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The death of Intel's Atom casts a dark shadow over the rumored Surface Phone

Windows phone fans have dreamed of a Surface phone that can natively run existing Win32 apps. But with Intel's decision to discontinue its Atom processors for smartphones, that dream is probably dead.

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New Microsoft beta lets workers build their own apps without coding

Microsoft announced Friday that it's opening up its PowerApps app creation service to the world, after a private beta period that began last year.

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White House releases study on how to spur smart-gun tech

The Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security have begun a process to define, for the first time, the requirements that manufacturers would need to meet for law enforcement agencies to consider purchasing firearms with...

Intel is on the verge of exiting the smartphone and tablet markets after cutting Atom chips

Intel could be on the verge of exiting the market for smartphones and standalone tablets, wasting billions it spent trying to expand in those markets.

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Microsoft develops IFTTT rival called Flow for connecting apps and services

On Friday, Microsoft launched a preview of Microsoft Flow, which allows users to connect Microsoft services and third-party apps in logical ways.

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5 (more) reasons to be a data scientist

"Data scientist" has already been declared this year's hottest job, and now a new report offers several more reasons to consider it as a career.

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FCC wireless auction hits spectrum target, paving way for fast, reliable 5G

Television stations have volunteered to sell off 126MHz of "beach front" wireless spectrum to mobile carriers in an ongoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission auction, potentially bringing higher speeds and more reliable networks...

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Google Play now warns users of apps that contain advertising

Developers were warned last year that a move was coming. It could force Android developers to start charging for content that is now free.

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Cloud Foundry launches fellowship program

The Cloud Foundry Foundation Fellowship program will serve as a think tank for the industry.

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Google’s $999 Chromebook Pixel is no longer for sale

The $999 Chromebook Pixel gets discontinued as snazzy new HP Chromebooks arrive.

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IBM offers advice on how to secure blockchain in the cloud

Cloud providers hosting the blockchain secure transactions technology should take additional security steps to protect those records, IBM recommends

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Toy maker Maisto’s website pushed growing CryptXXX ransomware threat

The website of toy maker Maisto was infected with malicious code that distributed CryptXXX, a new and increasingly widespread ransomware program.

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Twitter dives as Facebook continues to thrive

Facebook continues to defy expectations with incredible growth in virtually every important area of business success, and its accomplishments stand in stark contrast to Twitter's decidedly tepid performance.

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Here's why analytics is eating the supply chain

New software is enabling better visibility and more collaboration among partners, including key customers and suppliers.

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Rovi to acquire TiVo for $1.1 billion

Online entertainment listings company Rovi plans to acquire digital video recording firm TiVo for US$1.1 billion in a stock and cash deal, the companies said Friday.

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Phishing apps posing as popular payment services infiltrate Google Play

Researchers from security firm PhishLabs found 11 phishing applications hosted on Google Play this year, targeting users of popular online payment services.

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Security pros concerned about Facebook payment expansion

Facebook's Messenger app has allowed users to send money to friends using their debit cards since last spring, but recent reports indicate that Facebook may be considering a move into the retail payments space as well, following in...

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Microsoft locks down Cortana: Blocks integration with other browsers, search engines

Only Microsoft's Edge browser and Bing will be allowed to perform searches made through Windows 10's Cortana, Microsoft said Thursday.

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