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Samsung Launches Its Super-Size Galaxy Note

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it had launched a super-size version of its Galaxy Note smartphone, the latest salvo in its battle with Apple for the multi-billion-dollar handheld market.

The Galaxy Note 10.1, which went on sale on Monday in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, is almost twice as wide as its predecessor and is almost the size of a tablet.

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Lenovo Unveils Lighter, Quicker ThinkPad Laptop

Lenovo unveiled a lighter, quicker ThinkPad notebook computer on Monday to appeal to customers who like the convenience of tablets and smartphones.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon will go on sale later this month, the Chinese computer maker said.

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Sharp Shares Hit By Reports of Hon Hai Deal Rethink

Shares in Japan's Sharp, which slumped 28 percent at the end of last week after a poor earnings report, fell further Monday after Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision said it would renegotiate a deal to invest in it.

The electronics giant closed down 5.72 percent at 181 yen, its lowest level in four decades, after Friday's tumble caused by the announcement Thursday that it lost $1.77 billion in April-June and warned of a bigger full-year shortfall than first expected.

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Violent Video Games Attacked by Australian Police Chief

One of Australia's top police officers on Monday criticized violent video games that glorify rape and murder, after a spate of high-profile knifings by young people.

Andrew Scipione, the police commissioner for the state of New South Wales, said the violence adolescents were exposed to via films and console games only needed to affect a small minority of disturbed people.

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Local Guatemala Language Soon on Facebook

Guatemala's Kakchiquel speakers will now be able to access Facebook in their own language thanks to a new application developed by U.S. software engineers.

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Judge Scolds Samsung, Lets Patent Trial Proceed

The judge in a massive smartphone patent dispute reprimanded Samsung Friday for releasing excluded evidence but denied a bid by Apple to order a verdict in the case.

Judge Lucy Koh expressed irritation with Samsung's release to the media of documents she had ruled were not to be viewed by the jury in the trial over patent infringement involving the iPhone and other mobile devices.

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Hackers Hit Reuters, Post Fake Blog on Syria

Hackers took over the blogging platform of the Reuters news agency and posted "fabricated" stories said to include an interview with a Syrian rebel leader, the company said Friday.

"Reuters.com was a target of a hack on Friday," said a statement from parent firm Thomson Reuters.

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At Half-Price, Facebook Still Faces Doubts

Facebook shares have lost nearly half their value since a highly-touted public offering in May, but it's still not a bargain for some.

Facebook in the past week dropped below $20 a share for the first time since its $38 offering price in May. On Friday, the stock rebounded five percent to $21.09 but remains down a hefty 44.5 percent.

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LinkedIn Results Give Relief to Social Media

The professional social media group LinkedIn reported better-than-expected results Thursday, giving some relief to a sector battered by disappointments from Facebook and others.

LinkedIn reported a profit of $2.8 million on revenues of $228 million in the second quarter.

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Facebook Growth Clouded By Dubious Accounts

Facebook's latest figures showing growth in global users also suggest as many as 83 million may come from dubious sources -- duplicate accounts, pages for pets and those designed to send spam.

Facebook members grew to 955 million at the end of the second quarter, but some 8.7 percent may be dodgy, the company said in its quarterly filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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