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Microsoft Office lets you edit files in more cloud storage apps

Microsoft has announced that it’s adding support for a range of cloud storage services in its Web-based Office productivity suite.<p>That means you no longer have to import your documents from other cloud storage services in Microsoft’s OneDrive or SharePoint Online to work on them with team members …

DJI’s second flagship store looks even better than the first

As with the company's Shenzen store, customers will be able to watch experienced pilots demonstrate DJI's drones. And as the renders below suggest, it looks like the Seoul store will have an an enclosed wind tunnel-like structure to allow indoor test-flights — just like Shenzen. The new store will …

A new challenger appears: China's Oppo sells 50 million smartphones in 2015

While 2015 was a milestone year for Huawei, who with the help of Google infiltrated the US with the Nexus 6P, it was also a big year for another Chinese smartphone maker.<p>Oppo on Thursday announced it sold 50 million phones in 2015, which represents a 67 percent year-on-year growth for the …

Oracle's finally killing its terrible Java browser plugin

Oracle is taking the final step to rid the web of its terrible Java browser plugin. While the plugin started off life back in the '90s as an innocent way to bring app-like features to browsers, in recent years it has been a headache to users and IT admins struggling to fight against its mountain of …

Tech Blooms In The Saudi Desert As Aerial Scanning Startup FalconViz Takes Flight

Bérénice Magistretti Contributor<p>Bérénice Magistretti is a Swiss freelance writer based in San Francisco. She focuses on startups in Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and emerging markets.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Swiss data analytics company Sophia Genetics could be Switzerland’s next …

Wikipedia editors' revolt causes board member to step down

Wikimedia’s newest board member, Arnon Geshuri, has been forced to step down after nearly 300 of the site’s editors signed a “vote of no confidence” requesting that he be removed.<p>The announcement was made today via an email from Wikimedia’s current board Chair Patricio Lorente and Vice-chair Alice …

Check out Fluance's new insane-looking beast of a Bluetooth speaker

The Fluance Fi70 is being billed as the first speaker to house dual 8-inch woofers. It's a sculpted 81-pound monster.<p>Canadian audio company Fluance, known for making high-performing speakers at modest prices, has something new and slightly unusual for sale: the giant $500 Fi70 Bluetooth speaker. …

Apple just recalled over a decade's worth of AC adapters

Following Microsoft issuing a AC adapter recall for its Surface devices, Apple has issued a sweeping return program for its adapters spanning back to 2003.<p>The adapters in question are the swappable prongs that can be removed from your charger and are included with many products across the iPhone, …

The OnePlus X is now available without an invite

A solid-enough phone that you can buy without hassle.<p>OnePlus is now selling its "X" smartphone to anyone that wants it. The budget Android device had previously been part of OnePlus' much maligned invite-only policy, which makes buyers wait for a code before purchasing. (As if buying a $249 phone …

Pandora launches new Browse feature to help you discover new stations

Pandora is trying to make it easier for listeners to find music tailored to their tastes. The streaming service just launched Browse, a new hub within its iOS app that helps users discover new artists and stations they might actually like.<p>Browse offers selections of Pandora stations based on what …

DigiTimes Says iPad Air 3 Will Have 4K Display and Up to 4GB RAM

Taiwanese touch panel makers General Interface Solution and TPK will share production of a third-generation "4K" iPad Air set to debut in March, according to sources out of the China supply chain (via <i>DigiTimes</i>).<p>The same sources claim that in addition to a 4K resolution touch panel, Apple's new …

Yahoo updates its homepage and mobile app to display personalized news and content

Yahoo has released an update to its flagship mobile app and homepage that’s designed to keep you informed and let you more easily participate in conversations about hot topics. The app will now display the latest and most relevant developing stories in a near-endless news stream. And since this …

Facebook shares jump 15.5 percent after strong results

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) shares surged 15.5 percent on Thursday, their biggest percentage increase since July 2013, after the social networking service posted quarterly results that blew away expectations on every key measure.<p>A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this …