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Huawei Mate 8 Is Company's New Flagship Phablet
News  |  11/27/2015  | 
The Huawei Mate 8 is the latest flagship phablet from the Chinese company. The device employs a new chipset and redesigned interface, and will debut in North America at CES in 2016.
Data, Lawyers, And IT: How They’re Connected
Commentary  |  11/27/2015  | 
Modern data-related technologies are changing the way law firms do business. IT executives across all industries will benefit from understanding how these data tools and practices are being applied to legal cases so that you can be ready if you're ever called upon by your organization's legal team. We break it down for you here.
10 Great Tech Gifts For Under $100
Slideshows  |  11/27/2015  | 
The gift-giving season is upon us once again. But there is no need to break the bank to show the techies in your life that you care.
Raspberry Pi Zero Lists For Just $5
News  |  11/26/2015  | 
If it wasn't impressive enough that Raspberry Pie has fit an entire computer into an area smaller than a credit card, it's offering the PC for just $5.
Best Black Friday Tech Deals
News  |  11/26/2015  | 
Looking for discounted prices on phones, tablets, and other mobile gear and plans on Black Friday? Here's a quick primer.
9 Hot Gadgets To Watch This Black Friday Weekend
Slideshows  |  11/26/2015  | 
It's that time of year again: Black Friday madness right after the turkey dinner. If you're a geek, or have to buy a gift for one, here are nine hot tech gadgets to check out between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Google Pledges $1 Million To Special Ed Via Android Pay
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
Google promises to donate $1 for every Android Pay purchase towards special needs education projects. It will donate up to $1 million this holiday season.
Windows 10 November Update Returns After Privacy-Setting Glitch
Commentary  |  11/25/2015  | 
After pulling its Windows 10 November update after reported problems with some users' privacy settings preferences, Microsoft reinstates the update.
Apple Acquires Motion Capture Specialist Faceshift
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
Apple moves into the motion capture space with the acquisition of Faceshift, a specialist in technology for facial recognition and rendering. Its technology is being used in the new Star Wars films.
Google Previews Android Studio 2.0
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
The forthcoming revision of Google's Android IDE includes several features to make app development faster.
Microsoft Pulls Its November Windows 10 Update
Commentary  |  11/24/2015  | 
About nine days after releasing its first major November update for Windows 10, Microsoft is yanking the downloadable version and replacing it with the build released originally in July.
HP, Titan Partner On Smartwatch
Commentary  |  11/24/2015  | 
HP and Titan plan to create a wearable that's compatible with both Google's Android Wear and Apple's watchOS.
Artificial Intelligence: 10 Things To Know
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
Andrew Moore, Dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, talks about artificial intelligence, robotics, and the future of education.
12 iPhone, Android Apps To Ease Holiday Travel
Slideshows  |  11/24/2015  | 
Wherever you're flying or driving this holiday season, a travel app or two can make the experience less stressful. Here are our top picks.
Yahoo Mail Ad-Blocking Move Angers Users
Commentary  |  11/23/2015  | 
Earlier this month, Yahoo began blocking some Yahoo Mail users if they had ad-blocking software turned on. Yahoo has been struggling to keep its Mail users, but the move has been derided on social media.
Windows 10 Enterprise Adoption Will Soar By 2017, Gartner Finds
News  |  11/23/2015  | 
Gartner is predicting the swift and broad enterprise adoption of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, thanks in part to pent-up demand for tablets. This is following similar patterns by Windows XP and Windows 7.
8 Hot Tech Jobs Getting Big Salary Bumps In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/23/2015  | 
Engineering jobs to mobile app developer positions are expected to post some of the largest salary gains in 2016, and some tech-related creative careers are not too far behind. Here's a look at eight of those hot jobs.
Apple Pencil Coming To Best Buy, Report Claims
News  |  11/22/2015  | 
Apple is partnering again with Best Buy to increase the availability of its products. This time it's to help boost the availability of the Apple Pencil, a key accessory for the iPad Pro.
Microsoft, Volvo Partner To Sell Cars Using HoloLens
Commentary  |  11/21/2015  | 
Microsoft and Volvo show off their plans to make car buying a more virtual experience using Redmond's augmented reality headset.
Microsoft Black Friday Deals: Xbox, PC, Surface
News  |  11/21/2015  | 
Microsoft kicks off the holiday season by slashing prices on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Surface 3, and PCs from Dell, HP, Asus and Lenovo.
Satya Nadella Talks Security, Dynamics AX Updated: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/21/2015  | 
This week Satya Nadella discussed enterprise security, Microsoft joined forces with HP Enterprise, and Dynamics AX was updated for cloud, machine learning, and Power BI.
Microsoft, HP Enterprise Partnership Focuses On Windows 10, Cloud & Mobility
News  |  11/20/2015  | 
Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise extend their partnership to offer cloud, mobility, and productivity solutions designed to broaden Windows 10 adoption.
LG Spikes Watch Urbane 2nd Edition Over Hardware Issues
News  |  11/20/2015  | 
LG abruptly halted sales of its Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE due to unspecified problems with the hardware. The move comes less than a week after the smartwatch's launch.
IBM Aims To Bring Sports Venues Into The Digital Age
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
IBM has announced a consortium of architects, telecoms, and digital designers to bring immersive digital experiences to sporting and entertainment venues. Big Blue also launched a consulting service covering sports, entertainment, and experience.
Google Tests Streaming Apps From The Cloud
Commentary  |  11/19/2015  | 
In a bid to make content that's buried in apps searchable, Google will stream apps to Android smartphones.
