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HTC One M9+ render leaks out again, hints at fingerprint scanner

HTC One M9+ render leaks out again, hints at fingerprint scanner

While Samsung seems to be taking a breather just before the storm of launching its Galaxy S6 flagship worldwide, HTC seems to be still busy coming out with devices left and right, from all possible tiers. We just recently saw the appearance of the One E9+, ahead of the One E9 itself. And more than that, the "larger", though not really larger, sibling of the One M9 flagship is making a few rounds over the Internet again. And in the latest scoop, the One M9+ is said to sport a fingerprint scanner on what looks like a home button.

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HTC One E9+ phablet quietly revealed in China

HTC One E9+ phablet quietly revealed in China

After the number of accidental leaks spoiled HTC's announcement of the One M9, the company's latest flagship smartphone, you would think they would have learned to be a bit more careful or put a bit more effort into making a splash. Either HTC has yet to learn that lesson or we're looking at another unintentional reveal, but their new One E9+ phablet has just turned up on the company's Chinese website. While the device appears to be much the same as what was discovered earlier this month, albeit with a few small differences.

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FTC hits back; Google investigation integrity questioned again

FTC hits back; Google investigation integrity questioned again

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is coming out against statements made last week by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), as well as new claims that Google had used its political ties to the Obama administration to obtain a favorable outcome in the FTC investigation into alleged anti-trust and unfair internet search practices. The FTC states that such claims are unfounded and undermine the integrity of its investigation, while the WSJ is giving weight to the idea that anti-trust investigation might not have had much integrity on the FTC's part at all.

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Amazon Home Services briefly appears ahead of tipped launch

Amazon Home Services briefly appears ahead of tipped launch

An Amazon marketplace called "Amazon Home Services" briefly appeared today as a rebranded version of its "Amazon Local Services". It has since been pulled, but a source has cropped up to say that the service will be officially launching this upcoming Monday, and with that launch will come availability much larger than the previous limited Local availability. This includes major cities across the United States (from Boston to San Francisco and many in between), and more are reportedly in the pipeline for inclusion.

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Facebook wants to host the news, not just share it

Facebook wants to host the news, not just share it

Facebook may be a major source of eyeballs for online news, but the social site is reportedly hoping to not only direct readers to stories but host those articles too, as it tries to keep surfers on its site and happy. Mark Zuckerberg & Co. are said to be in negotiations with a number of high-profile publishers, including BuzzFeed and National Geographic, to host content on Facebook's own servers rather than direct shared links externally. The strategy would help cut loading times, which are said to be a key concern at Facebook as it tries to ensure its users stick around, particularly on mobile devices.

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Facebook testing dialer, call-blocking app for Android

Facebook testing dialer, call-blocking app for Android

According to some leaked screenshots, it appears that Facebook is preparing another app to dominate your smartphone home screen, for Android at least. In what could be a spiritual successor to Facebook Home, a now-abandoned Android skin that placed the social network's key messaging and photo features on the home screen, this new app appears to be not only a dialer, but a caller ID and blocker as well. As of now, the app is creatively called Phone.

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Amazon Unlocked service tipped, will offer paid apps for free

Amazon Unlocked service tipped, will offer paid apps for free

A new Amazon service called "Amazon Unlocked" has surfaced in leaked materials, and in them we get a look at what the company has up its sleeve: free for-pay apps that will, ultimately, encourage mobile users to download the Amazon app. With Unlocked, paid apps will be offered as "unlocked" free offerings -- says Amazon in the leaked documents, "Paid apps and in-app purchasing now completely FREE from Amazon." Free apps with in-app purchases are also included, with those in-app purchases being unlocked as part of the perk.

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FTC report: Google caused ‘real harm to consumers’

FTC report: Google caused ‘real harm to consumers’

A 160 page FTC report from a couple years ago has made the light of day through an open-records request, and in it we see Google held in a harsh, often damning light. The report reveals that it was recommended that the FTC sue Google over three of the Internet giant's practices, something that would have -- had it gone through -- ended up being one of the biggest antitrust cases since the similar suit against Microsoft in the 90s. Among other things, the report says Google both has and will harm consumers and innovation with some of its actions.

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Sony Xperia Z4 leaked 3D renderings give a glimpse of new flagship

Sony Xperia Z4 leaked 3D renderings give a glimpse of new flagship

We saw a lot of new devices at the Mobile World Conference 2015, but we were disappointed when Sony didn't unveil a new flagship. Sony gave us glimpses of their Xperia tablets, but we saw nothing about a flagship phone. Maybe it's part of a strategy by Sony. As Sony continues to hold back information about its latest developments, it seems to just make me want it more. We got our hands on the newest leaked 3D renderings of the not-yet-released Sony Xperia Z4. Let's take a look at what we can expect from the next Sony flagship.

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