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In PC comeback, ARM will battle Intel in Chromebooks and Windows 10

ARM tried but had a disastrous outing in PCs starting with Linux-based smartbooks and then tablets with Windows RT.

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Boutique browser maker to Microsoft: 'Stop stealing the default' in Windows 10

The CEO of Vivaldi Technologies blasted Microsoft for foisting Edge, the default browser in Windows 10, onto users.

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Tech world not immune to fake news

Yes, the term “fake news” has already been politicized to the point of near-meaninglessness, but before it is relegated to the dustbin of our lexicon, allow me to note that the practice itself has been around for eons and is no...

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Resin.IO puts Linux and containers to work for IoT

Resin.IO is working to make the use of containers and microservices useful tools to developers of Linux-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

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Severe vulnerability in Cisco's WebEx extension for Chrome leaves PCs open to easy attack

If you have the Cisco WebEx Chrome browser extension installed make sure you're running the latest version.

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Box launches standalone Notes app to help teams collaborate

Box Notes is getting its own standalone web app and a new desktop app for Windows and Mac. It’s a new turn for the product, which allows users to collaboratively edit documents in real time.

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Cloud services accounted for half of revenue growth at SAP in 2016

SAP's revenue from cloud subscriptions and support grew so quickly in 2016, the company has raised its forecasts for 2017 and 2020.

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Why Google’s Sergey Brin changed his tune on AI

Google's co-founder admits he didn't pay attention to AI in the 1990s because he didn't think it would work, but has since reconsidered

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If we show you how to back up your PC for free, will you finally do it?

What's it gonna take? These free backup tools are a good start.

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16 top HR software suites compared — an essential buyer's guide

This comprehensive report evaluates 16 human capital management (HCM) products across 50 software capabilities, from recruitment to exit interviews, and every step in-between. Download your free copy today.

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Best & most promising tech jobs of 2017 revealed

Data scientists continue to be in huge demand, and you won't fare badly either if you have expertise as a technical program manager, data engineer or DevOps engineer, according to the latest rankings from a couple of big jobs-related...

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Microsoft expands FastTrack migration service

Microsoft is expanding the free services it offers to help enterprise customers adopt its products. The company announced Monday that its FastTrack services now encompass Dynamics 365, Windows 10 and Microsoft Teams.

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Open-source oriented RISELab emerges at UC Berkeley to make apps smarter & more secure

UC Berkeley on Monday launched a five-year research collaborative dubbed RISELab that will focus on enabling apps and machines that can interact with the environment around them securely and in real-time.

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Microsoft revives free Windows 10 upgrade for SMBs

Microsoft has resurrected its free Windows 10 upgrade, aiming the deal at small- and mid-sized businesses that passed on the earlier offer.

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How to Clean-install Windows without Bloatware

You can get rid of bloatware or other troublesome software by doing a clean install of Windows 10. Here’s how it works.

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New Year’s resolution: Donate to 1 free software project every month

Donating to free and open source software projects helps ensure they stay alive and continue to provide helpful software and tools.

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Tricentis scoops up mega cash to help enterprises test software

You don't just build software and put it out to the world. A lot of testing is involved, and there is gold to be made there. Tricentis is one company benefitting.

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Want to be a software developer? Time to learn AI and data science

Data science skills will become more important for coding as software is 'trained' via AI

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