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HTC is running behind schedule with its M7 and M8 Lollipop update Last Summer, HTC set a goal to deliver an Android Lollipop update to M7 and M8 owners in the US within 90 days of the operating systems release. Unfortunately,as Android Police points out, HTC will fall short of meeting that goal.In a statement published
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Google Now adds data from Lyft, Airbnb and many more apps Google Now just got a lot smarter, adding data from dozens of outside apps to help people get more things done as they go about their day.Google Now is a search tool and digital assistant built into Android devices and the Chrome browser, and included as
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MIT randomizes tasks to speed massive multicore processors As each new generation of computer processors arrives with a larger number of computing cores, computer scientists grapple with how best to make use of this proliferation of parallel power.Now researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have
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NEC aims at Big Data 'sweet spot' with new SAP Hana tool Cloud computing and SAPs Hana in-memory database can be a powerful combination for data analysis, and new tools could help to make sure it doesnt fall down on the job.On Friday, NEC released a tool designed to make life easier for data analysts by boostin
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Outlook app for Android and iOS boosts Microsoft's mobile comeback The release this week of Microsofts first truly native Outlook app for Android and iOS has earned the company accolades and could be a sign its mobile strategy is finally getting on track.Microsoft is absolutely doing the right thing putting these importa
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West Africa turns into dumping ground for e-waste As measures by countries in East and Southern Africa to prevent the dumping of e-waste take effect, West Africa has become a destination for old computers, mobile devices and components.European Commission and U.N. studies show that West Africa is becomin
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MTN offers AWS Direct Connect across Africa MTN has become the first company in Africa to offer Amazon Web Service (AWS) Direct Connect across multiple countries on the continent.The new service will leverage MTNs multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network to provide customers with connectivity a
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Uber will fight to keep its Boston ride data private Earlier this month, Uber agreed to provide Boston city officials a wealth of ride data to help them make better planning decisionsbut it will go to considerable lengths to ensure that data is not made public.The data, which includes anonymous pick-off and
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IoT consortium Thread Group launches free membership initiative for promising startups In the latest move in the Internet of Things (IoT) standards chess game, the Thread Groupbacked by Nest Labs, ARM, and Big Ass Fanswelcomed two new member companies to its board of directors this week and announced a new initiative to help promising start
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Intuit issues refunds to try and stifle TurboTax user revolt Intuit backtracked yesterday, not only again apologizing for stiffing TurboTax customers by not telling them of changes in its business model but saying that it would offer partial refunds and free upgrades to its more capable editions.These past couple o
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