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Contracts are optional with this DIY connected-home system

Aside from the absence of a keypad control panel, the Abode connected-home/home-security system looks much like a product you’d buy from ADT, Vivint, or one of the other major home-security dealers. But the people behind this Kickstarter campaign consider those companies’ business models to be out of step with what …

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FCC’s net neutrality rules published in Federal Register

The new net neutrality rule of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission was published over the weekend to the Federal Register, the daily journal of U.S. government actions, raising the possibility of a spate of lawsuits from broadband companies that oppose the rule. The FCC decided in a 3-2 vote in …

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Sprint will now hand-deliver and set up your new phone

Forget about Geek Squad: Sprint has a new, free service for making house calls when it comes time to upgrade your phone. Starting Monday, Sprint is launching a new service called Direct 2 You that brings Sprint tech support to your door to help you set-up a new phone. Direct …

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How to clean a touchscreen: All you need is a simple cleaner and a special cloth

Do you always wash your hands before using your laptop, tablet, or smartphone? Neither do I. And the result isn’t pretty. A chemist could probably take samples from my iPad’s screen right now and tell you what I had for breakfast. Touchscreens need to be cleaned often. They get dirty …

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Android

Google to open up sales more broadly for Project Tango tablets

Google’s elusive Project Tango may throw open the doors a little wider to the public. Those who scored access to the invite-only project, which seeks to use mobile devices for 3-D spatial mapping, picked up that detail in emails from Google,according to Android Police. Developers who want to buy a …

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Mobile

Asus ZenFone 2 to Launch in 5.5-Inch Full-HD Display Variants in India

Asus India on Friday at a ZenFone 2 media preview confirmed that it will only launch the 5.5-inch screen variants of the smartphone lineup. The launch is scheduled for April 23. This would mean three variants of the ZenFone 2 smartphone will be launched, the ZE551ML (4GB of RAM), ZenFone …

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Internet

YOU ARE HERE:GADGETS HOMEINTERNETINTERNET NEWSNet Neutrality: Airtel Defends Recent Moves

Stating that the Internet is neutral and will continue to be so, a senior official from Bharti Airtel on Friday asserted that an operator has a right to maximise its revenue from customers. “The Internet, I believe, was neutral, is neutral and will be neutral. There is absolutely no agenda, …

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Apple in Talks With Musicians for Exclusive Streaming Deals: Report

Apple Inc has approached more than a dozen musicians, including British band Florence and the Machine, in an effort to sign exclusive deals for some of their music to be streamed on Beats, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The company is in talks with Florence and the …

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Internet

Symantec Said to Have Been Exploring Veritas Sale for Months

Security software maker Symantec Corp has been seeking buyers for its storage software business, Veritas, or the entire company for several months, sources familiar with the matter said. Symantec has approached NetApp Inc , EMC Corp and several private equity firms to gauge their interest, the people said, asking asked …

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Mobile

OnePlus One to Receive Lollipop-Based CM12S Update in ‘Next Few Days’

The much awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS upgrade for the OnePlus One (Review | Pictures), which was supposed to arrive last month, will be rolling out to OnePlus One users within next few days – announced the company. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s co-founder, Carl Pei, on Twitter replied to …

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