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The coming together of Android and Chrome OS

In today's Android roundup: Speculation runs rampant about Google merging Chrome OS and Android. Plus: How to filter out junk apps in the Google Play store, and will your device get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update?

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Why you really shouldn't worry about in-store beacons

Beacons don't automatically track your location or movement, but they do communicate with apps that could collect sensitive data.

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BMC turnaround a lesson in corporate leadership

When most companies are in trouble, they clean house or sell off assets. BMC has done neither. So far, it's working. Other firms would be wise to follow CEO Bob Beauchamp's example.

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See infrared in Android with the Seek Thermal Camera

In today's Android roundup: The Seek Thermal Camera lets you see in infrared. Plus: Android 5.0 Lollipop highlights for developers, and see the Flappy Bird clone easter egg hidden in Android 5.0.

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Linux developers and users should be civil while disagreeing passionately

In today's open source roundup: Why Linux developers and users need to disagree in a civil way. Plus: Remembering Netscape, and DeadCore has been released for Linux.

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It was love at first authentication [CARTOON]

Two factor authentication is great, but maybe not for everything

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iPad Air 3 and Nexus 9 both revealed this week

Google and Apple both announce new tablets, but their method of doing so was quite different.

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Why you should buy computers with Linux preinstalled

In today's open source roundup: The virtues of hardware designed to run Linux right out of the box. Plus: The best desktop environment for Linux? And how Linux brought a happy couple together

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Should Google give up control of Android in watches, TVs, and cars?

In today's Android roundup: Google may eventually loosen its grip on Android in TVs, cars and watches. Plus: Is the Nexus 6 worth the money? And a hands on video of the Nexus 9 tablet

Sexism, alive and well in the tech world

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has backed off from his remarks, but the bottom line is that Microsoft, along with much of the tech industry, still sees women as second-class citizens.

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Hands on with Sony's Playstation TV

It plays games from five different Playstation platforms, but it can't stream Netflix

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Keyboard for one: 8 of the most impressive solo programming efforts

Notable examples of coding brilliance that came from the mind (and hands) of one programmer

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Android users get ready to taste the sweetest lollipop of all

In today's Android roundup: Google announces Android 5.0 Lollilop. Plus: Meet the new Nexus 6 phablet, and the Nexus 9 tablet may give the iPad Air 2 a run for its money

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Diverse points of view and passion make Linux stronger

In today's open source roundup: Are Linux users too passionate in their disagreements? Plus: KDE Plasma 5.1 released, and VirtualBox 4.3.18 brings bug fixes

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Can the iPhone 6 really defeat the NSA?

There are loopholes in Apple’s claim, and law enforcement’s outrage seems disingenuous.

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Why the Surface Pro 3 has quietly replaced my work PC

The Surface Pro 3 offers all the advantages of a tablet along with all the performance of a solid notebook. Until I can do better, there's no reason to go back.

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Analyst predicts Xbox One outsold Playstation 4 in September

Both Microsoft and Sony continue to offer deals to entice consumers to open their wallets.

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The coming war for developers

The emergence of next-generation social, mobile, analytics and cloud technology has sparked a war for developers able to continue the fast pace of innovation. Enterprises that want to remain in business tomorrow would be wise to make...

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