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When will your phone get Android Marshmallow? Here's what we know so far

Whether you have a Samsung, Motorola, LG, HTC, or Nexus, here's a rundown of all the latest news and rumors about when Marshmallow is coming your way.


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Ingenico's new card payment terminals make room for apps

There's an app for everything, it seems, and increasingly an app on everything: phones, TVs, robots... and soon even the payment terminals used with chip-based bank cards.


How to reclaim 20GB of hard drive space after the Windows 10 November update

Need some extra space on your PC's internal drive after installing the November update? Here's how to make room.

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New EFF website highlights content that social networks don't want you to see

We all know there are restrictions on what kind of content you can put on social networks, but how far do the restrictions go?

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Windows 10 Mobile review: Next-gen Windows Phones focus on unique features to double down on productivity

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Mobile as a free upgrade to both older Windows Phones as well as its new Lumia 950 and 950XL flagship phones. Continuum, Windows Hello, and Microsoft's own apps are why you should consider this increasingly niche OS.

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Startup Humanyze's 'people analytics' wants to transform your workplace

A wearable device called the Sociometric Badge can be used to track people's social activity at work, with an eye to helping companies boost collaboration and communication.

FTC allows selfies to verify parental consent for kids using online services

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, after a long debate, has allowed the use of a new method involving phone or webcam photographs of parents to verify that the person providing consent for a child to use an online service is in fact the child’s parent.


8 more years of leap-second woes loom as governments punt decision to 2023

Leap seconds like the one that caused more than 2,000 networks to fail at the end of June will be part of the sysadmin's lot until at least 2023, as an intergovernmental conference has put off a decision on abolishing them until at least 2023.

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10 ways your smartphone has already replaced your laptop

Your laptop is pretty much just dead weight these days.


5 awesome high-tech toys your kids will love

From robots who teach STEM skills to a tablet just for them, these gifts will be a huge hit with your kids (and with you) this holiday season.

High-tech gifts for your home bar

Wine gadgets. Beer gadgets. Cocktail gadgets. Drink up!

Tech gifts for every budget

Looking for a great holiday gift for family, friends or colleagues? Check out this collection of tech gear to suit every taste and budget.

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Usability is the secret sauce that's fueling Docker's growth

Docker, the company behind wildly popular open-source containerization technology, didn't invent containers, but its Senior Vice President of Engineering says usability drove its adoption.

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New Facebook tools help you manage awkward romantic break-ups

Rolling out on mobile first, the new Facebook features help you see less of former flames, and also limit your posts on their News Feeds.

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Oracle cries foul over expert in Java case against Google

The accusations have been flying for five years now in Oracle's bitter legal battle with Google, and on Thursday the companies reportedly appeared in a San Francisco District Court to hear Oracle argue its latest charge.

Volvo concept, Facebook Safety Check, Drone regulations - The Wrap

On The Wrap this week Volvo intros a new concept car that will pave the way for autonomous vehicles, Facebook enables Safety Check and there's a renewed push for chip and pin for new credit cards.

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LG just cancelled its Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE smartwatch rollout

Well, that was a quick exit. We've been testing the Android Wear watch since last Thursday, and it's had reliability issues. And now our concerns have been validated.


Hands-on with HP's tough little Elite X2: This Surface clone means business

Go ahead: Drop it on the floor. Sit on the kickstand. HP's Elite X2 is the one Surface clone that's repairable.

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Google hires VMware co-founder as cloud chief, aiming for enterprise adoption

VMware co-founder Diane Greene will oversee all of Google's cloud businesses, including its Cloud Platform and Apps productivity suite, the company announced Thursday.