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LiFi: Wireless At Light Speed Comes With Drawbacks
Commentary  |  11/30/2015
Researchers say LED light bulbs can deliver broadband speeds up to 1Gbps, but the line-of-sight requirement makes it a tough sell.
iPhone 7 Will Lack Headphone Jack, Report Claims
News  |  11/30/2015
Is Apple's quest for a slimmer iPhone 7 behind the decision to dump the standard headphones jack, or is it another cash grab? Despite being a year away, the rumors around the upcoming iPhone are heating up.
BlackBerry May Exit Pakistan Over Backdoor Security Demands
Commentary  |  11/30/2015
BlackBerry is threatening to leave Pakistan within the next month if the government keeps insisting on backdoor access to the company's messaging service.
iPad Pro Review: Bigger Isn't Always Better
Slideshows  |  11/29/2015
Apple's professional-grade tablet is a massive slate that may replace a laptop for some -- but definitely not all -- mobile professionals. Here's a look at where the iPad Pro rises to the occasion and where it falls flat.
After Strong Online Black Friday Sales, Retailers Eye Cyber Monday
News  |  11/29/2015
Following the Black Friday rush, the holiday sales crush continues Nov. 30 with Cyber Monday. Major retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart, along with Amazon, are offering steep discounts.
Microsoft's Cortana Coming To iOS In Beta
News  |  11/29/2015
Microsoft is releasing a test version of its Cortana digital concierge for Apple's iOS platform. This follows a similar release for Google Android smartphones.
USB Type-C: Not All Cables Are Created Equal
Commentary  |  11/28/2015
The USB Type-C connector is designed to replace data transfer, charging, and video connectors. However, not all cables support the same functionality. Using a low quality cable can result in serious damage to some devices, especially laptops.
Huawei Mate 8 Is Company's New Flagship Phablet
News  |  11/27/2015
The Huawei Mate 8 is the latest flagship phablet from the Chinese company. The device employs a new chipset and redesigned interface, and will debut in North America at CES in 2016.
10 Great Tech Gifts For Under $100
Slideshows  |  11/27/2015
The gift-giving season is upon us once again. But there is no need to break the bank to show the techies in your life that you care.
Raspberry Pi Zero Lists For Just $5
News  |  11/26/2015
If it wasn't impressive enough that Raspberry Pie has fit an entire computer into an area smaller than a credit card, it's offering the PC for just $5.
Best Black Friday Tech Deals
News  |  11/26/2015
Looking for discounted prices on phones, tablets, and other mobile gear and plans on Black Friday? Here's a quick primer.
9 Hot Gadgets To Watch This Black Friday Weekend
Slideshows  |  11/26/2015
It's that time of year again: Black Friday madness right after the turkey dinner. If you're a geek, or have to buy a gift for one, here are nine hot tech gadgets to check out between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Google Pledges $1 Million To Special Ed Via Android Pay
News  |  11/25/2015
Google promises to donate $1 for every Android Pay purchase towards special needs education projects. It will donate up to $1 million this holiday season.
Windows 10 November Update Returns After Privacy-Setting Glitch
Commentary  |  11/25/2015
After pulling its Windows 10 November update after reported problems with some users' privacy settings preferences, Microsoft reinstates the update.
Apple Acquires Motion Capture Specialist Faceshift
News  |  11/25/2015
Apple moves into the motion capture space with the acquisition of Faceshift, a specialist in technology for facial recognition and rendering. Its technology is being used in the new Star Wars films.
8 Technologies We're Thankful For
Slideshows  |  11/25/2015
Thanksgiving is about giving thanks, remember? So, let's express appreciation for the technologies that make our lives better. These are the gadgets, apps, and tools that have earned our eternal gratitude.
Microsoft Pulls Its November Windows 10 Update
Commentary  |  11/24/2015
About nine days after releasing its first major November update for Windows 10, Microsoft is yanking the downloadable version and replacing it with the build released originally in July.
HP, Titan Partner On Smartwatch
Commentary  |  11/24/2015
HP and Titan plan to create a wearable that's compatible with both Google's Android Wear and Apple's watchOS.
Artificial Intelligence: 10 Things To Know
News  |  11/24/2015
Andrew Moore, Dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, talks about artificial intelligence, robotics, and the future of education.
12 iPhone, Android Apps To Ease Holiday Travel
Slideshows  |  11/24/2015
Wherever you're flying or driving this holiday season, a travel app or two can make the experience less stressful. Here are our top picks.
Windows 10 Enterprise Adoption Will Soar By 2017, Gartner Finds
News  |  11/23/2015
Gartner is predicting the swift and broad enterprise adoption of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, thanks in part to pent-up demand for tablets. This is following similar patterns by Windows XP and Windows 7.
Apple Pencil Coming To Best Buy, Report Claims
News  |  11/22/2015
Apple is partnering again with Best Buy to increase the availability of its products. This time it's to help boost the availability of the Apple Pencil, a key accessory for the iPad Pro.
Microsoft Black Friday Deals: Xbox, PC, Surface
News  |  11/21/2015
Microsoft kicks off the holiday season by slashing prices on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Surface 3, and PCs from Dell, HP, Asus and Lenovo.
Satya Nadella Talks Security, Dynamics AX Updated: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/21/2015
This week Satya Nadella discussed enterprise security, Microsoft joined forces with HP Enterprise, and Dynamics AX was updated for cloud, machine learning, and Power BI.
