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  1. BlackBerry's keyboard-equipped KeyOne Android phone will launch in MayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | PC World

    The BlackBerry KeyOne, an Android-based smartphone with a hardware keyboard, will be available in the U.S. and Canada from May 31, the phone's maker said Thursday. TCL Communications, the Chinese company that acquired rights to produce BlackBerry-brand handsets, originally had said the phone would go on sale in April, so the delay may disappoint potential users.


  2. Intel scraps annual IDF event as it looks beyond PCsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 17 | PC World

    After 20 years, Intel is scrapping its marquee annual Intel Developer Forum event, where tech enthusiasts gathered to load up on the chipmaker's news and technologies. IDF started off in 1997 as a small event in Palm Springs, California.


  3. 151003 toshiba hq 3 100619121 origRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 13 | PC World

    Apple is the latest company to be linked with a possible bid for an investment in Toshiba's sizable computer memory business, which is up for sale. The company is prepared to make a direct investment of several billion dollars in Toshiba Memory for a stake of "several tens" of percent, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported in its lunchtime news.


  4. Dropbox Paper's mobile apps now work offlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 12 | PC World

    Dropbox Paper users will now be able to edit their documents offline while using mobile devices, thanks to an update released Tuesday . The change means that people can work on the documents they have stored in the service while on a plane and riding a subway, for example.


  5. ZTE's first Android Wear smartwatch puts Google Assistant on your wristRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 10 | PC World

    ZTE is trying its hand at making smartwatches for a second time with the ZTE Quartz. Quartz is the company's first smartwatch to run on Android Wear and offer Google Assistant compatibility.


  6. Cornell University's radical radio chip uses software filtering to work anywhereRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | PC World

    Researchers at Cornell University have developed a new type of radio-on-a-chip that could mean cheaper, more flexible wireless systems. Smartphone makers could, for example, use the technology to make a single model of each phone that works anywhere in the world.


  7. Google Hangouts won't disappear for consumers despite enterprise focusRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | PC World

    Last week, the company announced that it would be splitting the chat and videoconferencing service into Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, which raised questions about what would happen for those people who still use it in their personal lives. Consumers will still be able to access Hangouts using their personal Google accounts.


  8. How to remove ransomware: Use this battle plan to fight backRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2017 | PC World

    Ransomware doesn't sneak into your PC like ordinary malware. It bursts in, points a gun at your data, and screams for cash-or else.


  9. After legal scuffle, Uber gets permit to test self-driving cars in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | PC World

    Uber Technologies' self-driving cars could be returning to California soon after state authorities permitted the company to test the vehicles. The ride-hailing company is now listed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles as one of over 20 companies, including Waymo, Tesla and Baidu, that have been issued autonomous vehicle testing permits as of Wednesday.


  10. Google touts its enterprise chops in cloud keynoteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | PC World

    Enterprises: Google wants you. That's the message coming out of the first keynote address at the company's Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco on Wednesday.


  11. This week in games: Overwatch adds a new robot-tank, Ubisoft offends Bolivia, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | PC World

    We can roughly divide the year into two halves: September through February is the "Release" bit, and March through August the "Hype" bit. Sure, there are exceptions-games get released all year long at this point.


  12. This tiny chip's 'quantum shot noise' could revolutionize mobile and IoT securityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | PC World

    Engineers at South Korea's SK Telecom have developed a tiny chip that could help secure communications on a myriad of portable electronics and IOT devices. The chip is just 5 millimeters square-smaller than a fingernail-and is capable of generating mathematically provable random numbers.


  13. HTC's new Vive payment plans diffuse the high cost of PC virtual realityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2017 | PC World

    The annual Game Developers Conference is underway this week in San Francisco and you can expect a lot of virtual reality news. And it's HTC first out of the gate with a bevy of Vive updates-mostly concerning developers, but at least one very important new program for consumers.


  14. This week in games: Play Prey as a toilet paper roll, install Doom on a Porsche, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2017 | PC World

    What else happened this week? Overwatch teased a new hero, Battlefield 1 teased a new...something, Prey showed off its toilet paper physics, Humble decided to sell a billion hours of Civilization for $15, and someone installed Doom on a Porsche 911. Sort-of.


  15. UPS launches an autonomous drone from a delivery truckRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | PC World

    In the future, UPS wants its drivers to team up with delivery drones to more efficiently distribute packages to rural areas. On Monday, a UPS drone buzzed over fields in Lithia, Florida, to deliver a test package to a rural home.


  16. Computer crashed? You could blame forces beyond our solar systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2017 | PC World

    When your computer crashes or phone freezes, don't be so quick to blame the manufacturer. Cosmic rays may be your real foe, or rather the electrically charged particles they generate.


  17. Sign at AT&T's flagship San Francisco storeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | PC World

    AT&T is accelerating its rollout of LTE-M , an IoT network that's already being used to track shipping containers and pallets, monitor water use, and connect fleets to the internet. The carrier said Tuesday it will have nationwide LTE-M coverage in the U.S. by the middle of this year, six months ahead of schedule.


  18. The road ahead is paved with car communicationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | PC World

    Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have come up with an algorithm that allows autonomous and manually-driven cars to share the road. Autonomous cars are here, but are we ready for them? As with any new technology, it'll take some time for society to let go of the wheel and settle into the passenger seat.


  19. Samsung sees 2016 profit jump despite Note 7 debacleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2017 | PC World

    Samsung Electronics said its profit rose almost 20 percent in 2016 despite nearly flat sales and the costly recall of the Note 7 smartphone. The company reported an annual net profit of 22.7 trillion won , up 19.2 percent, on sales of 201.9 trillion won , up just 0.6 percent.


  20. intelRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | PC World

    Getting in shape is the perennial New Year's resolution. But instead of slogging through workouts with the masses at the local health club, many people are opting to join an adult recreational sports league.


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