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CERN's Hadron Collider Research Fueled By OpenStack
News  |  6/30/2013  | 
CERN works with Rackspace to upgrade cloud infrastructure to OpenStack Grizzly in time for reactivation of its Hadron Collider, being used to pursue Higgs Boson particle.
Google Tweaks Android, iOS Apps
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Google has updated a number of its mobile apps recently. We break down some of the biggest changes.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Steve Jobs
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Apple co-founder, more artist than engineer, blew up the status quo in multiple industries.
Google Works On Android-Based Gaming Console
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Google plans Android-based devices such as a gaming console, smartwatch and a revised Nexus Q.
BlackBerry Ships Just 2.7 Million BB10 Phones
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
BlackBerry's quarterly results show that sales of the company's BB10 platform and new smartphones aren't as strong as hoped.
U.K. Startup Offers Neural Net-Based Fashion System
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Cortexica's Find Similar for Fashion analyzes images to help consumers find clothing and accessories with similar characteristics.
Apple Dealt Setback In Samsung Lawsuit
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Judge says Apple can't add the Galaxy S4 to its existing patent suit against foe Samsung.
Nokia Brings Augmented Reality To Job Search
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Nokia's JobLens app for the Lumia smartphone helps job seekers "see" the open jobs available around them.
Microsoft Build: 3 Windows 8 Questions To Answer
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Microsoft has a chance to regain control of the Windows 8 narrative at Build conference. But can the company execute where it has stumbled before?
iOS 7 Beta 2 Lands On iPad
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Apple has released a second beta version of iOS 7, making the OS available to the iPad and iPad Mini for the first time.
Sony Enters Phablet Fray, Debuts New SmartWatch
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Sony jumped feet first into the phablet market with the Xperia Z Ultra. It also announced a second-generation SmartWatch.
Samsung Offers New Android Tablets
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Samsung has 3 tablets on deck for the U.S. market, including models with 10.1-, 8-, and 7-inch screens.
Facebook To Debut Flipboard-Like Reader For Mobile
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Facebook wants users to spend more time with the service and hopes that a mobile news-reading service will do the trick.
Samsung Unleashes New Mobile Devices: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  6/21/2013  | 
From a waterproof smartphone to a hybrid Windows/Android tablet, there's something for everyone in Samsung's new array of products. Here's a sneak peek at what's to come.
Microsoft Build: 7 Things To Expect
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
From Windows 8.1 developments to a possible Surface Mini, next week's Microsoft Build conference promises fireworks.
Oracle Makes Big Promises After Weak Earnings
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Oracle's fourth-quarter financial results showed little growth, but CEO Larry Ellison talks up cloud gains and plans to beat SAP Hana with an in-memory database upgrade.
'Cheap' iPhone Won't Be Cheap
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Don't expect the low-cost plastic iPhone to be "cheap," says Pegatron CEO. Instead it will be a mid-range device with a mid-range price tag.
Intel, AMD Debate Best Chip For Cloud
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
AMD touts its newer, low-power ARM chips, while Intel contends x86 remains the go-to chipset for the cloud.
Microsoft Drops Xbox One Internet Requirement
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Angry customers give Microsoft an earful and get some satisfaction for it.
HTC Butterfly S Boasts Big Screen, Big Battery
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Butterfly S smartphone steals features from the popular HTC One.
HTC One Gains Share, Smaller Version Coming
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
HTC sits in third place behind Apple and Samsung. Meanwhile, the company is developing a smaller version of the One, called the One Mini.
LG Racks Up 1M Optimus G Pro Sales
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
LG's phablet device is popular in its home market of Korea. Elsewhere? That's another story.
Google Triples Chromebook Retail Presence
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
After two years of slow sales, Chromebooks are beginning to catch on.
China Boasts World's Fastest Supercomputer
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
While it doesn't hold the No. 1 spot, the U.S. still dominates the latest Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers.
BlackBerry's Turnaround Hinges On Q10
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
Strong early sales of the keyboard-packing Q10 give BlackBerry's resurrection a chance.
Android 5.0: What To Expect
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
Next version of Google's smartphone and tablet OS debuts this fall, along with new Nexus-branded smartphones.
