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  • Some of the new phones launching at Mobile World Congress are sporting fingerprint scanners, but a new device from ZTE uses a very different biometric security measure to lock its screen. Using technology ...

  • A team of researchers from Stanford University and Google have released a paper highlighting a deep learning approach they say shows promise in the field of drug discovery. What they found, essentially, is ...

  • Apple released a beta version of its OS X Yosemite software on Monday, making it publicly available to all Mac hardware owners for the first time, says iMore. Aside from expected stability fixes and performance ...

  • YouTube viewers are getting their dose of March Madness this year in the form of short clips of game highlights as the action unfolds and video recaps of all 67 games, which will be made available as part ...

  • A new project that combines satellite data, airplane mapping data and on-the-ground field data of the forests of the Pacific Northwest over several decades could help researchers better manage future forest ...

  • Ready to buy a house? Google would like to help you get a good mortgage: New job listings suggest that the search giant is looking to bring its mortgage comparison tool to the U.S. market as part of its ...

  • A federal judge has agreed to put the brakes on an investigation into Google by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood after the company complained that Hood’s inquiry was an illegal censorship campaign ...

  • At Mobile World Congress on Monday Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg took the stage with three executives from carriers in developing countries to talk about the progress of Internet.org and its attempts to connect ...

  • Meet Podo. It’s a Bluetooth-enabled camera that fits easily in the palm of your hand, and connects to your Android or iOS device. There’s not a lot to say about this device, other than a certain class ...

  • Lots of companies can perform cost analysis of cloud-based instances; Krystallize Technologies says it does much more. The Austin, Texas–based startup delves deeper into what’s going on with cloud workloads ...

  • Intel announced its plans for 2015 at Mobile World Congress on Monday and one of its bigger announcements is that its long-awaited mobile-focused system on a chip will ship in devices before the end of ...

  • Uber will be publishing a quarterly magazine for its drivers in six of its markets — New York City, Ohio, Boston, Oklahoma, Chicago and San Francisco. According to Business Insider which reported the news ...

  • Last year, SanDisk released 128GB memory cards for phones and tablets; this year, it’s following up with a 200GB card. Called the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I, Premium Edition , the tiny card can store 20 hours ...

  • PayPal is buying Paydiant, a startup that provides the mobile payments and loyalty technology used by many big-name retailers use in their apps, for an undisclosed amount. PayPal also announced on Monday ...

  • If it feels like we’re in the midst of robot renaissance right now, perhaps it’s because we are. There is a new crop of robots under development that we’ll soon be able to buy and install in our factories ...

  • If it feels like we’re in the midst of robot renaissance right now, perhaps it’s because we are. There is a new crop of robots under development that we’ll soon be able to buy and install in our factories ...

  • Sony hasn’t debuted a handset at this week’s Mobile World Congress, but it does have a new high-end Android tablet coming in June. The Xperia Z4 tablet boasts a 2560 x 1600 resolution screen, is fully ...

  • NXP Semiconductor has agreed to purchase Austin, Texas-based Freescale Semiconductor in a deal valued at $11.8 billion, creating a $40 billion chip giant that will be a dominant supplier for the internet ...

  • Apical, a company best known for the years of work it has spent contributing imaging tech to camera lenses inside smart phones and security cameras, has now devised a computer vision program for the smart ...

  • The number of Android Wear downloads has crossed the into the one to five million range on Google Play, suggesting that around one million people are wearing smartwatches powered by Google software. Last ...

  • Cyanogen has quietly become the most important company working on Android not named Google. On Monday, it announced a new partnership with chip giant Qualcomm which will result in Cyanogen’s version of ...

  • A year after forming their wireless partnership, Intel and Franco-American network builder Alcatel-Lucent say they’re ready to start moving the mobile network from the cell tower into the data center. ...

  • Mobility, digital-work culture, and collaboration own the ever-evolving work-media landscape in 2015, and influence the business tools we use each day.

  • It’s true: Hewlett-Packard is buying Aruba Networks and its campus Wi-Fi expertise for about $2.7 billion, exclusive of cash, both companies said early Monday. The per-share price is $24.67 in cash. From ...

  • For the third time in a year, Google has a new leader for its social network, Google+. And in keeping with the trend of trios, Google+ is getting split into three different products: Streams, Photos and ...

  • Google’s long rumored move to becoming a wireless carrier took one step closer to reality on Monday. At Mobile World Congress, Google’s second-in-command executive Sundar Pichai confirmed that Google is ...

  • Google’s long rumored move to becoming a wireless carrier took one step closer to reality on Monday. At Mobile World Congress, Google’s second-in-command executive Sundar Pichai confirmed that Google is ...

  • Since antibiotics were first developed at the start of the twentieth century, they have saved millions of lives (penicillin alone is estimated to have saved 200 million lives and counting), rendering a ...

