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Lenovo announced the Tab S8, a bargain-priced tablet with an Intel Atom processor. At $200, the Intel-powered Lenovo Tab S8 looks like a good value tablet originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Reports indicate that Samsung will release a headset compatible with its phones tomorrow, but a mysterious company called Vortex appears to have beaten it to the punch with a headset made for an LG phone. There’s now a virtual reality headset designed specifically for an LG mobile phone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The more gadgets I collect, the more I long for freedom from the power cord. Charging the internet of things is a pain point that I hope wireless power can solve. Connected insoles, jewelry and more. We really need wireless power. originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Without the distraction of a pending merger, Sprint is now focused on the competition. One of its prepaid arms, Boost Mobile, is cutting its monthly prices by $5 per plan while simultaneously increasing data caps. Sprint drops prices, doubles data on Boost prepaid plans originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google is teaming with a group of UCSB researchers, which has already demonstrated success with a new type of quantum architecture, to design and build its own quantum computing hardware. Google says it will continue its research with D-Wave Systems' quantum computing system, too. Google is trying to build its own quantum computing processors originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Despite some initial execution bumps, Uber is expanding its carpooling feature to the public. Uber expands carpooling to entire city of San Francisco originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Apple has released an official statement in response to the hack that released several private celebrity photos on the internet. Apple: “Certain celebrity accounts” were compromised by a targeted attack originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Can big data tools sway the outcome of a debate? The Sunlight Foundation has applied machine learning to the FCC debate to show popular sentiment. But it's unclear if the impact of the report does much more than offer new insight into how advocacy groups work "get-out-the-comment" process. When John Oliver says “fight for Net Neutrality” the US listens: new study parses 800,000 FCC comments originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Don’t miss Gigaom’s first-ever Structure Connect conference, which will be all about building the Internet of Things. Announcing Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman at Structure Connect 2014 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Dish is getting ready to launch its internet TV service, with a brand and a couple of existing apps that will be repurposed to target an audience of cord cutters. Dish’s internet TV service likely to be called Nutv originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The Google rebranding is meant to advance the notion that users use the same tools at home and on the job. But another factor could be that Microsoft still reigns supreme in "enterprise" accounts. Goodbye, Google Enterprise; hello, Google for Work originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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This two-minute video shows how Hyperlapse changes the nature of video storytelling. The power of Instagram’s Hyperlapse, in one clever video originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Google updated its Beautiful Design collection, a list of selected apps on Google Play with a focus on design details. This batch features several apps that are already sporting UI elements from Google's new Material Design language. Preview Android’s new look with these Google-approved apps originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Sprint-T-Mobile may be dead, but there are potentially many more companies that would like to hyphenate their names with T-Mo. France's Iliad is preparing a new offer, while Dish Network lurks in the wings. It ain’t over yet: Carriers circle T-Mobile in the aftermath of Sprint’s failed bid originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Meizu, a handset maker focused on China, packs a 1152 x 1920 screen and a 20-megapixel Sony camera into its latest $300 smartphone, but it uses a less desirable MediaTek chip. Meizu’s new $300 phone for the Chinese market comes with a surprisingly nice Sony camera originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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According to statistics from job site Indeed.com, postings including the phrase "data scientist" are dropping like a rock, while those including the phrases "data science" and "big data" are on the rise. It might signal a realization by employers that those unicorns don't exist. Fewer companies are hiring ‘data scientists,’ but data science is still hot originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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UBS Analyst Steven Milunovich urges IBM to scale back on long-term EPS forecasts and focus on more important, strategic things. Word to IBM: Let’s lose the long-term earnings guidance and move on originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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While the Nexus 7 and its 16:10 aspect ratio is great for content consumption, it's not ideal for productivity in landscape mode. Perhaps that's why Google may make the Nexus 9 with a 4:3 aspect and an optional keyboard folio case. Nexus 9 keyboard case and 4:3 aspect ratio suggest productivity focus for Google’s next tablet originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Really great design disappears. So how do you build that into a complex product? Come learn how from the best designer thinkers in the tech industry at Gigaom's experience design conference Roadmap 2014. Design’s disappearing act: how to simplify complex, data-rich products originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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CD is about developing a process from code to test to stage to deployment in production with historical traceability for control, security and compliance. It drives business agility by enabling companies to deliver better software, faster and incrementally on-premises, or in the cloud. To learn more about CD, join our live webinar on September 9. Gigaom Research webinar: Continuous delivery: driving business agility, improving business execution and decreasing time to market originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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As Microsoft gets serious about competing at the low-end by eliminating Windows licensing fees for some devices, it hopes to attract more interest from hardware partners. It looks like the strategy is working well with HP, which is expected to offer a €179 Windows tablet. HP Stream 7 tablet will reportedly help Microsoft’s attack on the value segment originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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BackupAgent has promised its customers, who resell its cloud backup products, that they will see a "smooth and pleasant" transitions as the two firms' platforms merge. Acronis buys Dutch cloud backup outfit BackupAgent originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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What is dead may never die. Perhaps that's why Palm's webOS continues to find new life in enthusiast projects such as LuneOS, a in-progress port of webOS for the HP TouchPad tablet and Nexus 4 handset. Break out that old HP TouchPad or Nexus 4: webOS port launches as LuneOS originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Reddit has largely avoided the mobile space since its last attempt at a dedicated app failed in 2011, but now the site has launched an app focused on one of its most popular features, the Ask Me Anything interviews Reddit dips its toes back into mobile with Ask Me Anything app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The AllSeen Alliance is like train that is picking up steam as it signs Sony as a member on Tuesday after last week announcing top appliance maker Electrolux. The Alliance, which is promoting the AllJoyn notification standard for the internet of things, now has enough big […] Sony commits to the AllSeen Alliance as did Electrolux originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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