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Hands-on with Cherry Trail: Screaming graphics for tablets

Intel's new Atom X5 and X7 chips don't do a lot for battery life, but graphics are a joy

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Apple unveils new Photos app in OS X Yosemite public beta

Yosemite 10.10.3 preview is expanded from devs only to all comers

BlackBerry launches all-touch Leap with $275 price tag

The all-touch LTE smartphone has a 5-inch screen and a dual-core processor

Google, Apple $415M deal with tech workers heads for approval

Judge Koh had rejected an earlier $324.5 million settlement as too low for conspiring to prevent poaching of each other's employees

Is data on your new Lollipop Android device encrypted? Maybe not

Google has relaxed a requirement for manufacturers to turn on encryption by default in Lollipop

Mobile wallet space heats up as PayPal buys Paydiant

Paydiant technology is behind the mobile payment apps used by Subway and Capital One

IBM rolls out 3 new iOS apps for enterprises

The latest fruits of its partnership with Apple target finance, retail and airline industries

Atlassian offers high-volume, Git-based code management

The Stash Data Center can support thousands of developers all submitting their code changes at once

HP buys Aruba to bolster its wireless networking business

The $2.7 billion deal will allow HP to take advantage of businesses with increasingly mobile employees

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Mozilla scrubs Superfish certificate from Firefox

Firefox update removes from the browser's repository the self-signed digital certificate implanted by Superfish

Google confirms carrier plans, details coming soon

Google plans to offer connectivity directly to mobile users in the U.S., but says it doesn't intend to become a full-service carrier

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From Microsoft: Two new Lumia smartphones to upgrade later to Windows 10

High-end versions of the Lumia phones running the Windows 10 natively are promised for later in 2015

USB 3.1 flash drives? Don't expect them anytime soon

USB 3.1 chips may be too expensive to start with for flash drive makers to adopt the technology

Samsung to launch mobile payments in challenge to Google, Apple

The Android smartphone maker will launch Samsung Pay in the U.S. in mid 2015 to rival Google Wallet and Apple Pay

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WZor leaks Windows Server 10 Preview build 9926, overview of new Nano Server

Build 9926 is likely unstable, but the pared-down Nano Server may be Windows Server's future

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Mozilla tackles parallel JavaScript

Mozilla is experimenting with its SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine to maximize hardware power

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Momentum builds as major OpenStack rev approaches

Mirantis adds Docker to OpenStack; IBM introduces an OpenStack-powered hybrid; and Canonical woos telecoms with a Juniper partnership

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Samsung Pay faces uphill climb against Apple Pay, Google Wallet

Samsung Pay's key potential advantage won't exist for much longer, as the United States moves to a new payment terminal standard

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