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Google's Nexus 6P, 5X Smartphones Face Uphill Battle
Commentary  |  9/30/2015
The Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, only available online, are best left to enthusiasts who want a pure Google experience.
Linux Foundation: Open Source Code Worth $5B
Commentary  |  9/30/2015
In an effort to place a more definitive financial value on open source code, the Linux Foundation has released a report that estimates the development costs of its Collaborative Projects.
Microsoft NYC Flagship Opens Oct. 26
News  |  9/30/2015
Microsoft announces grand opening dates for its first New York City flagship store and first international flagship location in Sydney.
Apple's Tim Cook Dishes On Microsoft, Enterprise Sales
News  |  9/30/2015
In a chat with Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie, Tim Cook discussed Apple's enterprise push and business partnerships.
iPhone 6s Plus Hands-On: 10 Best Features
Slideshows  |  9/30/2015
Apple's new iPhone 6s Plus is more than a simple update to last year's phablet. Here's our hands-on look at the smartphone's strongest offerings.
Google Nexus Phones Run Android Marshmallow
News  |  9/29/2015
Android 6.0 will be making an appearance on two new Nexus phones and a Pixel tablet.
'Netflix And Chill' Button Shows What's Wrong With IoT
Commentary  |  9/28/2015
Netflix's slightly tongue-in-cheek invention shows that the Internet of Things is way too complicated for consumers.
Where Cars Fit In The Future
News  |  9/28/2015
Cities are crowded, and in the years ahead, the transportation industry will have to adapt as more markets have less room for private cars.
Mark Zuckerberg Pledges Universal Internet Access With Caveats
Commentary  |  9/28/2015
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to deliver universal Internet access by 2020, but one of the biggest beneficiaries of that is his own social media site.
13 Million iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus Smartphones Sold This Weekend
Commentary  |  9/28/2015
Apple smashed through last year's record-setting sales figure by 30% as consumers snapped up the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in a buying frenzy.
Sprint Will Sit Out FCC Spectrum Auction In 2016
News  |  9/28/2015
Sprint will not participate in a new auction for bandwidth in the US. Instead, it's taking T-Mobile head-on with an alluring iPhone 6s deal.
Amazon Robotics: IoT In The Warehouse
News  |  9/28/2015
The real magic of robots and the Internet of Things is happening right now at Amazon's vast fulfillment warehouses in the US. See what it's all about, and learn how simple robotics can transform your organization's logistical needs.
10 iPhone Healthcare, Fitness Apps That Actually Work
Slideshows  |  9/28/2015
Some health apps for the iPhone are beneficial and others merely for fun. How to tell them apart and choose apps that will work for you.
iOS 9: 10 More Hidden Features To Explore
Slideshows  |  9/27/2015
Apple fortified iOS 9 with so many features, we're still discovering them. Here are 10 more tricks for iPhone and iPad users.
iPhone 6s Vs. BlackBerry Priv: Comparing Intangibles
Commentary  |  9/27/2015
Once upon a time, Apple unseated BlackBerry as king of the smartphones. Could BlackBerry return the favor by switching to Android? Check out a surprisingly close battle that comes down to intangibles.
iPhone 6s: My Painless Experience At The Apple Store
Commentary  |  9/26/2015
Apple's new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus reached stores Sept. 25, but not as many people lined up to buy them as in previous launches.
iOS 9 Lacks App-Slicing Technology For Now
Commentary  |  9/26/2015
Apple promised that iOS 9 would offer App Thinning to trim down memory use in iPhones and other devices. However, some key app-slicing pieces are missing.
Office 2016 Release, Windows 10 In China: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  9/26/2015
The week of Microsoft's Office 2016 launch brought several updates regarding the company's plan to bring Windows 10 to China in order to grow its presence there.
FTC Android Antitrust Inquiry Under Consideration
News  |  9/25/2015
Google's Android, already under review for potentially being anticompetitive in several countries, could face further scrutiny in the US.
North America Is Out Of IPv4 Addresses: What's Next?
Commentary  |  9/25/2015
It's official: ARIN finds that North America no longer has any IPv4 address available. With IoT and mobile creating more demand, what's next?
BlackBerry Priv Will Be Company's First Android Smartphone
News  |  9/25/2015
Amid more losses, BlackBerry officially confirmed rumors that it's working on an Android-based smartphone. The Priv will be released later this year.
Brain-To-Brain Interface: A Bold First Step
News  |  9/25/2015
Two experiments in reading and translating brainwaves have allowed researchers to help an injured man walk, and enabled others to read minds from over a mile away.
Google Contributor: An Ad-Blocking Alternative
News  |  9/25/2015
For a few dollars per month, you can see fewer ads online while supporting legitimate publishers.
Microsoft, Baidu Deal Drives Windows 10 Adoption
News  |  9/24/2015
Microsoft announces a partnership with China's Baidu to broaden Windows 10 adoption in the world's most populated country.
iPhone 6s Debut: 7 Tips For Buyers
Slideshows  |  9/24/2015
There are more ways than ever to buy a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. Here are some of the different angles to take toward smartphone nirvana.
