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Apple lays out plans for Swift 4.0

The upcoming version of the language, due next year, emphasizes source and standard library stability

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Samsung releases super-high-capacity 8GB DRAM

Samsung today announced a new 8GB DRAM package with 10-nanometer-class process circuitry that has twice the capacity and twice the speed of DDR4 DRAM used in PCs.


Mars lander goes silent, but scientists remain hopeful

All seemed well as the European Space Agency's robotic explorer Schiaparelli closed in on its Mars landing Wednesday. Then it went silent.

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Gartner: By 2020, you'll say more to a machine than to your spouse

Among Gartner's 10 predictions for the near term are a fast move to augmented reality, the decline of mobile apps, and a major shift away from web browsing to voice interaction.

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Apple to host event next week, probably to strut new Macs

Apple yesterday issued invitations to an Oct. 27 presentation at its California headquarters, where it's expected to unveil new Macs.

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Google Keep adds app shortcuts, pinned messages in update

Keep continues to grow into a more comprehensive service for keeping track of all those random thoughts and ideas.

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TravelBank uses machine learning to save businesses money on travel

A new startup called TravelBank is aiming to help reduce business travel spending by providing a predictive budget for a trip and helping employees file expenses.

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The Android 7.1 developer preview is now available

You won't get the Google Assistant, but you'll be able to try out app shortcuts and that round icon design.


Indian banks replace millions of debit cards after possible breach

Indian banks blocked or asked customers to change their PINs on 3.2 million debit cards after concerns about a security breach.

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Puppet tightens links to Docker, Jenkins, VMware

The latest edition of the Puppet Enterprise datacenter orchestration platform focuses on containers, continuous integration pipelines, and virtual machines

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Wipro is buying cloud consultant Appirio for $500M

Bangalore-based consulting firm Wipro is buying Appirio to catch up with Accenture and Deloitte in the cloud applications business.

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Facebook now lets you order dinner and buy movie tickets

If Facebook has its way, the social network will soon be your go-to online destination for movie tickets, food delivery and other local reservations.

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Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks

A new open-source tool called MBRFilter can protect the master boot record of Windows computers from modification by ransomware and other malicious attacks.

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Intel's $1.4B antitrust verdict should be reviewed, top EU judge says

Intel's hope of recovering a record antitrust fine have improved with a recommendation from a top European Union judge on Thursday that the case be reviewed.

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Apple Pay at two years: Not much to celebrate (yet)

While Apple Pay supposedly helped spark a revolution for in-store mobile payments, there's not much celebrating by Apple or its rivals.

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Stupid encryption mistakes criminals make

Blown cover: Malware authors show how easy it is to get encryption wrong and, in the process, help security pros crack their code

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Here's how Google is overhauling its cloud storage offerings

There are big changes afoot for Google Cloud Platform's storage offerings. On Thursday, the company announced a complete overhaul of the storage options available to customers, complete with new storage tiers and reduced pricing.

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Tesla cars to have full self-driving gear, but feature disabled for now

Tesla Motors’ cars will come fitted with full self-driving hardware, as the company jousts with tech rivals like Google and car makers like Ford who are making a pitch for the the autonomous car market.

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