clinton White House in the 1990's, according to The Intercept , which first reported on the Windows vulnerability.

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HP Falcon smartphone is real, said to debut at MWC 2016

Capossela drew comparison to the company's successful Surface program, which caught the public's imagination despite "a bunch of early misfires". Unlike the Lumia phones , the said handset will be completely developed by the software giant.

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Deadline approaches to collect Sprint, Verizon settlement funds

That illegal practice is called " cramming ", since victims' phone bills are crammed with third-party charges they didn't ask for-and might not even notice. The charges include services like monthly subscriptions for ringtones, wallpapers and text messages related to horoscopes, flirting tips, celebrity news and other information.

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Downton Abbey Finale Aired on Christmas Day

Julian and I are keen". Golly. If you've watched Downton Abbey since it started, then tonight's final extravaganza is like a dream come true. It's the series finale, a longer episode than usual, a chance to see whether or not these characters can have the happy ending that we want for them.