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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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New service helps pull data into AWS from the Internet of Things

Amazon announced a new Kinesis Firehose service on Wednesday morning that's designed to help companies get streams of information from devices into Amazon's cloud.

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Get inside the world of Street View, thanks to new support for Google Cardboard

Street View 2.0 lets you examine 360-degree imagery through the immersive world of Virtual Reality.


HP's Star Wars Special Edition laptop comes with everything but a Thermal Detonator

Start whistling the Imperial March: This laptop-shaped homage to the incredibly successful movie series is a gimmick that's well thought-out and actually useful on a day-to-day basis. That is, if you can bear to kill its collectors' value by breaking the seal.

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Zendesk tool taps machine learning to nip customer-service problems in the bud

Machine learning has been making its way into a growing range of enterprise software in recent months, and on Wednesday Zendesk provided a fresh example: Satisfaction Prediction, a new tool designed to help companies catch potential customer-service problems before they happen.

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Amazon launches QuickSight business intelligence service

Amazon threw its hat into the business intelligence ring Wednesday with a service called QuickSight, provided through its Amazon Web Services division.

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Synaptics' Clearforce technology to bring 3D Touch-style screens to Android

A pressure-sensitive display will open up another layer of interaction beyond the usual staple of touches and swipes.


Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages project aims to speed up the mobile web

Google unveils a plan to make the open web more tolerable in hopes of fending off Apple and Facebook.

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Microsoft expands FastTrack service to aid Office 365 migration for businesses

Microsoft now lets anyone with a major Office 365 ProPlus subscription get access to its migration services all the time.

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When will your phone get Android Marshmallow? Here's what we know so far

Whether you have a Samsung, Motorola, LG, HTC, or Nexus, we run down all the latest news and rumors about when Marshmallow is coming your way.