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Moto G is scoring Lollipop to lead off this week's Android device updates roundup

The HTC One M8 is also getting some update love, though no Lollipop sightings yet.

Developers begin work on LibreOffice for Android

A first beta version of the Libre Office productivity suite for Android devices is planned for March

AMD the subject of takeover rumors by Chinese firm

AMD started the week as the subject of takeover rumors by a Chinese firm, but others caution that any deal would be extremely difficult at best. The report first appeared on the Chinese news site International Online, which said that...

Is Windows 10 really a threat to desktop Linux?

In today's open source roundup: Will Windows 10 hurt Linux on the desktop? Plus: Lean Linux distributions, and Samsung's Tizen versus Google's Android Wear.

Androids will greet guests at Japanese smart hotel

The Henn-na Hotel in southern Japan will have face-recognition programs instead of door keys

Flying high, Apple readies Watch to ship in April

But iPad sales are being 'cannibalized' by other products, Tim Cook said

Windows 10 Spartan browser will get extensions

Developers will be able to add functions directly in the browser

'Ghost' vulnerability poses high risk to Linux distributions

The flaw in the GNU C Library can be exploited remotely for full control, according to Qualys

Microsoft previews free, updated Power BI business intelligence tool

A new edition of the company's data visualization tool is now freely downloadable

Yahoo to spin off its stake in Alibaba

Yahoo's fourth quarter 2014 sales and earnings both dropped

Kevlar could keep lithium-ion batteries from catching fire

Researchers have found that Kevlar extracts in batteries could prevent batteries from shorting

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Apple updates Yosemite, again claims to fix Macs' Wi-Fi flops

Apple today released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, hoping again to improve -- or in cases simply enable -- Wi-Fi on Macs that have suffered connectivity issues since October.

Microsoft's stream processing engine boosts Bing, Azure services

Microsoft Research built Trill to radically speed up queries against real-time data

Snapchat and Twitter violate each other's personal space

Snapchat expands in the area of news, while Twitter releases private group messaging

Sony Mobile said to be planning 1,000 more job cuts

The staff reduction is reportedly an attempt to return the unit to profitability

New SAP Hana tool aims to put Big Data insights within closer reach

Featuring Hadoop support, the rapid-deployment service targets enterprise users with streaming and unstructured data

Enterprises can now use Dell's Kace appliance to manage Chromebooks

The Kace K1000 enterprise asset management software can also keep tabs on many other types of devices

Should you use Windows 10 or Ubuntu?

In today's open source roundup: Ubuntu versus Windows 10. Plus: Dell updates Developer Edition Linux laptops, and KDE Plasma 5.2 released and reviewed.

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