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Tim Cook plans to donate all his money to charity

Tim Cook will reportedly give away the entirety of his fortune to various charities

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5 freshly-funded cloud computing companies worth watching

Investors made a crowd around the cloud this week, investing $175 million in companies focused on everything from storage to the WAN to the supply chain.

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Scars on Mars: NASA finds landing blasts fade inconsistently

After a few years of watching over NASA’s Mars Curiosity landing site the space agency has found that blast marks made by the initial decent vehicle have not faded away as one might expect. Rather, NASA said, after fading for about...

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Google Cloud Launcher deploys VM-based apps in a snap

Google offers a new service for launching packaged apps in VMs to Cloud Platform, by way of a partnership with Bitnami

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Last-mile mobile optimization boosts app performance

It's often the last mile that slows a mobile device when browsing. One company reckons it's got the fix—a unique algorithmic method to accelerate the data.

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F8: Facebook launches open-source JavaScript library to speed mobile development

Open-source proponent Facebook wants more developers building more apps faster for both Android and iOS.

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GNOME 3.16 release brings great new apps, notifications

The most noteworthy new updates in GNOME 3.16.

DDoS attacks less frequent last year, more dangerous

The total number of distributed denial of service attacks declined steadily last year, from more than 450,000 attacks in the first quarter to fewer than 150,000 in the fourth quarter -- but the size and complexity of the average...

Startup takes the effort out of endpoint detection and response

Startup Red Canary is offering an endpoint detection and response service based in the cloud that is backed up by a team of analysts who weed out false alarms.

Vectra Networks ships a new sensor for its attack-detection gear

Vectra Networks is rolling out new appliance that gives its attack-detection gear better visibility into potentially malicious activity on corporate networks.

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Cash, IT security threaten NASA Deep Space Network operation

NASA's Office of Inspector General critical of budget, IT security practices of agencies Deep Space Net. NASA’s Deep Space Network, which through variety of antennas and transmitters at communications complexes in three locations:...

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Meltdown! New Periscope iPhone app live streams ice cream factory's end

The teardown of a 50-plus-year-old ice cream plant across from Network World’s Framingham, Mass., headquarters today practically screamed to be live streamed via Twitter’s new Periscope app for the iPhone. So I took my iPhone 5 into...

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For $60, you can hack a connected car

A former Tesla intern is selling a completely open source tool to hack connected car systems.

Flaw in common hotel router threatens guests’ devices

Corporate travelers should be warned that a vulnerable Wi-Fi router commonly used in hotels is easily compromised, putting guests passwords at risk and opening up their computers to malware infections and direct attacks.

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Spartan forecast: Browser of choice for 1 in 7 Windows users within a year

The calculations by Computerworld, based on operating system and browser user share statistics from Net Applications, were conservative estimates that could be exceeded if users end up being more enthusiastic about Spartan than they...


Amazon Cloud Drive's unlimited storage plans undercut rivals

Amazon Cloud Drive takes the 'bang for your buck' throne, though its services are lacking.


Twitter buys Periscope as its livestreaming response to Meerkat

Twitter and Periscope confirm that the livestreaming video app is now part of the Twitter flock. Periscope is reportedly similar to Meerkat, a competing video streaming startup that's making waves.

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Gold Apple Watch buyers will receive special treatment

If you have over $10,000 to spend on a gold Apple Watch, you'll be treated just a tad differently.

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