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LTE smartphones are becoming faster and cheaper

Speedy connections in high-end smartphones won't work without matching network coverage; cheaper phones may encourage carriers to invest

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Oculus VR to spill more Rift details at pre-E3 event: Launch games inbound?

Finally, after three years of hype, glory, and a mad dash by competitors, the Oculus Rift is turning into a real product you can go out and buy. The first extended look at the final device looks like it will happen in June.

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First software update for Apple Watch includes critical security fixes

The update patches 13 vulnerabilities and updates the trusted root SSL certificates.

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Google Tone Chrome add-on shares URLs with nearby PCs using inaudible sound

Google Tone broadcasts addresses through sound that's inaudible to humans.

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Dropbox evolves into a universal app for Windows PCs, phones, and tablets

New features for designers, meanwhile, promises better image handling

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, May 20

Six from China charged in US IP theft... ARM teams with Unicef on wearables... Microsoft previewing new Office for Android apps

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No encryption back doors, says EU digital commissioner

Back door sin encryption will sooner or later lead to misuse, the EU's digital Commissioner said

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4 Gmail Labs features you should be using

Email can be adventurous! Make your Gmail inbox more productive with experimental add-ons like Undo Send, Canned Responses, and more.

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Chinese university skeptical that professors stole U.S. trade secrets

China's foreign ministry is investigating the U.S. allegations

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St. Louis Federal Reserve forces password change after DNS attack

A cyberattack caused some people to be redirected to potentially malicious websites

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New encryption flaw, LogJam, puts Web surfers at risk

The flaw is closely related to FREAK and involves downgrading TLS connections to a weak key

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MSI vehemently denies Lenovo buyout rumor

MSI both denied the rumor and hinted at legal action toward any rumor-mongerers. Meanwhile, Lenovo stays mum.

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Miito is an energy-saving electric kettle replacement

It all boils down to being able to heat just the desired amount of liquid in a vessel of your choosing.

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