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Can SDN usher in better IT security?

That software-defined networking (SDN) is a coming reality is starting to gain traction in IT security circles, with some vendors arguing it could lead to a level of interoperability in security largely missing at present....

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What Apple can do to improve the iPhone 6 display

Two years ago, the iPhone 5 was the ultimate in display tech. But it’s been matched and surpassed by rivals exploiting a range of display technologies. Here’s what Apple might do to boost its display performance, beyond just bigger...

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How to lure tech talent with employee benefits, perks

Flexibility is key as employers try to beef up their benefits packages and attract in-demand workers....

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Virtual Engineers Could Transform IT Outsourcing

European oil company Rompetrol fled a disastrous outsourcing deal with the help of new autonomic IT infrastructure services from IPsoft....

The care and feeding of a rockstar developer

Whether you're a hiring company, an educator, or a developer, find out what you're up against in the war for programming talent...

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The must-have utilities for your iPad office

The 10 tools you must have on your iPad for business...

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Why Russian hackers are beating us

Russian hackers like the ones who breached the computer systems of JP Morgan Chase and at least four other banks win because they think strategically like the best chess players, an expert says....

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Mozilla presses forward with new revenue plan, debuts ads in Firefox preview

Mozilla has added small ads to the new tab page of Firefox's roughest-edged Nightly build....

Red Hat CTO abruptly resigns

CTO Brian Stevens is out at Red Hat, according to a curt press release issued by the company Wednesday evening....

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Apple confirms September 9 media event

Apple Thursday mailed formal invitations to a media event on September 9, to be held at the Flint Center, in Cupertino at 10 a.m. Pacific time. The company is widely expected to announce the next iPhone, presumably the iPhone 6, in...

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Microsoft finally cracks down on deceptive Windows Store 'crap apps'

Prompted by numerous customer complaints, Microsoft says it is cracking down on Windows Store apps that attempt to deceive you into downloading them....

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50 Norwegian oil companies suffer cyber attack

Yesterday 50 Norwegian businesses came under a concerted attack by parties unknown....

Los Alamos National Lab's R&D fueling new quantum-crypto firm

Technology development firm Allied Minds says it has set up a new company, Whitewood Encryption Systems, to develop quantum-crypto technology under an R&D licensing arrangement with Los Alamos National Laboratory....

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7 cheap computing boards for scratching your maker itch

Get a head start on the next tech boom by hacking together tomorrow’s Internet of Things hit today...

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Wireless competition heats up, and so do changes in executive ranks

AT&T's Ralph de la Vega to head new merged mobile and business unit...

Retailers warned to act now to protect against Backoff malware

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council issued a bulletin urging retailers to immediately review their security controls to ensure point-of-sale systems are protected against 'Backoff,' a malware tool that was used in the...

PC market in 2014 a bit less dire than previously thought

Global PC shipments will decline by 3.7 percent this year, a change from IDC's previous forecast of 6 percent...

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Spotting Web threats in the confusion of short-lived hostnames

Researchers have found that the vast number Internet hostnames constantly changing for legitimate purposes creates a cover for cybercriminals and weakens the effectiveness of security controls....

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