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Visual search for shoppers: gimmick or game changer?

Visual search for shoppers: gimmick or game changer?

Companies try to make "visual search" a reality but it remains elusive.

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Researchers waltz through security hole into your Gmail

Researchers waltz through security hole into your Gmail

Success rate of 92 percent reported by Michigan, California engineers.

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Giant tablets attract families who want to share

Giant tablets attract families who want to share

Costing a little more than an iPad but standing more than twice as tall, a new pair of giant tablets wants families to share cozier group expe…

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Review: MLB online packages good, but blackouts problematic

Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores frustratio…

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Don’t fall for tech-support scams

Don’t fall for tech-support scams

You should never give anyone you don’t know access to your computer.

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Photos: Solar plant scorches birds in mid-air

Photos: Solar plant scorches birds in mid-air

Thousands of birds die yearly, roasted by the concentrated sun rays.

August 18, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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How to get Apple's new OS X Yosemite

How to get Apple's new OS X Yosemite

Beta version dropped Thursday. Sign-ups are limited to first 1 million.

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Bubblews: the site that pays you to post

Bubblews: the site that pays you to post

Earn money for all the things you’re already doing on Facebook.

July 19, 2014 10:49 pmLoading…

House panel expected to take initial action today on future of A-10 fleet

The U.S. House Armed Services Committee is expected to take initial action today on the Pentagon’s plan to save money by retiring the A-10 fle…

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Photos: Navy's new, deadly stealth destroyer christened

Photos: Navy's new, deadly stealth destroyer christened

The U.S. Navy on Saturday christened the first ship of its newest class of destroyers, a more than $3 billion, 610-foot-long warship sporting …

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Tucson engineers’ UBA snorkel lets a person ‘swim like a fish’

Tucson engineers’ UBA snorkel lets a person ‘swim like a fish’

Two avid Tucson swimmers founded a new product that allows people to experience being underwater in a new way, and they plan to begin selling …

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Google to bring ultra-high speed Internet service to Phoenix area

PHOENIX — Google will collaborate with Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe to develop ways to bring its high-speed wireless Internet network to the …

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What's new with Xbox One?

What's new with Xbox One?

New games, for sure. And starting next week, you can use a keyboard and manage your own storage.

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Photos: Gadgets at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

Photos: Gadgets at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is in full swing. Gadgets are taking center stage, some prototypes that aren't yet available and so…

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CES showcases smart car technology

CES showcases smart car technology

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas highlights the latest in smart car technology including self-driving, solar powered capabilities. C…

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Tech briefs

AT&T cuts fees for phone buyers

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Business briefs

Jury orders Samsung

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Photos: Tokyo Motor Show

Photos: Tokyo Motor Show

Here is a sneak peek at the Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The biannual exhibition of vehicles in Jap…

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Regulators get earful over proposed fees on rooftop solar

Regulators get earful over proposed fees on rooftop solar

PHOENIX — Customer Dru Bacon compared Arizona Public Service Co.’s approach to household solar to Eastman Kodak Co.’s inability to recognize t…

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Beyond Twitter: The next wave of tech IPOs brews

SAN FRANCISCO — Just as one high-tech breakthrough often paves the way for the next big thing, technology IPOs move in virtuous cycles, too.

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Tech 'accelerator' looks to drive drugs to market

Tech 'accelerator' looks to drive drugs to market

An Oro Valley company is working to move promising drug discoveries from the lab to the medical marketplace.

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Twitter soars in market debut

NEW YORK — Shares of Twitter went on sale to the public for the first time Thursday, instantly leaping more than 70 percent above their offeri…

November 07, 2013 4:28 pmLoading…

Google's barges: So that's it?

Google's barges: So that's it?

They won't be water-cooled data centers but interactive spaces "where people can learn about new technology."

November 06, 2013 3:29 pmLoading…

Robotics challenge more than just a game

Robotics challenge more than just a game

Throwing flying discs into targets seems like all fun and games.

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Real Estate news

Credit lines are fashionable again

Credit lines are fashionable again

New home equity line borrowing is up 79 percent in Arizona.

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Tucson Real Estate

Tucson Real Estate

Commercial sales and leases in the Tucson market

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Marana gains Ventana Medical distribution center

Marana gains Ventana Medical distribution center

Company to transfer workers from current warehouse facility on Tucson's south side.

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Apartment complex being built for disabled tenants

Apartment complex being built for disabled tenants

It is expected to open this fall on Tucson's south side.

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No rush to a new credit score

No rush to a new credit score

WASHINGTON — You may have noticed the big media splash recently when Fair Isaac, developer of the iconic FICO credit score, announced the debu…

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Technology

Court won't restore Oracle's $1.3B verdict vs. SAP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.'s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German riva…

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Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."

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Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba

BEIJING (AP) — China's biggest property developer, Wanda Group, and Internet giants Baidu and Tencent unveiled a new e-commerce venture Friday…

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Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

BEIJING (AP) — Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric car…

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Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep b…

August 29, 2014 1:05 am Photos

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Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."

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Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba

BEIJING (AP) — China's biggest property developer, Wanda Group, and Internet giants Baidu and Tencent unveiled a new e-commerce venture Friday…

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Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

BEIJING (AP) — Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric car…

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Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep b…

August 29, 2014 1:05 am Photos

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Visual search for shoppers: gimmick or game changer?

Visual search for shoppers: gimmick or game changer?

