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As tablet sales tank, Apple finds iPad success from an unlikely source

Apple has long been hailed as a little more consumer friendly than the likes of Android, but as sales of the iPad tumble, it looks like demand for the tablet may be coming from a slightly unexpected source — businesses.

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Despite pledge to boost diversity, Apple’s numbers have barely budged in past year

Apple may be all about diversity on the surface, but the numbers show that the company hasn’t made strides in becoming more diverse over the last year — its leadership is still overwhelmingly comprised of white men. 

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13 Things mentally strong people don't do

Give up the bad habits that drain your mental strength.

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Gaming market explodes for $91 billion in 2016, led by mobile and PC games

The gaming market continued to grow in 2016, with mobile gaming leading and PC gaming coming in a close second. Virtual reality gaming was held back by high prices of hardware and esports and video content continued to grow.

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Apple reportedly in talks to manufacture devices in India

The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was in talks with the Indian government to manufacture its products in India.

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Trump meets tech industry leaders, with one notable absence

Tech industry execs from companies including Apple, Facebook, and Amazon descended upon Trump Tower on Wednesday to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. But there was one notable web giant that surprisingly didn’t receive an RSVP.

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Top 5 social media trends for businesses in 2017

These new developments might change how you use social media.

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Researchers identify ‘brute force’ method of stealing credit card information

Researchers at Newcastle University have published a paper detailing how brute force methodology could be used to figure out credit card payment information from the first six digits of a card number alone.

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Lack of sleep takes big bite out of world economies

Too little shut-eye can have far-reaching effects -- even financial ones, a new report says.

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Apple beats fourth-quarter revenue estimates, but sees iPhone sales fall

Apple beat Wall Street expectations in almost every area for its fourth-quarter earnings. Beating expectations, however, does not mean growth, and the company's iPhone sales continue to fall.

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Netflix’s latest bout of bad news sends stock plummeting — again

It’s been a rough few months for Netflix shareholders, and a recent quarterly earnings report didn’t help. 

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Samsung is investing $1.2 billion in the Internet of Things

Samsung has been a leader in the internet of things space for some time now, but it looks like the company is set to get even more serious about the space — so much so that it’s going to invest a whopping $1.2 billion in the U.S. over the next four years on research and development into connecting everyday devices. 

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Facebook and Microsoft may offer equal pay, but women in tech still earn less

Facebook and Microsoft have come out and said they offer equal pay for their employees regardless of gender — but what about the rest of Silicon Valley? New data from a job recruiting startup doesn’t paint a promising picture for women in tech.

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Google wants to replace your password with your smartphone

Google's testing a new method of log in that relies on your smartphone for authentication. It does away with passwords entirely, except in instances where your phone is inaccessible.

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On Facebook at work? Turns out, that should be the least of employers’ concerns

According to a recent survey conducted by Bamboo HR, technological innovations haven't affected the way in which we steal time from our jobs. Really, we're just making lots of water cooler breaks.

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How you should shop on Black Friday, according to Google

A new font of wisdom from Google provides some insights on when to shop, where to shop, and of course, how to plan ahead. Here are a few pro tips to help you do Black Friday better.

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Look out Apple Music, Facebook is launching its own music streamer

Facebook will develop a "Spotify-style audio streaming service" to compete with Apple Music, Spotify, and others. The service is in early stages, and will be linked to an ad-supported music video platform as well. More>>

Mozilla describes plan to tempt users back to Firefox

Mozilla Firefox once looked like the browser to beat, but in recent years it has lost considerable ground to Google Chrome. More>>

Realtor.com and Airbnb let you try a neighborhood before buying a house

If you're thinking of buying a new home, it's a pretty a big commitment. It's not just the house itself but the surrounding area that you're going to be stuck with for years. Now you can actually try out your new neighborhood before you sign on the dotted line.

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Attention frequent fliers: This app claims to lessen jet lag

For all you perpetually time-zone-confused, out-of-suitcase living, constantly jet-lagged frequent flyers, there may just be a light at the end of your runway.

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HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords

HP issued a voluntary recall, explaining that a recently discovered overheating issue made the cords a “fire and burn hazard.”
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Why did the man behind Windows jump ship, and who’s left to steer?

What does Steven Sinofsky's abrupt departure from Microsoft mean for Windows … and the way the company will compete with Apple and Google? More>>

Google Free Zone brings the Internet to feature phones for free

Google Free Zone enables feature phone users use mail, Web search and Google+ for free. Is it generosity at work, a savvy market grab, or both? More>>

How Apple's victory over Samsung will affect you

Digital Trends goes over the many ways Apple's $1 billion victory over Samsung could hurt Android users, and a few ways it could help. More>>

Why do McDonald's burgers look different from their advertisements?

McDonald's Director of Marketing tackles a popular fan question by taking you behind the scenes of an advertisement photoshoot. More>>

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