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Google Maps gains better discovery features in Android app update

You can finally activate 'OK Google' from the Maps screen and get more notifications about new places to check out.

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No, Microsoft hasn't backtracked from zealous Windows 10 upgrade tactics

Contrary to scattered reports, Microsoft has not backpedaled from its aggressive efforts to boost Windows 10 adoption.

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HPE wants Oracle to pay $3 billion for breach of Itanium contract

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is asking a jury to award the company US$3billion from Oracle after the database giant stopped supporting HPE's Itanium-based servers, even though it allegedly signed a contract to do so.

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Makani's energy kite is a smarter wind turbine

Kites aren’t just for kids anymore. Just ask Makani Power, which is developing a smart energy kite that can generate up to 50% more electricity than a conventional wind turbine.

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Bloodiest tech industry layoffs of 2016 so far

Here’s a rundown of some of the more notable layoffs, workforce reductions, resizings or whatever computer and networking companies want to call them so far in 2016

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Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter crack down on online hate speech in EU

Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter have agreed to hide illegal online hate speech from European Union users of their platforms within 24 hours of being officially notified.

65 million Tumblr account records are up for sale on the underground market

A hacker is selling 65 million email addresses and hashed passwords stolen from Tumblr in 2013.

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Overclockers have pushed Intel's new Broadwell chip to 5.7GHz

Intel's new 10-core Broadwell-E gaming chip is only a few hours old, but already overclockers have pushed a 3GHz version of the chip to 5.7GHz and they say they're only just getting started.

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F# functional programming comes to JavaScript

Fable compiles F# to JavaScript, but lets developers pick their own Web development tools

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Apple is said to be extending iPhone refreshes to once every three years

Apple is looking to make evolutionary rather than revolutionary changes to its iPhone this year as it extends the major refresh cycle to once every three years, according to a report in Tuesday's Nikkei newspaper.

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Intel beefs up VR ammo with Extreme Edition Core i7 chips

Intel considers virtual reality a key growth vector as it reshapes to survive in a post-PC world, and new Core i7 Extreme Edition chips will play a big role in that transition.

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Qualcomm wants to make kids' wearables a thing

Qualcomm introduced a new chipset on Tuesday that aims to expand the market for kids' wearables.

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Indian minister holds out hope for Apple stores

Apple may still get to set up wholly-owned stores in India, with the country’s Commerce Ministry promising to take up the matter with the Finance Ministry that had objected to the proposal.

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Move over Skylake: An Asus PC with Intel's Kaby Lake chip is coming in Q3

The wait for Intel's Kaby Lake chip will end in the third quarter, as the first PC with the 7th Generation Core chip was announced at Computex.

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Nvidia chief downplays challenge from Google’s AI chip

Nvidia's chief executive says he's not phased by Google's new chip for machine learning, even though Nvidia has staked part of its future on building chips for AI.

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Flaw in popular WordPress plug-in Jetpack puts over a million websites at risk

Owners of WordPress-based websites should update the Jetpack plug-in as soon as possible because of a serious flaw that could expose their users to attacks.

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New products of the week 5.30.16

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Actiance and Black Duck Software.

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Asus unveils Zenbo, a cute robot for the home priced at $599

Asus has just unveiled what’s likely to be the most talked about product at this week’s Computex trade show in Taipei, a cute talking robot for the home priced at US$599.

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