Companies try to make "visual search" a reality but it remains elusive.

August 28, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so pack…

August 28, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew …

August 28, 2014 3:17 pmLoading…

Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-ol…

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Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this even…

August 28, 2014 1:21 pmLoading…

New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone

New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone

NEW YORK (AP) — With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try …

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Vivendi, Telefonica in talks over Brazil business

MADRID (AP) — French media conglomerate Vivendi said Thursday it would begin exclusive talks with Spanish telecoms company Telefonica for the …

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Visual search for shoppers: gimmick or game changer?

Visual search for shoppers: gimmick or game changer?

Companies try to make "visual search" a reality but it remains elusive.

August 28, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so pack…

August 28, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew …

August 28, 2014 3:17 pmLoading…

Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-ol…

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Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this even…

August 28, 2014 1:21 pmLoading…

New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone

New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone

NEW YORK (AP) — With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try …

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Vivendi, Telefonica in talks over Brazil business

MADRID (AP) — French media conglomerate Vivendi said Thursday it would begin exclusive talks with Spanish telecoms company Telefonica for the …

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FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against s…

August 27, 2014 7:57 pmLoading…

Alibaba's revenue growth surges in latest quarter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alibaba's quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell i…

August 27, 2014 7:31 pmLoading…

Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality

Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, …

August 27, 2014 6:28 pm Photos

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Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied featur…

August 27, 2014 4:17 pmLoading…

Review: The case against binge-watching TV

Review: The case against binge-watching TV

LAKE CITY, Pa. (AP) — It's no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits.

August 27, 2014 1:29 pmLoading…

Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationw…

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Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday it…

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Video games come of age as spectator sport

Video games come of age as spectator sport

NEW YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And fo…

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Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

TOKYO (AP) — At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover tha…

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China Telecom profit rises as mobile data grows

BEIJING (AP) — China Telecom Ltd., one of the country's three main state-owned carriers, said Wednesday its profit rose 11.8 percent in the fi…

August 26, 2014 11:38 pmLoading…

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they…

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Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games.

August 25, 2014 6:56 pmLoading…

Sony network hacked, exec's flight diverted

DALLAS (AP) — Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and apparently disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twi…

August 25, 2014 4:52 pmLoading…

TiVo to make version for those without cable

NEW YORK (AP) — Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for s…

August 25, 2014 12:12 pmLoading…

A Closer Look: Reading tablets decent, but needed?

A Closer Look: Reading tablets decent, but needed?

NEW YORK (AP) — E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over t…

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LG bets on pricey OLED technology as future of TVs

LG bets on pricey OLED technology as future of TVs

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its st…

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Researchers waltz through security hole into your Gmail

Researchers waltz through security hole into your Gmail

Success rate of 92 percent reported by Michigan, California engineers.

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Don’t fall for tech-support scams

Don’t fall for tech-support scams

You should never give anyone you don’t know access to your computer.

August 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Giant tablets attract families who want to share

Giant tablets attract families who want to share

Costing a little more than an iPad but standing more than twice as tall, a new pair of giant tablets wants families to share cozier group expe…

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Review: MLB online packages good, but blackouts problematic

Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores frustratio…

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2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits

PARIS (AP) — European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their effo…

August 23, 2014 1:58 pmLoading…

Report: Tesla building I-80 supercharger station

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Tesla Motors Inc. is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the comp…

August 23, 2014 1:36 pmLoading…

After Ferguson: Calls for police 'body cameras'

After Ferguson: Calls for police 'body cameras'

NEW YORK (AP) — What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?

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Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing …

August 22, 2014 7:02 pmLoading…

Rocket explodes during test flight; no injuries

MCGREGOR, Texas (AP) — An unmanned SpaceX rocket self-destructed shortly after launching on a test flight at a Central Texas development site,…

August 22, 2014 6:46 pmLoading…

Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology co…

August 22, 2014 4:19 pmLoading…

Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break…

August 22, 2014 4:16 pmLoading…

Fitbit: We don't sell personal data

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data …

August 22, 2014 2:32 pmLoading…

Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a governmen…

August 22, 2014 2:09 pmLoading…

Gadget Watch: Get ready for the thermal selfie

Gadget Watch: Get ready for the thermal selfie

NEW YORK (AP) — Tired of the selfie? Get ready for the "thermie," or as I like to call it, the "hottie." That's when you take a picture of the…

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Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

NEW YORK (AP) — What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?

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SpaceX gets 10-year tax exemption for Texas site

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Cameron County commissioners have agreed to waive 10 years of county taxes as part of an agreement bringing the worl…

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Philippines makes arrests in online extortion ring

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online syndicate accused of blackmailing more than 1,…

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Man in mystery selfie comes forward in LA County

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The couple whose selfie was snapped with a Southern California burglary victim's phone has been identified, autho…

August 21, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…

NKorea launch pad expansion 'nearing completion'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be complete by this fall, allowing Pyongyang to conduct …

August 21, 2014 2:02 pmLoading…

Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

BERLIN (AP) — SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming s…

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Police seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary

Police seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim's cloud account?

August 20, 2014 8:12 pmLoading…

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

BEIRUT (AP) — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turnin…

August 20, 2014 3:37 pmLoading…

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores…

August 20, 2014 3:15 pmLoading…

Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the c…

August 20, 2014 1:33 pmLoading…

MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

NEW YORK (AP) — An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the …

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B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets.

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