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  • T-Mobile's latest deal: Convert a pal and you'll both get a year of free, unlimited LTE data

    21 August 2014, 11:49 am

    Existing customers can refer their friends, and everyone gets a year of unlimited data
  • Windows 9 inbound: Microsoft to unveil Windows 'Threshold' in September, reports say

    21 August 2014, 11:45 am

    Our first glimpse of Windows 9 may be right around the corner, as the new rapid-fire Microsoft scrambles to put the stigma of Windows 8's disastrous launch in the rear view mirror.Microsoft is set to officially unveil Windows "Threshold"—as it's currently…
  • Have a company laptop? Here's how to keep your browsing private

    21 August 2014, 10:36 am

    Sj often takes an office laptop home. He wants to know if "the System admin from my office" can see what websites he visits at home.Virtually all browsers these days have private modes (Chrome calls it Incognito Mode). In this condition, the browser doesn't…
  • LTE in Wi-Fi spectrum shows great potential, says NTT DoCoMo

    21 August 2014, 10:05 am

    In the hunt for new ways to handle growing data volumes, NTT DoCoMo and Huawei Technologies have demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over 5GHz, which today is used for Wi-Fi networks.One of the ways mobile operators can boost capacity in their networks is to…
  • Netflix whips up 3D VR viewing room for Oculus Rift during company hack day

    21 August 2014, 9:40 am

    It may not become a real product. But Netflix's hack day Oculus Rift interface is so cool, how could it not?
  • Analysis of Ferguson tweets shows Twitter's quick grip on the news

    21 August 2014, 9:27 am

    Is social media in general and Twitter in particular speeding up the news cycle?Twitter posts related to the shooting last week of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, started appearing a full two days before cable news outlets like MSNBC, CNN and Fox News put…
  • Chrome OS everywhere: Acer announces new Chromebook, desktop Chromebox

    21 August 2014, 9:16 am

    Taiwanese PC maker Acer is bringing Google’s Chrome operating system to desktops with a new unit that will arrive in the U.S. next month.Acer’s Chromebox CXI, announced on Thursday (and pictured mounted on a separate Acer monitor above), puts the Chrome OS…
  • Get productive in the new school year with the best free Android apps for students

    21 August 2014, 7:00 am

    It's time to load up your Android phone or tablet with the right apps for getting things done and staying organized.
  • LG's high-end smartphone features trickle down to new L series

    21 August 2014, 6:55 am

    LG Electronics is bringing features from its more expensive smartphones into the hotly contested low-end segment of the market.…
  • The top 14 hidden features in Windows, iOS, and Android

    21 August 2014, 6:30 am

    You may think you're a high-tech power user who knows all the nooks and crannies of Windows, iOS, and Android, but let's be realistic: There could be at least a few undocumented (or poorly documented) commands, control panels, and apps that have slipped by…
  • The 6 best tablets for getting work done in 2014

    21 August 2014, 6:00 am

    A few years ago, it was easy to scoff at the idea of using tablets for productivity. The hardware was too weak, and the software was too limited, so turning a tablet into a work device made sense only for a few fringe users.…
  • Amazon strikes deal in China to offer more imported goods

    21 August 2014, 12:55 am

    Amazon.com is hoping to attract more consumers from China, with a new agreement that will let the U.S. e-commerce company bring millions of products from its international sites to the country as imported goods.The company’s China business made the…
  • Retired US airport body scanners fail to spot guns, knives

    20 August 2014, 11:25 pm

    A type of body scanner in wide use across U.S. airports through last year fails to spot well-concealed weapons including guns and knives, computer security researchers contend.The Rapiscan Secure 1000 full body scanner provides only “weak protection against…
  • The UPS Store says malware found on systems of 51 stores

    20 August 2014, 8:15 pm

    The UPS Store said Wednesday that malicious software was found on the systems of 51 of its franchises in 24 U.S. states, although no fraud has been detected yet.The subsidiary of United Parcel Service, which has 4,470 U.S. stores, said in a notice that…
  • Tablets priced under $35 on the horizon

