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China Demand to Fuel Hong Kong iPhone Grey Market

Wealthy mainland Chinese looking to buy the new iPhone 6 next week could expect to pay an eye-watering U.S.$2,500 for the handsets in Hong Kong, following Apple's decision to delay the launch in China.

Hong Kong has long been a hub for resold and refurbished phones, and delighted vendors there were coping with a flood of pre-orders from the Apple-obsessed mainland.

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T-Mobile to Sell Phones that Call, Text on Wi-Fi

T-Mobile will sell more than 100 smartphone models with a built-in feature that taps into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can't connect to the wireless carrier's cellular network.

The program announced Wednesday represents T-Mobile's latest attempt to lure wireless subscribers away from three larger rivals, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Corp. and Sprint Corp.

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For Gamers, Waiting Can Be the Hardest Part

When it comes to video games, are they better late than never?

At this week's GameStop Expo, the video game retailer's annual consumer-centric event, more than 3,000 attendees had the chance to test drive highly anticipated titles like "Evolve," ''Dying Light" and "Battlefield Hardline" in the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center. However, it's probably the last time this year that gamers will be able to play those particular titles.

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'Destiny' Video Game Has $500-Million Debut

Bungie studio's new science fiction action video game "Destiny" landed in the record books on Wednesday, boasting the biggest ever launch of a new franchise.

Activision Publishing announced that more than $500 million worth of copies of "Destiny" had been snapped up by people eager to play or shops eying to sell the hotly-anticipated new game from the studio behind blockbuster "Halo."

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Free Voice Calls Merged into Google Hangouts App

Google on Wednesday began letting people use its Hangouts message application for mobile devices to make free or low-cost voice calls over the Internet.

"Hangouts already makes it easy to send a quick message, or start a group video chat," Google product manager Amit Fulay said in a blog post.

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Apple Watch 'Too Feminine' Says LVMH's Head of Luxury Watches

Apple's long-awaited smartwatch looks "too feminine" and its design will not stand the test of time, luxury giant LVMH's watch guru has told German media.

Jean-Claude Biver, who heads the French group's luxury-watch division, said the US tech titan had made "some fundamental mistakes" designing the Apple Watch.

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Tech Giants Bet on 'Smart Home' Revolution

It's long been the stuff of science fiction, but tech giants hope the "smart home", where gadgets talk to each other and the fridge orders the milk, will soon become reality.

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Japanese Fans Set Up Watch for iPhone

It may still be several days before they can even order a new iPhone and more than a week until they can pick it up, but dedicated fans in Japan have already begun queuing.

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Microsoft Revamps MSN to Flow across Devices

Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices.

The company says the revamped site fits in with Microsoft's overall strategy of making mobile phones and Internet-based services priorities as its traditional businesses — Windows and Office software installed on desktops — slow down or decline. The changes also come as people increasingly read news on smartphones and tablets rather than desktop computers.

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Microsoft in $2 bn Talks for 'Minecraft' Maker

Microsoft is in talks to buy the Swedish company behind the wildly popular "Minecraft" video game in a deal valued at more than $2 billion, The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday.

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