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A new IoT gateway design could be Bluetooth's ticket to the cloud

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group wants to raise Bluetooth's profile in the Internet of Things with a toolkit for building gateways between the short-range wireless network and the Internet.

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Amazon Fire Kids Edition: Best Kids Tablet under $100

If you're looking for an inexpensive kid's tablet that is easy to use, durable and safe, the Fire Kids Edition fits the spec.

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YouTube Red adds original programming behind the paywall

YouTube's paid subscription service kicks off programming push with PewDiePie, AwesomenessTV, and more.

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Google Maps improves navigation signage, links photos to reviews, and adds other new tricks

The version 9.20 update also lets you add a place to your timeline and toggle turn-by-turn directions during phone calls.

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Data science achieves the ultimate ROI: a craft beer

Digital marketing agency Havas Helia has created 0101, a beer that was crafted based on data.

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U.S. Windows 10 Mobile phones: Vaio says no, Alcatel OneTouch says yes

The list of Windows 10 Mobile phones isn't long, but Alcatel’s Fierce XL helps fill out the low end.

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SAP slaps patch on leaky factory software

SAP's February round of critical software updates includes one for SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (xMII) that may be of interest to hackers and spies.

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Twitter begins rolling out its algorithmic timeline, but it's opt-in—for now

Get a glimpse at Twitter's algorithmic future, whether you like it or not.

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Paul McCartney gives Skype some silly love songs

Skype announced a new set of animated "Mojis" Wednesday aimed at letting users express their love, with some help from Paul McCartney.

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Hitman hands-on preview: Ringing the Blood Money bell

Hitman's odd development and newly-announced episodic structure had us worried, but a few hours with the game assuaged most of our concerns.

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Microsoft fixes 36 flaws in IE, Edge, Office, Windows, .NET

Microsoft released its second batch of security updates for this year, addressing a total of 36 flaws in Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, Windows and .NET Framework.

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US regulator: Google's self-driving car AI could qualify as a driver

The U.S. federal transport safety regulator is coming around to the view that rules could be updated so that computers in autonomous cars can be considered as drivers, but added that the rule-making could take some time.

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Identity thieves obtain 100,000 electronic filing PINs from IRS system

The Internal Revenue Service was the target of an attack that used stolen social security numbers and other taxpayer data to obtain PINs that can be used to file tax returns electronically.

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Coming soon to HP's consumer laptops: Smoother video with AMD's FreeSync

Video on HP's laptops will be smoother with the PC maker putting AMD's FreeSync technology in more consumer laptops this year.

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Facebook has just 60 days to change its terms and conditions for French users

France's Directorate-General for Competition, Consumers and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF) says the social network's terms of use are unfair and illegal under French law.