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Amazon rules Gartner's magical box

Either Amazon or Google may offer the better cloud deals, depending on the analyst

Google gives Android developers new tools for tracking app performance

Now in alpha, 'Fetch as Google' aims to help developers confirm that an app URI works and see how Google renders it


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IBM defends use of temp visa workers

A letter from IBM serves as both a defense of the H-1B program and an argument for its expansion.

US Senate leader pushes to extend NSA phone dragnet

The Senate may work into the weekend to find a deal on extending portions of the Patriot Act

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Microsoft offers Windows 10 carrot, threatens with stick

Microsoft has extended the Windows 10 carrot. Later it will brandish the stick

Cisco's IoE keeps abreast of cancer

iTBra developed with customer Cyrcadia is a sensor-based wearable for early detection

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Getting my first VCR was Very Cool, Really

The last video store in Cambridge, Hollywood Express, is closing. I remember getting my first VCR as clearly as I do my first bicycle … and my memory of the latter has the unfair advantage of having been captured on 18-mm film by my...

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Connected cars will overload mobile networks, report says

Look for gridlock on the airwaves along with your traffic jam. A new report is projecting a massive increase in data traffic over the next few years, caused not by smartphones, but by M2M and automobiles.

Adblock browsers for Android and iOS to keep mobile ads, tracking at bay

Both versions are expected to arrive during the third quarter, and an Android beta is already available

Torque G02 smartphone doesn't mind a saltwater dunk

The Torque G02 can be used for texting on a surfboard to snorkeling selfies

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6 things almost every viral Kickstarter has in common

The best product categories, the best times to launch, the best investor incentives: Learn these and other lessons from the thousand most successful Kickstarter projects ever.

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As smartwatches gain traction, personal data privacy worries mount

Growing interest in smartwatches has sparked user privacy concerns as companies find ways to collect and use personal health, location and purchasing data found on the wearable devices of their customers and workers.

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Offshore captive centers are again a thriving outsourcing model

While several companies sold off their captive offshore centers during the recession, these global in-house options are back in vogue in 2015.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 22

Connected cars will mean mobile traffic jams, US wants to ban export of some security tools, exploits...Google planning IoT OS

Factory reset in Android phones leaves sensitive user data behind

Researchers recovered access credentials, emails, text messages and other sensitive information from wiped Android phones

Secom security drone follows, photographs intruders

These flying security cameras will be rented out to large-lot businesses such as shopping malls

Freelance hacking site vows to clean up dodgy listings

The creator of Hacker's List says the site is a lower-cost way to bid for security projects

Leaked database of Adult Friend Finder still online

Adult Friend Finder was breached more than two months ago, according to a dark Web forum

ICANN chief to leave office early, may miss key transition

Fadi Chehadé, now shepherding the organization away from the U.S. government, will step down next March

Google to change Maps search system after offensive White House results

Some searches for racist terms that previously triggered the White House now return nothing

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