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Microsoft, Tesla say software-defined batteries could mix and match power on the fly

We think of batteries as just a fuel tank to power our electronic devices. Microsoft, Tesla and others have thought up a new idea: software-defined batteries, which use a bunch of specialized batteries to trade off power tasks as needed.

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Hackers steal 15 million T-Mobile customers' data from Experian credit bureau

A data breach at credit bureau Experian may have exposed data from T-Mobile USA on about 15 million U.S. consumers.

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Google backs RCS, working with carriers to bring new messaging standard across the Android ecosystem

The advanced messaging standard is like SMS on steroids, and Google's support in Android gives it a big boost.

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What you need to know about the big changes coming to on-the-go payments this week

It's the biggest week in payment technology since Apple Pay was introduced last year, and the changes could have a long-term impact on how you buy goods and services in stores.

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Apple CEO says the future of enterprise is mobility

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday that the most successful businesses will be those that use mobile devices the best moving forward.

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Unlicensed LTE backers take fight to the streets

Top US carriers and network vendors have formed a coalition to defend unlicensed LTE, a technology that some opponents say could slow down Wi-Fi.

IPhone 6S launch in Palo Alto

This woman bought an iPhone via a telepresence robot

It might have been the most unusual customer to ever appear at Apple's Palo Alto store, but not entirely out of place in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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U.S. drops to 55th in 4G LTE speeds

The U.S. has fallen to No. 55 in LTE performance as speeds rise rapidly in countries that have leapfrogged some early adopters of the popular cellular system, according to a study by research company OpenSignal.


Think your meeting's important? 25 years ago, this one spawned Wi-Fi

The IEEE 802.11 Working Group began meeting 25 years ago to develop the standard that became the basis of Wi-Fi.

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Facebook signals deeper push into e-commerce with Pages redesign

Facebook is making changes to its Pages service to attract more businesses, in part by giving them a new way to showcase their products.

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Verizon to begin trials of 5G wireless next year

Verizon is building 5G "sandboxes" in its Innovation Centers and expects trials next year of the next generation of cellular network technology, which is expected to be finished in 2020.

Fujitsu offers way to double capacity in wireless cells

Fujitsu has developed task-sharing and scheduling technology for wireless networks that could double capacity in individual cells

Hands-on with the LG G Pad II and Rolly keyboard

The G Pad II is pretty big, and not very sleek, but it's an improvement over the previous model.


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Mozilla releases first public Firefox for iOS preview

Mozilla hopes to have its version of Firefox for iOS devices out by the end of the year as part of its push to grow its share of mobile traffic.

Motorola's new Moto 360 smartwatch comes in two sizes and a Sport version

Motorola Mobility is upgrading the Moto 360 smartwatch by releasing four new variants, including two case sizes, a Sport version with onboard GPS, and one aimed at women.