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With new Fire TV and tablets, Amazon’s rivalry with Apple heats up

The new hardware includes a $50 tablet and an updated Fire TV set-top box. Amazon’s strategy differs from Apple’s high-end approach but puts the two giants in more intense competition than ever.
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Apple’s iOS 9 rushes toward 11% adoption rate, researcher says

Launched Wednesday, the new software appears to be on one of every nine iOS devices, according to mobile analytics firm Mixpanel. How does that compare with the uptake of iOS 8?
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Apple iOS 9 fixes serious AirDrop vulnerability

The newly discovered vulnerability could lead to bad guys taking remote control of iPhones and Macs.
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Nextbit’s Robin phone, which taps cloud for 100GB of storage, adds Verizon version

Just two days after doubling its Kickstarter goal, the startup says it will expand beyond AT&T and T-Mobile models. It is still looking at the possibility of a Sprint version.
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Barbie breaks her silence after more than half a century

Though some have called the new Hello Barbie creepy, Mattel’s first-ever conversational doll actually has thousands of things to say.
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Uber CEO wants every car to be an Uber car

The ride-hailing service is already in more than 300 cities in 60 countries, but Travis Kalanick wants it everywhere.
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European cable firm Altice to buy Cablevision for $17.7 billion

The deal will create the fourth largest cable provider in the United States.
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Create faster code – faster – with Intel Parallel Studio XE

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From crazy concepts to luxury cruisers, the massive Frankfurt auto show has a little of everything. Join us for a run through of our top picks from the show floor.

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