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Microsoft accidentally reveals plans to bring folder support to Windows Phone 8.1

Support could arrive in July or early August as Microsoft tries to reach parity with iOS and Android.

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Some Surface Pro 3 users complain of Wi-Fi woes after first-day firmware update

An earlier patch for critical bugs may have included a negative side effect.

How Google declared open war against passwords at I/O

Google took tangible steps towards a password-free future at its I/O keynote, obliterating the need for secret codes in Android, Chromebooks, and Chromecast.

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How Google plans to lock you away from iOS and Windows

Come for the awesome new Android features, stay because...well, it's just getting way too hard to switch.

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Google Glass will get Android Wear notifications

Google's high-tech specs will get the same actionable notifications as its smartwatches.

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Google, Verizon break promise of free Chromebook Pixel data

Verizon cuts off data earlier than expected; countdown to class action lawsuits begins now.

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10 PC-centric announcements we'd love to see at Google I/O

The spotlight is likely to be on Android and wearables at Google's annual developer bash, but Chrome and productivity features could use a boost, too.

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Surface Pro 3 teardown shows the perils of sleek design: Thinner glass, harder repairs

Microsoft's new tablet proved nearly impossible to pry open, and the super-thin glass cracked when it did. Replacing screws with adhesives make the device lighter, but harder to repair or upgrade.

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Oops! Surface Pro 3 manual confirms Surface Mini's existence

Microsoft's non-existent small tablet makes several appearances and mentions stylus support.

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AMD aims for 25-fold boost in chip energy efficiency by 2020

The chipmaker claims that it can stay ahead of the Moore's Law efficiency curve by 70 percent over the next six years.

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Samsung trademarks 'Gear VR' as reports of Galaxy-focused virtual reality headset swirl

A trademark application by Samsung adds some fuel to the fire.

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Amazon's Android Appstore is headed to BlackBerry 10 with 200,000-plus apps

Blackberry 10 users will have easy access to more than 200,000 apps this fall.

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10 amazing features Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 need to share

These features are too good to leave in Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 alone. Mr. Nadella, tear down this wall!

Nest Protect back on sale with a $30 price cut, but without troublesome Wave feature

The smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector now costs $99.

Microsoft's anti-Android patent trove revealed by Chinese government

Freely available documents describe 310 patents that Microsoft thinks it can use against Android vendors.