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Intel is on the verge of exiting the smartphone and tablet markets after cutting Atom chips

Intel could be on the verge of exiting the market for smartphones and standalone tablets, wasting billions it spent trying to expand in those markets.

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Google Maps update ties your photos, contacts, and destinations closer together

You can now batch upload photos, add contact addresses to your places, and get more suggestions for things to do.

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Android device updates: BlackBerry Priv, Verizon Droid Turbo 2 begin Marshmallow rollout

A couple of AT&T-branded LG phones are also in on the action, while the Nextbit Robin gets plenty of improvements to the camera and battery.

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Microsoft declares Cortana search box as Bing- and Edge-only turf

Microsoft began blocking rival browsers and search providers from using Windows 10's Cortana search box, the operating system's prime search real estate.

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5 (more) reasons to be a data scientist

"Data scientist" has already been declared this year's hottest job, and now a new report offers several more reasons to consider it as a career.

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Google begins beta test of Trips, a new travel companion app

The app is in a limited trial with Local Guides participants, but screenshots give us hints about what Google is working on.

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FCC wireless auction hits spectrum target, paving way for fast, reliable 5G

Television stations have volunteered to sell off 126MHz of "beach front" wireless spectrum to mobile carriers in an ongoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission auction, potentially bringing higher speeds and more reliable networks...

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IBM offers advice on how to secure blockchain in the cloud

Cloud providers hosting the blockchain secure transactions technology should take additional security steps to protect those records, IBM recommends

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Toy maker Maisto’s website pushed growing CryptXXX ransomware threat

The website of toy maker Maisto was infected with malicious code that distributed CryptXXX, a new and increasingly widespread ransomware program.

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Twitter dives as Facebook continues to thrive

Facebook continues to defy expectations with incredible growth in virtually every important area of business success, and its accomplishments stand in stark contrast to Twitter's decidedly tepid performance.

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Here's why analytics is eating the supply chain

New software is enabling better visibility and more collaboration among partners, including key customers and suppliers.

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Rovi to acquire TiVo for $1.1 billion

Online entertainment listings company Rovi plans to acquire digital video recording firm TiVo for US$1.1 billion in a stock and cash deal, the companies said Friday.

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Phishing apps posing as popular payment services infiltrate Google Play

Researchers from security firm PhishLabs found 11 phishing applications hosted on Google Play this year, targeting users of popular online payment services.

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Red Hat ditches effort to port Node.js to Java

The Nodyn open source effort to bridge the technologies was undercut by an inability to make NPM JavaScript extensions work with it

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Supreme Court approves rule change that expands FBI computer search powers

The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to a rule to give judges the authority to issue warrants to remotely search computers whose locations are concealed using technology.

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Take a peek inside Samsung’s vast developer conference

Take a peek inside Samsung’s vast developer conferenceImage by Stephen LawsonSamsung kicked off its massive developer conference in San Francisco this week, where it's trying to get developers excited about its latest software,...

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Massive growth shows why Amazon is the public cloud leader

Amazon showed off its dominance in the public cloud market on Thursday as the capstone to a better than expected quarterly earnings report.

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As iPhone sales slump, Apple again talks up services revenue

For the second quarter in a row, Apple execs talked up the growth of the company's services category -- an attempt to highlight the earnings potential of devices now in customers' hands.

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