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Is Android security turning a corner?

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Android security has always been an uphill fight. Unlike iOS, there’s no single mandatory App Store, making it easier for a bad link to give rise to a persistent malware problem. At the same time, the operating system is spread...

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The great enterprise chat race

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Against all odds, Slack has emerged as the darling of enterprise chat. The competitive deck appears nearly stacked against the startup, and it seems that every other month a new product launches from a major tech company that’s billed in the...

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Amazon Chime – Did AWS Buy the Wrong Company?

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Amazon Chime – Did AWS Buy the Wrong Company? Questioning the difference between disruption and innovation in video collaboration Questioning the difference between disruption and innovation in video collaboration The recent debut of the Amazon Chime team video meeting service...

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SD-WAN: Right for the Cloud Era?

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SD-WAN: Right for the Cloud Era? As compelling as this network option might be, some questions need further exploration. As compelling as this network option might be, some questions need further exploration. Not only has WAN transformation been talked about...

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Google adds add-on support to Gmail

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Here’s some welcome news for Gmail users: Google is adding support for third-party add-ons that can integrate directly into the service. There are plenty of services that add functionality to Gmail already, of course, but they typically do that through...

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The desktop PC is finally cool

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If you haven’t been paying attention to the PC world lately, you might not have noticed that the lowly PC has seen a bit of a resurgence, with interesting designs and unique concepts. We saw this come to bear at...

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Mossberg: The PC is being redefined

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If you became a frequent computer user starting anytime between, say, 1990 and 2007, there’s a good chance that your idea of a PC is a desktop or laptop running a mouse and keyboard-driven graphical user interface — most likely...

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Emys is like Dora the Explorer except a robot

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A company called Flash Robotics designed a robot named Emys that’s supposed to teach kids another language. While plenty of apps, TV shows, and games attempt to ingrain language into kids’ sponge brains through repetition, Emys might be more successful...

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Somebody save Huawei from itself

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Over the past couple of years, few companies have made as much progress on the global stage of mobile technology as Huawei. Better known for providing networking infrastructure for most of its history, Huawei is quickly becoming a household name...

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