LG's Mobile Payment Platform May Target Apple, Google, Samsung
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
LG's mobile payment platform would coincide with the launch of the company's flagship V10 smartphone, which boasts fingerprint technology.
Paris Terror Attacks Renew Encryption Debate
Commentary  |  11/19/2015  | 
The terror attacks in Paris on November 13 have reignited a long-running debate about whether device makers and app developers should be required to give government agencies a backdoor or to hand over encryption keys.
Microsoft Dynamics AX Upgrade Integrates Power BI, Machine Learning
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
The next generation of Microsoft's Dynamics AX, redesigned for cloud and upgraded with Power BI, Azure Machine Learning, and Cortana, is available for public preview.
8 iPhone Security Apps To Keep Your Data Safe
Slideshows  |  11/19/2015  | 
Keeping your iPhone safe from cracked screens and dings on the outside is hard enough, but with the rise of malware and hackers targeting your precious smartphone, you have to think about securing what's inside. Here are some apps to help you do that.
Microsoft Open Sources Visual Studio Code Beta
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
At its Connect(); conference, Microsoft offered tools that reach beyond Windows and reaffirmed its commitment to cross-platform development.
Gartner: Apple, Samsung Still Dominating Global Smartphone Sales
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
Stalwart market leaders Samsung and Apple maintained their leading positions during the third quarter of 2015, while Huawei posted surprisingly robust growth, according to Gartner.
Apple Pay, Samsung Pay Push Into More Markets
Commentary  |  11/18/2015  | 
Apple and Samsung are looking abroad to increase adoption of their respective mobile payment services.
Google+ Mobile Refresh: Will Revamp Get Users Engaging?
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
Google's social media platform claims a high number of users but little active engagement. Now, the company is hoping a revamped Google+ that is designed for mobile will succeed.
IBM Watson Trend App: Big Data Meets Holiday Shopping
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
The IBM Watson Trend app aims to use big data to ease your holiday shopping. Available today online and in the Apple App Store, Big Blue's goal is to eventually to develop the app's capabilities to provide trend insights for enterprises as well as consumers.
TechHire Grants Aim To Make More IT Workers
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
The Department of Labor is offering $100 million to organizations that can teach needed tech skills.
Insider Threats: 10 Ways To Protect Your Data
Slideshows  |  11/18/2015  | 
While IT focuses on outside threats, danger lurks from within -- your employees. Whether intentional or unintentional, data breaches resulting from workers mishandling data can be prevented. Here's a look at 10 ways it can be done effectively.
Google Voice Search Now Groks Meaning Behind Queries
Commentary  |  11/17/2015  | 
An update to Google voice search improves its ability to understand complex inquiries.
Asus, Google Chromebit Officially Launches For $85
News  |  11/17/2015  | 
The Chromebit, created by Asus and Google, is the latest in a series of PC-on-a-stick devices that boast low prices and compact form-factors. This version will retail for $85.
FTC Scrutinizes Cross-Device Tracking, Possible Privacy Issues
News  |  11/17/2015  | 
The Federal Trade Commission is examining how marketers are using technology like audio beacons to track people across multiple devices.
Apple's Tim Cook: No Mac, iPad Convergence Plans
Commentary  |  11/16/2015  | 
In an interview with an Irish newspaper Apple CEO Tim Cook said there are no plans to create a Mac and iPad hybrid.
Microsoft Android App Porting Reportedly Delayed
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
Microsoft may not allow developers to port Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile, as indicated by delays in its Project Astoria tool.
Huawei: New Battery Charging Process Is 10X Faster
Commentary  |  11/16/2015  | 
Huawei's new process is 10 times faster at delivering a charge than current methods, which could make battery life practically irrelevant.
FCC: No Ban On Open Source Firmware
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
The FCC has issued revised rules to clarify its effort to modernize how it regulates radio-frequency devices.
Surface Pro 4 Vs. iPad Pro: High-End Hybrid Showdown
Slideshows  |  11/16/2015  | 
Apple and Microsoft are targeting the enterprise with high-end hybrid devices. We compare the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4 specs and promises. Which would you buy?
Apple HomeKit Gets First Smoke Detector
Commentary  |  11/14/2015  | 
First Alert rolls out the first smoke/carbon monoxide detector using HomeKit, Apple's smart home platform.
iPad Pro, Accessories: Prepare To Wait
Commentary  |  11/14/2015  | 
The iPad Pro is trickling out to Apple Stores this week, but the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard are lagging behind badly.
Major Windows 10 Update, Secure Islands Acquisition: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/14/2015  | 
Microsoft rolled out the first major PC update for Windows 10, purchased Israeli security firm Secure Islands, and tried to guess emotions with machine learning.
Firefox For iPhone, iPad Finally Available
Commentary  |  11/13/2015  | 
Mozilla's pioneering Web browser is now available for iOS devices, but it's a shadow of its desktop self. Mozilla can still influence Web standards and open technology, but its meekness in the mobile world leaves technology users with choices that all look very similar.
CES 2016 Sneak Peek: 9 Cool Gadgets
Slideshows  |  11/13/2015  | 
The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show will be a hotspot for new technologies in robotics, wearables, and the Internet of Things. Here's a snapshot of what to expect at the coming show.
iPad Pro iFixit Teardown: Lots Of Glue, Big Speakers
News  |  11/12/2015  | 
iFixit's team has taken apart the iPad Pro to find out what makes it tick. iFixit says there were some surprises hiding under the device's massive display.
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