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Tell-tale toys open bedroom door to strangers, consumer groups warn

Internet-connected toys subject children to hidden marketing messages and allow strangers to converse with them from a distance, consumer rights groups say.

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Microsoft Word vs. Google Docs: Which works better for business?

Has Google Docs caught up to Microsoft Word as an enterprise productivity application? We compare the two word processors to see which wins in today's online environment.

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After warehouse staff, Amazon to replace store clerks with robots

Amazon.com is still figuring out how to use robots to fill store shelves, but it's about done with clerks. Next year, the company will open a convenience store in Seattle where shoppers can walk in, take what they want -- and leave.

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Google launches Trusted Contacts location sharing app

You can opt to share your location, or not, but your trusted contacts can get your location if you don't respond to a location request notification within 5 minutes and that's even if your phone is offline or the battery is dead.

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Levi's Stadium uses IoT to enhance 49ers' fan experience

VenueNext IoT technology at The San Francisco 49ers' Levi's Stadium helps management make real-time, data-driven decisions to improve customer service and maximize profits.

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Finland's largest airline inks iOS deal with Apple and IBM

Finnair will work with Apple and IBM to develop a set of enterprise iOS apps for airplane mechanics and their supervisions. The software is expected to be available in early 2017.

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5 apps to gamify your personal and work lives

Being productive can be a challenge some days, but these five apps are designed to turn your to-do lists, habits and chores into a role-playing game.

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Holiday shopping goes high-tech: 3 trends retailers have adopted

This holiday season retailers will use augmented reality, chatbots and beacons to help boost sales online and offline.

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In wearables, IDC says the little things are going to be very big

IDC says smartwatches and ear-worn technology are about to get enterprise attention.

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Freshly-funded Message.io buddies up with Microsoft on chatbots

Starting from behind the likes of Slack and HipChat with its new workplace collaboration Teams service, Microsoft can use all the help it can get. Startup Message.io is among those coming to its aid.

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HubSpot Inbound 2016: A tech conference disguised as a sales & marketing one

HubSpot Inbound 2016 is one techie event for a sales & marketing confab -- CTO says chatbots will be huge thanks to artificial intelligence advances.

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5 screen-sharing apps offer easy collaboration

These five apps that will let you video chat, message, share screens and collaborate in real-time with your coworkers.

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Facebook is bringing artsy neural networks to a phone near you

Facebook users will be able to record smartphone videos that ape the style of famous artworks with a new feature unveiled Tuesday. Using a technique called style transfer, the feature takes live video and turns it into something that...

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Apple just removed hundreds of fake shopping apps from the App Store

Counterfeit apps masquerading as huge brands like Zappos and Nordstrom are sneaking into the iOS App Store.

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Uber faces lawsuit from courier claiming employee status

Taking a cue from Uber drivers, a ‘foot and bike’ courier has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the ride-hailing company and a subsidiary, demanding minimum wages, and reimbursement of tools-of-the-trade expenses and...

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Race issues emerge as a challenge for tech companies like Uber, Facebook

Lawmakers on Tuesday objected to a Facebook feature that allows advertisers to target housing ads to exclude certain racial and ethnic groups from promotions and marketing.

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Mobile is now mission critical for e-business

Web traffic from smartphones will make up 43% of all web traffic next year and will reach 52% globally in 2019, according to research firm Forrester.

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Microsoft cleans house at the Windows Store

Reports show Microsoft removed between 90,000 to 100,000 apps from the Windows Store.

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