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EMV rules ruining Apple Pay

The Apple Pay payment experience has been simple and elegant. No network connection needed. No need to find an app, launch an app or log in. Just hold the phone at the end of the transaction, place your finger ever so briefly on the...

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Wayfair takes augmented reality, Project Tango to the enterprise

Wayfair Inc., an e-commerce company that sells home furnishings, is working on an app based on Google's Project Tango technology that would put augmented reality squarely in the enterprise.

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20% off iDevices iGrill2 Bluetooth Grill Thermometer - Deal Alert

The iGrill2, a Bluetooth Smart meat thermometer, makes grilling and smoking easier, more convenient and a whole lot smarter.

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Google cleared of infringement in Oracle lawsuit over Java

A jury in San Francisco has cleared Google of copyright infringement in a case brought by Oracle over Google’s use of Java in Android.

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Multiple U.S. trials underway for shared 3.5GHz wireless spectrum

Some of the companies in the alliance have already demonstrated what they call OpenG technology, which uses 3.5GHz shared spectrum to improve indoor wireless communications.

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Microsoft eats another $1B as phone strategy shrinks to enterprise-only

Microsoft's decision to eat nearly $1 billion and lay off another 1,850 workers prompted analysts to call the company's consumer smartphone business dead.

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The real problem with Google's mobile messaging strategy

You don't have to look far to see the flaw in Google's "more is more" approach to mobile messaging.

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Google wants all Android phones to be like Nexus

Soon, Google Nexus won't just be a nice idea, it'll be Android law. La GOOG is planning to punish partners that don't push updates quickly. Or so the rumor-mongers say, whispering of a secret list of naughty ODMs, which just might...

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Hands on: What's new and noteworthy with Android N

A detailed look at the most meaningful changes coming to Android via this year's yet-to-be-named N release.

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10 ways Apple’s Siri can help you get things done

Siri helps you work smarter

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This sticker can wirelessly charge your smartphone or tablet

A French startup opened a crowdfunding campaign for a paper-thin sticker that adheres to the back of a smartphone or tablet, enabling wireless charging from a pad that handles multiple devices at the same time.

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55% off Rugged Geek Portable Power Supply and Vehicle Jump Starter - Deal Alert

Father's day alert? This gadget has enough power to boost most passenger vehicles on the road today, as well as mobile devices and laptops.

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Free mobile data is good for consumers

Those opposed are overthinking zero rating.

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Dear Satya Nadella: Make sure the Microsoft Surface phone has these features

Microsoft is officially dropping out of the smartphone race...except for some strong hints that they will make a Surface phone.

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96% off Complete Mobile App Developer Course Bundle - Deal Alert

Learn Everything You Need to Turn Your App Idea into a Real, Working Product with 10 Courses (77.5+ Hours) of Premium Content. For a limited time just $49 with this rather dramatic 96% off deal.

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Microsoft kills off another chunk of its smartphone activities

Microsoft is laying off another 1,850 staff from its smartphone hardware business, but says it isn't leaving the market completely.

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Microsoft PowerApps first look: Create mobile apps without coding

Microsoft’s nascent no-code development tool is limited and limiting, but also promising.

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Now Huawei sues Samsung on patents -- break out the popcorn

Huawei alleges Samsung has used its patented technology without licensing it. Huawei asks Courts in the USA and China to decide the rights and wrongs. But Samsung denies it, threatening retaliation...

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