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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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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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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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Drones in the enterprise: The future of data collection

UAVs (popularly known as drones) have been in the news a lot lately. But are they really useful as business tools? Here are some tips for enterprise IT on things to keep in mind when deploying a drone.

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Make your Android Wear watch do more with these five apps

Tip your Starbucks barista, share photos, or even browse the web right from the small screen on your wrist.

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4 data wrangling tasks in R for advanced beginners

R is mighty, but it can be complex for data tasks. Learn how to get summaries, sort and do other tasks with relative ease. (Now updated with dplyr examples.)

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How data analytics can drive workforce diversity

Best known for driving hiring decisions and identifying skills gaps, data analytics can also deliver the visibility, workforce intelligence and employee engagement needed to improve gender, ethnic and racial diversity of IT teams.

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Who’s behind Linux now, and should you be afraid?

Most Linux kernel code isn’t developed by who you might think. Here’s a closer look at why this matters.

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How to write an effective job description

Hiring great talent starts with attracting the right candidates. To do that requires an engaging job description targeted to exactly the audience you're trying to reach. Here, three recruiting and job search experts share their tips,...

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Location-based apps' next frontier: Indoors

Using your smartphone to get around inside will become increasingly popular, analysts say, everywhere from your own home to hospitals, hotels and other types of businesses.

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5 costly consequences of SMB cybercrime

Cybercrime doesn’t affect only big businesses. Hackers are increasingly targeting vulnerable, smaller organizations, too. Learn more about how SMBs are targeted and the true costs of these crimes.

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For one Silicon Valley startup, recipe for success starts with diversity

Nontraditional leadership and hiring practices prove diversity not only exists but can be a competitive edge.

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