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Amazon makes it easier to lock down the cloud

Amazon unveiled a pair of services Wednesday that are designed to make it easier for companies to keep their cloud deployments secure and within the parameters they want.

Wearable ring sports tiny trackpad

When worn on your finger the ring connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and offers gesture controls of apps.

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Amazon wants companies to get onto its cloud using new services

Amazon launched a handful of new services all aimed at getting companies onto its cloud platform Wednesday, including a new ruggedized box for shipping data to the cloud provider.

Android devices will soon run Windows software thanks to CrossOver and Wine

CrossOver and Wine have long been famous for helping Windows software run on Linux, and now they're coming to Android.

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Google, WhatsApp integration lets users back up messages on Android

Google and WhatsApp announced Wednesday that users of the popular messaging service will be able to back up their data through Google Drive in the near future.

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New service helps pull data into AWS from the Internet of Things

Amazon announced a new Kinesis Firehose service on Wednesday morning that's designed to help companies get streams of information from devices into Amazon's cloud.

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Get inside the world of Street View, thanks to new support for Google Cardboard

Street View 2.0 lets you examine 360-degree imagery through the immersive world of Virtual Reality.


HP's Star Wars Special Edition laptop comes with everything but a Thermal Detonator

Start whistling the Imperial March: This laptop-shaped homage to the incredibly successful movie series is a gimmick that's well thought-out and actually useful on a day-to-day basis. That is, if you can bear to kill its collectors' value by breaking the seal.

Hands-on with HP's collectible Star Wars Special Edition Laptop

HP's Star Wars laptop even comes with two TIE fighters and a box for your action figures

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Zendesk tool taps machine learning to nip customer-service problems in the bud

Machine learning has been making its way into a growing range of enterprise software in recent months, and on Wednesday Zendesk provided a fresh example: Satisfaction Prediction, a new tool designed to help companies catch potential customer-service problems before they happen.

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Amazon launches QuickSight business intelligence service

Amazon threw its hat into the business intelligence ring Wednesday with a service called QuickSight, provided through its Amazon Web Services division.

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Synaptics' Clearforce technology to bring 3D Touch-style screens to Android

A pressure-sensitive display will open up another layer of interaction beyond the usual staple of touches and swipes.


Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages project aims to speed up the mobile web

Google unveils a plan to make the open web more tolerable in hopes of fending off Apple and Facebook.

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Microsoft expands FastTrack service to aid Office 365 migration for businesses

Microsoft now lets anyone with a major Office 365 ProPlus subscription get access to its migration services all the time.

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When will your phone get Android Marshmallow? Here's what we know so far

Whether you have a Samsung, Motorola, LG, HTC, or Nexus, we run down all the latest news and rumors about when Marshmallow is coming your way.


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AT&T exclusivity would be a disaster for the Lumia 950, the first Windows 10 Phone

Don't call it an exclusive, but right now it looks like the only place you'll find the Lumia 950 in November is at AT&T.

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Spec showdown: Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro, from cheapest to priciest

If there was any doubt which product Microsoft was gunning for, the spec sheet makes it abundantly clear.