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No black art to the Blackphone's quest for smartphone privacy

While Blackphone sales are off to a lukewarm start, our hands-on with the privacy-obsessed smartphone finds that it simplifies staying secure on the go.

eBay, PayPal to split into separate companies in 2015

With the separation comes a management shuffle that includes new CEOs for both units.

With Windows Threshold, key changes behind the curtain

On Tuesday, Microsoft will offer details about the next version of Windows. What really matters, says ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, is how it's building, testing and updating the OS.

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Vintage tech and breakthrough bulbs light up the Philips Museum, Eindhoven (pictures)

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