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Report: HTC to finally launch Android Wear smartwatch in June

Such a move could make it one of the first watches to ship with Android N.

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AngularJS 2 reaches release candidate

The expected next steps for Google's framework are bug fixes followed by a general release of the upgrade

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South Dakota law will be a test case for a US Internet sales tax

A new South Dakota law may end up determining whether most U.S. residents are required to pay sales taxes on their Internet purchases.

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Quantum computers pose a huge threat to security, and the NIST wants your help

It's no secret that quantum computers could render many of today's encryption methods useless, and now the National Institute of Standards and Technology wants the public to help it head off that threat.

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Hefty Google Keyboard update brings one-handed mode, cursor control, other new tricks

The new version is packed with features like quick access to emojis, a dedicated number pad, and smarter word predictions.

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EMC's latest VCE nodes aim to make clouds easy

One way to get enterprises and service providers to adopt cloud infrastructure is to make it easier to set up and use. That’s what EMC is doing with Neutrino, a new type of hardware-software node for the VCE VxRack platform.

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25 Mother's Day gifts with geek appeal

Mother's Day gifts inspired by science, technology, engineering and math

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Amazon.com shows European Commission one way to eliminate geoblocking in e-commerce

With its latest distribution initiative, Amazon.com might achieve what the European Commission has struggled with for years: the creation of a borderless online marketplace where the price of goods and the cost of shipping them is the...

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Windows 10 on pace to reach 20% share by June

Windows 10 is on pace to power 20% of all Windows desktop systems by the end of June, or around the time Microsoft issues its next major upgrade, according to data published this week.

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Why your outsourcers’ cost of living adjustments don’t work

Cost of living increases are intended to keep IT outsourcing staff happy and working hard on your account. However, only a fraction of the money makes it into the pockets of those workers. Here are three ways to fix that.

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Solar shift: Falling costs make owning better than leasing

The costs of consumer and small business-grade solar systems have dropped significantly in recent years, sparking a move away from leasing the systems to outright purchases so owners can reap the financial benefits.

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AngularBeans brings together Angular and Java for Web dev

AngularBeans 2 will accommodate Angular's own next-generation upgrade and add container support

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Hot products at Interop 2016

The 30th version running this week in Las Vegas features a trade show with more than 160 vendors displaying their wares and where its interoperability mission ventures far outside the show’s signature InteropNet Demo Lab. This year it...

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Uber faces more lawsuits for classifying drivers as contractors

Uber Technologies faces more class-action lawsuits from drivers seeking reclassification as employees, even as its settlement in two other suits with drivers in California and Massachusetts has been submitted to a judge for approval. ...

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China’s booming middle class augurs well for Apple, says Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook still sees great potential in the Chinese market despite a drop in its revenue from the country in the first quarter.

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Intel's Atom architecture to live on despite smartphone chip cancellations

Intel's Atom processor architecture will live on despite the recent cancellation of next-generation smartphone chips.

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Microsoft's CEO explains why his company sued the U.S. government

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella explained in an interview that Microsoft is fighting what it sees as government overreach in the realm of digital privacy because he thinks that the U.S. can be a beacon to other countries.

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Can Oracle buy its way into the cloud?

It wasn't so long ago that Oracle dismissed cloud computing as "gibberish." Today, it's singing a different tune.

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