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Easy-to-exploit rooting flaw puts Linux computers at risk

The maintainers of Linux distributions are rushing to patch a privilege escalation vulnerability that's already being exploited in the wild and poses a serious risk to Linux based servers, desktops and other devices.

Tech execs tackling childhood cancer

Network industry veteran turned VC Chris Lynch aims to raise $100 million to fund pediatric cancer research via the Tech Tackling Cancer campaign.

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32% off Asus 15.6-Inch Laptop, 2.1GHz Core i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 10 - Deal Alert

Housing multiple USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer and the latest 802.11ac wireless for fast Internet connectivity, Asus promises it'll be fast and easy to get things done with their F555 laptop, currently discounted 32%.

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Celebrating 12 years of Ubuntu

Founder Mark Shuttleworth announced the first public release of Ubuntu – version 4.10, or “Warty Warthog” – on Oct. 20, 2004. The idea behind what would become the most recognizable and widely used Linux distributions ever was simple...

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3 ways Windows Server 2016 is tackling security

Windows Server 2016 could be a generational shift in security on par with Bill Gates’ introduction of Trustworthy Computing in 2002.

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Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks

A new open-source tool called MBRFilter can protect the master boot record of Windows computers from modification by ransomware and other malicious attacks.

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US intelligence targets advanced security management of virtual systems

The advanced research arm of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence rolled out the Virtuous User Environment (VirtUE) program which the agency says “is looking to use the federal government’s impending migration to...

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Windows users face update bloat, and tough choices

Windows 10's cumulative updates have ballooned in size, and a similar bloat will affect the Windows 7 updates Microsoft revamped this month.

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10 PC programs Windows 10 renders obsolete

Some of the best third-party PC software around has been usurped by native Windows 10 tools and features.


Your robot doctor overlords will see you now

"There is significant evidence that the majority of primary healthcare visits are of little value to the patient, and represent a massive drain on trained physician time. Physician demand is outpacing supply, begging the need for...

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Google is turning spreadsheets, documents and presentations into to-do lists

Google is trying to do away with the tiring process of figuring out who's supposed to do what after a meeting wraps up with a new Action Items feature.

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Riverbed searches for the IT Holy Grail

Riverbed strives to create the IT Holy Grail with SteelCentral 11, combining end user experience, infrastructure, application and network performance management in one platform.

Microsoft is killing Project Spark, its ambitious cross-platform creation game

Microsoft's Project Spark is dead, not just resting.

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Oracle fixes 100s of vulnerabilities that put enterprise data at risk

Oracle has released another large batch of patches, fixing many critical vulnerabilities in enterprise products that are used to store and work with critical business data.

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Buyer's guide explores data analytics software

Download the 36-page report, which puts 10 leading business intelligence products under the microscope. A giant chart examines 63 software features, including security, data visualization and Hadoop support.

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The best programs to run Android apps on your Windows PC

There are several good options for taking your Android experience to the desktop.

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6 industries that will be affected by virtual reality

From corporate offices to real estate firms, Pieter Aarts, CEO of the virtual staging application roOomy, discusses the industries that stand to experience the biggest impact from virtual reality.

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Gartner Top 10 technology trends you should know for 2017

Considering how much significance Gartner is placing the future influence of artificial intelligence and algorithms, it comes as little surprise that the group is saying that technology will be one of the most strategic and...

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