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​Xiaomi plans to expand sales to 10 new markets, but the US isn't one of them

Looking forward to the day you can buy a Xiaomi smartphone in the US? Keep waiting. The company's founder announced the first ten countries in Xiaomi's international expansion today, and the United States didn't make the cut. A shame, perhaps, for fans of the company's affordable, well-specced …

Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5

"Our major aims were usability, friendliness and a more humanistic design. We wanted something with a pleasing feel ... and better grip. If we used metal, [we felt] the designs felt heavy and cold," explains Senior Product Designer Dong Hun Kim, pointing to why Samsung still plays in polycarbonate. …

Apple loses bid to postpone state AGs' e-book antitrust case

Apple lost a bid Wednesday to postpone an antitrust lawsuit filed by state attorneys general seeking damages from the tech giant for allegedly conspiring with book publishers to fix e-book prices.<p>In a brief order denying Apple's motion to stay the trial, US District Judge Denise Cote said the trial …

IBM's Watson supercomputer will soon be your personal shopper

Watson had been a doctor, a geneticist, a game show contestant and even a chef in the past. But now IBM's supercomputer has a new career: personal shopping. IBM has partnered with digital commerce firm Fluid to develop a cloud-based app called Expert Personal Shopper (XPS), which uses Watson's …