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Android Makers Really Want to Make Their Phones Eye-Catching

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Aug 20
It's getting rarer for phone launches to generate excitement these days - especially in the Android world, where all models use the same underlying Google software.

Survey: Too Many New Smartphone Models Released Each Year

PERSONAL TECH | By Youkyung Lee | Aug 18
Consumers think smartphone makers are releasing too many new models each year, a survey showed Tuesday.

Patent Dispute Could Block Apple's iPhone 6 Sales in Beijing

Jun 19
Apple is embroiled in a Chinese patent dispute that threatens to block future sales of the iPhone 6 in Beijing unless the company can overturn a regulator's recent ruling.

Lenovo, Google Unveil Phone That Knows Its Way Around A Room

By Michael Liedtke | Jun 13
A Lenovo smartphone unveiled Thursday will be clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings - such as the room's size and the presence of other people - and potentially transform how we interact.

Apple's Next Big Challenge: Making Siri Smarter

PERSONAL TECH | By Brandon Bailey | Jun 12
As other tech giants jockey to build intelligent "chat bots" and voice-controlled home systems capable of more challenging artificial-intelligence feats, Siri at times no longer seems cutting edge.

China's Huawei Looks to Build Global Smartphone Brand

PERSONAL TECH | By Joe McDonald | May 19
Chinese tech giant Huawei wants Americans to start thinking of it as a stylish smartphone brand.

How to Fight Back Against Mobile Spying

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 23
On Sunday's "60 Minutes," a group of hackers demonstrated just how easy it is to gain access to a camera on a cellphone.

HTC's New Phone Focuses on Camera Quality

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jasdanun | Apr 13
HTC is promising a better camera - along with refinements in audio and design - as it unveils its latest flagship phone, the HTC 10.

Smartphone 'Voices' Not Always Helpful in a Health Crisis

PERSONAL TECH | By Lindsey Tanner | Mar 14
It can give you street directions or find the nearest deli, but how helpful is your smartphone's virtual voice in a health crisis? A study says the answer the answer is often "not very."

Review: The Samsung S7's Camera Now Rivals the iPhone

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jasdanun | Mar 10
It's difficult to justify paying for a high-priced, top-end smartphone these days - unless, that is, you want to take good pictures.

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