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Acer offers convertible Chromebook for $299

In today's open source roundup: The Acer Chromebook R11 offers tablet and laptop functionality for $299. Plus: Acer announces Predator 8 gaming tablet. And Google announces Android Wear for the iPhone.

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Hands-on: It'll take a lot to beat the style of the Huawei Watch

This Android Wear watch takes form and function to the next level.

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LTE is making a full-court press for the Internet of Things

LTE network and device vendors are rolling out and demonstrating versions of the technology designed for small, low-power devices that don't need LTE's top speeds.

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4 research projects that could double wireless bandwidth

As compression and other existing bandwidth enhancement techniques reach their limits, academic researchers worldwide are investigating a variety of technologies and methods that promise to bring wireless broadband up to speed—and...

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Apple's deal with Cisco will lay out a red carpet for critical iOS apps

Cisco and Apple announced a deal to integrate iOS devices more tightly with enterprise networks and Cisco collaboration tools.

Why Chromebooks are better than iPads

In today's open source roundup: Why Chromebooks are a better option than iPads. Plus: The top five Chromebooks at Amazon. And Chromebooks give iPads a run for their money in education.

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What lies beneath: What you need to know about content blockers in iOS 9 Safari

Call them content filters or ad blockers, iOS 9's ability to plug apps into Safari that handle how items are retrieved on web pages will change the way we mobile surf.

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Review: 6 things to know about the Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung's latest curved-screen smartphone, the Galaxy S6 Edge+, looks great -- but does that necessarily make it a better device?

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ITworld cartoons 2015: The year in geek humor (so far)

Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers

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Apple slates Sept. 9 for this year's iPhone intro

As expected, Apple will hold this year's iPhone unveiling on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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Former Apple CEO launches stylish Android phones

This story is the epitome of why I love open source: Anyone can take anything from it and build on top of it. And that's exactly what former CEO of Apple John Sculley is doing through his Obi Worldphone.

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Obi preps stylish budget phones for Asia, Africa and the Middle East

Obi Worldphone, a company founded by ex-Apple CEO John Sculley has launched a set of low-cost yet stylish smartphones aimed for emerging wireless markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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Samsung's choice: Blingy Galaxy S6 Edge+ or fatally flawed Note 5

The phablet follow-ups to the high-quality Galaxy S6 lineup fall short where they shouldn't.

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Facebook's M blends AI assists with human help

When it comes to questions asked online, which ones are best handled by a machine, and which ones require human intervention? Facebook thinks it can perform the triage with M, its new personal digital assistant.

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Yahoo woos mobile developers with help on ads, reporting, more

Yahoo has updated its mobile development suite to give programmers more tools to build out their apps, including the introduction of real-time analytics, a way to embed advertisements, and connectivity to Tumblr.

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Auto-deleting messages taking off, says survey

Close to half of young people are electing to use messaging apps that auto-delete sent messages, a survey has found.

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7 reasons why modular smartphones are such a nightmare to develop

Developing modular smartphones is presenting challenges relating to size, performance and price, and at the end of the day there are no guarantees users will want one.

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Research: You’re not smarter than a 5th grader at designing mobile apps

A new study finds that young kids come up with more original and higher quality ideas for new mobile services than adults.

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