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Modular smartphones could be reused as computer clusters

Circular Devices is already thinking beyond just its Puzzlephone concept

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CES Mobile Apps Showdown Winner, uCiC, Needs More Users to be Useful

Toronto-based Snapwise's social, location-aware app, uCiC, recently won best of show at the 2015 CES. CIO.com reviewer James A. Martin says the app is worthy of the award, but it needs significantly more users to be truly useful.

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BlackBerry CEO's Desperate Comments Spotlight Severity of 'App Gap'

BlackBerry chief exec John Chen's recent comments on application and content neutrality come off as desperate, writes CIO.com's Al Sacco, and could represent a panicked reaction to the company's growing 'app gap' dilemma.

Dutch authorities fine Uber €10,000 a pop

So far, the Dutch government doesn't seem very vigilant in cracking down on Uber

Hutchison Whampoa in talks to acquire O2 in the UK in over $15B deal

The deal could lead to large-scale consolidation in the UK mobile market

Microsoft's online store runs out of Surface 2 tablets with Windows RT

With Surface 2 not getting an upgrade to Windows 10, it could be a sign that the tablet is ready to be discontinued

Microsoft's HoloLens uses unreleased Intel Atom chip

The holographic headset computer has the Cherry Trail chip, which will also be in tablets and low-end PCs

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Google Preps for Wireless Services with T-Mo and Sprint

Google is prepping to offer its own wireless voice and data service over the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile -- a move likely to be markedly different from traditional virtual network operations.

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Microsoft Researchers Spin Up a Smart Scarf

Prototype wearable would keep your face toasty warm, but could have deeper medical implications as well.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen Proposes Profoundly Stupid 'App Neutrality' Law

BlackBerry's developer support has sunken so low that the company is now seeking a government bailout.

Dropbox for Windows Phone hints at Microsoft's cross-platform future

The two companies are competing and collaborating on PC, tablet and smartphone integration

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How Mobile, Social Tech Elevate Enterprise Collaboration

Mobile and social technologies have the potential to vastly improve collaboration in the enterprise. However, they also represent a very real threat to CIOs and IT.

BlackBerry wants to mandate app developers to make apps for its platform

CEO John Chen wants net neutrality to be mandated at the content and application layer

Google looks to become a mobile carrier

The company has made deals to offer service over the Sprint and T-Mobile networks, according to reports

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Uh Oh, Google, Here Comes Microsoft's HoloLens

Less than a week after Google said that it would stop selling prototypes of its Glass wearable, Microsoft announced that it's coming out with its own computerized headset.

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Amazon Ditches Wallet Mobile Payment Service

The app let people store and use reward and loyalty cards for making purchases.

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Microsoft Leaps into 3D Computing with Windows Holographic and HoloLens

Holograms! You heard that right: Augmented reality is coming to Windows, with a new API for 3D imaging and a HoloLens headset, plus HoloStudio for making your own holograms.

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What to Expect from Microsoft's Windows 10 Event, from Cortana to New Browsers

On Wednesday, Microsoft plans to unveil a consumer preview of Windows 10. Look for Cortana integration, improved notifications, a seamless new interface, new browsers and more.

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