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After medical marijuana, Sidecar eyes alcohol and pharmaceuticals

The ride-sharing startup has big ambitions in a hotly competitive field


Microsoft app store gets a spring clean before Windows 10 launch

The changes aim to make it easier to find quality apps

FCC ruling could bolster robocall battle

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing a number of changes that the FCC says would “close loopholes and strengthen consumer protections already on the books,” such as the widely used Do-Not-Call Registry. The FCC proposals were in...

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How to prevent the new Messages bug from crashing your iPhone

Don't let a string of Unicode lock you out of your phone.

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How a Florida fender-bender could threaten Uber's business model

A Miami auto-accident threatens to upend the business model of Uber, along with many of its competitors and similar services in the sharing economy.

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A match made in heaven? 10 tech mergers that defined the industry

Execs at AOL and Verizon hope their merger will be a story for the ages, not a cautionary tale.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, May 27

Hyundai rolls with Android Auto... EMC grabs cloud management company... IRS lost data on 100,000 taxpayers

At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

A new version of the mobile OS is said to target low-power devices with little memory

Microsoft partners with 20 more Android tablet makers to pre-load Office apps

The move continues Satya Nadella's 'mobile-first, cloud-first' strategy

Researchers claim to boost cell-phone battery life with radio signals

The Ohio State University researchers are working with startup Nikola Labs to commercialize the technology

Here’s how Android apps can track you without asking permission

Researchers in Denmark say that it’s child’s play to track your Android phone via Wi-Fi even if the Wi-Fi is nominally turned off – and even if you didn’t allow an app to track your location.

Italian court bans UberPop, threatens fine

Judge says UberPop's smartphone app is provoking a rapid growth in illegal taxi services.

Over 4 billion people still have no Internet connection

Mobile broadband is seen as the savior, but barriers such as a lack of network coverage and content in local languages have to be overcome

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Watch Google I/O livestream here

Annual Google development event expected to feature new mobile Android version and more.

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Hyundai now offers an Android car, even for current owners

Looking more like a computer company than a car company, Hyundai ships Android Auto on 2015 Sonatas and unlocks it for owners of the 2015 Sonata with a software update. Apple Car Play integration is still to come.

Microsoft developing Cortana app for iOS, Android

However, the versions for iOS and Android won't have all the functionality of the Cortana app for Windows

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Heads up: Google Glass may be coming back

Google is reportedly rethinking everything about its failed augmented reality headset. That's a good thing, but it may not be enough.

Infinit improves its iPad user interface, partners with HTC to speed up file sharing

The company's peer-to-peer technology lets users share files between tablets, smartphones and laptops

Sony's Xperia Z4 renamned Z3+ outside Japan, goes on sale in June

Considering Sony's latest flagship is an incremental update over the Xperia Z3, the name change makes sense

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