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Microsoft, Opera Partner On Phone Browser
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Opera Software's Opera Mini browser will replace Nokia's Xpress on Nokia feature phones, but Microsoft's long-term plan for old Nokia products is unclear.
Tablet Adoption: Still Room For Growth
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Recent research suggests the fourth quarter could be big for tablet makers.
4 Tips: Protect Government Data From Mobile Malware
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
Mobile malware continues to proliferate, particularly on Android devices. These four steps help counter the threat.
Amazon Fire Phone Slow To Ignite
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
Web data suggests sales of Amazon's Fire Phone are lukewarm at best.
Data Driven: Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications Coming Soon
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
For proposed V2V safety systems to work in the real world, a free flow of data between connected cars is essential. Naturally, the devil's in the details.
Microsoft Releases OneNote For Android Tablets
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
Microsoft again updates OneNote, moves towards goal of popularizing the app across all platforms.
Moore's Law: The Future Is Energy Efficiency
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
As the industry continues to shrink chips, energy efficiency is one way to expand Moore's Law beyond its current form. Let's explore how.
HTC One Runs Windows
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
HTC One for Windows Phone uses the same hardware as the Android version.
HP's $199 Windows Laptop: Chromebook Killer?
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
Leaked specs show what a budget-friendly Windows device might offer. Is it enough to stem surging Chromebook sales?
Wearable Devices: Keep Data Privacy In Check
Commentary  |  8/18/2014  | 
Consumers, businesses, and manufacturers can all help ensure that the privacy rights of those using wearables are respected and enforced.
Moto 360 Smartwatch Details Leak
News  |  8/18/2014  | 
Best Buy gave an early reveal of previously unknown data points about the device, including its price.
Internet Of Things: Limitless Dumb Possibilities
News  |  8/18/2014  | 
Many of the "improvements" to ordinary household objects promised by SmartThings, a software company just acquired by Samsung, are already available elsewhere or seem like overkill.
Facebook Will Track Shopping Habits
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
Facebook plans to track your actions between devices and share with advertisers when an ad leads to a purchase. Here's why one expert says you shouldn't worry.
Smartwatches Need A Disrupter
Commentary  |  8/15/2014  | 
Current smartwatches don't offer enough useful features to catch on with consumers, says analyst. Will Apple change that?
Apple Bans Two Toxic Chemicals
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
For the first time, Apple has published its list of regulated substances for manufacturing.
Humin iPhone App Adds Context To Contacts
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Can't remember who you met? Humin combines social data with your contacts to give them more meaning.
Android Dominates Smartphone Market With 85% Share
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Even Apple's iOS is a blip compared to Google's unstoppable, juggernaut mobile platform.
Government iPad Activations Up 5%
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
State and federal customers are ramping up iPad use, says enterprise mobile software firm Good Technology.
Hybrid Cloud Security: New Tactics Required
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
Interested in shuttling workloads between public and private cloud? Better make sure it's worth doing, because hybrid means rethinking how you manage compliance, identity, connectivity, and more.
The Quantified Self On Steroids
Commentary  |  8/13/2014  | 
An IT director changes his life by monitoring data from wearables and sensors, walking the line between self-discovery and tech obsession.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Aims High, Misses
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
Samsung's latest smartphone sports new iPhone-like metallic design but falls short on some key features.
Apple's Dominance Of Enterprise Mobility Slips
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Android is gaining acceptance in business at the cost of Apple's iOS popularity while Microsoft languishes at the bottom.
Microsoft's Cure For Boring Video: Speed
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Videographers can create more compelling first-person videos by speeding them up with "Hyper-lapse" technology, Microsoft researchers say.
Intel Broadwell Sneak Peek
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Intel reveals first details of its 14nm chipmaking technology and Broadwell, its first CPU to use it.
Rosetta Spacecraft: Treacherous Challenges Ahead
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
The Rosetta Spacecraft's successful rendezvous last week with the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gersaimeno was a breeze for mission control compared to its next task: landing on the comet.
