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Both Apple and Samsung are losing share as the overall tablet market declined 7% year-over-year.

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Need new clothes? Who needs a store? Danit Peleg is printing them herself.

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Culture. It is probably a term you hear often -- and I believe that it is one worth discussing. Clearly, we want more than just a job -- we want more control over how and where we work. And the right company culture allows us to make that happen.But it is difficult to objectively look at one company and have everyone agree on what the culture...

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Save-for-later service Pocket is testing out recommendations for the first time, introducing personalized picks for articles and videos into a public beta channel it is opening today. Pocket's 17 million registered users can sign up to join the beta program for Android, iOS, and the web. Once you're enrolled, you'll be able to use a beta version of the app that includes a Recommendations tab next to the list of content you've chosen to save yourself.

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There is absolutely no question that the response to Windows 10 has been overwhelmingly positive. True, anything would seem like a huge improvement compared to the disaster that was Windows 8. But people love that the Start Menu has made its triumphant return and replaced the Start screen that everyone hated so much, and new features like Cortana and the Edge web browser are big checks in the pro column as well. Of course, nothing is perfect. DON’T MISS: Why does every Android phone company think it can be Apple? In these early days, you can expect to run into a fair number of issues with Windows 10. First, it’s an early release — in fact, Microsoft has already released its first

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By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a setback for Google Inc , a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday that the low licensing rate Microsoft Corp pays to use some of Google's Motorola Mobility patents had been properly set. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said a lower court judge properly determined the patents' value even though the royalty rate was only a fraction of what Motorola had asked for. Google sold the Motorola handset business to Lenovo last year but kept its patents.

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End-users are key to security breakthroughs but they need usability and simplicity as much as innovation

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Genevieve Bell is an Intel vice president and Intel Fellow, and the director of User Experience Research at Intel Labs. She leads a team of social scientists, interaction designers, human-factors engineers and computer scientists, all of whom focus on people's needs and desires in order to help shape new Intel products and technologies.As an...

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It looks like Windows 10 has fixed a lot of issues users had with Windows 7 and Windows 8, even though not all pre-release bugs have been squashed. In fact, you might discover things you don’t like here and there, though Microsoft is ready to fix some of them with quick updates. DON’T MISS: How to download and install Windows 10 right now But there’s one Windows 10 error that’ll leave you completely stunned: The Something happened error message bug. The image above, which went viral on Twitter, says it all. Forget blue screens of death and any other Windows error message you can think of. This is the most glorious error you can encounter. Something happened with your computer during Windows

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The spider robots that invade the bath of Captain John Anderton, played by Tom Cruise, were one of the highlights of iconic 2002 film Minority Report. Now a team of international researchers has created a similar insect android that can launch itself easily from the water. "I'm just fascinated by how the water striders can jump on water and I'm really excited to see that we were able to extract the principles from nature to re-create one of the most fascinating locomotion of nature, the water jumping," said Kyujin Cho, professor of mechanical engineering at Seoul National University.

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Facebook's plans to become a flying internet service provider for the developing world are coming to fruition. The company today introduced Aquila, a high-flying, long-endurance plane that will bring basic internet access to the developing world. A working model of the plane is now ready for testing, Facebook said.

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Now you can get a glimpse of what it looks like to land on a comet. The European Space Agency (ESA) just released this amazing GIF of the Rosetta mission's Philae lander descending upon comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The GIF is a compilation of images taken by Philae's ROLIS imager in November, as the vehicle gently lowered itself onto the space rock.

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A few weeks ago, the notoriously fickle but undeniably brilliant Prince decided to pull all of his music from most of the major streaming music services, including the industry leader Spotify (something that devastated my colleague Russell Brandom's playlists, as well as the playlists of countless other users). Today, there's a glimmer of hope that this sad situation could be reversed — Prince just dropped a new song called "Stare," and it appears to be exclusively available on Spotify, at least for now. Of course, this doesn't mean that Prince is bringing his back catalog to Spotify again just yet — there's still only a few random odds and ends available from Prince on the service.

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The former "face" of Reddit's popular Ask Me Anything section — whose sudden dismissal caused a massive upheaval in the Reddit community and eventually led to CEO Ellen Pao's departure — has found a new home at WeWork. Details on what Taylor will be doing as digital community director are slim, but at least it won't be big change in her commute: "Reddit's New York office has been based out of the WeWork space in Soho West [sic] since before I joined in 2013." WeWork is a company that offers workspaces for individuals and small business / startups. As to when WeWork will be doing a Reddit AMA, Taylor quoted Plan 9 From Outer Space: "Greetings, my friend.

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Whoever invented the key fob for cars did not design it for women with more than one purse. I feel like I am playing a constant game of hide-and-seek with my keys. Modern technology clearly has many benefits, but for a long time I was certain that the impact on "working memory" was one of the negative side effects, not a positive one.My...

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Lasers. They’ve captured our imaginations for decades and were even at the center of one of Dr. Evil’s most beloved running gags in the Austin Powers movies. And now a team of researchers at Osaka University in Japan claims that they’ve fired the most powerful laser in the history of the world for the first time… and thankfully it didn’t take out any small planets with it. FROM EARLIER: MIT researchers can break Tor anonymity without even touching encryption The researchers say that the laser “instantaneously concentrated energy equivalent to 1,000 times the world’s electricity consumption and entered the record books as the most powerful laser beam ever emitted.” This giant laser is 100 meters long and can emit a beam that’s

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MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc announced on Thursday it has completed building its first full-scale drone, which has the wingspan of a Boeing 737 and will beam Internet down to the most remote parts of the world. It said it will test it in the United States later this year. (Reporting by Yasmeen Abutaleb; editing by Stephen R. Trousdale)

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By Jim Finkle and Bernie Woodall BOSTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - A researcher is advising drivers to halt the use of a mobile app for General Motors Co's OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to remotely unlock cars and start engines. "White-hat" hacker Samy Kamkar posted a video on Thursday saying he had figured out a way to "locate, unlock and remote-start" vehicles by intercepting communications between the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app and the OnStar service.

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MENLO PARK, California (AP) — Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year of a solar-powered drone with the wingspan of a Boeing 737, the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet service to remote parts of the world.

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Changying Precision Technology Company in Dongguan city has set up an unmanned factory run almost entirely by robots. The factory has since seen a fewer defects and a higher rate of production.

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