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Microsoft launches StaffHub to connect deskless workers

Microsoft is taking another step towards serving workers who aren’t at computers all day with a new Office 365 service launched Thursday. StaffHub, which is part of the company’s enterprise productivity offering, allows managers to set schedules for deskless workers like retail employees and service technicians.

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Android Wear 2.0 will launch on smartwatches in early February, Google tells devs

The next major release of Android Wear is due to finally land next month, possibly bringing Google's first wearable in tow.

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HTC's U Ultra attacks the high end with a glass back, an AI companion, and a second screen

The flagship HTC U Ultra phone represents a bold new direction for HTC—one that doesn't include a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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FCC chief accuses AT&T and Verizon of violating net neutrality—but it probably doesn't matter

The FCC believes that AT&T and Verizon are probably engaging in unfair practices, but don't expect the government to do anything about it.

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Meet Opera Neon, Opera's radical vision for the future of web browsers

After launching versions of its browser with integrated VPN and ad blocking, Opera's tried something different: a "concept browser," Opera Neon.

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Google kills Project Titan, says balloons beat drones for Internet delivery

Alphabet has shut down its Titan unit that was exploring the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for the delivery of internet services. The Google parent is instead focusing on its balloons-based Project Loon to provide access to remote areas.

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For cord cutters, 2017 will be the year of the antenna

Antenna technology surged at CES 2017, making free over-the-air broadcasts easier to watch on your own terms.

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The cord-cutting gear from CES that's most likely to find a place in our living rooms

New streaming boxes, smart TVs, and antenna tools arrived in force at the tech industry's biggest gathering of the year.

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The 22 best changes in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002

Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 into the wild on January 9, an absolutely massive update that makes changes both large and small to your PC. Here are the most notable improvements.

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Trump's push for cyber defense is sorely needed, experts say

President-elect Donald Trump plans to consult "the greatest computer minds” for input on bolstering U.S. hacking defenses, as experts say an overhaul to the country's cybersecurity is badly needed.

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Here's how silly you look when you're trying VR

Virtual reality was all over CES, providing attendees with a glimpse into the computer animated future. But while show-goers were deep in their virtual worlds, photographers Ann Singer and Alexandra Wimley of BU News Service were outside looking on. Here's what they captured.

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Panasonic's flexible battery will withstand twisting

The lithium-ion batteries are intended for use in wearables and are thin enough to fit inside a credit card.

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National Instruments industrial IoT lab unites rivals

The NI Industrial IoT Lab opened on Wednesday and will house testbeds for applications like predictive maintenance, industrial networking, “microgrids” for renewable energy, and heavy-equipment asset management.

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New MacBook Pros stop Apple's skid in worldwide PC shipments

Apple's new MacBook Pros have put the brakes on a free-fall of Mac shipments globally, though they haven't provided the boost the company was looking for.

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Facebook really, really wants to work with journalists

On Wednesday, Facebook announced a new suite of initiatives aimed at improving its collaboration with journalists and media companies.