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To scare people better, Android ransomware gets a snazzy UI

Hackers are like any other coders: they want to built better software, even if it's a program that merely aims to extract a ransom from a hapless Android user.

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Microsoft's 'More Personal Computing' is the next major hardware company

Microsoft has created a $43 billion business, a potential Apple-and-OEM-esque company-within-a-company, that could be used to take up the slack if its partners falter.

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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Insider build helps cure a major activation headache

Microsoft today shipped the latest Windows 10 preview to Insider testers, smoothing the activation process.

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Microsoft finally delivers on Skype messaging promises with new Windows 10 beta

Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10565 for Windows 10 on Monday that includes the Skype messaging apps the company promised during the run-up to the operating system's launch.

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Facebook adds 3D Touch support, tests a dedicated Shopping feed

Facebook updated its iOS app for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and we also found great iOS updates for Day One and TripAdvisor.


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Hangouts 5.0 squashes bugs, kills off home screen widget

The big focus of this release appears to be making the app overall more stable and consistent to use.

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Google Maps web app gets Material Design-inspired makeover

The tweaks will feel pretty familiar if you're a regular user of Google Maps on Android.

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Box's future lies in developer tools

For a decade, Box has built its business on selling cloud storage services to consumers and companies, but the company is now making a move towards providing developer tools.

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After mega-merger, Dell and EMC will enjoy freedom HP can only dream of

Dell's acquisition of EMC will give it access to a sales force notorious for its ability to "sell ice to eskimos," while EMC will gain a new foothold among mid-market customers.

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HTC A9 revealed in latest leak, with clear iPhone-inspired design

The leak comes just ahead of an HTC event to show off its newest phone, planned for Oct. 20.


Tempescope brings weather forecasts to life, literally

This transparent box drips, mists, flashes, and glows in sync with the sky outside your home or anywhere else in the world.


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Dell will buy EMC for $67 billion in record tech takeover

Dell has agreed to acquire EMC in a cash-and-shares deal valuing the company at $67 billion, the companies announced Monday.

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HP and SanDisk join forces to create storage 1000x faster than NAND flash

New storage tech from HP and SanDisk aims to be 1,000 times faster than flash.


Sikur joins secure smartphone race with $849 handset

The GranitePhone is made by French consumer electronics company Archos, with software from cloud services company Sikur

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Google's OnHub turns out to be part router, part Chromium OS computer

Rooting the high-tech router reveals a heavily-modified version of Google’s browser-based operating system.