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Microsoft delays tools for third-party Cortana integrations

Microsoft has delayed the release of its tools for connecting other services to the Cortana virtual assistant, a decision that could cause it to lose ground in a crowded industry.

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Google Play faces cat and mouse game with sneaky Android malware

What’s the best way to avoid Android malware? Downloading all your apps from the Google Play store -- where software is vetted – is perhaps the best advice. But that doesn’t mean Google Play is perfect.

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Totem streetlight poles to combine wireless with power on city streets

Many companies are developing smart streetlights that combine energy-efficient LED lighting with wireless communications and sensors. Totem Power is taking that concept a step farther.

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To punish Symantec, Google may distrust a third of the web's SSL certificates

Google plans to remove the extended validation (EV) status of any such certificates issued by Symantec and to force the company to replace all of its customers' certificates.

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Android device updates: A Nougat treat for the Nextbit Robin and T-Mobile HTC One M9

Android O made its debut this week, although it's a very rough version that's aimed squarely at developers.

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Amazon undercuts the Moto G5 Plus preorders with unlocked, ad-supported model for $185

As part of its Prime Exclusive program, Amazon will be selling the Moto G5 Plus and Alcatel A30 handsets with lock-screen ads for discounted prices.

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Bitcoin rise fuels social media scams

The price of a single Bitcoin passed that of an ounce of gold for the first time this month, and scammers were quick to get in on the action with Ponzi schemes and phishing sites spread via social media.

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Twitter mulls an enhanced TweetDeck for power users as subscription rumors swirl

Twitter has started surveying users to check their interest in a new enhanced version of its TweetDeck product, raising the possibility that the company is considering a paid version of the service.

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Mingis on Tech: All about the new Moto G5 Plus

Not every smartphone has to skimp on features or cost a small fortune. Case in point: The Moto G5 Plus, which reviewer Dan Rosenbaum says is a good bargain buy.

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Angular 4 reduces footprint, adds features

The latest version of the JavaScript framework reduces the size of generated code by more than half and moves to TypeScript 2.1

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Uber finally agrees to reveal diversity data

Uber Technologies has agreed to provide next month its diversity data, which it had earlier declined to make public.

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Twitter considers enhanced version of TweetDeck for professionals

Twitter has started surveying users to check their interest in a new enhanced version of its TweetDeck product, raising the possibility that the company is considering a paid version of the service.

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Augmented reality gets a second life in manufacturing

Although augmented reality may not have gotten very far in the consumer market, the technology is getting a second look in the manufacturing sector.

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Augmented reality gets a second life in manufacturing

Although augmented reality may not have gotten very far in the consumer market, the technology is getting a second look in the manufacturing sector.

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FBI director floats international framework on access to encrypted data

The FBI director James Comey is suggesting an international approach to solving the encryption debate. He proposes that the U.S. might work with other countries on a “framework” for creating legal access to encrypted tech devices.

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Microsoft expands connected car push with patent licensing

Microsoft’s push into the connected car market continued Wednesday when it unveiled a new patent licensing program aimed at crafting deals for carmakers and other companies.

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Leaked iCloud credentials obtained from third parties, Apple says

The iCloud credentials that the Turkish Crime Family hacker group claims to have weren't obtained through a breach of the Apple's services.

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Most Android devices lack latest security patches

Nearly three-quarters of Android devices on the five biggest U.S. carriers are running on security patches that are at least two months old, putting them at greater risk of being hacked.

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