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BlackBerry set to map out enterprise strategy at San Francisco event

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:43

BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen speaks during the official launch of the Passport smartphone in TorontoBy Euan Rocha TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd's strategy for serving big clients like corporations and government agencies will take shape on Thursday as it launches a new mobile device management platform, a vital component of its turnaround plan. At a San Francisco event, BlackBerry will outline tie-ups with carriers and service providers that will be co-marketing the BlackBerry Enterprise platform, or BES 12, according to industry sources. Analysts and investors are watching closely to see if BlackBerry Chief Executive Officer John Chen can kick-start revenue growth. ...


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Why I'm Not Texting You Back Right Away (or At All)

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:41

Why I'm Not Texting You Back Right Away (or At All)I constantly feel pulled between two worlds: one where I'm hyper-connected and one where I'm not. I think about the space in our lives that we increasingly fill with texting, emailing, scrolling, pinning and liking, and I wonder: Is that space important to defend?For me, the answer is yes. When I think about times I've felt most present and...


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Cumberbatch's Turing passes the test in 'The Imitation Game'

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:37

(L-R) Keira Knightley, Matthew Beard, Matthew Goode, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Allen Leech star in THE IMMITATION GAME.Benedict Cumberbatch is on enigmatic form as the computing pioneer and war hero, but this biopic doesn't quite crack the code.>


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Trudge report: iOS 8 climbs to 56% adoption rate

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:36

 iOS 8 climbs to 56% adoption rateThe newest version of Apple's mobile OS didn't get off to as fast a start as its predecessor, but it's picking up steam.>


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MKBHD and The Verge, together at last

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:32

MKBHD and The Verge, together at lastDo you know MKBHD? You should. Over the past couple years, Marques Brownlee has become a huge force on the tech scene, using his passion and enthusiasm to entertain and inform his millions of YouTube subscribers. He's a true modern-day media success story — a kid in his bedroom who turned his love of tech into an empire.


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Here is everything on sale at Walmart for Black Friday

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:30

Here is everything on sale at Walmart for Black FridayAfter the Black Friday 2014 ads for Best Buy, Target and Microsoft have already been revealed, Walmart’s full sales offer for this hotly anticipated shopping day has also been made available, with BFAds already having obtained a copy of it. FROM EARLIER: Here is everything on sale at Best Buy for Black Friday Walmart’s Black Friday sales will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, with a second round of doorbusters set to start at 8:00 p.m. on the same day. On Friday, Walmart stores will open at 6:00 a.m., two hours earlier than last year, for the third phase of its huge Black Friday sale. Unsurprisingly, there are many electronic devices and other gadgets included in Walmart’s Black Friday promotion,


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Alibaba breaks sales record on China's 'Singles Day'

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:26

 (CHINA OUT) Media reception of Alibaba is seen at Xixi park on November 10, 2014 in Hangzhou, China. Tmall's 68% volume of transactions has been reached by wireless terminals. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)China's e-commerce giant pulls in $9.3 billion on the world's biggest online shopping day -- a sign of Alibaba's sales clout.>


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FCC may give us Internet ‘fast lanes’ no matter what Obama says

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:05

FCC may give us Internet ‘fast lanes’ no matter what Obama saysPresident Obama this week caused quite a stir when he came out in favor of a bold plan to protect net neutrality that would involve reclassifying ISPs as common carriers. Unfortunately for net neutrality advocates, Obama doesn’t get the final say when it comes to this issue. Instead, that honor goes to the Federal Communications Commission, which is headed by a former cable lobbyist that Obama decided to appoint as chairman last year. RELATED: Obama pushes for FCC to scrap Internet ‘fast lanes’ plan, reclassify ISPs as utilities The Washington Post brings us word that Obama’s newly unveiled net neutrality plan isn’t going to change what the FCC does one bit and that the commission might just go through with its plan


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Square's Reader for chip cards is now available for pre-order

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 09:00

Square's Reader for chip cards is now available for pre-orderSquare has opened pre-orders for the next version of its credit card reader. The new device, an update on Square's existing model that could take payment on mobile devices if a customer swiped their card, adds support for EMV credit cards as their use increases across the US. The new reader takes both older magnetic stripe and more modern chip cards, works with iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, and is "small enough to fit in a pocket."


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The first smartphone to get Lollipop isn’t even a Nexus

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:30

The first smartphone to get Lollipop isn’t even a NexusGoogle has yet to roll out the official Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for its existing Nexus smartphones, including the Nexus 5 and Nexus 4, but it looks like Motorola has already beaten its former parent company to the punch. Ars Technica reports that one 2014 Moto G model has already been updated to Lollipop, and it’s the U.S. unlocked model, which has now received its 386.8MB Android 5.0 update. FROM EARLIER: Moto X and Moto G might get Lollipop sooner than anyone thought A few days ago, a report from the same publication suggested that the 2014 Moto X and Moto G could receive their respective Lollipop upgrades a lot sooner than initially expected, even before Google rolls out the update to Nexus


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Dell enters the hyper-convergence and SDN markets, and introduces support questions

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:26

Dell enters the hyper-convergence and SDN markets, and introduces support questionsKeith Townsend believes Dell's moves into hyper-convergence and software-defined networking (SDN) markets requires more testing.


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Microsoft patches critical bug that affects every Windows version since 95

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:20

Microsoft patches critical bug that affects every Windows version since 95Microsoft has patched a critical flaw in Windows that has existed in every version since the introduction of Windows 95 more than 19 years ago. IBM security researchers discovered the flaw earlier this year and notified the software giant privately in May. The rare bug allows attackers to remotely execute code on an affected system just by convincing Windows users to visit a URL in Internet Explorer. IBM says the exploit can be triggered on Internet Explorer 3.0 onwards, and every currently supported version of Windows is affected. ...


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Cambrian Genomics laser prints DNA to rewrite the physical world

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:00

Cambrian Genomics laser prints DNA to rewrite the physical worldThe convergence of technology and life sciences is producing unique startups tackling big problems. Cambrian Genomics is using laser-printing to make creating DNA cheaper than ever before.


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Walmart's Black Friday sales include $329 Xbox One bundle, $648 Vizio 65-inch TV, and discounted iPads

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:00

Walmart's Black Friday sales include $329 Xbox One bundle, $648 Vizio 65-inch TV, and discounted iPadsLike the other big retail outfits, Walmart will be participating in the consumeristic orgy of Black Friday. Instead of restricting their bargain bonanza to a single day, Walmart will be hosting a five-day sale beginning Thanksgiving morning and ending on Cyber Monday, which falls on December 1st.


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T-Mobile forced to push back Nexus 6 launch to offer customers ‘best experience possible’

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:45

T-Mobile forced to push back Nexus 6 launch to offer customers ‘best experience possible’Expected to start selling the Nexus 6 on November 12th, T-Mobile on Tuesday posted a short message on Google+ announcing potential buyers that it has decided to postpone the launch of the handset in order to be able to offer them a better experience. FROM EARLIER: Finally: AT&T is ready to take your money for a Nexus 6 “To give +T-Mobile customers the best experience possible, we’re moving our #Nexus6 launch out one week to 11/19,” the company wrote, without offering other explanations. A leaked memo suggested a few days ago that only a limited number of Nexus 6 devices will be on display, and available for sale, in T-Mobile retail stores, with only some of them receiving Nexus 6 units.


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How Imagine K12 accelerates educational tech startups

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 07:30

How Imagine K12 accelerates educational tech startupsThis 3-month accelerator betters ed tech startups' chances of bringing tech into the classroom.


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