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SamsaraJS library juices mobile Web UIs

The functional reactive library provides native-like app experiences and takes on the mobile Web's performance issues

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PCWorld Show Episode 2: VAIO's New Windows Phone

PCWorld's Gordon Mah Ung, Florence Ion and Jon Phillips discuss the significance of the new Windows Phone release from VAIO.

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MIT's 168-core chip could make mobile devices, robots smarter

A new brain-like chip called Eyeriss will be able to tap into memory to instantly recognize faces, objects and even sounds

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As 5G approaches, 3G and 4G are still getting faster

At Mobile World Congress this month, vendors like Ericsson and Nokia will be showing off new tricks to improve the networks we're using now

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Why do companies make Android phones if they can't make profits?

Also in today's open source roundup: The Turing phone will run Sailfish OS instead of Android. And Google Chrome will finally get smooth scrolling in Linux

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Microsoft will continue developing SwiftKey's iOS and Android apps after acquisition

Microsoft may bring the SwiftKey keyboard to its Windows platforms as well

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Microsoft reportedly buying AI-powered software keyboard maker SwiftKey

The $250 million deal to acquire SwiftKey would bring more AI chops to Microsoft

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What works where: Outlook vs. Outlook vs. native apps

Office 2016 starts to unify the Exchange experience on the desktop, but native apps do better on mobile clients

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PCWorld Show Episode II: Tanking tablets, the SwiftKey acquisition, and the new Windows phone

In this week's episode of the PCWorld Show, we ponder why PCs are killing tablets, why Microsoft would buy SwiftKey, why anyone would make a new Windows phone, and why we love (or hate) USB-C.

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Samsung adds ad blocking to its Android browser

Also in today's open source roundup: Removing the Facebook app can help boost your Android device's battery life by up to 20 percent. And is Linux Mint better than Ubuntu?

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Microsoft recalls AC power adapters for Surface Pro tablets

Microsoft is recalling close to 2.25 million AC power adapters in the U.S. because of potential for fire, electric shock

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Google fixes multiple Wi-Fi flaws, mediaserver bugs in Android

Of the 13 security flaws fixed in the latest update, 11 were rated as either high or critical in severity

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Sales of tablets are still shrinking -- except for those most like PCs

The only tablet category posting a growth in sales is detachables, which are seen as PC replacements

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Forget about LTE hurting Wi-Fi and think about using it in your business

Controversial technology that lets LTE networks use unlicensed spectrum could become a trusted part of the enterprise IT toolkit in a few years

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Seven Swift 2 enhancements every iOS developer will love

Apple makes good on Swift’s emphasis on performance, approachability, and ease in latest update

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10 secret facts about Apple's product design

From the iPhone to the Apple Watch to even its product packaging, Apple pays extreme attention to detail when designing its products

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Microsoft extends Cordova mobile dev to Visual Studio Code editor

The Cordova Tools extension provides new ways to build, debug, and preview apps with Visual Studio Code

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Inside Verizon's Super Bowl Command Center

More than 100 engineers will make sure the tweeting, sharing and streaming works without a hiccup

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