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SwiftKey pledges more human-style predictions with 'neural network' keyboard capability

The latest edition of the SwiftKey Android app brings the feature, which has had a lengthy beta test, out to the masses.

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Meet Flock, a Slack rival that claims big productivity gains

Numerous Slack contenders have already thrown their hats into the enterprise-messaging ring, but Flock is hoping to win with hard numbers.

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For new Pokémon Go characters, it's Pokémon Wait

People who are hoping to get their hands on some new Pokémon should be prepared to wait a while longer. Niantic Labs CEO says players will find new creatures at events that bring players together, but only after the company has finished its long global rollout.

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Sunrise calendar is dead, and only some features live on in Outlook

Microsoft has finally turned off its Sunrise mobile after a two-week delay, after porting most of its features over to its Outlook apps for iOS and Android.

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FTW: 4 apps that make a game out of getting things done

These productivity tools use game mechanics to turn work into play.

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The FCC wants to replace your cable box with apps

Forget about open standards for cable boxes. The Federal Communications Commission says all we really need are more apps.

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Pokémon Go is coming to Apple Watch to get you outside and on the go

Apple and Pokémon Go developer Niantic Labs said Pokémon Go is coming to the Apple Watch, together with a new egg monitor that will spur you to go just a bit further.

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Instagram is killing its awesome Photo Map, sigh

Instagram is removing the Photo Map feature because everything is terrible and nothing matters.

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It's football season! These second-screen apps make NFL games even more fun to watch

Bringing you everything from stats to game-time snacks, these apps are as indispensable as your TV remote.

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Sam Labs shows off a new educational electronics kit -- with no wires

Tell young people today that building interactive electronic devices once involved soldering irons and assembly code and they won't believe you -- especially if they've used one of Sam Labs' educational electronics sets.

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A series of tubes: What's next for home automation

The prevalence of hot water radiators in European home heating systems has made room-by-room heating automation difficult -- until now.

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Huawei's Nova phones aim for practicality over originality, despite their name

Practical and reliable is the image Huawei Technologies is trying to project with two new smartphones unveiled at the IFA tradeshow on Thursday.

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New Pokémon Go maps show you where to catch 'em all

Where can I find Pikachu? More than one Pokémon Go map promises to help you find rare Pokémon—and they need your help. Here's our list of the best Pokémon Go maps, now updated with the latest maps.

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Telegram's encryption stymies French police but pleases their bosses

French government officials have been revealed as avid users of Telegram, a messaging app that is frustrating their interior minister with its end-to-end encryption.

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Microsoft's Word Flow iOS keyboard adds Gboard-style GIFs, emoji, and web search

Apple's opening of the iOS keyboard floodgates has created enough space for a small skirmish between Google's Gboard and Microsoft's Word Flow.