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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.



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.


Slight drop in tablet sales expected as wearables emerge

Researcher IDC has slightly lowered its tablet shipment forecast for 2013 and beyond, blaming competition from larger-sized smartphones and futuristic wearable computing devices.


Android tablets still rule, while Windows continues to slip

Both Apple- and Windows-branded tablets lost market share in the second quarter, each retreating in the face of increased pressure from Android, a market research analyst said.


Windows 8 adoption slows; boost sought with update

Windows 8's user share growth slowed significantly last month, hinting at further trouble for the struggling operating system, new statistics from an analytics company showed today.

Global cybercrime costs billions, new estimates suggest

Cybercrime and espionage could be costing the world between $70 billion and $400 billion a year from a total global economy of $70 trillion, a new estimate by the Center for Stategic and International Studies (CSIS) has calculated.

Artificial intelligence hits preschooler level, study finds

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago wanted to know how smart a top artificial intelligence system actually is. So they gave it an IQ test.


Data breaches hit 2.5 million in California in 2012, report says

California releases its first report detailing data breaches in the state over the past year, under a new law requiring transparency about such incidents.