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Sonos redesigns its Play:5 speaker, announces Trueplay room-tuning software

Trueplay software can customize Sonos speakers to play the best they possibly can in the rooms they’re in.


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Unlicensed LTE backers take fight to the streets

Top US carriers and network vendors have formed a coalition to defend unlicensed LTE, a technology that some opponents say could slow down Wi-Fi.

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Here's what we expect Google to announce on September 29

Not one but two new Nexus phones? A new Chromecast? The final release of Android Marshmallow? Google could do it all tomorrow.


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Google, NASA sign 7-year deal to test D-Wave quantum computers as artificial brains

The deal with D-Wave Systems will see a steady stream of D-Wave quantum chips used as the foundation of an artificial intelligence lab.

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Microsoft will let business users opt out of Windows 10 tracking

Privacy concerns have swirled around Windows 10 since its launch at the end of July. Microsoft responded Monday.

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Anaconda's Python-based analytics hit the enterprise with new subscription plans

Continuum Analytics' free Anaconda software has long been known for its Python-powered analytics capabilities, but on Monday the company unveiled a new offering designed specifically for enterprises.

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Microsoft's Office 2016 intro guides are here, a week late and short on useful details

Microsoft's series of guides to the core Office 2016 apps are surprisingly brief on some key topics, which is surprising given how much the company needs new users to take up this software.

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Microsoft's Dynamics CRM will get extended to the Web after new acquisition

Microsoft announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire the product assets from Adxstudio, a longtime partner of its Dynamics business.

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Will Russian hackers be first to play with a Google Cardboard lookalike from Microsoft?

At its Techdays event in Moscow next month, Microsoft is inviting developers to join a hackathon to create games and business apps for its VR Kit -- but it's not clear whether it's software or cardwear.

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Report: Google Play Music to launch family plan providing six users for $15 per month

The new fee structure is set to go live Sept. 29, which will then let you share the service across devices for six family members.

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Offline voice commands start showing up for some in the Google app

Even if you're in airplane mode or out of network range, you may be able to issue commands to open Gmail, play music, turn on Wi-Fi, and crank up the volume.

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Oracle services help you mix cloud and on-premises software

For all the talk about cloud computing, it's a rare enterprise that doesn't still use at least some on-premises software. With that reality in mind, Oracle on Monday rolled out two new services designed to help companies integrate the diverse pieces of those mixed environments.


LG’s Gram laptop is larger yet lighter than a MacBook Air

LG's first U.S. laptop weighs in at 2.19 pounds with either a 13- or 14-inch display.

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Europe agrees to agree with everyone except US what 5G mobile technology should be

The EU now has deals with China, Japan and South Korea to agree on a definition of 5G by the end of the year. Will the U.S. join them?

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After pushing malware, ad networks also used for DDoS

Experts believe a recent large-scale distributed denial-of-service attack was launched through malicious ads displayed on mobile devices.