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Hello HaLow: Your guide to the Wi-Fi Alliance’s new IoT spec

The Wi-Fi Alliance recently announced a new IEEE specification, 802.11ah, developed explicitly for the Internet of Things (IoT). Dubbed HaLow (pronounced HAY-Low), it’s aimed at connecting everything in the IoT environment, from smart...

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Chromebooks beat Mac notebooks 1.4 to 1 in U.S.

Chromebooks have sold primarily to educational organizations, particularly K-12 schools, because of their low price and easy manageability.

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BMW’s vision for a world of connected cars

The conversion of the Internet of Things with the automotive industry will create world of cars that integrate with a connected home, drive themselves and are at your beck and call. This is the future, as outlined by BMW.

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The future of auto safety is seat belts, airbags and network technology

Technology is being developed that would create a world of connected cars communicating with one another to help reduce the 5.6 million car accidents on U.S. roads each year. But just how to enable vehicle to vehicle (V2V)...

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10 cool connected car features

Chevy, Ford, Hyundai increasingly offer standard connected car features.

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This is why you need Google Spaces

Google's newest social app is called Google Spaces. Here's why you should use it, and how.

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New products of the week 5.23.16

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as F5 Networks and Birst.

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Google's modular smartphone project sacrificed its original vision to move forward

Google's Project Ara modular smartphone is coming to developers at the end of this year, but it's lost a key part of its vision along the way -- total customizability.

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Google and Levis are releasing a smart denim jacket this year

Google and Levi's want people to beta test their smart clothing, starting later this year. The companies have teamed up on a smart jacket for bicyclists that will allow wearers to control their smartphones using sensors woven into the...

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Stale beer no more: This app can tell you when it's past its prime

There's a good chance your tastebuds would tell you when you're drinking stale beer, but now science has come to the rescue to spare them that pain.

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Google I/O's big reveals: VR dreams, personalized AI, and chips that blow away Moore's Law

Google I/O 2016 was full of big news, from Android N to Daydream VR to new apps galore.

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Google's Android N strengthens security core

File-based encryption, Mediaserver hardening, and automatic updates will come to Google's mobile platform this summer

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The PCWorld Show Episode 17: Google I/O brings Google Home smart hub, Android Auto everywhere and more

Jon, Mark, and Melissa find plenty of consumer news coming out of Google's I/O developer conference: an Amazon Echo knock-off called Google Home, a way to put Android Auto in every car, and a Google Assistant so helpful it even...

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Google is bringing Android apps to Chromebooks

Google announced Thursday morning that its Play Store will be coming to Chrome OS, the lightweight operating system that powers Chromebook laptops.

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Who's in your store right now? SAP's new data service can tell you

Marketers can tap virtually limitless volumes of data about customers' online activities, but the offline world isn't nearly as forthcoming. That's where SAP aims to help.

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Google's mobile productivity apps bury Microsoft's

According to SurveyMonkey, mobile versions of Microsoft's core Office apps -- Excel and Word -- in April badly trailed their rivals from Google, Sheets and Docs, respectively.

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The biggest reveals of Google I/O 2016

Google made clear its plans to take on Amazon's Echo, go big on VR, and make texting both more expressive and less reliant on thought.

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How Project Tango brings augmented reality home

Here's what it's like to use Google's augmented reality-enabled platform, Project Tango, in your everyday life.

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