T-Mobile Offers $5 iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus Deals
News  |  9/24/2015
The latest iteration of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will set you back a hefty sum if you buy it outright, but T-Mobile has plans to help ease the pain.
Gmail Gets Blocking Option
News  |  9/24/2015
Consign obnoxious message senders to the spam folder with Gmail's blocking control.
Volkswagen CEO Resigns Over Emissions-Cheating Software
News  |  9/23/2015
Winterkorn says the company needs new leadership to win back trust.
iPhone 6s Reviews In: Apple Has Another Winner
News  |  9/23/2015
Reviews from across the media landscape have hailed the latest iPhone, quibbles about battery life aside, the best smartphone Apple has yet produced.
Nexus 5x Leaks As Retailers Clear Out Nexus 6
Commentary  |  9/23/2015
Google's new Nexus smartphones are beginning to take shape ahead of the company's press event scheduled for Sept. 29.
Apple Project Titan: Electric Car May Arrive By 2019
News  |  9/22/2015
Apple is ramping up the development of Project Titan, its foray into electric car production, by expanding its team, the WSJ reports.
Volkswagen: 11 Million Cars Used Deceptive Emissions Software
News  |  9/22/2015
The German carmaker has acknowledged that its suspect emissions testing software is a global issue.
Bitcoin, Security Concerns Drive Blockchain Technology Adoption
Commentary  |  9/22/2015
Surprising players, such as IBM, are adopting the blockchain technology known best for Bitcoin transactions.
WatchOS 2 Arrives As Apple Watch Sales Expand
Commentary  |  9/22/2015
After a delay, Apple has released its watchOS 2, the updated version of the Apple Watch operating system. It arrives as more stores begin selling the pricey wearable.
Microsoft Office 2016 Arrives, Office 365 Updated
News  |  9/22/2015
Sept. 22 marks the worldwide release of Office 2016 for Windows, with a new delivery model and apps designed to pair with Windows 10.
iPad Pro Vs. Competition: What's The Best Business Tablet?
Slideshows  |  9/22/2015
With the arrival of the iPad Pro, the tech world is talking about enterprise tablets. Which model is best for you?
France Rejects Google's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Appeal
News  |  9/21/2015
Google is told it must respect Europe's "right to be forgotten" across all its domains.
Volkswagen CEO: Using Deceptive Software Was Wrong
News  |  9/21/2015
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn pledges cooperation as investigators delve into alleged emissions test cheating.
iOS 9 Adoption Rate 'Fastest Ever,' Apple Claims
Commentary  |  9/21/2015
Apple claims more than half of all iOS devices have been updated to iOS 9 since the platform's release this month.
iOS 9: To Ad-Block Or Not To Ad-Block?
Commentary  |  9/21/2015
Marco Arment, who created one of the most popular ad-blocking tools for iOS 9, had second thoughts about what he created. Will other ad blockers follow, and will users care?
Microsoft Band 2 Images Suggest Curved Screen
News  |  9/21/2015
The upcoming version of Microsoft's wearable device, the Band 2, will feature a more graceful curved display, according to images that leaked online.
Apple Acquires Mapsense To Boost Location Visualization Offerings
News  |  9/21/2015
Apple has acquired location-based analytics and visualization developer Mapsense. The deal is only the most recent by Apple and other companies looking to scoop up location data visualization startups.
Apple-Cisco Deal: What It Means For Businesses
News  |  9/21/2015
The companies entered a partnership earlier this month to build a "fast lane" for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks. Does a fast lane for iOS users mean a slow lane for everyone else?
10 Cloud Storage Options For Your Personal Files
Slideshows  |  9/21/2015
There are many cloud service providers, and choosing the right one for your personal and business needs can be tricky. Here's a look at what the top vendors have to offer.
8 Raspberry Pi Tools That Fire Up Your Programming Skills
Slideshows  |  9/20/2015
The Raspberry Pi has changed the world of embedded servers. Now, it's time to change the way you write software for the tiny powerhouse. Bonus: All the tools featured here are available for free.
Volkswagen Software Cheated Emissions Test: EPA
News  |  9/19/2015
The Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board claim VW deliberately programmed almost 500,000 diesel cars to emit fewer pollutants under test conditions than during actual use.
Apple's Court Win Over Samsung Still Leaves Questions
Commentary  |  9/19/2015
Apple may have won the latest round against Samsung in court, but the implications of the case are still evolving.
Windows 10 Hardware, Cortana Meets Salesforce: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  9/19/2015
Windows 10 and Cortana Analytics Suite were hot topics during a week when Microsoft also appointed a new company-wide president.
iOS 9 Adoption Reaches 20%, But Problems Abound
Commentary  |  9/18/2015
iPhone and iPad owners are upgrading to iOS 9 swiftly, but the process hasn't been smooth for everyone.
Nextbit Robin Smartphone Sports Cloud-Based Storage
News  |  9/18/2015
Nextbit's Robin smartphone uses the cloud to provide extra storage for users. It also offers a Qualcomm processor and the Android operating system.
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