Consumer Electronics

Did You Know the Trick to Charging Your Phone Faster?

Smartphone batteries have one nagging problem. When they run down, it can take three hours to recharge them. The number is better than several years ago. However, there is a ...
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Some Shareholders Likely to Feel Snubbed in Shutterfly Buyout Price

When investors get a hold of a good merger brewing, they frequently dream of a big premium buyout price. In the case of Shutterfly Inc. (NASDAQ: SFLY), maybe not so ...
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How High Huawei Ranks Among Smartphone Producers

For the first quarter, the Chinese telecom firm Huawei ranked as the world’s second largest smartphone vendor, according to the research and advisory firm Gartner. This is despite facing a ...
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GoPro Misses the Mark in Q1 Report

When GoPro Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) released its first-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday, the company said that it had a net loss of $0.07 per share on ...
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Low-Income Americans Still Lag in Internet, Smartphone Adoption

Nearly a third (29%) of Americans with household incomes below $30,000 a year do not own a smartphone, and 44% do not have home broadband service, while 46% don't own ...
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Is Samsung’s Galaxy Fold Broken? Will That Undermine Sales?

Samsung recently released its Galaxy Fold, which is a great step forward in a smartphone industry that has been short on innovation recently. Some experts say that the phone has ...
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Qualcomm Sees $2 per Share EPS Boost after Settling All Apple Lawsuits

Shares of chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) have jumped more than 22% Tuesday afternoon following an announcement that the company has settled its long-running multi-billion litigation with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
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Global PC Sales Tumble in Q1

Personal computer sales dropped 4.6% around the world in the first quarter of 2019. This took units shipped to 58.5 million, according to research firm Gartner. The problem was not ...
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Apple Stock’s Extraordinary Comeback

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares were battered when it made its last earnings announcement. Among the bad news was slowing sales of its iPhone flagship, which has driven revenue growth ...
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Budweiser Owner to Make K-Cup Machine for Alcohol

People soon will be able to make alcoholic beverages with a K-Cup machine that takes pods for different cocktail types and beer. The new system will be offered by Anheuser-Busch ...
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Investors Bet Against Apple: Shares Short Surges 143%

Wall Street has made a huge bet against the share price of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). The number of shares sold short, which is an investment that represents a gamble ...
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Fitbit Earnings Can’t Keep Pace With Guidance

When Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) reported its fourth-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Wednesday, he company said that it had $0.14 in earnings per share (EPS) and $571.2 ...
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What to Watch in Fitbit’s Q4 Report

Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) is set to report its fourth-quarter financial results after the markets close on Wednesday. The consensus estimates are $0.07 in earnings per share (EPS) and $568.16 ...
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Smartphone Maker Launches First $2,600 Handset

Apple sells its iPhone XS for as much as $1,499 apiece. Samsung's new Galaxy S10 has a price as high as $1,599.99. Each is as fully featured as any recently ...
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How to Get a Smartphone for $0 a Month

Samsung's new folding smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, will set buyers back $1,980. The phone was announced earlier this week and will be released in the United States on April 26. ...
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