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Nintendo set to launch first app, but don't expect gaming

One might guess that Nintendo's first mobile app would deliver gaming to smartphones and tablets. But that would be incorrect.<p>Nintendo and Japan-based wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo will launch an app on Thursday that will let users tether their Nintendo 3DS systems to their smartphones to access the …

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Samsung pledges compensation for cancer sufferers

<b>Samsung says it will compensate chip factory workers who developed cancer while working for the firm.</b><p>The company issued its first apology in a long-running dispute and withdrew from a legal bid to avoid paying out.<p>It brings the conflict one step closer to resolution only a month after talks …

Sony expects $489M loss this year, as financial woes continue

Sony doesn't expect to make any money this year, the Japanese tech giant has warned, saying it will spend this year making major changes to its business.<p>The PlayStation-maker, which is one of the biggest tech companies in the world, has seen its fortunes eroded in recent years by competitors such …

Image Is Everything: Snapchat Tops WhatsApp As Biggest U.S. Messaging App By Volume

Snapchat may be getting a rap on the knuckles right now from regulators over how it handles user privacy, but the ephemeral messaging app is still a hot commodity. According to a report out today from network traffic specialist Sandvine, Snapchat is now the top third-party messaging app in North …

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Could Be Unveiled Next Week

Microsoft might be gearing up to show off the third iteration of its Surface Pro Windows-powered computer/tablet next week at a special event. The surface event is confirmed, and reports suggest that there will be a smaller version of the Surface called the “Surface Mini” shown off there, a new …

Ukraine to start national talks aimed at easing crisis

With the clock ticking down ahead of Ukraine's presidential elections, it's time to talk. But the pro-Russian separatists at the center of Ukraine's ongoing turmoil will not be at the table.<p>The roundtable talks scheduled to start Wednesday come only 11 days ahead of the elections -- and at a time …