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How Google’s cloud is ushering in a new era of SQL databases

Google’s recently announced Spanner cloud database is ushering in a wave of so-called NewSQL databases that support traditional schematics but are able to scale to global sizes.

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The ransomware epidemic: How to prep for a shakedown

In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attacks, Dan Larson, technical director at CrowdStrike, offers advice on why organizations should take threats seriously and how to build a strong defense.

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Microsoft does enterprise no favors when it won't explain Windows 10's schedule

Microsoft has failed to explain to corporate customers the repercussions of its twice-a-year schedule to deliver Windows 10 upgrades in March and September.

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Android device updates: Android O has an official beta, and Nougat hits several new phones

The latest Android device updates include Android O's beta debut, of course, plus Nougat rollout for the LG Stylo 2V, HTC One M9, and LG G5.

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iPhone 8 rumors: Apple paying more than double to add 3D Touch to OLED display

Rumors are already swirling about the “revolutionary” 2017 iPhone. Here’s all the latest.

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These 12 Android apps won the 2017 Google Play Awards

These are the twelve Android apps that Google saw fit to honor in 2017.

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Oracle has a plan to make Java 9 migration easier

A new proposal would temporarily permit illegal reflective access from code on class path by default, so more older code would function in Java 9

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CW@50: Vint Cerf on his 'love affair' with tech and what’s coming next

In an interview marking Computerworld's first 50 years of covering the tech industry, internet pioneer Vint Cerf looks back at the last half century in tech and ponders what's ahead for IT.

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Google’s machine-learning cloud pipeline explained

You’ll be dependent on TensorFlow to get the full advantage, but you’ll gain a true end-to-end engine for machine learning

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WD aims to tame growing data needs with latest enterprise SAS SSD

WD's highest performance data center-class SAS SSD so far has up to 7.6TB of capacity, read/write speeds of more than 2GBps and can sustain up to 10 full drive writes a day.

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Google’s Polymer zeroes in on ES6 compatibility, interoperability

Polymer 2.0 promises much improved ECMAScript 6 standards support and interoperability with other libraries and frameworks

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WannaCry reminds CIOs to stay on top of patching

Cybersecurity experts say delaying or even ignoring a patch Microsoft released two months ago paved the way for the current ransomware. So why don’t CIOs keep on top of patching?

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Suffolk County greets hurricane season with updated alerting system

Last September, as the East Coast prepared for Tropical Storm Hermine, the emergency broadcasting system accidentally sent out an evacuation alert for all of Long Island's Suffolk County. The alert was meant just for Fire Island, but...

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Google endorses Kotlin for Android development

Android Studio 3.0 IDE will include this first addition to Android’s official languages

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Facebook fined €110 million for misleading European Commission over merger

Facebook must pay a €110 million (US$123 million) for misleading the European Commission during an investigation of its takeover of WhatsApp.

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Here's how Google is preparing Android for the AI-laden future

The future of Android will be a lot smarter, thanks to new programming tools that Google unveiled on Wednesday. The company announced TensorFlow Lite, a version of its machine learning framework that’s designed to run on smartphones...

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Apple simplifies Windows 10 installs with support for Creators Update

Apple updated macOS Sierra to more easily allow users to install the latest version of Windows 10 on their Macs.

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Google adds smart reply to Gmail for iOS, Android

Google is making it easier for people to dash off a quick email reply from Gmail on their smartphones. The Smart Reply feature, which offers a handful of contextually-aware, computer-generated responses, is coming to Google’s flagship...

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