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Next-gen car maps will be nowhere near the center stack

Look for a change in the automobile speedometer cluster, because maps will be appearing there soon.

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7 tools tuned for agile development success

Dev shops versed in agile development can choose from a wealth of rapidly improving project management tools to hone their processes

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10 mind-blowing Oculus Rift experiments that reveal VR's practical potential

The inspiration for the Oculus Rift may have been gaming, but these experiments show how the consumer-grade virtual reality headset could transform more than just your World of Warcraft experience.

Fidelity's top IT exec sees potential in A.I.

For several years, Stephen Neff, enterprise CTO at Fidelity Investments, has been focusing on the cloud, social tools and mobile. Now he's turning his attention to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, gamification...

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Microsoft cold-shoulders Server 2003 and XP users hit with Microsoft Update error 0x80248015

Microsoft has yet to provide a solution for customers who can't connect to Microsoft Update to install last week's out-of-band patch KB 3011780

New IBM service shines a light on mobile device and app performance

The company is also unveiling cloud-based virtual desktops for mobile devices

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Big IT vendors mostly mum on commercial drone plans

Word that the Federal Aviation Administration might take a very hard line on commercial drone use has those with designs on such activity nervous. But as for big enterprise IT vendors, it's really hard to tell what they think because...

CA's secret recipe: An organic engineering team

At CA World, CA's executives spoke about the company's emphasis on developing in-house engineering skills.

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Attack of the one-letter programming languages

From D to R, these lesser-known languages tackle specific problems in ways worthy of a cult following

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14 go-to tools for Mac sysadmins

Mac pro Gerard Allen shares his must-have sysadmin tools for enterprise Apple deployments.

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8 significant software releases of 2014

Interesting, annoying and possibly game-changing releases from Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple and more.

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Spliddit: Algorithms to divide the rent, stuff, or credit fairly between people

A new service, Spliddit, handles three specific fair division or "cake cutting" problems: Splitting rent, dividing goods, and sharing credit. It's based on serious mathematics but it still won't help you figure out how much each...

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App o’ the week: Simplenote makes keeping and sharing lists easy (and free)

Simplenote, a program for making and sharing lists, is available as a free app for iOS, Android, OS X, and Kindle (but not for Windows) and can be accessed from the Web.

Critical XSS flaws patched in WordPress and popular plug-in

The vulnerabilities could allow attackers to create administrator accounts and take control of websites

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Mozilla tells Google, it’s not you (anymore), it’s Yahoo

Mozilla on Wednesday announced that it had not renewed its lucrative contract with Google, and will instead use Yahoo as Firefox's default search engine in the U.S.

US intelligence unit launches $50k speech recognition competition

The $50,000 challenge comes from researchers at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The completion, known as Automatic Speech recognition in...

Open-source devs vote down anti-systemd measure, sponsor steps down

Debian developers voted down a proposal that would have weakened the Linux distribution’s integration with a controversial system software package on Tuesday, in a victory for systemd supporters.

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Fidelity peers into the future of investing by building customers virtual cities

Fidelity Investments today announced a cutting edge way for customers to check on the health of their investments – by donning 3D goggles and peering around a personalized city where the size of each building relates the health of...

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