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HP Ultra-Thin Business Notebooks Use Intel Core M
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Billed as the thinnest and lightest notebook for business, HP's new EliteBook Folio 1020 is slimmer than Apple's MacBook Air.
Android Lollipop's Slow Start Vs. iOS 8
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
The latest version of Android is barely a blip, but Apple iOS 8 is making gains, according to mobile OS adoption data.
Holiday Shoppers Got Better Mobile Response Times
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Major retailers minimized wait times for mobile users over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping weekend. Exceptions included Best Buy and Staples.
Google Glass With Intel Inside: Form Must Trump Fashion
Commentary  |  12/2/2014  | 
Glass ultimately deserves to be deconstructed. Google's biggest mistake was fusing several technologies that should be separate clip-on hardware modules into a single, inflexible form factor.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Rises As Win XP Plummets
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
After struggling for months to gain users, Windows 8 and 8.1 finally have eclipsed Windows XP in market share.
Twitter App Tracking: How To Opt Out
News  |  12/1/2014  | 
New Twitter setting tracks the apps you install on your mobile devices. Here's how it uses this information and how you can opt out.
Cyber Monday Smartphone Deals
News  |  12/1/2014  | 
Check out the best online sales we've found on smartphones from Apple, Samsung, and more.
FDA Scrutinizes Networked Medical Device Security
Commentary  |  12/1/2014  | 
Federal agencies are trying to address threats to the privacy and security of people using connected medical devices.
Tablet Shopping: 7 Tips To Avoid Buyer's Remorse
News  |  11/28/2014  | 
From 8-inch Windows 8.1 slates to iPads to phablets, tablet shoppers have more options than ever this holiday season. Follow these tips to avoid a mistake.
Black Friday Smartphone Deals: 7 Tips
News  |  11/28/2014  | 
Looking to score a smartphone bargain? Let's talk trade-ins and timing.
10 Windows Tablets, Laptops Under $200: Holiday Steals
Slideshows  |  11/26/2014  | 
Gadget shoppers can choose from an array of sub-$200 Windows 8.1 tablets and laptops -- offering more power than you'd guess.
Nexus 6 Vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Phablet Deathmatch
News  |  11/25/2014  | 
There's never been a better time to buy a big-screened phone. Here's how the Google Nexus 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus stack up.
Corporate IT's Darwinian Challenge
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
IT organizations face a gradual erosion, and possible extinction, if they don't address the dangers within.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Sales Tank, CEO In Glare
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Samsung shipped 40% fewer GS5 smartphones than it expected to, leaving them piled up in warehouses.
Web Search, Transformed: Looking Out For You
Commentary  |  11/24/2014  | 
Microsoft Bing director and author Stefan Weitz discusses how sensors, wearables, and big data are changing search.
Comcast App Lets Customers Track Service Techs
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Comcast tests a service that alerts customers when technicians are on the way.
Marketers Should Look Beyond Facebook, Twitter
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Build social engagement around your own website, Forrester recommends.
Why Millennials Aren't Disrupting The Workplace
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
The millennial generation won't turn your office on its head, but it will complement the technologies already in place.
Tweets Tell Whether You Have A Job
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Twitter data mining could provide governments with an alternative means of measuring unemployment, researchers say.
Mobile Platforms: The Truth About Third Place
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
In software development, being the #3 platform in the mobile market is as good as being last.
Gorilla Glass 4: Better Smartphone Drop Protection
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Corning says its next-generation glass is twice as strong as anything now on the market.
Intel's Mobile Change Of Plans
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
As Intel merges its mobile, PC divisions, the promise of a big smartphone division fades.
Jolla Looks To Crowdsource Tablet
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Former Nokia employees turn to the Web for help funding their dream tablet.
7 Important Tech Regulatory Issues In 2015
Slideshows  |  11/19/2014  | 
From net neutrality to patent reform and drones, these regulations will be in the spotlight. See what's at stake.
Magpi Mobile Data Tool Aids Ebola Fight
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Magpi helps healthcare workers collect and process critical information efficiently and reliably as they treat Ebola patients.
