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Google tightens grip on Android hardware with HTC deal

Google is buying its way back into the smartphone business, almost four years after selling its stake in Motorola Mobility to Lenovo.

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IFA: The corporate electronics show

True, IFA's many halls are dominated by home entertainment equipment and white goods such as smart washing machines and connected refrigerators. But some of the products on show would be equally at home in the enterprise. Here's a...

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Intel gets second chance to appeal $1.25B antitrust fine

The European Union's highest court has given Intel another chance to appeal a massive fine imposed in a 2009 antitrust ruling.

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This drone could help inspect flooded infrastructure

A drone on show at IFA in Berlin would need no authorization from the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority to play its part in relief efforts in Houston, Texas, following Hurricane Harvey.

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How to listen to music safely on a bike

Wearing headphones while cycling can be dangerous, even illegal. Instead, you can use a Bluetooth bicycle helmet or wearable speaker to listen to music or traffic directions safely while riding.

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Motorola X4: Four times the Bluetooth audio

Lenovo's new Motorola X4 smartphone is half the price of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S8, but does at least one thing twice as well: stream audio to multiple Bluetooth speakers or headphones.

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Neato Robotics adds more smarts to its vacuum cleaners

Neato Robotics has doubled the storage in its latest robot vacuum cleaner, the Botvac D7 Connected, and given owners new ways to interact with it.

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Samsung's Note8 to debut in September

Samsung's Note8 will launch in mid-September with a big screen, dual cameras, stylus and a hope that the smartphone maker can finally put the Note7 battery debacle behind it.

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Qualcomm opens European front in patent war with Apple

Qualcomm has asked two German courts to suspend sales of iPhones, alleging they infringe on its patents, while four Apple contractors from which Qualcomm had sought patent license fees have filed antitrust complaints against the chip...

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Bluetooth devices could soon have mesh networking capabilities

Bluetooth is about to get some significant new mesh networking capabilities -- and the best bit is, you may not need new hardware to benefit from them.

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EU lawmakers call for a right to repair electronic equipment

Electronic devices should be robust and easily repairable -- and laws should encourage or enforce this, members of the European Parliament said Tuesday.

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Lenovo's new workstation is indeed 'Tiny' but packs a punch

Windows users working in tight spaces who are looking for a small form factor workstation with multiple display ports and solid processing power have a new contender in the market to check out: the new ThinkStation P320 Tiny.

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Uber CEO resigns, leaving company in search of a new strategy

Uber is now a driverless vehicle, after CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday.

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EU wants to ease commercial drone use with future flight rules

The European Commission wants to make it easier for lightweight drones to fly autonomously in European airspace -- with logistics, inspection services and agricultural businesses set to benefit. Last Friday, the Commission...

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Imagination adds safety, resilience to processor for IoT

Chip designers are applying industrial safety design techniques to their processor cores so that they can get themselves out of trouble when a fault occurs.

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SoftBank targets service industries with Boston Robotics acquisition

SoftBank's latest robotics acquisition could allow it to open up a whole new market for service industries and home help.

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Amazon Web Services sets a lure for Java programmers

Amazon Web Services has long offered an SDK to make it easier to access its web services from Java. Now it has another lure for Java programmers: James Gosling, the father of Java.

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Here's how Google is preparing Android for the AI-laden future

The future of Android will be a lot smarter, thanks to new programming tools that Google unveiled on Wednesday. The company announced TensorFlow Lite, a version of its machine learning framework that’s designed to run on smartphones...

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Paying the WannaCry ransom will probably get you nothing. Here's why.

Last Friday’s massive WannaCry ransomware attack means victims around the world are facing a tough question: Should they pay the ransom? Those who do shouldn't expect a quick response -- or any response at all. Even after payment, the...

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A smart exoskeleton can keep the elderly safe

A team of Italian and Swiss researchers have developed a prototype exoskeleton to prevent elderly people from falling.

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