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Inside the bold plan to bring gigabit fiber to Detroit

One startup is bringing a Google Fiber-like broadband offering to Detroit. Here's why that might not be as crazy as it sounds.

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Who's winning the mobile payments war?

It’s still early, but Apple seems to be gaining momentum. Other players to watch: Google, PayPal, Walmart, Microsoft.

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Robots that cook, clean, sing and dance

Cooking, learning language and doing the laundry are a few of the human skills demonstrated by.real humanoid bots featured in the National Geographic movie Robots.

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A look at the new Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015

Most of the action happens behind the scenes, in the server-side plumbing.

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The programmer's guide to breaking into management

The transition from command line to line-of-command requires a new mind-set -- and a thick skin

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Pen testing tool or exploit? 6 samples of ways hackers get in

Attackers use the same tools in attacks that pen testers use to test. Six sample vulnerabilities and exploits.

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The dirty secrets of project management revealed

Thousands of project managers are in a mad rush to push IT projects live on July 1. Why are PMs more than willing to go over budget than miss a deadline?

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Can't disconnect on vacation? These IT pros offer their hard-earned tips

More IT professionals are reducing work activity and enjoying their vacation time. But it takes planning and resolve to completely unplug.

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Introducing Mob programming: The best team technique you've (probably) never heard of

Adopting a mob mentality may give your development team a productivity boost and improve software quality to boot. The reason, proponents say, is that working as a team allows for faster feedback loops and avoids problems associated...

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Upgrading Windows Server 2003: The procrastinator's guide

Yes, this is something you really need to get going on. Here are some factors to consider in your planning.

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Can LibreOffice successfully compete with Microsoft Office?

A strategy that involves challenging the dominance of Microsoft Office seems doomed, but LibreOffice may have a puncher’s chance. Here’s what the open source longshot needs to compete.

Chrome tools every Web developer will love

Chrome tools every Web developer will love

Chrome DevTools and powerful add-ons lend keen insights into your code.

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Morale boosters: 5 proven ways to motivate your IT team

Disengaged teams foster a toxic and unproductive work environment. When motivation slips, here’s what you can do to get staff back on track.

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Email 101: 11 tips to manage your email

Don't let this communication tool become a productivity killer.

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Cybercrime: Much more organized

Estimates vary on how deeply organized crime has penetrated the world of cybercrime, but most experts agree that it is on the rise. How best to counter it is still a matter of discussion.

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When it comes to mobile apps, IT is 'slow, poor and weak'

Are your users getting the mobile support they need from your IT team or are they bringing their own apps because they don’t think IT can deliver?

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Top 10 cities for IT pros looking to make a move

Across the country, IT organizations are loosening the purse strings and shelling out big bucks for critical IT talent. Here are the 10 hottest cities for IT pay.

How Apple's privacy stance could give Google an AI edge

Apple's strong privacy stance may drum up kudos from consumers but also give Google a technological advantage in AI apps such as Siri and Google Now.

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