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New material could lead to longer-lasting batteries

Researchers have stabilized the higher-density lithium-air batteries with new material

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Google busts its 'iOS 7 move' with Android Lollipop

Android takes a page from Apple with a new look and better management and security APIs -- and may have introduced a key change agent

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Workers use their own devices at work, without boss's knowledge

Line between work and play is getting more blurred, Gartner survey indicates

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Review: AnyPresence aces enterprise mobile apps

AnyPresence combines broad client support, useful code generation, and a rich set of options for data storage and enterprise integration

Microsoft officially lays Nokia name to rest, embraces 'Lumia' for Windows Phones

In-house Windows phones will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia' from now on

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Virtual reality gains a small foothold in the enterprise

Prototypes and simulations based on virtual reality can save companies millions

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Mac revenue tops iPad as Apple sells record 5.5M computers

Mac revenue outpaces iPad's by 25 percent; 'Obvious cannibalization' of the iPad, says CEO Tim Cook

First products from Apple-IBM deal to come next month

The initial offerings will target banking, government, retail, and three other sectors

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RoboVM beckons Java 8 programmers to iOS

The workaround technology lets developers use lambdas and defaults and provides full access to the hardware and the native iOS APIs

Apple SIM has great potential, but widespread changes will take time

Apple SIM lets iPad users choose between data plans from different operators just by touching the screen

Google's ambitious broadband plans include testing wireless technology

If Google feels a combination of wired and wireless broadband at gigabit speeds is feasible, it will put pressure on competitors to follow suit

Tablet sales growth slows dramatically

Gartner and IDC have dramatically lowered their tablet shipment and sales estimates for 2014 and coming years.

Google's Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus 6 'phablet' first with Android 5.0

The devices can be ordered on Oct. 17, and will start shipping on Nov. 3

Whoops! Apple leaks iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 details ahead of Thursday's event

One new feature is revealed: use of the iPhone's Touch ID fingerprint sensor

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Review: Parse delivers on mobile apps, but not for business

Facebook's MBaaS shines for consumer mobile applications, but misses some must-haves for business apps

Cheap Windows 8.1 tablets flood the market

Seven-inch Windows 8.1 tablets are available in Hong Kong for $65, with steep discounts on other cheap Win 8.1 tablets

New rules aim to prevent IoT devices from taking down mobile networks

Carriers are scared that sloppily written apps and chatty devices will overload their networks with signaling traffic

Video: Samsung's 5x bump in mobile data speed

The company hopes the jump in speed will help catapult smartphone sales as well

Samsung's futuristic Wi-Fi tech is 5 times faster than today's wireless networks

Samsung's developing new Wi-Fi tech that can transfer a 1GB file between devices in under 3 seconds

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