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Microsoft's Surface Mini: Not until early 2014?
Microsoft may not get its first "Surface Mini" ARM-based tablet out the door until early 2014, which is looking like the same time when its Windows-based variants may get a refresh, sources tell ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 may be region locked
Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is available in Europe, and will coming to the U.S. in early October. But controversy stirred when European buyers noticed a sticker on the box indicating the long-awaited smartphone can only be used with a European SIM card.
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Google glitch sends Hangouts, Talk chats to wrong recipients
Google acknowledged this week issue with Google Hangouts and Google Talk, which mistakenly sent messages to the wrong person. ZDNet's Australia bureau experienced this first-hand, and confirmed it was also an issue within enterprise-based Google Apps for Business accounts.
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