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Reports of Google building a phone are preposterous

Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform and DARPA, not a phone, have everything to do with the company’s future.

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Top 10 emerging technologies from the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum has compiled a list of the top 10 emerging technologies for 2016. The list includes nanosensors that will circulate through the human body, a battery that will be able to power an entire town and socially...

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Microsoft launches its cross-platform .Net Core

Microsoft's NET Core 1.0 supports concurrent development for Mac and Linux, as well as Windows.

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Resold hard drives on eBay, Craigslist are often still ripe with leftover data

Before you throw away that old hard drive, make sure you purge the memory clean. A new study has found that most users are accidentally giving up photos, social security numbers and financial data, by failing to properly delete the...

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Too many IoT networks? Cisco just bet on this one

Cisco Systems just cast a vote of confidence in one of the technologies that might get your next IoT device online. On Tuesday, the company announced gateways between LoRaWAN low-power wireless networks and fatter pipes like Ethernet...

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‘How to get an A/C budget approved’

According to one IT professional posting on Reddit’s section for systems administrators, the best way to get an air-conditioning budget approved is to turn up the heat – literally -- on the right company executives.

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Senator stalls intelligence funding bill over surveillance concerns

A U.S. senator has stalled an intelligence budget bill over concerns that it would expand surveillance while limiting oversight of it.

Top 5 storage vendors shows massive shift to the cloud

451 Research survey shows that Amazon and Microsoft are expected to become top 5 storage vendors in the next year, kicking out NetApp and IBM.

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Canonical, Snappy and the marketing value of collaboration

Canonical implies it is collaborating with just about every major Linux distribution for its Snappy project. It is not. And what could have been a marketing win for it is now a loss.


Why Brexit could cause data privacy headaches for US companies

The impact of the United Kingdom voting to withdraw from the European Union could have far-reaching implications for international companies who experts say may need to rethink their data management policies as the move could create a...

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Alphabet looks to take on the iPhone with a Google-branded smartphone

Apple's iPhone may soon have some competition directly from Google itself.

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IBM just found a way to turn toxic old smartphones into medical-grade plastic

The technology industry's e-waste problem isn't expected to go away anytime soon, but IBM just made a discovery that could help.

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Y Combinator wants to build a tech city, too

Forget wearables, virtual reality and driverless cars. The hottest new tech product is entire cities. Y Combinator is the latest to explore creating a city.


Microsoft backs off sneaky Windows 10 upgrade tricks with simple new pop-up

Microsoft is going legit with its Windows 10 upgrade notifications, and it did it just in time to still matter.

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Microsoft Sway gets its first paid features

After a year on the market, Microsoft’s Sway presentation software has received features that are only available to paying customers, alongside a host of updates to its productivity service.

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Thousands of hacked CCTV devices used in DDoS attacks

Attackers have compromised more than 25,000 digital video recorders and CCTV cameras and are using them to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against websites.

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Cisco reinforces cloud security technology with $293M CloudLock buy

Cisco today said it would make its fifth acquisition of the year by acquiring cyber security provider CloudLock for $293 million.

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Cloud consortium says simpler EU electronic signature rules aren't simple enough

European Union rules for electronic signatures change on Friday to make a clear distinction between the identity of the person signing, and that of the authority guaranteeing the integrity of the data, but the technology needs to be...

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