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Hands-on with VAIO Z Canvas, which could be the fastest Surface clone yet

Can you jam a real quad-core processor into a tablet? VAIO did with its Z Canvas. While it's designed for artists and graphics professionals, its power could tempt other users as well.

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Scottrade had no idea about data breach until the feds showed up

Scottrade announced Friday that it suffered a security breach in late 2013 and early 2014, affecting approximately 4.6 million customers. It said it had no idea that the breach had occurred until law enforcement officials told them...

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How News Corp is uniting 10 business units and 25,000 employees in a global IT push

Embarking on a new IT project is a major undertaking no matter what your company's scope or size, but when you're News Corp -- with 10 business units and 25,000 employees around the globe -- it's not for the faint of heart.

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The price of free: how Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google sell you to advertisers

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and others collect data about you as you use their services. Here's what they snag, and how to stop them from doing it.


Patreon donor details apparently spilled after massive hack

A hack of the popular crowdfunding platform may be worse than Patreon itself has let on.

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Microsoft's browser upgrade decree proves disastrous for IE

Market share is slipping. And projections by Computerworld, based on the the rate of decline in the up-for-retirement IE editions, now point to between 39% and 41% of those running a Microsoft browser in January being severed from...

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Microsoft, Tesla say software-defined batteries could mix and match power on the fly

We think of batteries as just a fuel tank to power our electronic devices. Microsoft, Tesla and others have thought up a new idea: software-defined batteries, which use a bunch of specialized batteries to trade off power tasks as...

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Google for Work thriving by dumping the ‘enterprise’

Google for Work is celebrating the first anniversary of its name change from Google Enterprise. The division’s leader says machine learning, virtual reality and connected devices will make work tools even smarter.

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Nearly a million illegal tons of smog resulted from VW's diesel cars

According to an analysis by used car aggregation site Autolist, Volkswagen's 11 million emissions- cheating vehicles spewed 918,720 tons of additional nitrogen oxide pollution into the air we breath.

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Microsoft gives more weight to gaming plans with physics engine acquisition

Microsoft is acquiring Havok, the makers of a popular physics engine for video games, from Intel.

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Apple iOS 9 Wi-Fi Assist: Threat, menace or neither?

The web has practically been clogged this week with posts providing tips about Apple's new iOS 9 mobile operating system: Good thing Apple added Wi-Fi Assist to make sure you're on the best connection possible to read all that stuff....

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12 'El Capitan' features that Apple totally ripped off from Windows

We've reinvented Macworld's slideshow on the top features of Apple's OS X 'El Capitan' and pointed out their obvious original inspiration.

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This vigilante virus protects you against malware attacks, quotes Richard Stallman

Symantec has discovered malware that infects routers and Internet of Things devices, then cleans out any existing malware and locks the devices down against future attacks.

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Sprint layoffs likely as part of cost-reduction plan

In addition to 31,000 full-time workers, the company also employs about 30,000 contractors.

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A viral vigilante may be keeping an eye on your home router

Researchers at Symantec have shed new light on an old virus affecting routers and other devices running Linux: it appears to be protecting them from other malware infections

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Facebook gives Android a kick in the byte code

Facebook turns its attention to the Redex project for optimizing Java bytecode to improve Android optimization.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from September 2015

Scares, storytelling, and a sweaty clown: Another great bunch of new releases to peruse.

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Adblock for Chrome signs on to Eyeo's acceptable ads whitelist

The decision by Eyeo, owner of the Adblock Plus browser extensions and mobile browser apps, to hand control of its acceptable ads program to an independent board has prompted the developer of another adblocker to join the program --...

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