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  • Apple’s 3D Touch system may be useful — someday

    The system is counterintuitive, and its usefulness is yet to be demonstrated.

  • Will the Apple-Samsung battle help modernize patent law?

    Currently, the balance tips in favor of clever lawyering rather than promoting true innovation.

  • 10 new words you need to know in Silicon Valley

    As mobile and consumer technology alters our lives, new coinages bubble up in the social networks to capture and express how people live. Here are 10 new words you need to know in order to describe the culture of Silicon Valley as well as the culture changes the valley is bringing into existence.

  • Lies, damned lies and benchmarks

    Volkswagen cheated on the emissions tests for 11 million vehicles. But it’s not the only company that has built lying into its testing and benchmarking.

  • XcodeGhost: Was Apple negligent?

    Apple should never stop improving its vetting process, but some things are clearly the responsibility of the developers.

  • New tech syncs small speakers for big sound

    In the past week, new methods for synchronizing speakers to create loud, high-quality sound have emerged. Finally.

  • LTE-U: Just the facts

    Debunking the myths and scare tactics needed for reasonable discussion.

  • A computer's place is in the kitchen

    Forget the living room. The kitchen is the true family hub now. Here's what Amazon is cooking up.

  • It was 20 years ago today ...

    20 years ago Microsoft released Windows 95, and the world lined up for it. 20 years later, things have changed.

  • Apple on course for wireless iPhones?

    Don't underestimate the importance of wireless charging to mobile devices.

  • Can mobile save the mall? Yes, but not how you think.

    In a world where shopping malls are losing customers by the escalator-load to more convenient and deeper-inventoried digital options, one mall in a lightly populated Nebraska town is making some impressive progress in getting its shoppers to stick around. It's not about bringing customers into the mall. It's about giving them reasons to come all the time — and not wanting to leave.

  • 10 Apple rumours that never happened

    Every time you hear a convincing Apple rumor you need to remember how many never happened.

  • How big will Amazon's data get, and what does that mean for companies working with AWS?

    If Amazon Web Service is becoming a nearly ubiquitous technology, what does that mean for the future of data and how companies work with Amazon moving forward?

  • Wi-Fi challenges Bluetooth for the beacon market

    The Wi-Fi Alliance recently unveiled Wi-Fi Aware as an alternative to Bluetooth Smart for beacons. Is Wi-Fi Aware sufficiently different and compelling to entice developers?

  • Hey Cortana, why can’t I use Siri on a Mac?

    You can use Cortana on a Mac, but not Siri. Why does this make sense?

  • Experts, redefined

    IT pilot fish is helping his aunt fix her PC because, well, that's where family members get their tech support, right? But this time, she suggests getting help -- from "the smart people."

  • Wi-Fi at DEF CON - dealing with the worlds most dangerous network

    Wi-Fi can be done securely, even at a hacker conference like DEF CON. Just avoid open networks and Android.

  • Windows 10: Microsoft lays its smartphone ambitions to rest

    The company wants us to believe that Universal apps — usable on all Windows 10 devices — will save the day for Windows Phone. It’s already clear that won’t be happening.

  • Using clues to move paper coupons to mobile

    Printed coupons and mobile devices are as far apart as Bitcoins and silver dollars. One company that's been specializing in bridging the gap sees the answer in not looking at any one element and instead layering.

  • New earbuds give you super-hearing

    Listen to this: The world of earbuds is about to be transformed by startups whose products let you customize what you hear.