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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

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.

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