DARPA Develops Tiny Helpers To Spot Bioterror Attacks
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
New class of powerful, small vacuum pumps could be used in national security applications for electronics and sensors that require a vacuum.
AT&T Adds LTE-Equipped Galaxy Note 8.0
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
Samsung said that AT&T will soon offer an LTE-equipped version of its Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet. Also, sales of the Galaxy S4 are just fine, thank you.
Apple Weighs Larger iPhones
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
Apple iPhone 5S is on track for fall 2013 debut, while Apple tests iPhones with 4.7- and 5.7-inch screens for next year, reports say.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Tom Watson Jr.
Commentary  |  6/12/2013  | 
Watson's early, $5 billion bet on computers made IBM an institution and moved him out of the shadow of his iconic father.
Apple iOS 7's Dramatic Design: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  6/12/2013  | 
With iOS 7, Apple wants to shore up doubts about its ability to innovate in design. Take a closer look.
Samsung Zoom: Camera Phone To New Level
News  |  6/12/2013  | 
Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom targets users who care more about a top-notch camera than a cutting-edge smartphone.
Apple iOS7: What's Missing
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
Apple introduced a complete rethink of its smartphone and tablet OS Monday. Though iOS 7 has 200 new features, it doesn't reshape the OS game.
iWork In The Cloud: 5 Things To Know
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
Apple hopes to take on Microsoft Office 365 and Google Drive with its own iWork in the Cloud.
8 Apple Changes That Matter
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
Amid Apple's two operating system updates, new hardware and new services, these pieces of news from WWDC 2013 stand out.
Apple Debuts OS X Mavericks, iOS 7, Mac Pro Tube
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
At WWDC, Apple shows off its design prowess with a radical makeover for iOS 7 and a forthcoming tube-shaped desktop Mac Pro.
Apple iOS 7's Best Features
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
At WWDC 2013 on Monday, Apple announced iOS 7 for the iPhone and iPad. Check out the new mobile platform's advantages.
British Unemployed Offered Low-Cost Net Access
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
Ultra-low-cost broadband and refurbished desktops and laptops is digital access nonprofit's latest bid to get underprivileged online.
AT&T Makes Customers Wait Longer For Device Upgrades
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
AT&T changes its policy regarding device upgrades, requires customers to wait a full two years between new phones.
WWDC: 5 Questions Apple Must Answer
News  |  6/7/2013  | 
Apple takes the stage on Monday at its own conference to address developers. Here's what we really want to know.
HealthTap Expands Into Mobile Health App Reviews
News  |  6/6/2013  | 
Doctors rate and recommend mobile apps for consumers, but none of the reviews are negative.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Gets Waterproof Twin
News  |  6/5/2013  | 
Samsung debuts beach-ready version of Galaxy S4 that can take pictures underwater.
Apple Faces iPhone Ban In U.S.
News  |  6/5/2013  | 
ITC grants Samsung's request to block the import of older iPhones and iPads due to patent infringement.
Microsoft Courts Businesses With Windows 8.1 Reveal
News  |  6/5/2013  | 
New report suggests Win8 is a no-show in the enterprise. Can Windows 8.1's business-centric features, revealed this week at TechEd, reverse the trend?
Apple Must Look Beyond Its Platforms
Commentary  |  6/4/2013  | 
Apple's myopic focus on its own software platforms will ultimately limit its ability to compete. It's time for the company to lower the walls surrounding iOS and OS X.
HTC One Sales Strong, But Execs Depart
News  |  6/4/2013  | 
May was a mixed month for beleaguered HTC, which saw its best revenue of the year along with a number of key executive departures.
Zynga, Cloud Pioneer, Must Fix Revenue Woes
News  |  6/4/2013  | 
Zynga CEO Pincus reducing staff by more than 500 in bid to bring costs more in line with revenues; stock price drops again.
NASA Tests 3-D Printing In Space
News  |  6/3/2013  | 
Space agency sees astronauts aboard the International Space Station using 3-D printing to create parts and tools they need.
Apple WWDC 2013: 8 Things To Expect
Slideshows  |  6/3/2013  | 
Will Apple unveil a new music service or iOS 7? Just don't expect a new iPhone or iPad to debut.

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