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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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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

Google takes another swing at payments with Android Pay

The revamped service will let users make purchases at physical stores

Android M brings hefty upgrades to core user experience

Improvements in this latest update to Google's mobile OS include battery life, permissions and more

IBM pitches analysis software for select industry verticals

Expertise drawn from 50,000 user engagements went into the new IBM software

FCC proposal would extend Lifeline voice subsidy to broadband

The so-called Obamaphone program would give poor people more options under a new proposal

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6 things almost every viral Kickstarter has in common

The best product categories, the best times to launch, the best investor incentives: Learn these and other lessons from the thousand most successful Kickstarter projects ever.

Like routers, most USB modems also vulnerable to drive-by hacking

Attackers can hijack DNS settings by exploiting vulnerabilities in the Web-based management interfaces of 3G/4G USB modems

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Cybersecurity on the agenda for 80 percent of corporate boards

Cybersecurity is a topic of discussion at most board meetings, according to a new survey of 200 corporate directors. The survey revealed that more than 80 percent of board members say that cybersecurity is discussed at most or all...

Is SourceForge hijacking project accounts?

In today's open source roundup: Did SourceForge hijack The GIMP's project account? Plus: Valve enmeshed in Tux logo drama. And SwiftKey for Android updated

Early OpenStack contributor says cloud project has “lost its heart”

Joshua McKenty helped start OpenStack, now after leaving his startup company based on the open source IaaS cloud computing project, he says it has "lost its heart."

Swatch smartwatch to go on sale in two countries

The watch will have an NFC chip to allow mobile payments

Lenovo aims at toppling rivals in the server market

Lenovo's IBM x86 server business purchase has given the Chinese vendor a foothold in the market

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Adtech and martech worlds collide

The forces putting advertising technology and marketing technology on a collision course seem inevitable. Will ad agencies be the big loser?

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Employees know better, but still behave badly

Four out of five employees admitted to engaging in some risky behaviors while at work, even though they were aware of cyber-security dangers, according to a new global survey.

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