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Skype for Business preview adds support for massive meetings, cloud-based phone administration

Businesses can begin testing the new features now, with a full release expected later this year

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16 facts about our slowly mutating energy consumption

Electricity consumption has slowed while the use of natural gas, wind, and solar have become larger portions-- with coal and nuclear becoming less -- of the nation's electricity generation between 2001-2013. That was one observation...

HP enterprise chief Bill Veghte to depart before company split

He's executive VP of the HP Enterprise Group, a $28 billion division that sells the company's servers, network and storage gear

Apple loses e-book antitrust appeal

The federal appeals court ruling is another setback in the company's attempt to justify its e-book sales practices

Gartner lowers its IT spending forecast, but says activity remains high

The strong dollar and the move to cloud-based services are affecting buying choices

Microsoft hands some of the reins for its display ad business to AOL

The deal comes alongside an expanded partnership with AppExchange for programmatic ad sales

Microsoft adds midrange Surface Pro 3 with i7 chip, 128GB storage

The new model is built for people who want more speed and don't mind less storage

Microsoft parental control update lets kids browse more than they should

An update to this parental control product is causing consternation among parents

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QNAP's TVS-463 Golden Cloud Turbo NAS ... wow.

The Network Attached Storage market has never been hotter and when you look at the latest crop of NAS products you can see that all of the vendors are really upping their games. I’ve recently been testing an excellent example from...

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What to do with tomorrow’s leap second

We are being granted a leap second tomorrow so the question arises: What am I – or any of us, for that matter -- to do with the extra time? Among the possibilities that have occurred to me so far:

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A look at the new Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015

Most of the action happens behind the scenes, in the server-side plumbing.


New products of the week 06.29.2015

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as BMC and Extreme Networks.

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Robots that cook, clean, sing and dance

Cooking, learning language and doing the laundry are a few of the human skills demonstrated by.real humanoid bots featured in the National Geographic movie Robots.

Former Qualcomm exec sentenced for insider trading

Wang orchestrated a multi-year insider trading scheme while a top official at the company, the DOJ says

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My Firefly music festival iPhone survival kit

Sir Paul McCartney, Modest Mouse and Zedd didn't help me keep my iPhone going at Delaware's Firefly Music Festival, but Kensington's portable charger did

IBM Power Systems GM: Big scale and big data demand OpenPower

According to the conventional wisdom, Power was another victim – along with SPARC and, to a lesser extent, ARM – of the inexorable march of the commodity x86 server. But IBM seems to have halted the Power architecture’s slide.

Facebook like Google makes scant progress in hiring blacks, women

Other tech companies are also struggling to have a more diverse work force

Red Hat builds on its open source storage portfolio

Red Hat has updated both its Ceph and Gluster file systems for enterprise usage

Satya Nadella's new mission for Microsoft: help people 'achieve more'

Microsoft CEO sees "tough choices" ahead for the company as it enters a new fiscal year

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