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Intel's new power-efficient graphics core

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Nest thermostat gets bigger display, can monitor furnace health

Google's Nest division is releasing a new version of its thermostat that has a bigger display and is a little smarter than its predecessor.

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Microsoft launches new tools for building Office add-ins

Microsoft released a new set of tools on Monday to help developers make slick-looking add-ins for Office apps, at a time when the company wants to boost the ecosystem of third-party applications and services that work with its...

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DARPA looking to sling and recover drones from aircraft motherships

The Gremlins program has as a goal to launch groups of drones or gremlins from large aircraft such as bombers or transport aircraft, as well as from fighters and other small, fixed-wing platforms while those planes are out of range of...

Wikipedia blocks 381 user accounts for dishonest editing

Editors of the English version of Wikipedia have blocked 381 user accounts for editing articles on the online encyclopedia despite being secretly paid to do so by various interests.

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Intel: Criminals getting better at data exfiltration

Enterprises tend to be highly focused on keeping attackers out of their systems, but most of the actual damage happens not when the bad guys first break in, but when they're able to successfully steal data -- and the techniques...

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Microsoft slips user-tracking tools into Windows 7, 8 amidst Windows 10 privacy storm

Worried about Windows 10's deep-reaching user tracking? Some of it's coming to Windows 7 and 8, too.

The Web's ten most dangerous neighborhoods

Wouldn't it be convenient if all the spam and malware sites were all grouped together under one top-level domain -- .evil, say -- so that they would be easy to avoid? According to a new study from Blue Coat, there are in fact ten...

Bought a brand-new phone? It could still have malware

Security company G Data has identified more than 20 mobile phones that have malware installed despite being marketed as new, according to a research report.

Former Secret Service agent admits $820K Silk Road theft

A former Secret Service agent admitted Monday to stealing $820,000 worth of bitcoins from Silk Road vendors during the investigation of the online contraband market.

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Apple's deal with Cisco will lay out a red carpet for critical iOS apps

Cisco and Apple announced a deal to integrate iOS devices more tightly with enterprise networks and Cisco collaboration tools.

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Ditch the cables with WattUp wire-free charging

Energous' WattUp wire-free system powers devices up to 15 feet away from a router.

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Tired of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this algorithmic trick

Passwords are a bane of life on the Internet today, but one Turing Award winner has an algorithmic approach he thinks could make them not only easier to manage but also more secure.

A new version of the sophisticated Duqu malware is used for spying

Russia, China said to use hacked databases to find US spies

Russian and Chinese cyberspying units are reportedly cross-checking hacked databases to identify U.S. intelligence operatives.

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VMware touts new technologies for managing containers and live migration of virtual machines

At the VMworld conference in San Francisco, VMware demonstrated how to move a live virtual machine across two different data centers, and showed off its new container management software.

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Google to expand tests of self-driving cars in Austin with its own prototypes

Google will for the first time take its marshmallow-shaped self-driving car beyond its home turf in California and onto the streets of Austin, Texas.

ITC rules Microsoft's phones don't infringe patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Microsoft's mobile devices don't infringe on patents relating to wireless standards, reversing a previous determination in the case.

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Attivo brings deception technology to Amazon Web Services

Attivo Networks has upgraded its deception technology so businesses can deploy it within Amazon Web Services cloud to lure attackers to what looks like legitimate physical and virtual machines in order to find out what they are up to....

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Skills of a successful IT project manager

Tom Lebrecque, chief technical advisor at Engility, discusses the skills and traits of a successful IT project manager at the recent CIO Perspectives event in Boston.

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