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Wall Street Beat: Upbeat PC news boosts confidence in tech

Intel shares hit 10-year high as reports on PCs, plus good news on smartphones and Internet advertising, generate optimism

Pinterest ramps up location search

The new tool is faster and better at predicting users' intentions, the company said.

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Samsung impresses with the light Galaxy Tab S 8.4

The tablet weighs 294 grams and has a Super AMOLED screen with a 2560 by 1600 pixel resolution

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Spec standoff: Samsung Tab S 10.5 vs. Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

The Sony tablet is thinner and lighter, but Samsung isn't far behind and offers a higher screen resolution

Mozilla and Spreadtrum get closer to $25 Firefox OS smartphone

A reference design has been completed, and is being readied for two Indian smartphone vendors.

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SwiftKey Android keyboard goes free, launches theme store

This major update introduces a new freemium model that signifies a new era for this fan-favorite keyboard app.

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Apple Maps search may get personal, and much better, thanks to Spotsetter

Apple has reportedly acquired Spotsetter, a social search and mapping startup, after the service said that it had closed down.

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Tinder takes a page from Snapchat, offering vanishing photos

The dating app is now allowing users to post photos that disappear after 24 hours.

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Trojan app encrypts files on Android devices, demands ransom

It's the first Android ransomware threat with file-encrypting abilities, researchers from ESET said

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Despite resistance, dual-boot Windows and Android tablets live on at Computex

Small Chinese tablet makers are experimenting with dual-boot tablets with Windows and Linux

Asus unveils Transformer Book V at Computex

The Transformer Book V is a smartphone, tablet, and laptop that can run both Windows and Android.

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Instagram loads up on editing effects in major update

Ten new editing tools are coming to the app on iOS and Android.

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North America will lead Europe on LTE penetration for forseeable future

LTE subscriptions reached 240 million during the first quarter

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Moto X-like hands-free mode coming to all Android phones, says report

Google's hotword detection is a great feature, but the stock version built into Android is limited. That may be about to change says a new report.

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HP brings Android to laptops with SlateBook PC

HP's SlateBook PC has a 14-inch full HD touchscreen and will ship in August starting at $399.

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Backlash over Facebook's 'listening' feature is a problem of trust

An online petition against the feature had 500,000 backers by Friday

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