Nokia N1 Android Tablet: iPad Mini Lookalike
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Nokia returns to the mobile hardware game with the N1 tablet, which resembles an iPad Mini but runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.
10 Techies We'd Invite To Thanksgiving
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Guess who's coming to dinner. Do robots need their own place settings?
Tech Hygiene: 10 Bad Habits To Break
Slideshows  |  11/18/2014  | 
When it comes to digital devices, a little cleanliness – both inside and out – goes a long way.
Apple, Microsoft Fight For Financial Crown
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Apple and Microsoft are the world's two most valuable companies, though neither is currently close to Microsoft's peak value from the dot-com era.
Apple Pay Sparks Consumer Interest In Mobile Payments
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
McDonald's, Walgreens, and other retailers report more consumers are using mobile payments.
Privacy: Zuck Is Not The Devil
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
Facebook's new privacy rules? No reason to get grumpy. US Department of Justice's new "overly friendly skies"? Worthy of outrage.
Justice Dept. Uses Airplanes To Spy On Cellphones
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
US marshals hunt for suspects by flying over cities with technology that tricks cellphones on the ground into giving up their identification codes.
Windows 10 Update: 6 Facts
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build includes more user-inspired tweaks, more desktop refinement -- and more bugs. Is Microsoft reassuring its desktop user base?
Android Lollipop On Nexus: Top Features
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Google is updating older Nexus devices to Android 5.0. Here's what you need to know about the new and improved OS.
Americans Doubt They Can Protect Their Privacy
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
A Pew Research Center study finds broad concern about government and corporate data gathering, along with a desire for more government regulation of data gathering.
Microsoft .NET Takes On Java
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Now that Microsoft's .NET is open sourced and set to expand to Linux and OS X, can it challenge Oracle's Java?
Nexus 6: Where In The World Is It?
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Carriers begin selling Google's latest Nexus smartphone, but locating one takes work.
Microsoft Lumia 535: First Non-Nokia Smartphone
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Having officially dropped the Nokia brand from its devices, apps, and services, Microsoft offers up a ho-hum handset for emerging markets.
Dell Enterprise Tablet Plans
Commentary  |  11/11/2014  | 
From depth-sensing cameras to light-but-rugged designs, Dell sees a future for tablets in the enterprise.
Cures For The Common Help Desk Headaches
Commentary  |  11/11/2014  | 
Hey IT support pros, here's how to shrink the ticket stack and help employees help you.
10 Smart Tech Toys For Kids
Slideshows  |  11/11/2014  | 
It's holiday toy shopping season. Please the budding coder, architect, robot-builder, or drone pilot in your life with these cool choices.
Our Robot-Filled Future: Not All Scary
Commentary  |  11/10/2014  | 
Artificial intelligence is not the danger, says one futurist. Rather, it will save us from danger -- and a dreary existence.
Apple Resolves iMessage Glitch
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Former iPhone users can deactivate their numbers to fix a bug that sent some texts via iMessage rather than SMS.
Windows 10 Enterprise Features Revealed
News  |  11/8/2014  | 
We've gotten peeks at many of the upcoming Windows 10 features for users, such as the Start menu and virtual desktops. But what's coming for enterprises?
Apple Dominates North American Tablet Market
News  |  11/7/2014  | 
Amazon and Samsung trail Apple significantly in tablet use across the US and Canada.
Amazon Echo Awaits Your Command
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
Echo microphone and speaker system lets you talk to Amazon's cloud and get answers, news, and music.
New Malware Targets iOS, OS X
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
WireLurker infects iPhones and iPads via USB cable when attached to Macs.
Google Drive Can Launch Local Apps
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
New Chrome extension Application Launcher for Drive lets Google Drive open files in local applications.
Amazon Prime Gains Unlimited Photo Storage, With Caveats
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Prime subscribers can now store an unlimited number of small photos in Amazon Cloud Drive.
Jawbone's 2 New Fitness Trackers
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Jawbone takes on Nike and Fitbit with entry-level Up Move and sensor-laden Up3 fitness trackers.
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