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MOBILE

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Microsoft's Word Flow iOS keyboard adds Gboard-style GIFs, emoji, and web search

Apple's opening of the iOS keyboard floodgates has created enough space for a small skirmish between Google and Microsoft.

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Putting your home on the market? Coldwell Banker says smart-home tech will deliver a faster sale

The real-estate company has a DIY staging kit that will quickly transform an ordinary home into a smart home to impress potential buyers. But the deal isn't limited to home-sellers.

SOFTWARE

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iFixit report claims 'Touch Disease' plagues iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units with touchscreen bug

A manufacturing defect is making iPhone touchscreens unresponsiveā€”and Apple has yet to give us an official solution.

MOBILE

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Microsoft bloatware is coming to Motorola phones

Microsoft's patent cross-licensing juggernaut continues with a new agreement with Lenovo.

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HoloLens secrets revealed: Microsoft details its 24-core 'holographic processor'

This dedicated powerhouse will churn through sensor data like no CPU's business.

INTERNET

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The Echo's rumored dirt-cheap music streaming service would tighten your ties to Amazon

Amazon's rumored music streaming service is all about hooking in to the rest of the Amazon universe.

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Roborace's DevBot is the autonomous racecar only a few lucky developers will drive

It's already been driving secretly on real racetracks.

MOBILE

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Twitter rolls out night mode in its iOS app

The new update, which first rolled out to Android users in July, makes it easier to Tweet in the dark.

SOFTWARE

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Microsoft's new Cache app could become its version of Google Keep

Microsoft wants to know what you want Cache to be.

Editors Pick

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service.

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Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded.

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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don't know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

Expert Opinion

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Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.