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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.

BT to test 500Mbps broadband over copper in two towns

Emboldened by successful lab tests, British Telecom wants to see how well G.fast performs in the real world

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Microsoft updates cloud-based SQL Server to simplify management

The updates are aimed at companies that choose to run SQL Server on a virtual machine on Azure

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Office for Android exits beta with new Outlook apps in tow

Microsoft steps up push to get its software on to all tablets and smartphones.

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Good wants to manage your smartphones for $3 a month, per user

The company's new Mangement Suite also includes a secure browser and an enterprise app store

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Today's Hot Deals: Lenovo laptop for $449, Xbox One headset for $39, and more

Today's hottest offerings also include steep discounts on a 55" Samsung Smart TV, a 32" Vizio TV for $199, and some software deals to boot.

Cisco integration gives Samsung Knox users more options for secure connectivity

Under pressure from falling phone sales, Samsung continues to court CIOs

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Mobile World Congress rumor mill churns with reports of better screens, cameras

New flagship smartphones are getting 1440x2560-pixel screens

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Developers begin work on LibreOffice for Android

A first beta version of the Libre Office productivity suite for Android devices is planned for March.

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Modular smartphones could be repurposed as computer clusters

Circular Devices is already thinking beyond just its Puzzlephone concept

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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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Google superchages cloud storage for databases with Local SSD

The company wants to offer a cheaper alternative to RAM with its new solid state offering

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Dropbox for Windows Phone highlights Microsoft's cross-platform future

The two companies are competing and collaborating on PC, tablet and smartphone integration

Apple wants to know more about your listening habits

Apple has reportedly acquired analytics platform Musicmetric

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Inmarsat hopes app developers will help expand use of satellite broadband

Developers will able to take advantage of new high-speed satellites

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People are increasingly worried about privacy, say legal protections fall short

Technology has had a negative impact on privacy, said a majority of those questioned in a recent global survey