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Google, WhatsApp integration lets users back up messages on Android

Google and WhatsApp announced Wednesday that users of the popular messaging service will be able to back up their data through Google Drive in the near future.

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Verizon will use its mobile supercookie to target customers with AOL ads

In an update to its privacy policy, Verizon has warned its customers that it will use its mobile supercookie to target ads from the AOL network displayed on sites around the Web.

Microsoft Lumia 950XL hands-on: Here's the flagship we've been waiting for

Windows Phone fans are finally getting a standard-setting device, and none too soon. With a big, crisp screen, a great camera, and PC-like capabilities, this is a phone good enough to bring more users into the ecosystem--but only time will tell whether it does.

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Can Microsoft's new Lumia phones save Windows 10's mobile ambitions?

Microsoft wants its new phones to drive interest in Windows 10 Mobile. Will that work?

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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.

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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.