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Hands-on with the VAIO Z Canvas: A quad-core Surface Pro 3 killer

VAIO may have just introduced the fastest Surface clone yet.

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Microsoft's massive device launch: Expect new Surfaces, Lumia phones, and Band

October 6 will mark Microsoft's most important hardware launch in a year. Rumors are swirling about a new Surface Pro 4, at least two new Lumia smartphones, and even a new Microsoft Band. Here's what we expect to see on Tuesday.

Hands-on with VAIO Z Canvas, which could be the fastest Surface clone yet

Can you jam a real quad-core processor into a tablet? VAIO did with its Z Canvas. While it's designed for artists and graphics professionals, its power could tempt other users as well.

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Microsoft, Tesla say software-defined batteries could mix and match power on the fly

We think of batteries as just a fuel tank to power our electronic devices. Microsoft, Tesla and others have thought up a new idea: software-defined batteries, which use a bunch of specialized batteries to trade off power tasks as needed.

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Hackers steal 15 million T-Mobile customers' data from Experian credit bureau

A data breach at credit bureau Experian may have exposed data from T-Mobile USA on about 15 million U.S. consumers.

Hands-on: LG V10

LG’s new phablet smartphone offers a few new creativity-focused features.

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Google backs RCS, working with carriers to bring new messaging standard across the Android ecosystem

The advanced messaging standard is like SMS on steroids, and Google's support in Android gives it a big boost.

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Spec showdown: Google's Pixel C tablet vs. Microsoft's Surface 3

Pixel C vs. Surface 3: fight!

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What you need to know about the big changes coming to on-the-go payments this week

It's the biggest week in payment technology since Apple Pay was introduced last year, and the changes could have a long-term impact on how you buy goods and services in stores.

Google Pixel C: What you need to know

Google's Pixel C convertible will be out later this year and will start at $499.

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Google’s $499 Pixel C will be a premium tablet rocking Android Marshmallow

The high-end Pixel C Android tablet, with an optional keyboard, will be available "by holiday time," Google promises.

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Apple CEO says the future of enterprise is mobility

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday that the most successful businesses will be those that use mobile devices the best moving forward.

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Hands-on impressions of the Pixel C, Google's answer to the Surface and iPad Pro

Google's new tablet isn't a Nexus, and it's ready for serious work. But will that keyboard suffice?

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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.

IPhone 6S launch in Palo Alto

This woman bought an iPhone via a telepresence robot

It might have been the most unusual customer to ever appear at Apple's Palo Alto store, but not entirely out of place in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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The future of Windows phones includes unlocking with facial recognition

Microsoft released a set of guidelines Friday detailing what it expects from different tiers of Windows 10 phones and tablets, offering a glimpse at what the company's hardware plans may look like.

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Longer lifespan for tablets, PCs, and phones means fewer sales, analyst warns

Consumers are holding on to their tablets, laptops and smartphones for longer periods, leading Gartner to predict a 1% contraction in shipments of all types of devices globally this year.

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U.S. drops to 55th in 4G LTE speeds

The U.S. has fallen to No. 55 in LTE performance as speeds rise rapidly in countries that have leapfrogged some early adopters of the popular cellular system, according to a study by research company OpenSignal.