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LinuxFest Northwest 2016: Enterprises and hobbyists have a picnic

Linux and open source enthusiasts gathered to learn about DevOps, Postgres, Free Software legal issues and a host of enterprise and cloud topics.

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IBM offers advice on how to secure blockchain in the cloud

Cloud providers hosting the blockchain secure transactions technology should take additional security steps to protect those records, IBM recommends

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AI looms large in Google's view of the future

Google's Founders' Letter was an exception this year for the fact that it was penned by Google CEO Sundar Pichai rather than Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

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Microsoft locks down Cortana: Blocks integration with other browsers, search engines

Only Microsoft's Edge browser and Bing will be allowed to perform searches made through Windows 10's Cortana, Microsoft said Thursday.

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Here's why analytics is eating the supply chain

New software is enabling better visibility and more collaboration among partners, including key customers and suppliers.

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OneNote gets easy video embedding and many more new features

Microsoft announced a veritable bonanza of new features for its OneNote note taking software across multiple platforms on Thursday. Here's the breakdown.

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PCWorld Show Episode 14: Right or Wrong? Robots Rule Foosball

Here's why AI can't truly win at foosball

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Meet the man behind Ubuntu MATE

Bryan Lunduke talks with Martin Wimpress—the man behind Ubuntu MATE—about why he decided to make his own Linux distribution and the benefits of it compared with other desktop distros.

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Zuckerberg sees 'better than human' AI in next 10 years

Mark Zuckerberg expects artificial intelligence will progress to make computers better than humans at basic sensory perception within the next 10 years and Facebook will end up knowing a lot more about you.

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Microsoft is making big data really small using DNA

Microsoft has partnered with a San Francisco-based company to encode information on synthetic DNA to test its potential as a new medium for data storage.

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Here's how slow your laptop's USB Type C port could be

The USB Type C port is new, intriguing, and incredibly confusing, because vendors vary in how they implement the standard. It all comes down to the controller, so we take the fastest USB-C device out there to show you the sometimes...

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Mingis on Tech, Episode 12: All about the Surface Book (and the importance of ports)

If you're eyeing a Microsoft Surface Book, or want to make sure your next laptop is future-proof, this episode's for you.

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PCWorld Show Episode 14: Intel Throws PCs Under the Bus

That thing rolling over the PC? It's Intel's bus

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Headaches likely to grow over auto cybersecurity concerns

But while some short-term fixes may develop, forthcoming government auto cybersecurity standards won’t happen until at least 2018. Furthermore, technologies, such as message encryption and authentication, which can be used to secure...

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BI review: Tableau, QlikView, MicroStrategy and Oracle OBIEE

Enterprise users give a shout out for some of their favorite features of these popular BI tools, but also offer up a little tough love.

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Almost two-thirds of software companies contributing to open source

Open source’s march toward preeminence in business software continued over the past year, according to a survey released today by open source management provider Black Duck Software and venture capital firm North Bridge.

Tech Q&As: The IDG Enterprise Interview Series

In the IDG Enterprise Interview Series, you'll hear from technology CIOs and CEOs on today's burgeoning trends, ongoing headaches and upcoming product plans. Check out this informative series from IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer...

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Google Calendar takes the headache out of scheduling work meetings

Google Calendar's Android app has a new feature aimed at taking the headache out of scheduling meetings.

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