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Microsoft's new Windows 10 beta build for phones fixes pesky upgrade bug

People who have been testing the latest beta versions of Microsoft's Windows 10 for smartphones have a new operating system build to play with Thursday.

Project Loon, Oracle security, Samsung profits - The Wrap

Project Loon takes off in Indonesia, Oracle touts new security measures embedded in silicon and a balloon will take you to the edge of space for a price.

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Verizon lights a fire under Internet of Things devices

Verizon on Wednesday launched ThingSpace, a platform for application development, device management and other tasks required to make IoT offerings a reality.

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Facebook rolls out new personalized mobile notifications tab

The notifications tab on the Facebook app will now showcase information tailored to individual users.

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Australia goes hi-tech to tame shark attack fears

Australia is investigating hi-tech solutions to prevent shark attacks, which are rare but highly publicized events in a water-loving country.

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FCC looks to higher frequencies for 5G mobile

On Thursday, the FCC adopted a proposal to make four high-frequency spectrum bands available for services including mobile voice and data and machine-to-machine communication.

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The best new features unveiled at the Twitter Flight developer conference

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey kicked off the company's developer conference, announcing several new mobile products and features.

5 Best Features Of Nexus 6P

It's the perfect marriage of Android Marshmallow and high-end hardware. Jon Phillips explains why the Nexus 6P moves him like no other Nexus phone before.

Hands-on with the HTC One A9

It looks like an iPhone, but it's really a mid-range Android phone in a pretty package.

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IoT is here and mobile networks will never be the same

A coming boom in connected sensors and devices will drive mobile networks into distributed computing, the president of Bell Labs says

Death to passwords! New Yahoo Mail protects with push notifications instead

Yahoo's offensive against the password is almost complete with Yahoo Account Key.

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AT&T's single-number service for connected devices does the carrier a favor, too

AT&T now has a way to use the same phone number for all your connected devices, a capability that could simplify some subscribers' lives but may have more to do with the carrier's own goals.

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LG may be set to launch its own mobile payments platform

Despite the presence of Google's Android Pay and Samsung Pay, LG might want a piece of the burgeoning market.

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Hackers who targeted Samsung Pay may be looking to track individuals

The security breach at Samsung subsidiary LoopPay was probably more about spying than about gathering consumer data for profit.

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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.