    20 August 2014, 7:40 pm

    Generic Android tablets with 7-inch screens and quad-core chips that deliver decent performance could soon sell for under US$35.Tablets with low-resolution screens are already selling for $45 on Amazon, many of which have single- or dual-core processors from a…
  • VMware acquires CloudVolumes for faster virtual app delivery

    20 August 2014, 6:10 pm

    Extending its desktop virtualization stack, VMware has acquired CloudVolumes, a 3-year-old startup that developed software for delivering virtualized applications on the fly.“Fundamentally customers are trying to move to a world where they can reduce…
  • HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb

    20 August 2014, 5:25 pm

    Hewlett-Packard reported a slight uptick in revenue for the second calendar quarter as its PC sales increased again.HP’s revenue climbed 1 percent to $27.6 billion for the quarter ended July 31, the company announced Wednesday. It was the first year-on-year…
  • AT&T brings gigabit broadband to Silicon Valley, challenging Google Fiber's own plans

    20 August 2014, 3:49 pm

    As Google decides whether or not to build out gigabit broadband in Silicon Valley, AT&T said Wednesday that it will jump in.…
  • Listen to YouTube right now with these 4 apps

    20 August 2014, 3:00 pm

    Don't wait for Google's YouTube music service. You can start listening today with these four apps.
  • HTC claims the One (M8) for Windows delivers 10 percent more talk time than Android

    20 August 2014, 2:37 pm

    The HTC One (M8) for Windows offers better battery life than its Android counterpart—at least, according to HTC’s own specifications.HTC’s One (M8) is available running either a recent version of the Android OS, or, as of this week, Microsoft’s Windows…
  • PushBullet adds universal copy and paste across Windows, Android

    20 August 2014, 2:27 pm

    The newest update to PushBullet lets you copy text on a Windows PC and paste it to an Android phone or tablet.
  • Clockwise Podcast: Mobile disasters, social networks, and tech pet peeves

    20 August 2014, 2:13 pm

    What social networks are good for (absolutely something?), mobile-device disasters, our biggest tech pet peeves, and what we'd like to change about Twitter. With guests Philip Michaels and Dan Miller.
  • Parallels Desktop 10 brings Yosemite support, better Windows-Mac integration

    20 August 2014, 2:08 pm

    We’re all Mac users here, but every once in a while—much as we might hate to admit it—we need to run the odd Windows app. Not only will the latest version of Parallels Desktop, announced on Wednesday, continue to handle that kind of task, but it also…
  • R programming language gaining ground on traditional statistics packages

    20 August 2014, 1:50 pm

    The R programming language is quickly gaining popular ground against the traditional statistics packages such as SPSS, SAS and MATLAB, at least according to one data statistician who teaches the language.“It is very likely that during the summer of 2014, R…
  • How can the Internet have too many routes and not enough addresses?

    20 August 2014, 1:25 pm

    The depletion of Internet addresses would seem to spell relief for aged routers that are struggling to deal with the Internet’s growth, but the complicated interplay between those trends might cause even more problems.Last Wednesday, some older routers and…
  • Uber launches API to enable seamless ride hailing from within any app

    20 August 2014, 12:57 pm

    The new Uber API takes the ride-sharing service one step closer to the ubiquity it's striving to achieve.
  • Report: Verizon in talks to launch its own app store

    20 August 2014, 12:22 pm

    In a rather curious move, Big Red may be looking to try its hand at selling mobile apps.
  • OnBeep developing walkie-talkie type wearable for mobile devices

    20 August 2014, 12:10 pm

    OnBeep is readying a wearable device that will let smartphone users initiate a voice chat with a pre-defined group of people, walkie-talkie style. And it’s got $6.25 million in funding to make that wearable a reality.…
  • Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a cheap Samsung tablet with reading-focused Barnes & Noble perks

    20 August 2014, 12:02 pm

    Barnes & Noble's first tablet in nearly two years launches today for $179.
  • Netflix now pays Time Warner Cable for faster video delivery

    20 August 2014, 11:00 am

    Following a deal with Time Warner Cable, Netflix is now paying all four major Internet service providers for reduced congestion and faster video streams.…

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