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No PC maker could escape the lull ahead of Windows 10 and Skylake

The third quarter of 2015, if PC manufacturers have their way, will go down as the nadir preceding a rapid ascent back to prosperity. Everything is in place with Intel's and Microsoft's most significant upgrades in years aligning perfectly this fall to drive a revival in PC sales. And a revival is …

Qualcomm demos 24 core ARM based server processor

Qualcomm, the SoC maker behind the successful Snapdragon range of processors that are used in the latest Nexus smartphones as well as in a myriad of other devices, has demonstrated a new ARM based processor. But this time it isn’t for mobile devices, it is for servers.<p>To coincide with the live …

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Edward Snowden says UK spies can send 'Smurfs' to hack into your phone and gain 'total control' over it

Snowden told the BBC that GCHQ has something called "Smurf suite," which is a collection of spying programs that the agency can use to hack into the phones of suspected terrorists.<p>One tool is called "Dreamy Smurf." Snowden says it allows GCHQ to turn on mobile phones without the user knowing. …

A menstrual cup that reports your flow to your phone

If you want to track and learn more about your monthly flow, you can pre-order a Bluetooth-connected menstrual cup that sends reports to your …

Apple is so persnickety about design it tells third-party makers how to screw in screws

Apple cares a lot about design. It has pages and pages of specifications on how to design apps for its software; it’s even rebranded third-party products’ packaging to look more Apple-like for its own stores. Today (Oct. 5), the company started selling lugs for its Apple Watches—the bit that …

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World Beard and Moustache Championships: Pictures

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Business Technology Starts to Get Personal

Last week, the heads of two of America’s biggest companies said almost the same thing about what personalized technology would mean to the future of business.<p>First, Timothy D. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, said his consumer technology company was starting to address the business world, which …

Here are the videos you don’t want to miss this week – October 3, 2015

If you consider yourself an Android fan, this was probably one of the most exciting weeks of the year for you.<p>Google finally unveiled the heavily-rumored Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X smartphones, and we even got a first hand look at the new Pixel C tablet. Just because Google took the wraps off two …

Android News

Is Google Maps draining your battery? Here's how to fix it

Battery life – it’s one of those things every single one of us wants more of. And while it’s understandable apps will make that juice trickle out of your phone little by little, it seems some are just punching a whole through the battery and letting all the goods stream out.<p>Even more annoying is …

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31 dazzling sunsets from around the world

Even the most mundane destinations turn into dazzling dreamscapes at sunset.<p>And when the sun sets on the world's most beautiful landmarks? We'll let …

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The UK Named Their Invasive Spying Apparatus 'Karma Police'

This is what you get, when your metadata belongs to us<p>It’s been two years since the first revelations from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and there are still new details in his trove of stolen secrets. Many of the revelations have concerned the bulk data collection of data done by the …

With the EOS M3, Canon finally has a worthy mirrorless camera

Canon's entry into the mirrorless space started with the EOS M in 2012. Unfortunately, the company's first interchangeable lens camera failed to impress, due to its sluggish performance, a tedious user interface and subpar battery life. A year later, the improved (and mostly faster) M2 was …

How To: Disable the Lowercase Keys Display on the iOS 9 Keyboard

One of the minor updates in iOS 9 is the ability to display lowercase letters while using the default virtual keyboard. Previously the keys were …

Europe inks deal with China to develop 5G mobile networks

The goal is to roll out high-speed 5G networks capable of 20 gigabytes per second by 2020. But is that realistic?<p>Europe has made yet another deal designed to further the move toward 5G.<p>The European Commission and China reached an agreement Monday to cooperate on the development of 5G, or …

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Is Apple a cult? New York University Historian says "it obviously is"

TungCheung / Shutterstock.com<p>Even when working from a garage in the Silicon Valley, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs never saw his products as mere pieces of tech. He had a very strong vision that shaped the way people look at technology. It was a mentality, as well as a way of life, something he later …

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Quantum computing research carries on at Google and NASA

The quest for an entirely new type of computer will continue at NASA’s Ames Research Center, which is nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley. The …