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Why Chromebooks are better than iPads

In today's open source roundup: Why Chromebooks are a better option than iPads. Plus: The top five Chromebooks at Amazon. And Chromebooks give iPads a run for their money in education.

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VMware rounds out data center virtualization stack

VMware has updated its stack of data center virtualization software with capabilities that allow an organization to run an entire data center operation and related cloud services as a single unified entity.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor gets technology to secure Android phones

Qualcomm is promising to improve security and privacy on high-end smartphones with Snapdragon Smart Protect, which uses on-device machine learning to help detect zero-day malware.

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In smartwatches, Sony stays subdued while LG goes glitz

Sony and LG have different design visions for their latest smartwatches, but both resemble traditional timepieces.

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T-Mobile threatens to impose limited plans on data thieves

T-Mobile USA is going after data thieves, which it says are taking advantage of the company's unlimited high-speed data plan through excessive tethering - the use of smartphone data on other devices.

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NSA bulk call records collection extended for last time

The U.S. National Security Agency's controversial program for the bulk collection of domestic call records has been granted extension for the last time, according to documents released.

'KeyRaider' iOS malware targets jailbroken devices

Credentials for more than 225,000 Apple accounts have been stolen by sophisticated malware that targets modified iOS devices, according to Palo Alto Networks.

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China intensifies Internet censorship ahead of military parade

As China prepares to celebrate a new national holiday, the country has been tightening its grip over the Internet by squelching online rumors, and cracking down on tools that can circumvent its censorship.

Russian-speaking hackers breach 97 websites, many of them dating ones

Russian-speaking hackers have breached 97 websites, mostly dating-related, and stolen login credentials, putting hundreds of thousands of users at risk.

Microsoft may offer some Windows 10 patch notes to enterprises

Windows 10 Enterprise has been installed in about 1.5 million business devices in less than a month. Now Microsoft is considering how to best offer patch information to users of its new OS.

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Apple to work with US defense department on developing wearable tech

Apple and Hewlett-Packard, among other organizations, will develop flexible, thin sensors that could be placed on uniforms and in the tight spaces on ships or aircraft.

Intel unveils all of the details on the next-gen Xeon Phi

It's been some time since Intel introduced the Knight's Corner generation of its Xeon Phi co-processor, an add-in card that looks like a video card and acts as a floating point co-processor. It has slowly released the details,...

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Teen jailed for supporting ISIS on Twitter

A 17-year-old Virginia resident has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison, after he used Twitter to provide financial and recruiting support to the extremist Islamic group known as ISIS.

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Good news: Google Chome will no longer automatically run Flash ads

Finally, Flash content will only run in your browser when you want to see it

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Boeing's laser hunts for drones

Earlier this month, Boeing's portable drone-destroying laser system disabled a moving, untethered drone during a test in California.

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US agency to seek consensus on divisive, volatile topic of security vulnerability disclosures

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration will host a series of discussions about the best way to disclose cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

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Laser takes down drone

Boeing's next generation compact laser weapons system is one step closer to the battlefield after it disabled a moving, untethered unmanned aerial vehicle.

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Mobile credit reader for iOS devices brings Apple Pay to small retailers

A partnership between Apple and a credit card processing company could add local retailers to list of merchants that accept Apple Pay.

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