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Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner tweets nothing like Trump

Jared Kushner has had a twitter account for eight years but uses it nothing like his famous father-in-law, President Trump.

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Skype for Business admins get tool to diagnose call problems

IT administrators managing a fleet of Skype for Business users will have an easier time of diagnosing and fixing problems that may arise for them. Microsoft unveiled the beta of a new Call Analytics Dashboard on Monday, which is...

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Linux Action Show ends after 10-year run

With Jupiter Broadcasting’s announcement that it is shutting down the Linux Action Show podcast, Bryan Lunduke, who co-created the show, looks back at its origin and its impact.

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Hitachi reveals new AI for real-time identity detection and tracking

Hitachi developed a new image analysis system that uses AI for real-time people tracking and detection.

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SDN solves a lot of network problems, but security isn't one of them

As the digital enterprise struggles to find the best security solutions to defend their ever-expanding networks, many are looking to next generation tools that offer interoperability capabilities.


6 reasons why Slack is the next Netscape

Tech darlings come and go, and it won't be long until collaboration vendor Slack becomes a memory—like what happened to Netscape.

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40% off TurboTax Deluxe 2016 Tax Software Federal & State - Deal Alert

No Tax Knowledge Needed. TurboTax will ask you easy questions to get to know you and fill in all the right tax forms for you. And TurboTax is tailored to your unique situation—it will search for the deductions and credits you deserve,...


FedEx offering $5 and all you have to do is, gulp, reinstall or reactivate Flash

Testing the limits of what a customer might do for gettiing $5 off.

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Microsoft delays tools for third-party Cortana integrations

Microsoft has delayed the release of its tools for connecting other services to the Cortana virtual assistant, a decision that could cause it to lose ground in a crowded industry.


RingCentral aims to unify ‘unified communications’

RingCentral Office lets customers consolidate down the number of unified communications (UC) tools they use, making it easier and faster to collaborate.

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Augmented reality gets a second life in manufacturing

Although augmented reality may not have gotten very far in the consumer market, the technology is getting a second look in the manufacturing sector.

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GNOME 3.24: New Linux desktop is fast, responsive

With the release of GNOME 3.24, Bryan Lunduke decided to give the Linux desktop another try. Results: It’s fast, responsive and includes great new features.

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3 reasons to hire a cognitive developer in 2017

As the shift to cognitive computing accelerates, organizations need cognitive developers who can lead them through this digital transformation.

Going rogue! 10 scary examples of AI gone wild

10 alarming examples of AI gone wild

Our dystopian future of machine learning breaking bad is already unfolding before our eyes

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Windows 10 Creators Update: Microsoft removes, depreciates features specific to IT professionals

Microsoft removes and depreciates features in its Windows 10 Creators Update that apply to commercial IT environments.

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Friends more than frenemies? Splunk and New Relic team up

While there has been an on and off sense of tension between Splunk and New Relic, they may have buried the hatchet.

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New opportunities for augmented reality

Pairing augmented reality with diminished reality provides a superior visual experience and could help grow the AR market.

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Cisco closes AppDynamics deal, increases software weight

Cisco today closed its approximately $3.7 billion deal for application analytics specialist AppDynamics giving the networking giant a nice revenue stream and bolstering its software strategy.

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