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Report: Xiaomi not as profitable as you might think

Report: Xiaomi not as profitable as you might think

Every time we talk about Xiaomi, we’re left with a touch of trepidation. Regardless of how you feel about their iOS copying (which is fairly blatant, regardless of what Xiaomi says), getting any Xiaomi handset is tough. They sell out in seconds — literally — and often don’t return for weeks. Xiaomi is also the top smartphone vendor in their home country of China, according to Canalys, so they must be really profitable, right? Maybe not. A regulatory filing shows Xiaomi made just over $50 million profit in 2013.

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Star Wars 7: how Stormtrooper met Junker

Star Wars 7: how Stormtrooper met Junker

The following article centers on leaked images and spoiler information from the upcoming Star Wars movie The Force Awakens. Because of this, we'd like to take this moment to warn you not to proceed further if you're not excited to see what's going to happen in this next installment in the never-ending Star Wars saga. Today's installment of leaks aplenty centers on three crucial bits of information: a crashed TIE-fighter, Daisy Ridley's integral role in this next trilogy, and the appearance of both Han Solo and Princess Leia.

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HTC One M9 details tipped to dump the UltraPixel

HTC One M9 details tipped to dump the UltraPixel

It may be time for HTC to get rid of the UltraPixel name - and the technology - if today's anonymous sources are to be believed. The rest of the specifications shared this afternoon aren't all that difficult to believe. Just boosts in resolution, screen size, and processor power. The big difference here is in the change in camera - which anyone could have predicted, really. We're crossing our fingers that HTC has something more exiting planned than what basically amounts to a generational kick in the pants.

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iPad Pro (iPad Air Plus?) schematics, specs possibly leaked

iPad Pro (iPad Air Plus?) schematics, specs possibly leaked

Here we go again — iPad Pro rumors! This time, we’re hearing the biggest iPad will be called an iPad Air Pro, keeping with a naming scheme Apple introduced with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. As you might have guessed, it’s still rumored to sport a 12-inch screen, basically making it a screen pinched from your MacBook Air (just, you know, hopefully with a better resolution). We’re also seeing some leaked schematics that claim to show a product in the works.

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Xperia Z4 details spill: Evolution, not Revolution

Xperia Z4 details spill: Evolution, not Revolution

Sony's next smartphone may well be the first to leak its parts this season as we prepare for the whole 2015 batch. What we're seeing here is said to be the Sony Xperia Z4, the next in a line of devices that look so extremely similar, you'd be forgiven for mistaking one for any one of the others. This device is tipped to be working with a front panel here so similar to its predecessor that it's even more difficult to tell them apart than the last two.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play Edward Snowden in new film

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play Edward Snowden in new film

Oliver Stone, no stranger to charged political movies, is making a film based on the last few years of Edward Snowden’s life. The movie also has a star; Joseph Gordon-Levitt has agreed to take the leading role, playing Snowden as he chose to leak Government secrets and criss-cross the world looking for asylum. Set to start filming this January in Munich, the unnamed film is based on two biographies of Snowden, The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.

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FBI tipped to have raided second leaker’s home

FBI tipped to have raided second leaker’s home

Edward Snowden will likely be leaker extraordinaire in the public's eyes for a long while, but rumor that a second leaker is out there following in his footsteps has been around for a while. We previously detailed this alleged second leaker, which came to the forefront after a report published by The Intercept, but details were slight and nothing was confirmed. Apparently that leaker does exist and has been identified, with the FBI raiding a government contractor's house in Virginia.

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Apple slips up, leaks iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Apple slips up, leaks iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

So, hey — there’s an Apple event tomorrow. We’ve been speculating, like everyone else, that a few new iPads were coming. Typically, that’s just chatter until Apple reveals what they’ve got for us, which usually comes via their announcement. No matter how convincing the leaks or rumors are (remember the iPhone 6?!), we temper it with pragmatism, and patiently wait for Apple to confirm things. They’ve done that a bit early this time, with the new iPad owner’s manual tipping Apple’s iHand for tomorrow’s event.

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iPad Air 2 has A8X chip, possible 2GB RAM

iPad Air 2 has A8X chip, possible 2GB RAM

The iPad Air 2 is likely going to make an appearance later this week at Apple’s event. In addition to some Mac news, it’s believed we’ll get an iPad update, likely across the lineup. New components for the iPad Air 2 have reportedly leaked, and show a new processor as well as that rumored RAM uptick. If you held out on the iPad Air last year because it just wasn’t powerful enough, the iPad Air 2 one might be one worth grabbing.

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