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Salesforce and Microsoft partnership gains some steam

The vendors have revealed general delivery dates for integrations between their platforms

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Surface Hub is a stylus configuration app that's more trouble than it's worth

Microsoft's Surface Hub app lets you tweak some basic settings on your Surface stylus, but it's a half-baked app at present.

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Microsoft's latest Android Wear app tries your finger for smartwatch typing

Typing on a small screen: Nightmarish. Writing one letter at a time? Doable, if not especially fast. That's the goal with Microsoft's experimental app.

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T-Mobile is second major carrier to offer Sony Xperia Z3

Unlike previous efforts Sony's latest flagship may actually stand a chance in the U.S. market.

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French Twitter users to be offered Twitter payment service

Tweeting money will be free of charge, the French bank offering the service said.

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Blackphone tweak makes app updates less annoying for the security-conscious

The smartphone for the paranoid gets a better email client and a panorama camera mode - for sharing pics with NO ONE.

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Breakthrough batteries last 20 years, charge 70 percent in two minutes

If the breakthrough battery tech hits mainstream it could revolutionize electric cars—and end the forced obsolescence of smartphones.

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Dropbox desktop bug sends some users' files to the trash

One more dispatch from the “don't go all-in on cloud storage” department

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How to get instant scores and sports updates with Google Now

Forget fumbling through ten different sports apps and use the power of Google instead so you don't miss a play.

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Europe to get €2.5 billion big data boost from Commission, industry

Europe is lagging behind and urgently needs a big data investment to get on the bandwagon, Neelie Kroes said

Samsung's futuristic Wi-Fi tech is five times faster than today's wireless networks

Samsung's developing a new Wi-Fi technology that will let you transfer a 1GB file between devices in under 3 seconds--but don't expect to see it in your Galaxy phone anytime soon.

When to buy a flash drive, an external hard drive, or an external SSD

What kind of external storage do you need? This guide will help you decide how best to spend your money.

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Google-backed messaging inbox Snowball is Android-exclusive, but is it any good?

Snowball gives you one-tap access to all your messages, but not much else.