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Skip the waiter and order with this Bluetooth mat

PaperBeacon sends location IDs to mobile devices and could be used in restaurants and schools

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 29

Google I/O updates mobile, payments, IoT, and more... Apple buys augmented reality startup... Uber wants access to even more user data


Daum Kakao hopes social network Path will lead to international expansion

The South Korean developer of the KakaoTalk messaging app was attracted by Path's strong presence in Southeast Asia

Acer rolls out new laptop, desktops with Windows, Chrome

New offerings include a new 11-inch Switch hybrid, Aspire Z all-in-ones and Chrome desktop

Windows takes early lead over Android in Cherry Trail tablet battle

Acer said it will launch a tablet with Cherry Trail later this year

Uber revises privacy policy, wants more data from users

The company will now, with users' permission, access rider's data when its app runs in the background

Lenovo seeks to be hip 10 years after ThinkPad buy

Lenovo debuted a new company logo this week

Computex focus shifts from PCs to wearables, IoT

PC enthusiasts, however, will hear about CPUs, GPUs, Thunderbolt and other components

Google Photos ditches Google+ to avoid the creepy factor

It turns out that storing private photos on a social network isn't appealing

Apple acquires Metaio with a view to augmented reality

The German company has supplied the visual interface technology to retailers and others

Man charged with selling fake discount coupons on Silk Road

The trade in counterfeit coupons still thrives on other underground marketplaces

This smart fabric from Google can change the music and turn off the lights

Google showed off futuristic smart fabric at its I/O conference in San Francisco

Keep your legacy management style out of the cloud, Intuit exec says

At the O'Reilly Velocity conference, Intuit advised to go all in on cloud-native tools and don't worry about lock-in.

Google to widen Maps' offline features

Turn-by-turn navigation and local business reviews will be available without an Internet connection

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SourceForge 'hijacks' GIMP, wraps it inside ads

GIMP is not the only project that has abandoned SourceForge, many other major projects have also distanced themselves from the site.

IDC forecasts drop in PC and tablet shipments this year

The arrival of Windows 10 won't lead to a surge in PC sales

Google launches family-friendly section in Play store

Online storefront to sort content by age, character and more

New Nvidia streaming box supports 4K, could give Android TV a lift

The Shield is now shipping in the U.S. and Canada, with prices starting at $199

Google's Project Brillo is an OS for the home -- and a lot more

Brillo, a stripped down version of Android, is a platform for connecting devices at home and in industrial settings

Google launches free, 'unlimited' photo, video storage service

Videos are capped at 1080p, images at 16 megapixels

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