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HTC One M9 and Galaxy Note Edge get Android updates this week

It's another slow week in the world of Android updates, though a couple of models get the bump to Android 5.1.

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Faced with power crisis, Africa looks to renewable energy technology

Data centers and base stations are shuttting down due to power shortages

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Inbox by Gmail adds some extra smarts to the snooze button

Google's email app now looks at message content to predict just the right time to pop messages back into your inbox.

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IBM Watson's next trick: Helping you write better

Tone Analyzer can help tweak the attitude in that email before you hit 'send'

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U2 tours with all-flash array to rock latest video effects

A ruggedized EMC VNXe3200 drives giant transparent LED screens

Latest Flash Player update hardens its low-level exploit defenses

Adobe worked with Google to make Flash Player vulnerabilities harder to exploit

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T-Mobile to pay $17.5 million fine for 911 outages

A settlement with the FCC requires the company to improve the reliability of its emergeny dialing service


Ad-free Hulu rumors return at just the right time

The streaming video service could launch an commercial-free version as soon as this fall, but at a significant mark-up.

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These PCs will work with Windows 10's terrific 'Hello' facial recognition

If you want to use Hello to login to Windows 10 with your face, you'll need a special camera for that. Here's a list of Hello-friendly PCs you can buy right now.

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UK High Court gives government nine months to rewrite data retention law

A hastily-introduced law forcing communications operators to retain metadata for law enforcement use is unlawful, the UK High Court said

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AMD's incredibly small, yet insanely powerful Radeon R9 Nano is launching in August

The Radeon R9 Nano video card uses high-bandwidth memory and AMD's powerful Fiji GPU to offer flagship-level graphics performance in a six-inch form factor.

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Windows 10 will force automatic updates for all Home users

The policy will keep users up to date on patches and features, but could also leave no recourse if an update breaks things.

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Rules favoring banks said to curb mobile money growth in Africa

Mobile operators are better placed to lead mobile financial services, industry experts say