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GNOME 3.16 release brings great new apps, notifications

The most noteworthy new updates in GNOME 3.16.

30+ free tools for data visualization and analysis

This sortable chart lets you compare dozens of tools for functionality, skill level and more.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, March 27

Up Periscope: Twitter answers Meerkat... UN appoints privacy watchdog... Microsoft buys LiveLoop

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An SDN vulnerability forced OpenDaylight to focus on security

The SDN project now has a security response team to quickly handle new vulnerability reports

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Spartan forecast: Browser of choice for 1 in 7 Windows users within a year

The calculations by Computerworld, based on operating system and browser user share statistics from Net Applications, were conservative estimates that could be exceeded if users end up being more enthusiastic about Spartan than they...

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Google for Work vs. Microsoft Office 365: A comparison of cloud tools

While Google for Work and Microsoft Office 365 offer many similar services, choosing between the two can be a significant challenge for CIOs. This comparison eases that burden.

Cisco patches autonomic networking flaws in IOS routers and switches

The flaws could allow attackers to gain limited access over affected devices or to disrupt their normal operation

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NHL seeks to grab fans with data analytics

The NHL wants to bring in hardcore fans and casual fans alike with a multi-phase plan to offer 'enhanced statistics' along with advanced visualizations on 100 years of historical data and its real-time scoring data.

How financial service firms use big data to meet business goals

The pressing challenge is to drive more continuous value and unearth opportunities more rapidly.

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How 20 (mostly) tech companies' logos have evolved over the years

Some of today's biggest tech companies launched with logos that are now unrecognizable.

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Database pioneer Stonebraker rocks $1M “Nobel Prize in Computing”

Michael Stonebraker, whose database software breakthroughs helped to tame information overload long before we referred to it as big data, has been named as the recipient of the 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award, a.k.a. the “Nobel Prize in...

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Java: The once and future king of Internet programming

Would you believe that Java is poised to dominate the next explosion of the Internet? Built for embedded computing and streamlined for real-time applications, here's why Java is the language for IoT.

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No, Seth Rogen is NOT the new White House IT director

Yes, Seth Rogen did get the White House's attention late last year with his controversial movie "The Interview" -- about a fictitious assassination of North Korea's leader. But no, the White House has not hired him to run its IT...

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Walker campaign buys Twitter spotlight out from under Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., has Twitter all abuzz this afternoon following his announcement this morning that he will run for president. But another candidate's social media team crashed his party.

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Meet the White House’s new open source-happy IT director

“First Geek” David Recordon comes from Facebook, open standards world

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Linux users alarmed over Windows 10 lockout

Windows 10 will come with an optional – instead of mandatory – off switch for safe boot, and that has Linux users concerned.

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Researchers use A.I. to reimagine health care

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh are working to use artificial intelligence to cull through electronic health records, diagnostic imaging, prescriptions and other sources to create health care...

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4 ways to beat the Big Data talent shortage

Big Data will continue to be hamstrung by a lack of talent for the coming years. IDC predicts that in the U.S. there will be 181,000 deep analytics roles in 2018 and five times that many positions requiring related skills in data...

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