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Android powers 81% of smartphones sold, report says

Devices running Google's Android operating system accounted for 81 percent of all smartphones sold worldwide in the third quarter of 2013, IDG reports.

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Drivers accept self-driving cars if they cut insurance rates

Consumers would allow a computer to drive their car if doing so would cut their insurance rates by 80 percent, according to a survey by CarInsurance.com.

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Advances in data storage may create million-year materials

Scientists create a data storage material with a lifespan that could outlast humankind.

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It's true: better, cheaper tech made work more productive

Rapid adoption of technology in the workplace has transformed the way people work and led to large gains in productivity, according to a report.

Even the savvy digital natives get hacked, survey reveals

The millennial generation, those of us who were born and raised alongside the Internet, should be wise enough to avoid account hijackings and other scams, but no. In fact, one out of four millennials have admitted to having at least once incident where an online account was hacked.

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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.