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Microsoft pulls its August Windows update after users report crashes

Microsoft has pulled the links to its August update for Windows 8.1 and recommends that users uninstall it. If you've already downloaded the updates, however, there is a fix.

Start-up offers up endpoint detection and response for behavior-based malware detection

SentinelOne wants to compete with full endpoint defense suites.

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Citing super-busy schedule, Ballmer resigns from Microsoft board

Says he’s got too much going on stay on, but he’ll hang on to his Microsoft stock.

5 cool new security research breakthroughs

University and vendor researchers are congregating in San Diego this week at USENIX Security ’14 to share the latest findings in security and privacy, and here are 5 that jumped out to me as being particularly interesting.

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Top 5 things to watch for at VMWorld 2014

A year ago VMware laid out an ambitious plan, now it’s time to hear the details.

Our 10 favorite techie Simpsons episodes and moments

Homer, family and friends take on everything from The Internet to Apple and Google Glass.

VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile and robots

Deloitte survey shows increased investment in U.S. tech companies

As sharks circle, IBM prepares its x86 exit

Rivals dish up some fear, uncertainty, doubt, or FUD, in an effort to poach IBM System x users

Sprint slashes shared data plan prices

It offers four lines and 20GB of data for about $160 a month, beats other carriers

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Why it is time to intensify employee education on phishing

Companies should consider intensifying employee training to combat the increasing craftiness of phishers who are working harder to obtain personal details on targets in order to trap them in scams.

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AMD announces Radeon R7 SSD product line, made by enthusiast manufacturer OCZ

AMD's catching up to rival Intel by offering three different SSDs, made in partnership with a respected storage maker. Could graphics card/SSD bundles be far behind?

Verizon is tops in network performance, reliability, speed in 2014 tests

RootMetrics finds AT&T close behind, with T-Mobile making big gains over Sprint

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3 Mistaken Assumptions About What Big Data Can Do For You

Many executives and organizations see big data as a panacea, but data and analytics can't address every problem you face. These three scenarios in particular illustrate common misconceptions about what big data can do.

Who is Xiaomi? Meet China's hottest smartphone maker

Xiaomi has its sights set on international expansion and becoming a global brand

Tech big shots take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook among those raising awareness for disease

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Windows Phone isn't dead, but it needs a new reason to live

As Microsoft chases the low-end phone market where Android already dominates, it could be neglecting one of its own core strengths: productivity.

Google brings robust cluster scheduling to its cloud

Google Cloud users can now run Docker jobs alongside their Hadoop workloads in the same cluster

About 4.5M face risk of ID theft after hack of hospital network

Community Health Systems says Chinese hackers accessed names, social security numbers and other data of people it treated or referred

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