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6 things you'll love about the Moto Z Droids — and 6 you won't

The new Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Droid Force are now available from Verizon and Motorola. They’re some of the strongest Android phones on the market. Should you buy one? These 12 pros and cons could make or break your decision.

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Review: 3 Bluetooth headsets for stereo sound

We review three sets of Bluetooth earbuds from Jabra, Jaybird and Plantronics for music listening and phone talking.

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Sony does well in games but smartphone business shrinks

An increase in games revenue helped Sony counter to an extent shrinking business in smartphones and the impact of earthquakes in Japan's Kumamoto region on production of the camera sensors that the company supplies to Apple and other...

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Intel has quietly snuffed out its Project Tango smartphone as it rethinks augmented reality

Intel has stopped selling a smartphone developer kit with its RealSense 3D camera technology, in a setback to its plans in mobile augmented reality.

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Google lets third parties extend its productivity software on Android

Google is using third parties to make its productivity apps more useful on Android. The company announced Thursday that it's now possible to bring functionality from apps like Scanbot, DocuSign and ProsperWorks into Docs and Sheets on...

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Verizon, AT&T find new markets as traditional revenues flatten

With their purchases of DirecTV, AOL and Yahoo, the nation's two biggest wireless carriers are moving beyond their traditional business to search for other revenues.

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Google beefs Linux up kernel defenses in Android

The future versions of Android will be more resilient to exploits thanks to developers' efforts to integrate the latest Linux kernel defenses into the operating system.a

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1 in 4 desktop owners use ad blockers

More than a quarter of all desktop computer users and 15 percent of mobile devices owners use ad blocking software, according to a new study, and 17 percent of people who don't block ads are likely to do so soon.

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Riverbed buys end-user experience monitoring company Aternity

Network and application performance management company Riverbed announced this morning that it would acquire end-user experience monitoring firm Aternity for an undisclosed fee.

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3 legit reasons why you'll love the Texture magazine app

Formerly known as Next Issue, the Texture magazine app for Android, iOS and Windows is an all-you-can-eat buffet of digital magazines. The app's search and browse capabilities make it easy to navigate, and it lets you save articles to...

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How to stay connected while traveling with cheap and easy mobile access

You don’t have to leave your phone in airplane mode throughout your trip anymore, as there are plenty of ways to get online and make calls.

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Smartphone market inches back to growth with Samsung holding lead

The smartphone market is showing signs of growth again, but barely, with shipments up nearly 1 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, according to Strategy Analytics.

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Microsoft makes Windows 10 hardware change for PC security

Microsoft will start enforcing a change in minimum hardware requirement for Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices, and expects hardware makers to comply.

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iPhone ASP decline shows Apple's Services strategy at work

Apple said the 40 million iPhones it sold in the June quarter brought in an average of $595 each, the largest year-over-year decline in average selling price in two years.

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Microsoft just launched an iPhone camera app

There's a new iPhone camera application on the block that's supposed to be better at taking pictures than the one Apple ships with its phones...and it's built by Microsoft.

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Surface Pro 3's massive battery drain is a software problem, Microsoft says

Surface Pro 3 owners may not have to deal with a battery recall, after all. Microsoft says the tablet's sudden battery drain stems from software, not a hardware problem.

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Will the Olympics ‘payment ring’ jumpstart NFC demand?

A group of Olympic athletes will be tapping a ring, instead of swiping a credit card, at the summer games in Rio. Visa is hoping that will raise the profile of Near Field Communication for retail transactions.

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Surefire security fail: One. App. At. A. Time.

A centralized approach that governs how apps interact and what they are allowed to do is essential.

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