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Windows 10's new features: Cortana, a 'Spartan' browser, Xbox streaming, and more

Microsoft showed off new, consumer-focused features for Windows 10.

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IBM is about to get hit with a massive reorg and layoffs

Update 1/26: IBM responded via its official IBM Hong Kong blog calling the layoff figure "totally ludicrous." The company said that it had already announced it would take a $600 million charge for restructuring." ----- IBM is...

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Moto G is scoring Lollipop to lead off this week's Android device updates roundup

The HTC One M8 is also getting some update love, though no Lollipop sightings yet.

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Google adds real-time spell check, better accessibility features to Docs, Sheets, and Slides

You can finally hide rows and columns in spreadsheets, and group shapes together in presentations with the latest update.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, January 27

Apple's financials on tap ... IBM says it's not laying off a quarter of its workforce ... and more

Computer simulation eases real-world Chinese traffic jams

A slight improvement in road conditions was achieved through a simulation on a general-purpose server

Link between NSA and Regin cyberespionage malware becomes clearer

Security researchers found a strong connection between Regin and a keylogger used by the Five Eyes intelligence alliance

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Swift ascends the programming language ranks

The designated successor to Objective-C appears to be doing just was Apple designed it to do.

China signals censors will continue to crack down on VPN services

The country has been disrupting VPN services, which can allow users to view the Internet unfiltered

Facebook, Instagram temporarily down in many countries

Users in various locations worldwide reported an outage in service

Quantum bringing public cloud into virtual storage fold

Its cloud services will extend the Quantum data management system to Amazon's cloud

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DEA cameras tracking hundreds of millions of car journeys across the US

The existence of the database was revealed in documents obtained under a Freedom of Information request

Oracle and Samsung said to be teaming up for mobile cloud delivery

Like the recent IBM-Apple deal, this union could bring benefits to both companies as they target enterprise mobile users.

Microsoft results buoyed by cloud products, but profit drops

Commercial cloud revenue more than doubled, but consumer software sales were disappointing

AMD the subject of takeover rumors by Chinese firm

AMD started the week as the subject of takeover rumors by a Chinese firm, but others caution that any deal would be extremely difficult at best. The report first appeared on the Chinese news site International Online, which said...

Get ready for the 24-hour laptop: Battery life hits new highs

Panasonic's new Toughbook 31 offers 18 hours of battery life

Facebook testing spartan Android 'Lite' service

The app is geared toward people in less connected areas

States threaten lawsuit against Obama's municipal broadband plan

The FCC doesn't have the authority to preempt state laws limiting municipal broadband projects, state groups say

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