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Microsoft buries hatchet with Kyocera, ending litigation

A deal between the two companies puts an end to a lawsuit over Android patents

Plex hacker demands Bitcoin ransom for return of data

The hacker is threatening to release the data if a ransom is not paid in bitcoins


Hands-on: Windows 10's latest build feels close to finished

With just a month left until Windows 10's public launch, Microsoft's next OS seems on track for completion

Supreme Court justices hold stock in tech vendors, other firms

Justices' financial disclosure forms aren't available online, Fix the Court says

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Microsoft unloads Windows 10, Office, and Skype news ahead of holiday weekend

Here's what Microsoft announced regarding Windows 10, Office 2016, and Skype just before the July 4th weekend.

Third build of Windows 10 in one week a sign of OS stability

The new operating system is nearing its final release

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The Internet of Things will actually exceed its hype

The potential economic impact of the IoT will be a staggering $4 trillion to $11 trillion a year by 2025, says a new report.

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Sprint drops 600 Kbps video-streaming limit after outcry

Sprint this week quickly reversed plans to impose a 600 Kbps limit on streaming video as part of a promotion called "All-In" that charges $80 a month for unlimited talk, text and high-speed data.

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Security threats, hackers and shadow IT still plague health IT

New analyses of security posture in the fast-growing health-tech market highlight the challenges posed by both external threats and unauthorized cloud applications.

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IT pros express major concerns on the security landscape

Some sobering reading from this recent IT security survey, but also some comfort that more are following pragmatic approaches.

Scott McNealy sees gold in the hills of social data

Now head of Wayin, the former Sun CEO aims to wrest enterprise value from all the chatter

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Navy goes all-in on 3D printing technology

The Office of Naval Research will on July 15 detail its Quality Metal Additive Manufacturing (Quality MADE) program that will aim to “develop and integrate the suite of additive manufacturing software and hardware tools required to...

Bevy of cheap LTE smartphones on the way, Qualcomm says

Products powered by the Snapdragon 210 processor have been slower to arrive than the chip maker expected

Intel shuffles ranks, President Renée James to exit

James will pursue a CEO role elsewhere

Attackers abuse legacy routing protocol to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

DDoS attacks can be amplified through SOHO routers that still use the Routing Information Protocol version 1, researchers warn.

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A look at California's effort to build an H-1B firewall

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it difficult for state-regulated utilities to replace U.S. workers with H-1B workers. It may be one of the most significant anti-offshoring measures in years.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 2

Line up for IPv4 addresses... HP makes PC/enterprise split official... PayPal to buy money transfer service Xoom

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Config error at Boston-area hosting company takes down Reddit, others

A Boston-area hosting provider briefly knocked several large services and websites dependent on Amazon and AWS offline on Tuesday night, thanks to a configuration error.

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Chicago taxes cloud and streaming services

The city of Chicago has implemented sweeping new tax regulations that target the use of streaming and cloud computing services.

Xiaomi faces challenge to reach sales goal, amid slowing smartphone growth

Xiaomi sold 34.7 million smartphones in the first six months of 2015

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