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Google to change Maps search system after offensive White House results

Some searches for racist terms that previously triggered the White House now return nothing

PayPal hypes its mobile strengths ahead of IPO

One-third of all PayPal transactions now come from mobile, the company says


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Goodbye 38mm Apple Watch! Hello 42mm!

I loved my 38mm Apple Watch, but I love the 42mm even more.

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TomTom MyDrive app aims to keep dedicated GPS devices relevant

Do you really still need a dedicated GPS device, even though there's a plethora of free smartphone navigation apps? TomTom thinks so, and it's hoping to persuade you with a new mobile app designed to add new functionality to its GPS...

Racist query terms in Google Maps trigger the White House in results

A Google spokeswoman apologized for the issue, but did not explain what causes it

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ReVault smartwatch promises wireless, wearable storage on your wrist

The $199 wristwatch will serve up 32 GB of storage to any nearby device.

Android stock browser vulnerable to URL spoofing

It's recommended that users install Chrome or another browser

LTE smartphones are becoming faster and cheaper

Speedy connections in high-end smartphones won't work without matching network coverage; cheaper phones may encourage carriers to invest

First software update for Apple Watch includes security fixes

The update patches 13 vulnerabilities and updates the trusted root SSL certificates

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, May 20

Six from China charged in US IP theft... ARM teams with Unicef on wearables... Microsoft previewing new Office for Android apps

Dropbox unleashes 'universal app' for Windows phones and tablets

New features for designers, meanwhile, promises better image handling

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12 lesser-known Apple Watch tips and tricks you should know

From using Siri to muting notifications to saving battery life, here are some of the most useful Apple Watch tips and tricks you should learn.

Tweets now appear in Google search results

Actual tweets will appear on mobile devices, depending on the search

Six China residents charged with stealing US mobile phone technology

The defendants allegedly funneled radio frequency filter technology from two U.S. companies to a Chinese university

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Apple Watch: Adjust screen brightness and text size

Change the screen brightness and text size of your Apple Watch.

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Google Cardboard gets a VR design boss as alternate realities become big business

Can the former lead designer of Google Search help turn Google Cardboard into more than a toy?

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Microsoft taps 'Mass Effect' visionary Casey Hudson to oversee HoloLens, Xbox games

Hudson, who's worked on the games "Mass Effect" and "Star Wars:The Old Republic," will likely be tasked with convincing third-party studios to create HoloLens games.

Facebook could cash in from Messenger games

Facebook is reportedly working with game developers to offer their apps in Messenger

Asus packs 64GB of storage in $299 ZenFone 2

Asus's 5.5-inch Zenfone 2 smartphone will ship in the U.S. starting on Tuesday

Appeals court rules Samsung won't have to pay $930M in Apple patent case

The federal court will have to recalculate the damages because Samsung didn't violate Apple's trade dress

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