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Ig Nobels 2014: Bacon-stuffed nostrils, polar bear costumes & the science of dog doo

The Ig Nobels are the bizzaro counterpart to the prestigious Nobel prizes, rewarding the most offbeat, weird, gross or otherwise strange contributions to science and human culture every year, with a ceremony that contains light opera,...

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison steps down as CEO, Catz, Hurd named co-CEOs

Ellison will become CTO and executive chairman of Oracle

Microsoft boards-up research lab amid more layoffs

Microsoft Research is shutting down its Mountain View, Calif., facility as part of layoffs throughout the company.

Virginia Tech researchers devise traffic app to rival weather apps

Virginia Tech researchers are developing a traffic app that uses cloud computing to help travelers get to their destination without getting stuck in a traffic jam or waylaid by an accident.

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Apple delivers final non-security Mavericks update

Apple on Wednesday released OS X 10.9.5, what is most likely the last non-security update for Mavericks, just weeks before the company will ship Yosemite.

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Apple Lays Out Its Social Media Aspirations

Apple tried to make it in social media years ago, and it doesn’t plan to revive that fantasy any time soon, says CEO Tim Cook. Cook does, however, offer his thoughts on Google, Facebook and Twitter – and he doesn't hold back when it...

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Report: Bad communication among defense agencies makes China hacks more dangerous

It’s not just the fact that China has been hacking U.S. military contractors’ networks, it’s that the agencies discovering the breaches and the contractors themselves haven’t been telling other agencies that need to know, a U.S....

Top US brands still falling foul of CAN-SPAM legislation, study finds

But have consumers moved on anyway?

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Ig Nobels promise scientific silliness – which is kind of the point

At Harvard University’s Sanders Theater this evening, a collection of the most off-the-wall, bizarre and lurid scientific efforts of the past year will be dubiously honored with an Ig Nobel Prize.

Citrix CEO Mark Templeton

Citrix touts new ‘software-defined workplace’ focus

Citrix rolls out software-defined workplace strategy

Scary video highlights danger of damaged Lithium Ion batteries

A battery explosion serves as a reminder to replace damaged Lithium Ion batteries

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Fixing HealthCare.gov security

While the security weaknesses found in HealthCare.gov by a U.S. government watchdog need to be addressed, they are not unusual for sites as complex as the federal insurance exchange.

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Why the entry-level iPhone 6 has just 16GB of storage

While Apple offered several new features to its entry-level iPhone 6, it didn’t bump up the onboard storage capacity beyond where it was two years ago.

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Once your car's connected to the Internet, who guards your privacy?

As more mobile devices connect to in-car infotainment and diagnostic systems -- and cars wirelessly connect to other vehicles, automated homes and roadways -- where you are and what you’re doing in your car could suddenly become very...

Inside a thriving Shenzhen market for used iPhones

Some iPhones never die: they go to a four-story electronics mall in Shenzen, where stacks of them are sold every day.

Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft.

Nadella regime board shuffle continues at Microsoft

Microsoft's board of directors continued to morph yesterday as it turned over two members, the latest move in the biggest shuffling of the board since the company went public nearly three decades ago.

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iOS 8 has arrived

It’s time to upgrade.

Dropbox upgrades API for its lightweight app databases

Apps that tap Dropbox's Datastore API can now let their users share the stored data with other people

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