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Blistering fast fiber broadband can drive up your home's value

A new study says having fiber broadband access can drive up your home's value by more than 3 percent.

PayPal tweaks terms in wake of 'robocall' controversy

Express consent from customers will be needed for marketing related calls, PayPal said.

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Microsoft Research says its lens system can improve the Oculus Rift's vision

Microsoft's design uses lenses that may cost $225 per eye and a high-end 3D printer to produce the lens casing.

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Get your Snapchat fix with Facebook's new silly photos

Facebook's new photo uploader for iOS lets you make silly creations by overlaying text, stickers, emojis and filters.

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Facebook aims to srengthen link to mobile-first Africa with new office

Developing user communities outside the U.S. is important for Facebook

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OnePlus 2 leaks show sleek, Nexus-style build with fingerprint sensor

OnePlus claims its new fingerprint scanner unlocks the device faster than Apple's Touch ID.

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Valve's 'Get it early' Steam Machine preorders sell out

If you want a Steam Machine, you'll have to wait until November like some sort of plebe.

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Cisco says its IoT parts are now a whole

The company's Internet of Things System combines many products, adds 15 more

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Oracle seeks to simplify e-store creation, management with new Commerce Cloud

Pre-integrated features include payments, design templates and SEO

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How Google uses robots to test Android phones for lag

The Chrome TouchBot checks for touchscreen latency on both Android and Chrome OS devices.

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Offline 'OK Google' capability found hidden inside latest Google app for Android update

An excavation into version 4.8 of the Google app also uncovers insecure network warnings, new voice commands, and more tie-ins to what's around you.

Surface, Windows RT tablets receiving promised update soon (but not Windows 10)

Windows RT was a compromise for ARM-based tablets, and so is its upgrade path: new features, but not the whole, new operating system.

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Supreme Court denies Google request in Java infringement case

Oracle can charge licensing fees for Java on Android after the court's decision