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Microsoft’s Windows 10 update is coming to both desktop and mobile devices later this year, with the former’s features having been thoroughly demoed so far. However, Microsoft is yet to show off Windows 10 for smartphones, even though the company has already started talking about the Windows 10 update for mobile devices, offering previews at MWC and additional hints about its mobile plans at the recently concluded WinHEC event in China. But Microsoft is yet to share more information about one of the most important features hitting Windows phones later this year. FROM EARLIER: Watch: Man takes one selfie for every mile on a 2,600-mile hike, turns it into an incredible timelapse video The new browser that’s going to be

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If you have $99, a passion for Dota 2, and the means to travel to Seattle this August, listen up. The fifth annual tournament for the biggest prize in e-sports, Dota's Aegis of Champions, will take place between the 3rd and 8th of August at Seattle's KeyArena, and tickets are going on sale from 10AM Pacific Time (1PM ET) today.

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If you're looking to share files between your Android device and a desktop PC, Jack Wallen shows you how.

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Jia Yueting, the billionaire founder and CEO of Chinese internet video site Leshi TV (LeTV), has compared Apple to the Nazis in a poster teasing the launch of LeTV's new smartphone. The image was posted to Yueting's verified Weibo page (with more than 5 million followers) and shows a cartoon Adolf Hitler wearing a red armband with the Apple logo in place of the Nazi swastika. The text across the top of the poster compares the attributes of the Android and iOS ecosystems — "Crowdsourced, freedom vs arrogance, tyranny" — while Yueting's accompanying post argues that Apple's approach to the smartphone industry is stifling innovation and harming the interests of users. He goes on to say that Apple is a "dusk empire" — a metaphor for something which is dying — while the image depicts two contrasting paths for the industry.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors who will decide the outcome of a much-watched gender discrimination lawsuit against a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm are set to enter their third day of deliberations.

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Facebook's ambitious plan to bring internet to the entire world with a fleet of broadband-beaming unmanned aerial vehicles has taken a step closer to fruition. The company's vice president of engineering, Jay Parikh, told The Wall Street Journal that Facebook is planning "a real test flight" of its solar-powered internet drone this summer.

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11 months after HTC's longtime chief of design, Scott Croyle, was revealed to be leaving the company, one of his former allies who stepped in to fill the void has also departed. HTC has confirmed that Jonah Becker has left the company, having previously served as its head of product design. Becker and Croyle joined HTC six years ago, when their design studio One & Co was acquired by the Taiwanese company. Pictured in the tweet above with Scott Croyle on his left and Claude Zellweger on his right, Becker was a part of a close-knit team and may simply be following Croyle out of the company now that the M9 project has been completed.

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Biology-inspired robotics company Festo has revealed its latest animal robots -- cooperative ants and lightweight butterflies.

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Australian startup advocacy group StartupAUS has welcomed the government's moves to amend the country's employee share scheme in a bid for startup employees to reap greater benefits from their financial interests in early stage companies.

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(Reuters) - Amazon.com is in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-porter in what could be the biggest acquisition yet for the e-commerce giant, but the negotiations are in early stages and could fall apart, Forbes reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. The potential deal, first reported by Women's Wear Daily, could value Net-a-Porter lower than the valuation of 2 billion euros reported by the fashion industry trade journal, Forbes said, citing the person.

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The next Xbox One update will finally bring voice messaging to Microsoft's newest console, allowing people to record and send snippets of speech to other users of Xbox Live. The update, which is currently being rolled out to people invited to Xbox's Update Preview program, also brings dedicated servers for party chat to cut down on connection errors, and expands the "What's On" area of the console's dashboard. Microsoft's previous console, the Xbox 360, let users record and send voice messages as standard from its launch in 2006, but to the chagrin of a number of Xbox gamers, voice messaging wasn't present on the Xbox One when the device launched in late 2013. Now that both consoles have the feature, messages can be sent between both — Xbox One users can record and send speech to Xbox 360 users, and vice versa.

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The app has become a far easier and more productive way to conduct business for e-commerce players.

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Despite a rocky relationship over the last five years, Vodafone has reappointed Nokia Networks to manage the company's network services.

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The Tasmanian Audit Office has revealed that all five of the state government departments audited for a new report released this week were at excessive risk from online attacks.

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An ebook reader app allows sensitive readers to censor the naughty words they find offensive, replacing them with less risque alternatives.

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A 44-year-old man has been charged with seven counts of corruptly receiving payments from a US-based IT company totalling almost AU$1.9 million.

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By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - A $50 portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government's efforts to keep its people isolated - a symbol of change in one of the world's most repressed societies. By some estimates, up to half of all urban North Korean households have an easily concealed "notel", a small portable media player used to watch DVDs or content stored on USB sticks that can be easily smuggled into the country and passed hand to hand. People are exchanging South Korean soaps, pop music, Hollywood films and news programs, all of which are expressly prohibited by the Pyongyang regime, according to North Korean defectors, activists and recent visitors to the isolated country. "The North Korean government takes their national ideology extremely seriously, so the spread of all this media that competes with their propaganda is a big and growing problem for them," said Sokeel Park of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), an organization that works with defectors.

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High-resolution video could arrive later and cost more because of a surprise royalty demand for video compression technology called HEVC.

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