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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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Google overhauls search engine with "Hummingbird"
A decade-and-a-half after Google was founded, the search giant announced this week a major update of its search engine: Hummingbird. This major change to the core algorithm is its biggest since the launch of "Caffeine" in 2010.
Read more: Hummingbird: Google overhauls search engine
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