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Mobile device sales may slow, prompting deals, analysts say

As growth slows and vendors make less money on each sale, mobile operators will need to identify other services and perks to make money, according to researchers at Ovum.

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Biggest data security threats come from inside, report says

While threats to data security and privacy are often perceived to come from the outside, all signs point to internal threats being just as dangerous, intentional or not, according to a new Forrester report.

Mobile shopping still stalled by security worries, hassle

Without exception, using a credit or debit card was deemed more secure than a mobile phone, whether the purchase was made in-store or online, according to a survey sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance and PayPal. In addition, the personal computer was seen as the safest option for accessing the Web by 62 percent of the respondents versus six percent who chose a smartphone.

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Scientists use 3D printers to contain, study bacteria

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have created microscopic enclosures to group certain forms of bacteria together to discover how they interact to spread disease.

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Mobile tech forecast to fuel new Digital Industrial Economy

Worldwide IT spending will peak at $3.8 trillion in 2014, marking the beginning of the Digital Industrial Economy era, according to Gartner.

Tablet buyers aren't ditching their laptops, studies show

A new survey shows that only 8.7 percent of tablet buyers want to use the tablet as a replacement for their laptops.

Gender gap is widening online

Women are coming online later and less frequently than men around the world, according to a new report by the Broadband Commission Working Group on broadband and gender.

We're downloading but not paying for apps, Gartner says

Gartner projects downloads of mobile apps will exceed 102 billion this year, but most of them are free, not paid.

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Tablet sales forecast to pass PCs, laptops in 2013, IDC says

Tablet shipments will surpass total PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013, IDC predicts.

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'Backscatter' network could support the Internet of Things

Researchers in at the University of Washington have mapped out a wireless communication system intended to allow devices to communicate with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power, bolstering the Internet of Things.