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Too many IoT networks? Cisco just bet on this one

Cisco Systems just cast a vote of confidence in one of the technologies that might get your next IoT device online. On Tuesday, the company announced gateways between LoRaWAN low-power wireless networks and fatter pipes like Ethernet cables.

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Google Fit is getting a visual overhaul with new widget and Android Wear faces

You'll find more options for setting up fitness goals with additional metrics available to track throughout the day.

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Senator stalls intelligence funding bill over surveillance concerns

A U.S. senator has stalled an intelligence budget bill over concerns that it would expand surveillance while limiting oversight of it.

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Android's new Awareness APIs can give apps amazing context-aware powers

App developers can perform functions and send alerts based on the state of your phone, its location, the weather, and more.

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Facebook takes a swing at Pinterest with Chrome extensions

New Chrome extensions make it easier to save content privately to Facebook and share it publicly, marking the social networking giant encroaching on Pinterest's territory.

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Leaked: Windows 10 Anniversary Update is coming August 2

A Microsoft press release, posted and then pulled, revealed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update's August 2 debut, which will be four days after Windows 10's free upgrade period ends July 29.

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Office for Android gets home-screen shortcuts, other key features in update

You can now view plain text files, documents protected with information rights management, and quickly edit a file directly from Outlook.

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Facebook's new iOS-only features help you find events and post better photos

Featured Events and Slideshows are taking the work out of using Facebook.

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IBM just found a way to turn toxic old smartphones into medical-grade plastic

The technology industry's e-waste problem isn't expected to go away anytime soon, but IBM just made a discovery that could help.

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Microsoft Sway gets its first paid features

After a year on the market, Microsoft’s Sway presentation software has received features that are only available to paying customers, alongside a host of updates to its productivity service.

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Dell's monstrous 70-inch touchscreen monitor takes aim at Microsoft's Surface Hub

Dell's got a new mega-display that's not high end, but will appeal to any company or school looking for a friendlier price.

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Thousands of hacked CCTV devices used in DDoS attacks

Attackers have compromised more than 25,000 digital video recorders and CCTV cameras and are using them to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against websites.

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Cloud consortium says simpler EU electronic signature rules aren't simple enough

European Union rules for electronic signatures change on Friday to make a clear distinction between the identity of the person signing, and that of the authority guaranteeing the integrity of the data, but the technology needs to be still simpler, vendors say.

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Microsoft backs off sneaky Windows 10 upgrade tricks with simple new pop-up

Microsoft is going legit with its Windows 10 upgrade notifications, and it did it just in time to still matter.

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Wink Relay’s newest features take the touchscreen control panel beyond the smart home

With new third-party integrations, you can call an Uber, monitor your Fitbit step count, and trigger IFTTT recipes.