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Microsoft resurrects the Surface with third try

Microsoft today unveiled the Surface 3, pitching the smaller device as a "more compact and efficient package" than the Surface Pro 3

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LG may introduce leather-covered flagship smartphone on April 28

LG Electronics is expected to introduce its next high-end smartphone on April 28 and has hinted that the back of the device will be covered in leather.

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Google cloud platform can now be managed from a phone

Google is testing a version for Android smartphones and tablets of a console that will help its customers monitor services in the cloud while on the move.

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TIDAL: Music superstar or one-hit wonder?

Musical stars Jay Z, Madonna -- along with a globular cluster of other musicians and singers -- showed up in glittering style for the relaunch of TIDAL, the streaming music service...

U.S. trade body to probe Apple after Ericsson complaints

The International Trade Commission has decided to investigate Apple after two complaints from Ericsson that the iPhone maker violated its patents.

Sprint to rollout LTE Advanced to Chicago area

Sprint plans to add more than 540 jobs and 115 stores in the Chicago area along with its first LTE-Advanced upgrade in the nation.

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Microsoft applies 'freemium' tactic to mobile device management for Office 365

Microsoft today made good on a promise from last fall, adding several basic mobile device management tools to all commercial Office 365 subscriptions.

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Google integrates Now with Chrome OS's app launcher

Google has added its Google Now personal assistant to the app launcher in a preview of Chrome OS.

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Smartwatch shipments to catapult by 500% in 2015 on interest in Apple Watch

Smartwatch shipments will grow by 500% this year, fueled by the interest in the coming Apple Watch and its impact on other smartwatches already in the market, market research firm IDC said today

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Hands on: Getting to know the HTC One M9

There's more to HTC's new flagship than first meets the eye. Time for an up-close look at the stunningly gorgeous HTC One M9.

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Apple Watch buyers, STEP ASIDE for first class

A computer in nearly every home? Check. An Edition watch in every mansion? Not yet, but Apple is working on it. A recently leaked Apple document supposedly states that desirability of the Edition watch isn't necessarily defined by...

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Modernizing enterprise apps for the mobile world

Today's workers expect to be able to use their mobile devices to do their jobs, and companies are obliging, offering extensions to enterprise applications with interfaces that adapt to smaller screen sizes, thanks to responsive...

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Facebook reveals the logic behind its forced Messenger split

Facebook annoyed and puzzled many people last year when it forced them to download its Messenger app for chats. Its reasons for doing so are now clearer: Messenger is becoming a beast of an app, with its own links to outside...

FCC will vote next month on plan to share valuable 3.5GHz spectrum

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote April 17 on a spectrum-sharing plan for a band that could serve the military, mobile service providers and individuals.

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Why Facebook Messenger will fail as a 'platform'

Facebook introduced this week at its F8 developer conference a new API for one of its messaging apps. It's a terrible idea.

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Microsoft should forget the Surface, stick to the Pro 2-in-1 line

Microsoft will resuscitate its Surface tablet with a new model powered by Windows 8.1, ditching the flop that was Windows RT for a lower-priced device, according to an online report. But the company would be better served by sticking...

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New mobile-malware detection technique uses gestures

The technology checks if attempts to use certain phone functions are accompanied by natural gestures users are expected to make.

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Apple Watch mini-stores to open in London, Paris, Tokyo luxury retail shops

Each store opens on April 10, the same day the smartwatch becomes available for try-ons and preorders

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