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Zebra Buys Motorola's Enterprise Business, Eyes Healthcare IoT
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Acquisition underscores Zebra's expectation of strong demand for Internet of Things technologies from healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and other industries.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/16/2014
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Land Rover SUV Packs Sensors, Lasers
Kevin Fogarty,
News
Land Rover showcases its Discovery Vision Concept SUV, which builds in so many high-tech systems it can hardly be called a car.
By Kevin Fogarty , 4/16/2014
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Build Cost Examined
Eric Zeman,
News
Samsung calls early sales brisk for new smartphone, which costs $256 to build. By comparison, 32-GB iPhone 5s costs Apple $207 to manufacture.
By Eric Zeman , 4/16/2014
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Smartphone Kill Switches Coming, But Critics Cry Foul
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Smartphone makers and carriers agree to add optional kill switches to smartphones, but law enforcement officials say the anti-theft effort doesn't go far enough.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/16/2014
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Mobility: Who Bears The Brunt Of Data Security & Privacy
Grayson Milbourne, Director, Security Intelligence, Webroot
Commentary
OS manufacturers, app developers, and consumers all have a role to play in smartphone data security. But not everyone is equally responsible.
By Grayson Milbourne Director, Security Intelligence, Webroot, 4/16/2014
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Facebook Mobile Payment Service A Tough Sell
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Facebook's own e-money service could make the company millions, but would you trust it with your cash?
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/15/2014
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Google Glass: 5 Reasons I Won't Buy
Eric Zeman,
News
Google Glass is available for one day only to anyone willing to plunk down $1,500. Here's why I'm saying no.
By Eric Zeman , 4/15/2014
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Could Insurance Cover Your Next Fitness Band?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Consumers will sport almost 112 million wearables by 2018 -- most of them gadgets that track health-related metrics. Insurers have incentives to help the trend along.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 4/15/2014
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Google Has Plans For Titan Drones
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Titan Aerospace's drones are expected to help deliver Internet connectivity to remote regions.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/15/2014
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Google Glass Tested For Air Force Jumps
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Air Force pilot tests Google's wearable technology for pararescue jumpers and other battlefield operations.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 4/14/2014
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Microsoft Cortana: My First Week
Eric Zeman,
News
Microsoft released a developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1, which includes the personal assistant Cortana, a Siri rival.
By Eric Zeman , 4/14/2014
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Microsoft's 5 Next Tests
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
Commentary
Microsoft made progress during the past few weeks but still has important things to prove. For starters, think Start screen and wearables.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/12/2014
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Amazon Plans 3D Phone: Report
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Amazon phone capable of displaying images in three dimensions could ship this fall.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/12/2014
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Google Glass Goes Public
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Google Glass Explorer Program will be open to US-based adults on tax day.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/12/2014
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Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear Smartwatches Hit Stores
Eric Zeman,
News
Samsung refines Galaxy smartphone, launches three wearable Gear devices. Will consumers bite?
By Eric Zeman , 4/11/2014
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ARM TechCon 2014 Calls For Speaker Proposals
Karen Field,
News
Want to speak at the 10th ARM innovation meeting? Proposals are due May 15.
By Karen Field , 4/11/2014
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Google Releases Project Ara Module Developer Kit
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Early version gives developers a glimpse of how to create Project Ara hardware modules. Does it give Apple and Microsoft more to worry about from Android?
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/11/2014
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'Escape From Windows XP' With Microsoft Game
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft releases arcade-style game in lighthearted attempt to discourage use of outdated operating system. Can you beat the blue screen of death?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/11/2014
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Facebook Unfriends In-App Mobile Messaging
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Facebook is phasing out the in-app chat feature in its iOS and Android apps and wants users to download a separate app to chat with friends.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/11/2014
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Charge Phones In 30 Seconds: One Startup's Plan
Kevin Fogarty,
News
Startup company StoreDot demonstrates a new system for charging phones using organic polymer materials rather than traditional silicon.
By Kevin Fogarty , 4/10/2014
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