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The very best tech you can buy for $200 or less

Summary: Buying tech on a budget? These 15 gadgets are the very best on the market for their price — from speakers to content streamers, coffee machines, and computer peripherals. By Zack Whittaker for Between the Lines | December 16, 2014 — 21:02 GMT (13:02 PST) Follow @zackwhittaker Source Article from http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/the-very-best-tech-you-can-buy-for-200-or-less/#ftag=RSSbaffb68The very best tech you can buy for $200… Read more →

Google, Verizon ink global patent deal to nix future litigation risks

Google‘s dream for a world with freer restrictions on patents continues through a new agreement forged with Verizon Wireless. Read this Patent wars end with a whimper as Apple-Samsung fizzles Apple’s latest courtroom drama fizzled, with the company winning a verdict against Samsung that didn’t even come close to paying its legal bills. Is it time for Apple to end… Read more →

Game Consoles Are Using More Electricity Than Ever

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Automation destroying jobs: is it different this time?

In a thought-provoking piece just published in The New York Times, Claire Cain Miller suggests that the rise of digitization and automation is destroying job opportunities at a much faster rate than they are being created. Photo: Honda This is different than previous technology revolutions, she suggests. Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics is now enabling a huge range of… Read more →

Five challenges facing Android in 2015

Summary: The mobile landscape is changing, and the Android ecosystem will need to change and adapt over the coming year to face challenges ranging from getting updates to users to malware. By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes for Hardware 2.0 | December 16, 2014 — 16:00 GMT (08:00 PST) Follow @the_pc_doc Source Article from http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/five-challenges-facing-android-in-2015/#ftag=RSSbaffb68Five challenges facing Android in 2015http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/five-challenges-facing-android-in-2015/#ftag=RSSbaffb68http://www.zdnet.com/blog/rss.xmlLatest blogs for ZDNetLatest… Read more →

FireEye predictions for cybersecurity in 2015

Sony is still smarting over a cataclysmic cyberattack, US banks, Target and Staples have all been targeted, and it seems hackers are always one step ahead. But what can we expect from next year? Security flaws Heartbleed, Cryptolocker and Shellshock have all had their time in the media spotlight, companies are reviewing their risk management and damage control processes, and… Read more →

Verizon adds HP, Salesforce to its cloud interconnect roster

Verizon added Hewlett-Packard and Salesforce to its roster of partners for its Secure Cloud Interconnect service, Special Feature The Future of IT: A Strategic Guide ZDNet and TechRepublic draw on their community of C-level executives and business thinkers to prognosticate where business technology is headed over the next 36 months. This includes advice, perspectives, and opinions on both creating and… Read more →

Uncarrier 8: T-Mobile lets you store, roll over your data

Image: CNET T-Mobile launched its eighth round of jabs as its cellular rivals — this time focusing on so-called “data stashing.” The fourth largest U.S. cellular giant’s chief executive John Legere said customers can keep data they don’t use and store it for following months. Read this T-Mobile CEO on 2014 plans: ‘Give AT&T a break… or not’ Read More… Read more →

Dutch Regulator Investigates Facebook’s Privacy Policy

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T-Mobile Allows Subscribers to Hold on to Unused Mobile Data

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Europe’s Internet Use Surges

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Vinyl storage stages a comeback

A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal detailed both the recent rise and possible downfall of vinyl storage. While vinyl LP sales have been growing since 2006, the technology and skills required to produce LPs are in danger of disappearing. Problem areas: Only one company provides 90% of the required polyvinyl chloride in the US. The equipment to produce… Read more →