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Apple Watch: The Secret History of the iPhone Killer | WIRED

In early 2013, Kevin Lynch accepted a job offer from Apple. Funny thing about the offer: It didn’t say what he would be doing. So intense is Apple’s …

Smartwatches

Microsoft: An Open Source Windows Is 'Definitely Possible'

Microsoft's software empire rests on Windows, the computer operating system that runs so many of the world's desktop PCs, laptops, phones, and …

Read the letter Bill Gates sent to Microsoft employees for the company's 40th anniversary

On April 4th, 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen started a little company named Microsoft. You probably know the story from there: Gates went on to become the wealthiest man in the world, and then gradually pulled back from his company to focus on broad philanthropic efforts through the Bill & Melinda …

Bill Gates

Live Video Is The New Clickbait

The arms race for eyeballs online has a new weapon: live video streaming, a la Meerkat and Periscope.<p>This type of content is innately ephemeral. Blink and you’ll miss the stream. It absolutely demands you break away and gawp RIGHT NOW. It monopolizes your attention given its fleeting duration.<p>Plus …

Livestreaming

OnePlus Launches OxygenOS, Its Custom Version Of Android

Smartphone-maker OnePlus just released the initial version of OxygenOS, its forked version of Android Lollipop, optimized for its OnePlus One phone.<p>News that OnePlus was working on the operating system broke in January, after a split with partner Cyanogen.<p>In a blog post about the release, the …

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Privacy

Apple Pay has has a "good impact" on mobile payment sector, says Telenor exec

<b>VIDEO INTERVIEW:</b> Viktoria Erngard, VP of Telenor Financial Services and CEO of the operator group’s Valyou mobile payment service, told <i>Mobile World</i> …

Alibaba, Xiaomi team up on payments via wearables

Alibaba’s finance arm and fast-growing smartphone maker Xiaomi said today they are partnering to allow payments via wearable devices.<p>The system works …

Thread Group, ZigBee Alliance announce collaboration to reduce IoT fragmentation

The ZigBee Alliance and the Thread Group announced a new collaboration they said will allow the ZigBee Cluster Library to run over Thread networks. …

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Global Devices Shipments to Grow 2.8 Percent in 2015

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are estimated to reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, an increase …

Open Source Windows is “definitely possible”, but don’t hold your breath | Ars Technica

Mark Russinovich tells conference audience that it's a "new Microsoft."<p>Microsoft releasing Windows as open source isn't impossible, the audience at …

Software

When must search engines concede the “right to be forgotten”? | Ars Technica

A new ruling from Italy helps clarify when public interest prevails.<p>One of the most important new concepts to emerge in the world of privacy in …

Privacy

Apple reportedly wants networks to handle streams for internet TV service

This could stop ISPs from slowing things down for viewers<p>According to a report from <i>Recode</i>, Apple wants TV networks to provide their own streams for the company's upcoming internet TV service, which will compete against the likes of Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation Vue. Under this approach, …

Televisions

Apple's deals with music labels examined by European regulators

Apple's deals with music labels are being examined by EU regulators, according to a report by the <i>Financial Times</i>. A number of music companies have received questionnaires about their agreements with the iPhone maker. These are thought to concern the launch of Apple's upcoming music streaming …

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WhatsApp launches voice call feature for Android users — reports

A long-anticipated free voice calling service has now been added to the Android version of WhatsApp, putting it in direct competition with the likes …

Nokia Networks CTO: Europe “natural leader” for 5G

<b>VIDEO INTERVIEW:</b> The US may have set the pace in terms of LTE deployment, but Hossein Moiin, CTO of Finland’s Nokia Networks, reckons Europe is the …

America Movil proposes to hive off tower business

America Movil, under regulatory pressure to loosen its grip in the Mexican telecoms market, announced a proposal to spin off its tower mast business …

China continues to have “strong appetite” for Apple products

The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech for the three months ending February 2015 shows that Apple’s iOS sales reached an …

EE giving all customers portable chargers they can refuel in stores

Carriers are forever looking at new ways to incentivise customers -- whether it be with a subscription to this, or discounts on that, and so on -- but we can't recall any perk that's quite as practical as the one EE's introducing shortly. (Unless you're running an ancient Nokia, that is.) In the …

Gear & Gadgets

WSJ: EU is gearing up to file antitrust lawsuit against Google

Google might have avoided going to court over antitrust charges in the US, but it could still face a lawsuit in Europe. According to <i>the Wall Street Journal</i>, the European Commission has started asking companies that filed complaints against Google's practices for permission to publish the details in …

O2 SIMs will switch to public WiFi if its network can't cope

O2's public WiFi hotspots can be useful in a pinch, but filling out the obligatory registration forms to gain access has always been a pain. To speed up the process, the network is introducing a new service called O2 WiFi Extra, which automatically connects customers with an O2 SIM card. That means …

Smart Cities Will Use 1.1 Billion Connected Things in 2015

Increasing urbanization is putting unprecedented pressure on city mayors to constantly balance the challenge of resource constraints against …