Matt HamblenSenior Editor, Computerworld

Matt Hamblen is a multi-media journalist covering mobile, networking and smart city tech. He previously was a senior editor at Computerworld.

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The next hot trend in wearable devices? 'Hearables," IDC says

Devices that double as clothing or are worn inside the ear will grow the fastest of all devices in the wearable category in the next five years, IDC said.

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Verizon learned of Yahoo's massive data breach just two days ago

Verizon, now in the process of finalizing its $4.8 billion purchase of Yahoo, only learned of the massive data breach at Yahoo just two days ago.

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AT&T reveals AirGig: multi-gigabit wireless broadband that uses power lines

AT&T on Tuesday announced a future low-cost, high-speed wireless internet technology, called AirGig, that relies on plastic antennas set up along medium-voltage power lines.

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Tablet shipments drop to three-year low during the second quarter

Tablet shipments reached their lowest point in three years in the second quarter of 2016.

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Ericsson survey finds one-fourth of wearable users are dissatisfied with their device

One-fourth of new users of smartwatches and other wearables say their devices failed to meet their expectations, according to a new survey by communications technology company Ericsson.

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HTC doubles down on VR with new Vive X accelerator

HTC announced it will lead a $100 million virtual reality accelerator fund to cultivate the VR ecosystem by supporting startups.

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Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things gets a name: Wi-Fi HaLow

A new low-power, long-range version of Wi-Fi that bolsters Internet of Things (IoT) connections will be dubbed Wi-Fi HaLow.

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IDC: Windows Phone down 10 percent as smartphone growth slows

Global smartphone market growth is slowing down, increasing by just 9.8 percent this year -- the first time growth has slowed into the single digits, IDC said.