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AWS Mobile Hub streamlines app dev

Amazon introduces Mobile Hub for easier, faster app delivery and adds Python support to AWS Lambda

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Verizon will tack on $20 monthly fee to unlimited data subscribers

The new fee is coming in November for those still clinging to their old plans.

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Qualcomm unveils intelligent protection component of Snapdragon security suite

Qualcomm has marshaled cognitive computing and machine learning to give a security program that runs entirely on a smartphone the ability to respond to zero-day attacks by monitoring applications' behavior rather than looking for...

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Microsoft hopes to wow with Surface Book and Surface Pro 4

Every vendor likes to claim it’s ‘reinventing’ technology, but with the Surface Book, in particular, Microsoft may really change the way you view notebooks.

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Survival of the fittest: Platforms beat products

The role isn’t uncommon in software companies: the notion that the basis of competition is a platform and that platform’s ecosystem rather than a stand-alone product has been familiar terrain for a long time. Digital is enabling the...

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Wacom Bamboo Spark elegantly digitizes handwritten notes, drawings

If you still like sketching and writing by hand, but also want quick digital backups of your notes, you'll find a friend in Wacom's new Bamboo Spark. However, plenty of alternatives exist, and some are significantly cheaper and have...


The Times’ need for speed on smartphones drives interest in Google’s latest project

At The New York Times, as with its rivals, speeding up web page load times on smartphones is a priority. That's prompting a lot of interest in Google's new Accelerate Mobile Pages Project.

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The 13 things the perfect laptop has to have

From Microsoft's Surface tablets to Apple's MacBooks and iPad Pro, laptops keep getting better and better. But we're still a long way from perfection.

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Hackers who targeted Samsung Pay may be looking to track individuals

The security breach at Samsung subsidiary LoopPay was probably more about spying than about gathering consumer data for profit, and the worst could be yet to come, a security analyst said Wednesday.


Wearable ring sports tiny trackpad

When worn on your finger the ring connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and offers gesture controls of apps.

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Google, WhatsApp integration lets users back up messages on Android

Google and WhatsApp announced Wednesday that users of the popular messaging service will be able to back up their data through Google Drive in the near future.


Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages project aims to speed up the mobile Web

Google unveils a plan to make the open web more tolerable in hopes of fending off Apple and Facebook.

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AT&T exclusivity would be a disaster for the Lumia 950, the first Windows 10 Phone

Don't call it an exclusive, but right now it looks like the only place you'll find the Lumia 950 in November is at AT&T.


Existing Windows Phones will start getting Windows 10 in December

Wondering when you're phone will get the Windows 10 update? There isn't a firm date yet, but Microsoft says it will happen in December.

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Hands on: Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 outdoes itself with more power and refined features

Microsoft pumps up its workhouse productivity tablet with Intel's Skylake chip, a revamped Surface Pen and Type Cover, and gobs of memory and storage.

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Verizon will use its mobile supercookie to target customers with AOL ads

In an update to its privacy policy, Verizon has warned its customers that it will use its mobile supercookie to target ads from the AOL network displayed on sites around the Web.


Microsoft Lumia 950XL hands-on: Here's the flagship we've been waiting for

Windows Phone fans are finally getting a standard-setting device, and none too soon. With a big, crisp screen, a great camera, and PC-like capabilities, this is a phone good enough to bring more users into the ecosystem--but only time...

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Microsoft charges into laptop market with Surface Book

Microsoft today introduced the Surface Book, a keyboard-equipped premium-priced notebook that can twist into a slate or snap apart to serve as a tablet.

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