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Microsoft waves the white flag in battle with iPhone and Android

File photo. (REUTERS/Pichi Chuang) Microsoft’s dreams of competing with iOS and Android in the mass consumer smartphone market are officially dead. Microsoft on Wednesday announced a major restructuring of its hardware division that will include layoffs of 7,800 employees “primarily in the phone business.” Instead of trying to appeal to the mass market, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on Wednesday that ...

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Washington State court rules that anonymous online reviewers are entitled to First Amendment protection

 (Avvo.com) In a decision Monday, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled that anonymous reviewers on websites like lawyer review site Avvo.com are entitled to First Amendment protections. In the case, Florida-based divorce and family law attorney Deborah Thomson filed a defamation suit against a poster who published an anonymous negative review of her on the site. She asked the court ...

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Angry Reddit users, pitchforks in hand, call for CEO’s removal after controversial firing

File photo. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith) Reddit users are angrily protesting the site’s leadership, pitchforks in hand, after the firing of its well-liked director of communications. The move, which follows a recent string of disputed moves by the site, has led to an online petition calling for CEO Ellen Pao to step down. It has more than 86,000 signatures. Victoria Taylor, known for ...

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Meet Lily, the ‘ultimate selfie’ drone

Lily camera drone. (Lily) With selfies more popular than ever, it’s no coincidence that technology is advancing so that both extreme athletes and the average Joe can take the best self-photos possible. So why not use a drone that follows you to take those hard to get shots? Lily is the new automated camera drone that will help you take photos ...

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Dell XPS 13 review: Better than the MacBook Air

Dell XPS 13. (Dell) “I’ll give you my Mac when you pry it from my cold, dead hands” — might be the mantra of most Mac users. I can say that the new Dell XPS 13 is good enough to pry a MacBook from my — albeit animate — hands. I’ve been using the redesigned 2015 XPS 13 for the last ...

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Will Apple Music eat through your data cap?

File photo. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic) To stream Apple Music over cellular data or not to stream Apple Music over cellular data… that is the question. iPhone users who are on unlimited data plans, or don’t really care about data overages, might not be interested in how much data Apple Music consumes on a 3G or 4G connection. But this will be an important detail for ...

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Is Windows 10 right for you and your PC?

File photo. Windows 10 installed devices are displayed at Microsoft China Center One in Beijing April 14, 2015. The center which has various displays showcases Microsoft inspired innovation in China, the company said. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon) On July 29, Microsoft will release its newest operating system, Windows 10 (what happened to Windows 9?). To persuade people to upgrade, Microsoft is offering Windows 10 as ...

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New Army camouflage uniforms will hit stores July 1

The U.S. Army’s new camouflage pattern uniforms will be available July 1, the military announced Monday. The Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms will be available in select military clothing stores. In statement, the Army said that the new clothing is the result of the most comprehensive uniform camouflage testing effort it has ever undertaken. Stores will receive the uniforms from July ...

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