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Toy maker VTech says breach hit 6.4 million kids' accounts

Educational toy maker VTech said Wednesday that 11.6 million accounts were affected by a mid-November cyberattack, including those of 6.4 million kids

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DARPA eyes faster design of military chips

The U.S. military's research division has kicked off a project to accelerate its design of custom chips, so the latest semiconductor technologies can be used more quickly in defense applications.

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Google accused of tracking school kids after it promised not to

Google has been collecting information about schoolchildren's browsing habits despite signing a pledge saying it was committed to their privacy, the EFF said Tuesday.


HP exits low-cost tablet market in product shakeup

HP is scrapping its low-end tablet lineup to focus on detachables, hybrids and business tablets.

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Can computers write hit musicals? At this London theater, we'll soon find out

Computers are increasingly pushing the bounds that have long separated them from humans, but so far their theatrical capabilities have remained largely untested. That may soon change, however, thanks to a new production slated to...

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Cortana now gets business data from Microsoft's Power BI service

Microsoft is bringing its Cortana virtual assistant deeper into the business world by combining its capabilities with those of Power BI, the company's business intelligence and analytics software.

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Freescale's latest Internet of Things chip is as thin as a blade of grass

Smart cards could get smarter and fitness bands more fit with a new chip from Freescale Semiconductor that's as thin as a blade of grass.


$60,000 Nokia camera records spherical video

Nokia's Ozo video camera has eight lenses and microphones to record 360-degree, immersive video.


UK intelligence service GCHQ is on trial for hacking

GCHQ, the British signals intelligence service, is in the dock accused of hacking computers without individual warrants in order to tap communications.

Netflix: Linux performance analysis in 60 seconds

In today's open source roundup: How Netflix checks Linux performance issues. Plus: How to install Unity 8 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.10. And Google ends support for Chrome on 32-bit Linux, Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian 7

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Microsoft and HP reveal more details about cloud partnership

Hewlett Packard Enterprise outlined new details about its hybrid cloud partnership with Microsoft in an announcement Tuesday, saying it will provide a new hardware product that integrates with the Azure cloud platform and build its...

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In your dreams: Nokia prices Ozo immersive video camera at $60,000

Sixty thousand dollars, and the first quarter next year: those were the details missing at Nokia's July unveiling of the Ozo 360-degree video camera. Nokia calls the Ozo a virtual reality camera, but this is something of a...

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HPE's Synergy is a new type of 'composable' infrastructure

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has developed a new type of "composable' hardware that it claims will cut data center costs and slash the time it takes to spin up new applications.

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Samsung appoints new head for mobile business

Samsung Electronics has appointed D.J. Koh, head of mobile research and development, as the new chief of the company's mobile business.


Mozilla identifying home for Thunderbird as it focuses on Firefox

To better focus on its Firefox browser and other products, the Mozilla Foundation decided in 2012 to address the on-going stability of the open-source Thunderbird email client rather than new development, which was passed on to...

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Flaws in Huawei WiMax routers won't be fixed, researcher says

Huawei isn't planning on patching several flaws in seven models of WiMax routers that are not being supported anymore by the company, according to a security researcher.

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Raspberry Pi foundation launches $5 Pi Zero

... and you can thank Google chairman Eric Schmidt for the low price tag.

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Is Evernote getting out of the retail business?

Two years ago, Evernote shocked the world when the company began selling a whole smorgasbord of physical products. Now, it seems its retail ambitions are winding down.

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