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Japan gets first bitcoin ATM, two more on order
Formula One racing and cryptocurrency have nearly nothing in common -- except Suzuka. The home of the Japanese Grand Prix will soon debut Japan's first bitcoin ATM.
Investors try last-minute Mt. Gox revival as liquidation looms
The clock may be running out on Mt. Gox, but a consortium of investors still wants to relaunch the failed Bitcoin exchange.
Google lawsuit against Rockstar to stay in California
A Google complaint against Apple-backed patent consortium Rockstar will stay in a California court rather than be moved to Texas where Rockstar already has patent lawsuits against Google's Android partners, the California court ordered Thursday.
Unbounded Robotics launches robot platform for education, research
If you fear the rise of robots, the latest humanoid-style machine has an "emergency stop to prevent robot apocalypse."
China's Alibaba to offer mobile phone services in June
Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao sites already sell everything from clothes and furniture to car tires and medicines. But soon they'll also be offering 3G data and voice call plans as well, the Chinese e-commerce giant said Thursday.
Michaels says breach at its stores affected nearly 3M payment cards
About 2.6 million payment cards at Michaels Stores and another 400,000 at subsidiary Aaron Brothers may have been affected in a card skimming attack that compromised its point-of-sale systems, the retailer said Thursday.
DDoS Attackers Change Techniques To Wallop Sites
Criminals behind distributed denial of service attacks are relying less on traditional botnets and more on techniques capable of launching larger assaults on websites.
Music labels sue Pandora over pre-1972 recordings
Five music labels have filed a lawsuit against streaming music service Pandora Music, saying the company is violating state law by refusing to pay labels and artists for its use of recordings made before 1972.
AMD's profitability streak ends at two quarters
Advanced Micro Devices' bottom line changed from black to red on Thursday when the company posted a loss after two straight quarters of profits.
IT security is national security -- but you're not alone
National security may be at stake as private businesses try to manage a growing number of cyberthreats, but IT professionals shouldn't have to bear that burden alone.
Exclusive: Google's Project Loon tests move to LTE band in Nevada
Google has expanded its Project Loon tests to the Nevada desert and, for the first time, into licensed radio spectrum.
H-1B loophole may help California utility offshore IT jobs
Southern California Edison is outsourcing part of its IT operations, and the jobs may be going overseas.
Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 report
Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom.
Samsung teams with GlobalFoundries on 3D chips
Samsung is partnering with chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries to increase the supply of low-power, high-speed chips for smartphones and tablets.
World Tech Update: Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace and NHK shows off 8K television
This week on World Tech Update, Google confirmed its acquisition of drone maker Titan Aerospace, a move poised to advance delivery of the company's data services and mapping applications.
Federal CIOs Moving Cybersecurity Beyond Compliance
The evolving nature of cyberattacks demands a more dynamic response, according to government CIOs making an effort to implement real-time, continuous monitoring and reporting for security issues.
Netcraft tool flags websites affected by Heartbleed
Worried about how the Heartbleed vulnerability may affect your personal accounts? A new tool may be of help.
Where's my gigabit Internet, anyway?
For Americans used to roughly 10Mbps broadband connections, the idea of gigabit Internet can feel a little like science fiction. Streaming 4K video without hiccups? Enormous file downloads happening in seconds? Oh, sure.
Facebook wants to help you meet friends offline
Facebook now has its own take on location sharing -- an optional feature that periodically broadcasts people's locations to their friends.
Israeli start-up, working with GE, out to detect Stuxnet-like attacks
The Stuxnet malware known to have stealthily targeted Iranian nuclear facilities a few years ago was a wake-up call about how vulnerable critical industrial systems can be to cyberattack. Now, an Israeli start-up, with help from General Electric, is testing security technology that would detect Stuxnet-like attacks on critical infrastructure systems used for power production.
Microsoft's Outlook.com now imports Yahoo Mail
Microsoft said Thursday that it will now import Yahoo Mail via Outlook.com, providing a front door to another major email provider.
Tor anonymity network to shrink as a result of Heartbleed flaw
The Tor Project has flagged 380 Tor relays vulnerable to the critical Heartbleed flaw to be rejected from the Tor anonymity network, reducing the network's entry and exit capacity.
Report: Oracle pushes back against Oregon officials over troubled health care site
Oracle is gearing up for a fight with officials in Oregon over its role developing an expensive health insurance exchange website that still isn't fully operational.
Health Insurance Exchange Tech Winners and Losers
Between the federal Healthcare.gov site and various state websites, more than 7.5 million Americans signed up for 2014 healthcare coverage on a health insurance exchange. Building those exchanges proved to be much, much easier said than done. Here's a quick look at who succeeded and who failed.
For Red Hat, it's RHEL and then…?
Red Hat is hosting its annual summit this week - this year in San Francisco - where the company is seemingly basking in the glory of making more than a billion dollars off a free open source project.
Google Glass to get a workout from Dutch firefighters
Can Google Glass help first responders work more effectively? Firefighters in Amsterdam want to find out, and plan to try out the wearable-of-the-moment in training scenarios and at accident scenes.
IT Leader or IT Manager? How to Be the Best of Both
In his book, "Essential Drucker: Management, the Individual and Society," Peter F. Drucker says, "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
SAP reports strong growth in cloud amid slow overall revenue growth
SAP reported a strong growth in cloud revenue and fast adoption of its HANA platform in the first quarter, while its software revenue dipped from the same quarter in the previous year.
Heartbleed: Security experts reality-check the 3 most hysterical fears
Heartbleed has dominated tech headlines for a week now. News outlets, citizen bloggers, and even late-night TV hosts have jumped on the story, each amping up the alarm a little more than the last one. But while it's true Heartbleed is a critical flaw with widespread implications, several security experts we've spoken with believe the sky-is-falling tone of the reporting is a bit melodramatic.
Nokia doesn't want you to get shocked, suspends tablet sales because of faulty charger
Nokia has temporarily halted sales of the Lumia 2520 in seven countries, because the tablet's AC-300 charger can give users an electric shock.

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