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HP's low-cost $189 Chromebook 11 G5 will let you use Android apps

If you're looking for a Windows alternative laptop, there's a new incentive to pick up a Chromebook: it may be able to run Android apps.

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Uber will guarantee fares upfront, but surge prices are here to stay

"No math, no surprises," Uber promises.

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Qualcomm seeks Chinese court’s help against defiant phone maker

Qualcomm is seeking the help of a Chinese court to get a local smartphone maker, Meizu, to agree to licensing terms for 3G and 4G and other patents that the company broadly agreed to with the Chinese government last year.

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Dropbox update could be bad news for Scanbot, Scanner Pro and other apps

Dropbox is moving further away from just doing file storage and sharing, and that could spell bad news for some third-party app developers.

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Google Fiber will add urban coverage and wireless by acquiring Webpass

Google Fiber is acquiring Internet service provider Webpass to be able to offer to customers a combination of fiber and wireless delivery of high-speed Internet.

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Rumor check: Everything we think we know about the Galaxy Note 7

We round up the latest rumors on Samsung's next phone-tablet hybrid device.

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With a smiley, Circle makes it easier to pay friends in other countries

By exploiting the power of social media, Circle wants make moving bitcoins and money across borders a pleasant and cost-saving affair in more countries.

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Mobile advertiser tracked users' locations, without their consent, FTC alleges

The privacy settings on your phone don’t mean much if tech companies choose to ignore them. One major mobile advertiser allegedly did just that.

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Get ready: Mobile World Congress is coming to the U.S.

Trade groups GSMA and CTIA are joining forces to bring a version of GSMA's popular Mobile World Congress to the U.S. in 2017.

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This Android malware secretly roots your phone and installs programs

Android users beware: a new type of malware has been found in legitimate-looking apps that can root your phone and secretly install unwanted programs.

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Salesforce steps up its push to make everyone an app developer

Salesforce has already rolled out several tools that aim to let business users create their own mobile apps, and on Tuesday it unified them into a suite and added some new services on the back end.

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New Google prompt vastly simplifies two-factor authentication

The feature will be built into Android with a Play Services update and work on iOS through the Google app.

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Windows 10 phones finally gain NFC payment support as Wallet 2.0 rolls out in preview

Microsoft started pushing its Wallet. 2.0 app to Windows Insiders, bringing much-needed NFC tap-to-pay support to Windows 10 phones.

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Emojis: Now there's a movie coming

Emojis have become an important and essential communication tool for hundreds of millions of people, so naturally, now there's a movie coming.

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The FCC is about to take a big step to superfast 5G networks

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will move to open up high-frequency spectrum to not-yet-available 5G mobile services in an effort to bring the superfast wireless connections to U.S. consumers.