Rick BroidaIDG News Service

For more than 20 years, Rick Broida has written about all manner of technology, from Amigas to business servers to PalmPilots. His credits include dozens of books, blogs, and magazines. He sleeps with an iPad under his pillow.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor gets technology to secure Android phones

Qualcomm is promising to improve security and privacy on high-end smartphones with Snapdragon Smart Protect, which uses on-device machine learning to help detect zero-day malware.

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Smartwatches, smartphones and TVs vie for IFA spotlight

Consumer electronics companies are ready to rumble at Berlin's huge IFA technology trade show.

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Access points with 802.11ac are taking over enterprise WLANs

Wireless networks based on the 802.11ac standard are taking over in the enterprise, resulting in faster connections for users with compatible devices.

NTT helps integrate private and public clouds with dedicated connectivity

NTT Communications will provide its enterprise customers with direct private connectivity to Microsoft’s and Amazon Web Services' public clouds through a new service, Multi-Cloud Connect.

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How tech companies can lead the shift toward renewable energy

Sustainability starts in the workplace. Here's how to make conservation and environmental awareness a part of your company philosophy.

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7 reasons why modular smartphones are such a nightmare to develop

Developing modular smartphones is presenting challenges relating to size, performance and price, and at the end of the day there are no guarantees users will want one.

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Gogo gets thumbs up for speedy in-flight broadband in the U.S.

In-flight broadband provider Gogo's 2Ku technology has been approved by the FAA, opening the door for data speeds up to 70Mbps.

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LG's Pad 10.1 tablet upgraded with better screen and more power

LG Electronics' latest tablet is more powerful than its predecessor, but it also has a slightly smaller battery.

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Circular Devices getting ready to reveal more details about its modular PuzzlePhone

Finnish company Circular Devices is planning to reveal more details about its modular PuzzlePhone smartphone in the next two months.

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The art of scaling your business

Planning for rapid growth can be hard. Here's how you can set yourself up to expand without overextending your business.

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Samsung chases iPhone users with Galaxy test drive promo

Samsung is letting iPhone owners in the U.S. test its latest Galaxy smartphones for 30 days for $1, as it hopes to make a dent in Apple's high-end dominance.

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Samsung banks on classy looks and high performance with Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+

The company's two new smartphones will start shipping this month

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Sony reveals SmartBand 2 with integrated heart rate monitor

Sony has launched SmartBand 2 with an integrated heart rate monitor and a $130 price tag.

Operators and vendors join forces to push cellular IoT networks

An initiative backed by the likes of AT&T, Intel and Qualcomm is hoping to accelerate the rollout of cellular networks customized for machine-to-machine communications.

Amazon, Microsoft strengthen tools to store app and enterprise data in their clouds

Amazon and Microsoft are going after developers and IT departments with upgraded tools and cloud storage offerings.