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Rumor: Moto X Play coming to Verizon as Droid Maxx 2
— 5:35 PM on August 25, 2015

The Moto X Play is an intriguing phone thanks to its supposedly excellent camera, big battery, and low(er) price. The big question mark until...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Cortana public beta on Android can replace your launcher
— 7:32 AM on August 25, 2015

If you have an Android phone, and you've been itching to talk to Cortana, now's your chance. Microsoft has opened the Android public beta for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Microsoft MobileFusion makes 3D scans with a smartphone camera
— 5:16 PM on August 24, 2015

Microsoft's Kinect SDK has allowed apps to perform 3D mapping for a while, but the Kinect is hardly ubiquitous or portable—let alone something many...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Solid-state electrolytes could make for denser, safer batteries
— 7:39 AM on August 24, 2015

Anybody who's ever used a cell phone, tablet, or laptop with a rechargeable battery wants more—more battery life and more usable charging cycles. Owners would also prefer...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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OnePlus 2 firmware update fixes Stagefright vulnerability
— 12:14 PM on August 21, 2015

Like most Android phones, the OnePlus 2 shipped vulnerable to Stagefright attacks. The company has corrected that issue in an over-the-air (OTA) firmware...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Intel RealSense cameras go far beyond still photos at IDF
— 8:05 AM on August 19, 2015

IDF—During the opening keynote at the Intel Developer Forum yesterday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demoed the company's RealSense camera technology (PDF) and talked about where...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software Personal tech

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Report: Stagefright patch doesn't fix 950 million vulnerable devices
— 9:07 AM on August 17, 2015

The patch for Android's Stagefright vulnerability won't actually protect your phone, some security researchers say. According to Jordan Gruskovnjak and Aaron Portnoy of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Samsung super-sizes us with the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5
— 10:02 AM on August 13, 2015

Samsung went big this morning at an event in New York City. The company updated its flagship phablet with the Galaxy Note 5, and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Lenovo financials miss targets; job cuts planned
— 9:18 AM on August 13, 2015

Lenovo has announced its Q2 financial results, and while the company posted a profit, it's looking to cut costs. The world's largest PC maker...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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Snapdragon 820 SoC will have Adreno 530 graphics, Spectra ISP
— 7:28 AM on August 12, 2015

This has been a tough year for Qualcomm's chipmaking business, but the company hopes to turn its fortunes around with the newly-announced Snapdragon...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Android privilege-escalation vulnerability affects 55% of devices
— 2:56 PM on August 11, 2015

There must be a glitch in the Matrix. I feel like I'm writing the same news again and again. A pair of researchers from IBM's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Nvidia DesignWorks could make simulated designs more lifelike
— 2:13 PM on August 11, 2015

It's been a pretty big day for Nvidia's professional graphics group. To go with today's shiny, new Quadro graphics cards, Nvidia has unveiled its...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Workstations

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Maxwell comes to more Quadros in the M5000 and M4000
— 10:23 AM on August 11, 2015

Nvidia has released two Maxwell-based Quadro graphics cards: the M5000 and M4000. These cards broaden the Maxwell-powered Quadro lineup beneath the titanic

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Workstations

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Lenovo's P-series ThinkPads pack mobile Xeon power
— 7:49 AM on August 11, 2015

Intel's just-announced mobile Xeons have already started trickling into mobile workstations—or at least into mobile workstation announcements. Lenovo has unveiled its ThinkPad P series...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Workstations

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Smach Zero plays your Steam library on the go
— 7:05 AM on August 11, 2015

The Steamboy project unveiled at E3 last year looked interesting, but we noted at the time that the promised 2015 debut seemed ambitious. Now, the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Rumor: Apple bends to pressure; iPhone 6S won't
— 5:53 PM on August 10, 2015

Apple downplayed reports of its iPhone 6 bending under stress more easily than phones from rival companies, but the company may be looking to avoid...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Researchers point fingers at Android phones' fingerprint security
— 1:32 PM on August 10, 2015

Researchers from FireEye Labs have unearthed multiple vulnerabilities in the fingerprint scanner implementations of several Android handsets. The group's research paper was presented at...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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HTC posts loss in Q2, will cut jobs and phone models
— 12:08 PM on August 6, 2015

Times are tough for HTC. The Taiwanese phone maker has announced (PDF) its Q2 2015 financial results with a loss of NT$5.1 billion ($157 million)...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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