LG Spikes Watch Urbane 2nd Edition Over Hardware Issues
News  |  11/20/2015
LG abruptly halted sales of its Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE due to unspecified problems with the hardware. The move comes less than a week after the smartwatch's launch.
IBM Aims To Bring Sports Venues Into The Digital Age
News  |  11/19/2015
IBM has announced a consortium of architects, telecoms, and digital designers to bring immersive digital experiences to sporting and entertainment venues. Big Blue also launched a consulting service covering sports, entertainment, and experience.
Google Tests Streaming Apps From The Cloud
Commentary  |  11/19/2015
In a bid to make content that's buried in apps searchable, Google will stream apps to Android smartphones.
LG's Mobile Payment Platform May Target Apple, Google, Samsung
News  |  11/19/2015
LG's mobile payment platform would coincide with the launch of the company's flagship V10 smartphone, which boasts fingerprint technology.
Paris Terror Attacks Renew Encryption Debate
Commentary  |  11/19/2015
The terror attacks in Paris on November 13 have reignited a long-running debate about whether device makers and app developers should be required to give government agencies a backdoor or to hand over encryption keys.
Gartner: Apple, Samsung Still Dominating Global Smartphone Sales
News  |  11/18/2015
Stalwart market leaders Samsung and Apple maintained their leading positions during the third quarter of 2015, while Huawei posted surprisingly robust growth, according to Gartner.
Apple Pay, Samsung Pay Push Into More Markets
Commentary  |  11/18/2015
Apple and Samsung are looking abroad to increase adoption of their respective mobile payment services.
Google Voice Search Now Groks Meaning Behind Queries
Commentary  |  11/17/2015
An update to Google voice search improves its ability to understand complex inquiries.
Asus, Google Chromebit Officially Launches For $85
News  |  11/17/2015
The Chromebit, created by Asus and Google, is the latest in a series of PC-on-a-stick devices that boast low prices and compact form-factors. This version will retail for $85.
FTC Scrutinizes Cross-Device Tracking, Possible Privacy Issues
News  |  11/17/2015
The Federal Trade Commission is examining how marketers are using technology like audio beacons to track people across multiple devices.
Apple's Tim Cook: No Mac, iPad Convergence Plans
Commentary  |  11/16/2015
In an interview with an Irish newspaper Apple CEO Tim Cook said there are no plans to create a Mac and iPad hybrid.
Huawei: New Battery Charging Process Is 10X Faster
Commentary  |  11/16/2015
Huawei's new process is 10 times faster at delivering a charge than current methods, which could make battery life practically irrelevant.
FCC: No Ban On Open Source Firmware
News  |  11/16/2015
The FCC has issued revised rules to clarify its effort to modernize how it regulates radio-frequency devices.
Surface Pro 4 Vs. iPad Pro: High-End Hybrid Showdown
Slideshows  |  11/16/2015
Apple and Microsoft are targeting the enterprise with high-end hybrid devices. We compare the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4 specs and promises. Which would you buy?
iPad Pro, Accessories: Prepare To Wait
Commentary  |  11/14/2015
The iPad Pro is trickling out to Apple Stores this week, but the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard are lagging behind badly.
Major Windows 10 Update, Secure Islands Acquisition: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/14/2015
Microsoft rolled out the first major PC update for Windows 10, purchased Israeli security firm Secure Islands, and tried to guess emotions with machine learning.
CES 2016 Sneak Peek: 9 Cool Gadgets
Slideshows  |  11/13/2015
The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show will be a hotspot for new technologies in robotics, wearables, and the Internet of Things. Here's a snapshot of what to expect at the coming show.
iPad Pro iFixit Teardown: Lots Of Glue, Big Speakers
News  |  11/12/2015
iFixit's team has taken apart the iPad Pro to find out what makes it tick. iFixit says there were some surprises hiding under the device's massive display.
Windows 10: Major Update Targets Business, Consumer PCs
News  |  11/12/2015
Microsoft rolls out a major Windows 10 update that affects Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Windows Update for Business, security, and mobile device management, among other features.
Microsoft, Box Partner On Windows 10 File Sharing App
News  |  11/12/2015
File sharing just got easier for Windows 10 users, thanks to Microsoft's partnership with Box. The new app is currently available for PCs and tablets.
How Robots, Analytics Can Work Side-By-Side
News  |  11/12/2015
Retailers can now count the products on their shelves with the help of a roving robot from Simbe Robotics. The use-cases for automating such drudgery, and tying the findings to an analytics application, have relevance for IT executives across a range of industries.
Mobile Apps Shape Future Of IT Education
Commentary  |  11/12/2015
How will the next generation learn about technology? MIT professor Hal Abelson explains his approach and a new course for modern teachers and educational consultants.
11 iPhone, Android Weather Apps For Rain Or Shine
Slideshows  |  11/12/2015
Need an umbrella? Before you rush out the door, check the forecast with one of these mobile weather apps for iOS or Android.
iPad Pro Reviews: Not A Laptop Killer
Commentary  |  11/11/2015
Early reviews of the Apple iPad Pro laud its screen and pen technology, but lament the Smart Keyboard and lack of app optimization.
Tag Heuer Unveils $1,500 Luxury Android Smartwatch
News  |  11/10/2015
Traditional watchmaker Tag Heuer is aiming to appeal to high-end clients looking for an alternative to the Apple Watch.
ORWL Aspires To Be A Secure PC
News  |  11/10/2015
The small, tamper-resistant device is the focus of a Kickstarter campaign. Olivier Boireau, CEO of Design SHIFT, makers of the ORWL, said he believes the device will appeal to companies interested in privacy and data security.
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