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Pebble Time smartwatch to begin shipping on May 27

Pebble has developed new iOS and Android apps that work exclusively with the Time models

Is Canonical going to have an IPO?

In today's open source roundup: Mark Shuttleworth may take Canonical public. Plus: How to install and configure Ubuntu on your Dell computer. And a review of the LG Watch Urbane.


Adblock browsers for Android and iOS to keep mobile ads, tracking at bay

Both versions are expected to arrive during the third quarter, and an Android beta is already available

Torque G02 smartphone doesn't mind a saltwater dunk

The Torque G02 can be used for texting on a surfboard to snorkeling selfies

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 22

Connected cars will mean mobile traffic jams, US wants to ban export of some security tools, exploits...Google planning IoT OS

Factory reset in Android phones leaves sensitive user data behind

Researchers recovered access credentials, emails, text messages and other sensitive information from wiped Android phones

Secom security drone follows, photographs intruders

These flying security cameras will be rented out to large-lot businesses such as shopping malls

Freelance hacking site vows to clean up dodgy listings

The creator of Hacker's List says the site is a lower-cost way to bid for security projects

Leaked database of Adult Friend Finder still online

Adult Friend Finder was breached more than two months ago, according to a dark Web forum

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Future traffic jams could slow down mobile networks

Networks have to become more adept at handling varying traffic demands.

ICANN chief to leave office early, may miss key transition

Fadi Chehadé, now shepherding the organization away from the U.S. government, will step down next March

Google to change Maps search system after offensive White House results

Some searches for racist terms that previously triggered the White House now return nothing

US Senate leader to push for vote to renew NSA phone dragnet

Senators could vote on a Patriot Act extension bill as soon as Friday

HP's profit slips 21 percent as services business stumbles

The company says its on track to divide into two companies in November

Apigee adds some Swagger to API design

The Apigee API Studio can generate documentation and test new APIs

Salesforce Community Cloud gets recommendation tool to boost engagement

The update also lets companies create their own communities complete with custom apps

PayPal hypes its mobile strengths ahead of IPO

One-third of all PayPal transactions now come from mobile, the company says

Chromebook craze won't abate this year

Chromebooks could however face competition from low-cost Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 devices

HP sells majority stake of China server, storage business to Tsinghua Holdings

The companies are forming a joint venture called H3C to sell HP enterprise hardware products

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New IBM OpenStack services support hybrid cloud apps

Big Blue offers a new slate of IBM Cloud OpenStack Services for the open source cloud computing platform designed to help clients and developers integrate applications and data across hybrid clouds.

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