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22% off ASUS Chromebook C202 11.6" Rugged Water Resistant Design, 180 Degree Hinge - Deal Alert

ASUS Chromebook C202 features a 180-degree hinge, spill-resistant keyboards, and reinforced rubber wrapped frames that meet the daily rigors and intense usage at home or by students both inside and outside of the classroom.

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US mulls rules for airlines that plan in-flight Wi-Fi voice calls

The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering making it mandatory for airlines to inform passengers before purchasing tickets if they will allow voice calls using mobile wireless devices on board their aircraft, thus hoping to...

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Cortana for iOS, Android now features quick access to common actions

Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistant is getting a facelift on iOS and Android aimed at making it more useful for users, and also bringing a bit of brightness to what's currently a rather dour interface.

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Android Studio for beginners, Part 4: Advanced tools and plugins

Use built-in tools and third-party plugins to profile, debug, and extend your Android applications in Android Studio

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New Audis can now talk to traffic lights

Audi has launched its anticipated vehicle-to-infrastructure technology that allows some 2017 Audis to communicate with traffic lights so drivers know when lights will switch from red to green.

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48% off Travel Cord Organizer - Electronics Accessories Case & Cable Organizer - Deal Alert

This travel organizer offers a secure storage space for cord management, laptop and computer accessories putting everything you need in one place.

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78% off Senso Bluetooth Sweatproof Sport Headphones - Deal Alert

These highly rated and inexpensive Bluetooth sport headphones promise high quality sound, sweatproof design, a comfortable fit, noise suppression, a long battery life and reliable Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity to your device, for just...

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CIOs assess how Apple and Google approach enterprise apps

Apple and Google both have unique ideas about how enterprises should develop apps for business, and each approach may appeal to IT organizations for a number of different reasons.

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Moore's Law lives on with speedy 7-nm mobile chips coming in 2018

How do mobile devices keep get faster, thinner, and more power efficient? It's thanks to the quick advances in chip manufacturing, which help churn out smaller chips packed with new features.

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U.S. and U.K. spy agencies have been intercepting in-flight phone calls for years

U.S. and U.K. spy agencies have been monitoring in-flight mobile phone users for years, according to new revelations from the trove of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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OnePlus 3T review: One of the best Android phones gets a little better

OnePlus refreshes its latest handset just six months after it was released, making it faster, longer-lasting, and better for snapping selfies.

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Samsung still struggling with the recovery of Note7 phones from users

Samsung’s recall of Galaxy Note7 smartphones because of exploding batteries is far from complete with some users, for example, in Canada still not turning in their phones for a refund or exchange.

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Smartwatch user dropout rate is still 29%, Gartner says

Almost a third of smartwatch owners have stopped using them, saying they aren't useful, are boring or they broke.

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Amazon wants you to grab and go

Amazon is opening up a brick-and-mortar store in Seattle that allows customers to check in with their Amazon account and make purchases without having to wait in line.

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Amazon replaces cashiers with AI and computer learning

Amazon is opening up a brick-and-mortar store in Seattle that allows customers to purchase items by simply picking them up.

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SoftBank gives more detail about $50B US investment

Masayoshi Son, CEO of Japanese telecom firm SoftBank, plans to invest US$50 billion and create 50,000 jobs in the U.S. by pumping money into startups, he said after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump.

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Nicki Minaj's mobile game is about the music, not just the Kardashian-style fame perks

Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj makes her mobile game debut, a version of 'Kim Kardashian: Hollywood' but with a way better soundtrack.

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10 best sites and services to sell used tech

Get a new laptop as a gift and want to turn your old computer into some crisp Benjamins? These 10 online services and apps are all viable options, though each has its strengths, depending on what you hope to sell.

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