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Facebook must face privacy lawsuit in Austria, EU court rules

Facebook must defend its privacy policy against a consumer lawsuit in an Austrian court, the European Union’s highest court has ruled. Its judgement has consequences for all businesses handling the personal information of consumers in...

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Amazon Is Offering a $40-Off Deal On Its Echo Spot Devices

For the first time, Amazon has discounted its Echo Spot device by $40 when you buy a pair of them.

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Get 2 USB-C to USB 6-foot Cables For $9.49 Right Now On Amazon

These cables from Anker are long and durable, and currently discounted a significant percentage off its typical list price.

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Skygofree: More Android malware malarkey

A lot of Android virus and malware stories are hooey. Skygofree is a prime example.

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The future of 3D holograms comes into focus

While everyone is fixated on AR using smartphones or headsets, the real hologram revolution is emerging from the lab.

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15 Alexa skills for business success

Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant is now ready to play a role in the enterprise. These skills will help make the AI behind Alexa more business-savvy.

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Will Apple finally pay a price for keeping secrets?

Apple’s battery slowdown shenanigans are beginning to catch up with it.

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Why Amazon is the new Microsoft

The Amazon Alexa platform dominated CES this year. The virtual assistant is shaping up to be the most important new operating system.

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Anker's Twin USB High Speed Car Phone Charger Is Just $8.99 Right Now

The car charger, which is typically priced around $12, is available for $9 right now on Amazon, where it averages 4.7 out of 5 stars from over 500 customers.

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Sonos Play:1 Is Discounted $62 Right Now On Amazon

Sonos Play:1 is highly rated on Amazon, where its typical list price of $200 has been reduced 31% to $138, for a limited time.

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Get a $20 Discount If You Buy 3 Echo Dots on Amazon, For A Limited Time - Deal Alert

Echo Dot is a voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, and more. Buy 3 and get $20 off your cart, or buy 6 and get...

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Why you’ll fire Siri and do the job yourself

In the world of A.I., the best virtual assistant might turn out to be your virtual self.

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Meltdown and Spectre affect the smartphone in your pocket. Should you be worried?

Android and iOS devices are vulnerable to the latest hardware security flaw, and not all are easily patched. The good news: Exploits are hard (maybe) and so far none are known.

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Powermat joins the Wireless Power Consortium, touts 15-watt underdesk charging

Wireless charging firm Powermat will join an industry consortium it once competed against and announced the Charging Spot 4.0, which will enable 15-watt power transfers and offer compatibility with new iPhones.

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25% off SanDisk 256GB iXpand Base for iPhone charging and backup - Deal Alert

This handy gadget from SanDisk automatically backs up your iPhone’s photos, videos contacts and more, every time you charge. And its currently discounted 25% on Amazon.

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The rise of virtual assistants in the office

Between Apple's Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa, the workplace is getting rather chatty. Expect that trend to continue in 2018, but don't count on voice-activated assistants to tackle just any task.

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Will Google kill Chrome OS and Android in 2018?

The rumor mill says Google is working on an operating system to replace both Chrome and Android. Does that make any sense?

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Top 10 stories of 2017: Security woes, autonomous machines and a very cool phone

Malware, data breaches and machine learning were behind some of the biggest tech stories and trends of the year.

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Dual-screen clamshell devices will kill the tablet

When a phone is also a laptop, who needs a tablet?

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Google attacks Android fragmentation, pushes use of newer API, OS versions

In an attempt to reduce fragmentation of its Android OS, Google is requiring developers of new and updated apps to comply with its most recent APIs.

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