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Apple exec: Newer iPhones aren't immune to FBI backdoor concerns

According to an unnamed Apple executive, it would be technically possible to build a backdoor for Touch ID- and Secure Enclave-equipped iPhones that bypasses certain passcode security measures.

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MyShake is an Android app that can detect earthquakes

Researchers hope the MyShake app becomes the first step toward a global smartphone-powered earthquake warning system.

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Google kills off Picasa to focus its efforts on Google Photos

Google will phase out the Picasa desktop app and Web Albums online service over the next three months, according to the company.

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Report: Twitter's algorithmic timeline may arrive next week

Twitter users are in full backlash mode after a new report suggests that Twitter's long-rumored non-chronological timeline may arrive any day now.

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Google's Project Skybender uses drones to bring super fast Internet to the skies

High above the New Mexico desert, Google is experimenting with new wireless broadband tech that could one day replace LTE.

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Today's your last day to claim your free 15GB of OneDrive storage

Act today, or your free OneDrive account will get cut from 15GB of storage to a paltry 5GB.

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Report: Amazon wants to take on Spotify with a new music streaming service

The music service is in the early stages of development, but it would offer far more music than Amazon's existing Prime Music streaming service, the New York Post reports.

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Amazon Echo now knows NFL scores, movie showtimes thanks to recent update

Amazon has continuously bolstered the Echo's capabilities since it released the voice-controlled virtual assistant to the general public last summer.

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100 classic Atari games will arrive on Steam this Spring

Asteroids, Centipede, and Missile Command are just a few of the classic titles coming to Steam as part of the Atari Vault collection.

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Microsoft patent filing shows a Surface Pen with a rechargeable battery

Although it may or may not see the light of day, a rechargeable Surface Pen would be a welcome improvement over the current design.

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WhatsApp drops subscription fee, goes completely free

The company will ditch its $1 subscription fee and open its messaging service up to businesses.

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How to build the ultimate free PC security suite

Take some time this weekend to secure your PC without spending a dime.

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HoloLens will run up to 5.5 hours on a single charge, Microsoft says

In addition, the HoloLens will be able to connect to any device over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and run any universal Windows 10 app, according to a Microsoft rep.

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Microsoft to bring Windows Phone’s Word Flow keyboard to iOS

Attention Windows Insiders: Here's your chance to test Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard for iOS.

FCC: 10 percent of Americans still lack access to proper broadband

The problem is especially pronounced in tribal lands, where 41 percent of residents can't get a connection that meets the FCC's definition of "broadband."