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The silver lining on a ransomware attack

Ransomware is bad news, but it can also be a powerful motivator for companies to up their game when it comes to defending against cyber threats.

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17 for '17: Microsoft researchers’ predictions for 2017 and 2027

This industry changes so much that it's tough to see what's coming, but Microsoft's researchers think they know what we’ll see in 2017 and 2027.

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8 free virtual appliances you’ll love

These prebuilt LAMP, MEAN, ELK, WordPress, and other handy stacks amount to gain without pain for developers and admins

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10 best sites and services to sell used tech

Get a new laptop as a gift and want to turn your old computer into some crisp Benjamins? These 10 online services and apps are all viable options, though each has its strengths, depending on what you hope to sell.

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Lenovo Yogabook Review: Innovative touch capabilities trapped in an otherwise basic computer

You use touch all the time on your smartphone and tablet, and now you can do it on the Yoga Book, too, with its combination touch keyboard and drawing surface

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Say goodbye to MS-DOS command prompt

It had a good 36-year run, but its day is done.

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Arago teaches an AI to play games, the better to manage IT systems

If an AI could rule a world, would you trust it to manage your IT systems? German software company Arago is hoping you will.

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Google says it will reach 100% renewable energy goal by end of 2017

Google will buy 2.6 GigaWatts of electricity to power its global operations, making it the largest buyer of renewable energy, the company says.

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WD will make a record-breaking 14TB hard drive available next year

Western Digital has developed a monstrous 14TB hard drive that is now shipping for testing to customers.

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23% off LilGadgets Premium Children's Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with SharePort - Deal Alert

Highly rated Bluetooth headphones for kids features a volume limiter for safe listening, 12 hours of playback or 180 standby, and a Shareport that allows other headphones to plug in and listen along. Currently discounted 23%.

Brocade launches innovative data center automation tools

Brocade's new switches and software suites raise the bar for data center automation

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4 top disaster recovery packages compared

There’s arguably no more important IT task than making sure business systems and data can be restored after a disaster. So we asked system administrators to identify the best features — and what’s missing — in four leading software...

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Surface Book i7 vs. MacBook Pro: Fight!

We pit the newest and best PC laptops against Apple's latest models in a knock-down, drag-out benchmark brawl.

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23% off iClever Backlight Bluetooth Folding Keyboard for Smartphone, PC, or Tablet - Deal Alert

This ultra light portable keyboard features full standard-size keys, but folds into ⅓ of the size so you can pack it anywhere. Backlit with red, blue, or green at two brightness levels. Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy texture for...

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67% off iClever BoostCube 40W 4-Port USB Wall Charger with Foldable Plug - Deal Alert

This 40W/8A 4-port output wall charger provides the fastest possible charge of up to 2.4 amps per port, and charges any 4 USB-enabled devices simultaneously. Compact design features a foldable plug.

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Oculus Touch VR controller unboxing

Oculus's motion-tracked Touch controllers are about as close as you can get to using your hands in virtual reality.

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Next big Amazon post Black Friday tech deal bonanza comes Dec. 12

Amazon.com and Microsoft go beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 deals with 12 Days of Deals offers featuring plenty of tech products, including Fire tablets and Windows PCs.

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Heavyweight battle: Surface Book vs Macbook Pro

Microsoft and Apple have both recently added new devices to their high-end lineups but which machine is better for you? CIO.com senior writer, Sarah White matches these two machines up to see who is the victor.

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