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How developers can profit from the Internet of Things

Developers who have the right mix of Internet of Things skills and experience will soon command big bucks, but the time to start acquiring those skill is now.

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Cyber extortion: A growth industry

Cyber criminals have figured out a way to turn small money into big money: Encrypt the files of their victims, demand an affordable ransom of a few hundred dollars for the key, and watch the money pour in.

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Mini PC invasion: 10 radically tiny computers that fit in the palm of your hand

Some of today's 'desktop' mini PCs make laptops seem downright bulky in comparison. Here are 10 examples.

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This trackpad is the size of your thumbnail

Researchers at MIT have developed a prototype trackpad that’s the size of a stick-on nail and controlled by running a finger over its surface.

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Drones behaving badly: Dark skies ahead

Technical advances -- and questionable use -- are fast accelerating the need for policies regarding the unmanned future of our skies

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Beat the traffic and find cheaper gas with the best Android apps for drivers

These apps will help you master the road and get more enjoyment out of short and long trips.

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The long, strange life, death, and rebirth of Java

Java is 20. Where does it go from here?

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Where are the drones?

The buzz around drone delivery is big right now. So why don’t we see any drone deliveries yet? Spoiler: it’s not because of the laws.

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Pure Storage CEO promises huge savings with flash

Scott Dietzen, CEO of Pure Storage, promises customers a savings of $500,000 -- and that's per storage appliance, per year.

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Amazing bug-sized robots developed in DARPA project

Researchers in Silicon Valley have developed insect-size robots that can manufacture microstructures that are too small and complex to be built by current machinery or by hand. The robots are part of work by SRI International into...

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Techiest college commencement speakers of 2015

Tim Cook, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty among the headliners for college commencements.

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Why 'designed for security' is a dubious designation

Recent events suggest that pushing enhanced privacy- and security wares brings risks with few rewards.

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EU targets Android in competition probe

The European Commission has launched an investigation into Google over its Android operating system and demands the company makes to hardware partners.

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EU launches investigation of Google Shopping

The European Commission has opened a formal investigation of Google Shopping, sending a Statement of Objections to Google on its comparaison shopping service

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Your drone flight might be illegal

Drone flying laws in the US won't be defined until 2017, which means that some commercial drone flights might be illegal.

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Space X Falcon 9 rocket lifts off

A Space X Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on April 14, 2015, en route to the International Space Station.

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Quad lens camera captures spherical video

The Bubl cam uses a mobile app to stitch together the footage captured from the four HD cameras.

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Phantom 3 drone records 4K video

DJI's Phantom 3 delivers live video back to the pilot, which can then be livestreamed in near real time.

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