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Wi-Fi group acts to simplify peer-to-peer video, printing and other tasks

The Wi-Fi Alliance has defined standard ways to carry out common uses of Wi-Fi Direct.

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Facebook open sources its mcrouter data-caching tool

The software is designed to make caches across multiple data centers more reliable and efficient

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Yahoo slams new 'digital will' law, says users have privacy when they die

Yahoo says legislation giving estate attorneys broad data access violates its terms.

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Uber ignores California's warning, doubles down on carpool service

The company is promoting a service regulators have said violates the law, while permanently cutting the price of its lower-cost UberX service.

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Google reports a 19% jump in US government data requests

Governments of many nations are increasingly asking Google to hand over information on its users

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Netflix launches in France, with a Franc-o-fied 'House of Cards' on the way

Ironically, the political battles Netflix has had to fight to get into France make those in Kevin Spacey’s House of Cards pale by comparison.

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Microsoft invites reporters to see 'what's next for Windows' (hint: it's Windows 9)

Microsoft begins inviting reporters to see the next generation of Windows—almost certainly a preview of Windows 9.

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NFL collaboration software looks for a win with businesses

PlayerLync technology, which helped the NFL migrate to digital playbooks, is now being applied to the enterprise

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TAG Heuer says it's going to make a smartwatch

Having dismissed the Apple Watch as "too feminine," the luxury watchmaker says it will jump on the bandwagon by next spring.

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New DisplayPort 1.3 standard supports 5K monitors

DisplayPort 1.3 also supports multiple 4K monitors, so if you're looking to build one heck of a gaming rig, the standard has you covered.

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FTC warns of using big data to exclude consumers

The agency will enforce existing laws related to privacy and discrimination, the FTC's chairwoman says

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Why buy Intel's Broadwell chip, with Skylake waiting in the wings?

Intel sweeps its Broadwell microprocessors under the floor at IDF, and pushes Skylake as the next big thing. If you're going to buy a PC next year, maybe you should wait a bit.

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Google wants to test drone wireless Internet in New Mexico

The company is planning a six-month trial of beaming wireless Internet via drone.