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China, iPhone 6 help Apple to another record quarter

Record sales of the new phone continued into the first three months of this year

Massachusetts drafts regulations for car-hailing services like Uber, Lyft

A proposed bill calls for these companies to pay a yearly tax to cover the cost of the government's oversight


Facebook adds free video calling to Messenger

The feature works over Wi-Fi and LTE

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18 of the coolest, weirdest, and most important electric cars of all time

From the 19th century's first designs to the Tesla models we haven't even seen yet, here's the evolution of the electric car.

Dell ready to help enterprises move Jive content into Yammer

New migration tool aims to help enterprises simplify their social side

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Coming soon: PHP 7 -- and it's a scorcher

The upcoming version of the server-side scripting language has provided 100-percent-plus performance improvements in full-stack applications.

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New Office 365 features appease the cloud-wary

With a slate of new management, encryption, and data-security features for Office 365, Microsoft hopes to eliminate excuses for not using the cloud.

SAS enlarges its palette for big data analysis

SAS offers new tools for training, as well as for banking and network security

In case you aren’t suitably impressed by the scale of Amazon Web Services

Check out these facts (and the embedded video)

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Free Windows 10 is NOT an upgrade … it's marketing

Windows 10 is not a free upgrade. It's a "marketing and promotional activity," as far as Microsoft is concerned.

Debian 8 released

In today's open source roundup: Debian 8 Jesse has been released. Plus: Did open source principles matter when Linux was created? And can you play games on a Chromebox computer?

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Antique Apple-1 sells for $236K on eBay

The Apple-1 antique personal computer listed on eBay earlier this month sold for just over $236,000 last week.

HP switches fortify campus SDNs

HP this week fortified its campus networking portfolio with modules for a switch chassis it announced almost a year ago, and an SDN-based management application.

Lenovo ships free OS recovery media for Superfish-affected laptops

Lenovo's recovery media will have no traces of Superfish, providing laptop users with a clean OS image

Most Apple Watch buyers left with bare wrists on launch weekend

Apple has yet to set a delivery date for 647,000 watch orders, according to online shopping research firm Slice Intelligence

Can gamification solve enterprises' engagement problem?

Big data and other new technologies are fueling the use of gaming principles in the workplace

LG out to prove the G3 wasn't a fluke with new flagship smartphone

The company is betting on a leather back and an upgraded screen on the front

Second HTTPS snooping flaw breaks security for thousands of iOS apps

Hackers can exploit the vulnerability to launch man-in-the-middle attacks and decrypt traffic from the affected apps

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New Node.js coalition spotlights enterprises

PayPal and Intuit throw support behind EnterpriseJS Coalition, which will host events and produce content about JavaScript in business environments.

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Everest avalanche kills privacy-focused Google engineer Dan Fredinburg

Dan Fredinburg, an engineer who worked on many of Google's most exciting projects during his 8 years with the company, died over the weekend in an avalanche on Mount Everest triggered by Nepal's devastating earthquake.

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