  • Qualcomm has developed its own fingerprint sensor for smartphones with the aim of tapping the increasing demand for biometric security on phones. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sense ID, announced on Monday at ...

  • The secure mobile company Silent Circle, which last week raised $50M and bought out the joint venture behind its Blackphone handset, has unveiled a new version of that device — though prospective customers ...

  • I’ve got to hand it to Jolla – despite significant teething problems, the upstart Finnish mobile-maker has clung on, using crowdfunding campaigns and general community-mindedness to maintain interest around ...

  • Microsoft has unveiled a couple new handsets, the Lumia 640 and 640 XL, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The phones themselves are pretty low-priced for their decent specifications, but what’s particularly ...

  • Mobile phone operators have already turned their attention to the developing world, and cell phone penetration rates are rapidly increasingly as a result. However, that doesn’t mean phones are reaching ...

  • Like many network equipment makers at Mobile World Congress this week, Alcatel-Lucent is pushing the controversial idea of carriers setting up shop in the Wi-Fi airwaves. But while Alcatel-Lucent is just ...

  • Samsung’s Milk Music and Milk Video services could soon see a lot more users: The handset maker is pre-installing both apps on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge handsets, both of which were introduced at ...

  • T-Mobile came up short compared to Verizon and AT&T in the last 4G spectrum auction, but it looks like it’s found another source of airwaves, and these won’t cost it anything. At Mobile World Congress ...

  • The latest Xen hypervisor vulnerabilities are forcing IBM to reboot some customers’ cloud instances between now and March 10. The vendor sent out an alert to affected IBM SoftLayer customers on Friday, ...

  • The latest Xen hypervisor vulnerabilities are forcing IBM to reboot some customers’ cloud instances between now and March 10. The vendor sent out an alert to affected IBM SoftLayer customers on Friday, ...

  • While a lot of the features announced in the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, like curved edges and glass-and-metal design, are examples of Samsung playing catching up on the latest smartphone trends, but Samsung’s ...

  • A lot of the features in the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, like curved edges and glass-and-metal design, are examples of Samsung playing catch-up on the latest smartphone trends, but Samsung’s new mobile ...

  • We were expecting a major reboot of the Galaxy S line, and that’s what Samsung gave us Sunday Night at Mobile World Congress in the form of the S6 and S6 Edge. The two new phones represent a major and ...

  • We were expecting a major reboot of the Galaxy S line, and that’s what Samsung gave us Sunday night at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, in the form of the S6 and S6 Edge. The two new phones represent ...

  • My thoughts on the iPhone 6 Plus, five months later Gigaom - Sun, Mar 1, 2015 1:00 PM EST

    I lead a mobile sedentary lifestyle. I’m not someone who travels a lot or needs to visit multiple sites during a workday. I like, as George Carlin once said, to bring all my stuff with me. This has created ...

  • For retailers the buy or build cloud decision looms large @ Gigaom - Sun, Mar 1, 2015 12:18 PM EST

    If you need proof that cloud deployment stories can touch off religious disputes, my recent report about @WalmartLabs  is deploying 100K cores of OpenStack to run the retail giant’s e-commerce operations ...

  • Raphael Pirker, the entrepreneur behind Team BlackSheep, asked me if I saw the birds. Tilting my head up at the foggy skies above the hills of Moraga, California, I couldn’t see them — my view didn’t change, ...

  • Chromebook sales still on the rise @ Gigaom - Sun, Mar 1, 2015 11:00 AM EST

    The latest figures from NPD, by way of BetaNews, show that Google Chromebooks are continuing to sell well in the U.S. The research firm estimates that in 2014 Chromebooks accounted for 14 percent of all ...

  • HTC announced its long-awaited wearable on Sunday at Mobile World Congress. It’s called the Grip, and it’s a joint effort with Under Armour, the sportswear and now-fitness software brand. The Grip doesn’t ...

  • No big changes for the HTC One M9, and that’s a good thing @ Gigaom - Sun, Mar 1, 2015 10:45 AM EST

    HTC revealed its next flagship, the HTC One M9, at Mobile World Congress on Sunday. Take a close look: If you’re not careful, you might end up mistaking it for its predecessor, the HTC One M8. It’s clear ...

  • Huawei debuts a 7-inch phone and its first Android Wear watch @ Gigaom - Sun, Mar 1, 2015 10:18 AM EST

    Back in 2012, I suggested that for some, a tablet may replace a smartphone within the next few years. Fast forward to present day and Huawei is thinking the same: The company introduced a 7-inch tablet ...

  • Jump-starting marketing tech adoption by bundling data @ Gigaom - Sun, Mar 1, 2015 9:00 AM EST

    As companies stop just talking about big data, and start applying it to business, the conversation shifts back and forth from tools to the data itself. Two years ago at Structure: Data we hosted a Mapping ...

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