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Cisco's pay package for CEO Robbins is a sweet deal

The incoming chief could bring in more than $16 million in his first year

Dell launches high capacity SSDs for data centers

If the era of the 15,000 RPM drive is not over officially, it will be soon. Solid-state drives (SSDs) have increased their durability and capacity to the point they are completely viable replacements for the high-speed drives,...


Researchers improve de-anonymization attacks for websites hiding on Tor

Attackers controlling entry nodes on the Tor network could find the location of hidden services or unmask users visiting them

Facebook aims to launch unmanned drone by year-end

The aircraft is designed to provide Internet access to people in underserved areas

Android for Work gains mobile-carrier support

Blackphone maker Silent Circle has also jumped on board

Windows 10's launch was a bit bumpy, but people seem to like it

Users and reviewers complain of bugs, but overall impressions of the operating system seem favorable

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How predictive analytics will revolutionize healthcare

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System is using Microsoft's Cortana Analytics Suite and Microsoft Dynamics to create a new type of healthcare. It will use predictive analytics to focuses on prevention, better care and cutting costs.

Google rejects French request to expand right to be forgotten

The right to be forgotten isn't a global law, Google said in a blog post

Critical BIND denial-of-service flaw could disrupt large portions of the Internet

The flaw could be exploited remotely to crash DNS servers by sending them a single packet

Opponents focus on defeating CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

CISA may be delayed after millions of faxes opposed to the bill are delivered to senators

Using Watson, IBM and CVS aim to predict when your health is about to decline

New effort focuses on chronic diseases such as hypertension, heart disease and asthma

Endpoint security firm SentinelOne challenges traditional anti-virus software

Next-generation endpoint protection vendor SentinelOne has received the same certification that many traditional antivirus platforms seek, meaning it can be considered suitable for meeting certain requirements of industry and...

DataTorrent tackles complexity of Hadoop data ingestion

It designed dtIngest to streamline the collection, aggregation and transfer of data to and from a Hadoop cluster

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Researchers develop astonishing Web-based attack on a computer's DRAM

The Rowhammer problem can be exploited using JavaScript over the Web, researchers have found.

Chromebooks versus Cloudbooks: Will Microsoft beat Google?

In today's open source roundup: Cloudbooks threaten the popularity of Chromebooks. Plus: A review of Android x86. And Fedora 23 will offer a Cinnamon spin.

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Newcomer Cyanogen looks to disrupt Android and iOS

Several versions of the Android OS for smartphones have appeared on the global stage in recent years. One version, Cyanogen OS, has gathered publicity as well as prominent investors --including Twitter, Qualcomm and Foxconn -- that...

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Despite H-1B lottery, offshore firms dominate visa use

Offshore outsourcers with ties to India once again snapped up tens of thousands of skilled-worker visas.

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Java 9 plays catch-up, adds REPL for faster feedback

REPL capability allows programmers to get immediate feedback instead of having to compile complete programs first.

Open-source startup hopes to change the way businesses visualize data

SlamData’s main appeal is that it works natively with data from NoSQL databases like MongoDB, which means it doesn’t need to translate unstructured data into the usual relational format. That’s an improvement over common analysis...

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 30

Obama wants to boost U.S. supercomputing...OPM hackers also hit United Airlines...Oracle preps 'Sonoma' chip for low-priced Sparc servers

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