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10 Great Gadgets From The Future
News  |  6/28/2013
They're highly anticipated, heavily hyped and possibly wonderful, at least until the reviews arrive.
Wi-Fi That Sees Through Walls
News  |  6/28/2013
MIT researchers have found a way to track motion, even through walls, using Wi-Fi signals.
Tech Companies Embrace Marriage Equality
News  |  6/26/2013
For Google, Apple, Microsoft and a growing number of companies, supporting social issues like gay marriage strengthens employee relations, recruiting and overall business success.
Mobile Ads Drain Battery Power
News  |  6/25/2013
Ads consume 23% of the energy used by ad-supported Windows Phone apps, says study.
Mozilla Firefox Opens Door To New Web Apps
News  |  6/25/2013
With support for WebRTC and Asm.js, Firefox 22 offers developers the framework to create compelling new Web applications.
Google Enhances Cloud Platform To Ease Lock-In Concerns
News  |  6/24/2013
App Engine apps gain another alternative to Google infrastructure while developers gain a Cloud Playground for code experiments.
Google Auto-Designed Ads Available To Merchants
News  |  6/24/2013
Through "dynamic remarketing" -- creating targeted ads based on customers' browsing activities -- Google says it can help merchants sell more.
Google Mine Wants To Track Your Stuff
Commentary  |  6/21/2013
Google reportedly is testing Google Mine, a Google+ offshoot that lets you share info about your real-world objects. Sounds more like a gold mine for Google.
Instagram Adds Video, Plays Coy On Ads
News  |  6/20/2013
To outdo Twitter's Vine, Facebook's Instagram offers 15-second recordings.
Microsoft Drops Xbox One Internet Requirement
News  |  6/19/2013
Angry customers give Microsoft an earful and get some satisfaction for it.
Google Defends Efforts Against Rogue Pharmacies
News  |  6/18/2013
Under fire from law enforcement officials, Google insists it has been making progress in its effort to deny advertising to rogue pharmacies.
Google Triples Chromebook Retail Presence
News  |  6/17/2013
After two years of slow sales, Chromebooks are beginning to catch on.
Google Balloon Project: Crazy Like a Loon
News  |  6/17/2013
Google's latest experiment, Project Loon, uses high-altitude balloons to bring Internet access to undeveloped areas.
Google Grabs Half Of All Mobile Ad Revenue
News  |  6/14/2013
Despite its dominance in the mobile market, Google soon could face serious competition from Facebook.
Google To Retire Chrome Frame
News  |  6/13/2013
Google says Chrome Frame is no longer necessary now that most people are using modern browsers.
Smartphone Makers Asked To Fight 'Apple-Picking'
News  |  6/13/2013
Mobile device theft is being called an epidemic. Apple tweaks iOS 7; device makers and law enforcement also team on anti-theft technology.
Apple iOS 7's Dramatic Design: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  6/12/2013
With iOS 7, Apple wants to shore up doubts about its ability to innovate in design. Take a closer look.
Google Buys Waze
News  |  6/11/2013
As a company built largely on the latent labor in Web links, Google sees value in contributed traffic reporting.
8 Apple Changes That Matter
News  |  6/10/2013
Amid Apple's two operating system updates, new hardware and new services, these pieces of news from WWDC 2013 stand out.
Apple Debuts OS X Mavericks, iOS 7, Mac Pro Tube
News  |  6/10/2013
At WWDC, Apple shows off its design prowess with a radical makeover for iOS 7 and a forthcoming tube-shaped desktop Mac Pro.
Apple WWDC 2013: Live Coverage
News  |  6/10/2013
As Apple WWDC 2013 kicks off, InformationWeek's Tom Claburn updates the key news from the event. Join us as the keynote begins at 1 p.m. EST.
Amazon Launches Indie Games Store
News  |  6/6/2013
By helping emerging gaming studios find an audience, Amazon is buying itself goodwill in the developer community.
Google Glass Enhances Camera Features
News  |  6/5/2013
Software update lets users take higher quality pictures and dictate photo and video captions.
Google Launches Maps Engine API For Enterprises
News  |  6/5/2013
New interface supports app creation on a variety of platforms -- the Web, mobile or desktop -- for assorted business purposes, such as store location and product tracking.
Apple Must Look Beyond Its Platforms
Commentary  |  6/4/2013
Apple's myopic focus on its own software platforms will ultimately limit its ability to compete. It's time for the company to lower the walls surrounding iOS and OS X.
White House Declares War On Patent Trolls
News  |  6/4/2013
Obama administration issues executive orders and proposes legislative changes designed to protect companies from abusive patent claims.
Google Releases Mobile Backend Starter Code
News  |  6/3/2013
Android developers now have an easy way to create a backend server using Google App Engine.
Apple Music Deals Hint At Streaming Service
News  |  6/3/2013
Reported licensing agreements with major music companies set the stage for Apple to challenge Google, Rdio and Spotify.

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