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Windows 10's new features: Cortana, a 'Spartan' browser, Xbox streaming, and more

Microsoft showed off new, consumer-focused features for Windows 10.

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Moto G is scoring Lollipop to lead off this week's Android device updates roundup

The HTC One M8 is also getting some update love, though no Lollipop sightings yet.

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Google adds real-time spell check, better accessibility features to Docs, Sheets, and Slides

You can finally hide rows and columns in spreadsheets, and group shapes together in presentations with the latest update.

IBM is about to get hit with a massive reorg and layoffs

IBM is expected to go through a massive reorg next month that will reportedly see 26% of its 430,000-strong work force let go, or 111,800 people. If that figure holds true, that would make it far and away the largest corporate...

NIST pledges transparency in NSA dealings over crypto standards

The agency says it will disclose all contributions from the National Security Agency

Conference calls a waste of time? In 1915, this one made history

The first transcontinental phone call took place 100 years ago between New York and San Francisco

Box rides high on Wall Street’s warm welcome

The company's shares on Friday traded as much as 77 percent above the set IPO price.

China tightens Internet control by blocking VPN services

Clampdown causes problems for users attempting to connect to Gmail and other sites

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State of the Union 2015: 5 takeaways from the most tech heavy address in history

The clapping and cheering may be over, but Tuesday night's State of the Union in 2015 will live on for IT folks.

Regulators push for open access to Africa's undersea cables

Effort is aimed at giving all countries in the Southern African region equal access to cut communications costs

US spy program has financial, security impacts, says Snowden

Encryption can still stymie government snooping, says famous NSA leaker Edward Snowden

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NASA tests robotic helicopter that would act as Mars scout

Future Mars rovers could get help from flying robots

Sony delays earnings report in wake of hack attack

Damage to its network systems means some data won't be ready, it says.

Say good-bye to Windows RT...finally

The operating system that no one wants appears to be in its final legs: Windows RT won't be upgraded to Windows 10. Microsoft says it will upgrade RT, but without many Windows 10 features. Don't expect RT to last long past that. So...

FBI and IRS warn of pervasive, maddening business, consumer scams

FBI says man-in-the-middle e-mail scam cost victims $214M; IRS says phone scam has 3,000 victims who’ve paid over $14M.

Nigerian smart card plant supports expansion of financial services to poor

The plant will have annual production capacity for 200 million cards

Linus Torvalds diversity gaffe brings out the best (and worst) of the open source world

Comments by Linus Torvalds have prompted a new debate on the role of meritocracy, diversity and inclusiveness in the open-source community.

Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics

Microsoft will plant the R statistical language in its Azure machine learning services

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