Alibaba enters US cloud market, signaling global ambitions

Alibaba's cloud business is expected to face an uphill battle in the U.S. market

Apple in settlement talks with car battery maker A123 Systems

The company has asked for an extension to respond to A123's charges, citing discussions for a resolution


Apple, like Google, to hire full-time security guards in Silicon Valley

Tech companies are under pressure to improve working conditions of workers like drivers and security guards

IBM plugs OpenPower servers into SoftLayer cloud

It's trying to prime the pump for Power-based cloud computing services

Sony updates Morpheus PS4 headset with bigger, faster screen

With the release set for 2016, the prototype has a 5.7-inch OLED display and supports 120 frames-per-second output

Judge says $415 million settlement in Silicon Valley hiring case is 'substantial'

Workers alleged 'no-poach' agreements between Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe drove down their wages

Drive-by attack relies on hacked GoDaddy accounts

The Angler exploit kit is using subdomains created by cybercriminals on real domain name accounts as part of its infrastructure

Uber buys deCarta to improve mapping and arrival estimates

Uber is acquiring deCarta to improve the mapping technology in its app

FREAK is another serious flaw in the web's encryption

US export restrictions on encryption technology from the 1990s have come back to haunt the modern Web

Box snaps up Subspace for heightened BYOD security

New containerized browser technology will tighten enterprise controls

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IKEA will let you charge your smartphone with your furniture

Hate charging cables? IKEA's got a nifty solution

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Microsoft targets cloud infrastructure with Windows Nano Server

In a leaked presentation about Windows Server 2016, the focus appears to be on building cloud infrastructure with a "zero footprint" install called Nano Server.

Snowden willing to face trial in US, if it's fair

The NSA leaker's lawyers are negotiating a return to the US to face charges

Twitter CFO floats idea of newspaper-like 'daily edition'

Finding new ways to curate tweets is high on Twitter's agenda

Spark Electron

Spark Electron brings cheap cellular connectivity to the Internet of Things

This low-cost, cellular-connected development board is making a run on Kickstarter; should appeal to DIYers and small developers alike.

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How wireless power and wireless charging works

How will your phone, your lights, and even your electric car someday be powered without a wire? Here’s a primer on how wireless power works.

A Six Million Dollar Man action figure.

Study finds that refactoring doesn’t improve code quality

New research finds that, contrary to popular belief, restructuring software code to be more maintainable and efficient may not be worth the time and effort

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How to run Linux and Chrome OS on your Chromebook

Love your Chromebook, but want to run Linux programs too? Here’s how to run Linux and Chrome OS on your Chromebook simultaneously.

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FCC passes net neutrality rules, reclassifies broadband as utility

The new rules end a 20-year bipartisan agreement on light regulation of the Internet, Republicans say.

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The 11 people you meet on (nearly) every open source project

Which kind are you? Choose wisely!

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