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Passport sellouts at 200,000 preorders reveal a more modest BlackBerry

BlackBerry boasts of numbers that would make larger companies wince

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Ubuntu Touch finalized, first phones coming this year

The audacious Ubuntu Edge smartphone may have fizzled out, but Ubuntu Touch lives on--and it just hit 'release to manufacturing' status.

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How Intel, Microsoft and the wireless carriers will finally realize the promise of an 'always connected' PC

Thanks to developments like Intel's Skylake platform, we'll soon use PCs like we do our phones: always on and always connected to the Internet.

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Facebook wants New York to destroy bulk user data seized under gag order

Microsoft, Google and some other tech companies are backing Facebook.

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Google gets privacy policy lesson from EU data protection authorities

EU data protection authorities suggested Google could personalize its privacy policy for each user to make it easier to read

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How to create custom maps with Google's MyMaps

The rebranded MyMaps app will step up your cartographic skills.

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Apple's rotten week: Bent phones, broken software, and shattered security

The only magic in Apple land this week is black magic.

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Hands-on: Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 Docking Station is a capable, costly upgrade

Microsoft's Surface Pro Docking Station drastically upgrades your productivity. But why does everything about the Surface have to be so expensive?

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Intel investing $1.5 billion in two Chinese chip firms

Intel is targeting China's booming mobile market

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'World's smallest' 3G module will bring Internet to all sorts of devices

The U-blox SARA-U260 chip module has been certified for use on AT&T's network

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Shellshock vulnerability roils Linux server shops

The GNU Bash shell can provide an entry point for launching more severe attacks, researchers find

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FBI director concerned about encryption on smartphones

Shades of "The Wire": The agency has talked to Apple and Google about concerns that new security will help criminals, the director says.

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Symantec names Michael Brown as new CEO

The company is trying to reverse a decline with the slide of the PC market, and the interim CEO, Michael Brown, was the best candidate.