California Nears Smartphone Kill Switch
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Law would force phone makers to add remote kill switches; Apple, Google, and Microsoft have already agreed to implement them.
Will Google Or Apple Unseat Intel?
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
Google, Apple, or a smart startup could steal the microprocessor market from Intel, says microprocessor design veteran Dave Ditzel.
Chromebook Sales Surge
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
More than 5.2 million Chromebooks will be sold this year, says Gartner.
Facebook Messenger: 5 Misconceptions
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
Misinformation around Facebook's Messenger permissions has users crying foul. Here's a closer look at the rumors, plus details about what you can -- and can't -- control.
Acer Chromebook 13 Breaks New Ground
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
Acer's latest Chromebook models deliver an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, a 13.3-inch full HD display, and sub-$400 price tags.
Internet Of Things: Batteries Not Required
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
University of Washington researchers have devised a battery-free way to connect low-powered devices and sensors to the Internet.
Windows Phone: A Big Week For Microsoft
News  |  8/9/2014  | 
Windows Phone momentum continues, with an OS update, more apps, and Skype improvements. But is it time for Microsoft to just give up?
Apple Patent Points To Siri On Macs
News  |  8/9/2014  | 
Apple's Siri might soon appear on Macs if a new patent application is any indication.
IBM Chip Mimics The Brain
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
SyNAPSE chip aspires to be as powerful as the human brain without using much power.
Bring The Office To The Beach: Yea Or Nay?
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
When you go on vacation, do you actually go on vacation, or does work tag along? Has our culture made it impossible to really get away?
Microsoft To Open Fifth Avenue Store?
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
Microsoft wants to open a store on NYC's Fifth Avenue, says report -- just weeks after CEO Satya Nadella said retail stores are a "supporting" part of his strategy.
Microsoft's Windows 'Threshold' Takes Shape
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
The next version of Windows could add virtual desktops and kill Windows 8's controversial Charms Bar.
Foursquare Now Tracks Your Every Move
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
Foursquare relaunched its flagship app with a bevy of new features, personalization options -- and a setting that consistently tracks your location.
Sprint, T-Mobile: Separate Equals Better
Commentary  |  8/7/2014  | 
Sprint has ditched its effort to acquire T-Mobile, hired a new CEO, and set a new course. This is all good news for consumers -- if it makes the right moves.
Apple iPhone 6 Expected Sept. 9
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Apple will follow its annual release schedule and show off new iPhones in early September, reports say.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Next Week
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Microsoft will release a constant stream of Windows 8.1 updates, not a major "Update 2." No word on the Start menu.
Navdy's Answer To Distracted Driving
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
A heads-up display promises safer access to your smartphone while driving.
BlackBerry Comeback Far From Certain
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
BlackBerry is finally ready to resume growth, says CEO Chen -- but first the company must overcome its crumbling device business.
Microsoft Discounts Surface Pro 3 For Education
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
With discounts of at least $150 available across the Surface Pro 3 line, Microsoft hopes its newest tablet can become a hit among students and teachers.
Samsung Loses Grip On China
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Xiaomi has usurped Samsung's smartphone lead in the world's largest market.
Amazon Fire Teardown
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Teardown.com analysis shows Amazon's smartphone costs $209 to build. See what's on the bill.
Microsoft vs. Samsung, Explained
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Microsoft claims Samsung is trying to renege on its obligation to pay patent licensing fees. Could the billions Microsoft earns from Android-related patents be at stake?
LG Updates G Watch To Halt Corrosion
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
LG moves to stem smartwatch hardware problem, begins sales of 7-inch Android tablet with AT&T.
Tyranny Of The Beep: Taming The @#$! Sensors
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
The Internet of Things could spark an explosion in senseless computing.
Google Barge Showroom Scrapped
News  |  8/2/2014  | 
Google abandons its plans for a floating technology exhibit hall, at least on the East Coast.
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