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The blue screen of death in Linux?

In today's open source roundup: A user got the infamous blue screen of death...in Linux! Plus: Nvidia's new hardware is not open source friendly. And rsync as a Time Machine type backup for Unix.

Google's Project Loon close to launching thosands of balloons

Google says it's Project Loon is close to being able to produce and launch thousands of balloons to provide Internet access from the sky.


Shape-shifting robot reveals secrets of Fukushima reactor

Robots reveal high radioactivity but little debris in important mission

AMD ends its ultra-dense server experiment

As part of its quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, AMD announced it is shutting down its ultra-dense server systems business, formed three years ago with the acquisition of SeaMicro, effective immediately. AMD bought...

FCC faces seventh net neutrality lawsuit

CenturyLink becomes the latest organization to challenge the agency's Feb. 26 rules

UNICEF taps Snapchat to spread word about Nigeria's child refugees

#BringBackOurChildhood aims to reach a maximum number of people with the minimum expenditure of funds

First Apple Watch health IT apps bring important messages to the wrist

The apps will handle tasks suited for a small screen, like reviewing text messages

Apple's 12-inch MacBook can use third-party USB Type-C cables

Owners of new MacBook will have other options in addition to Apple's cables

Docker update speeds and organizes container deployments

Docker Engine 1.6 and Docker Registry 2.0 work together to make the software containter easier to manage

Microsoft shows impressively accurate hand-tracking system for VR

Handpose could take virtual reality and robotics control to new levels

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Why LinkedIn spent big on Lynda.com

LinkedIn’s $1.5 billion acquisition of Lynda.com is the fourth-largest deal in social media history. It stands to become a major boon to LinkedIn’s future, but first it must integrate the educational technology into its platform.

Facebook tries to keep it real by killing more 'fake' likes

The company has improved its technology for detecting suspicious patterns of likes

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Attacks against industrial control systems double

Attacks against industrial control systems doubled last year, according to a new report from Dell. In particular, attacks specifically targeting SCADA industrial control systems rose 100 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year....

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NFL CIO: Tech isn't the problem with health info sharing

While the healthcare industry is now grappling with interoperability problems related to electronic medical records, the NFL has figured out how to solve the issue.

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Keep Windows 10 preview up to date -- or face a dead PC

Testers running Windows 10's preview must keep the OS relatively up to date or face a bricked PC that soon won't boot.

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Feds lay down social media rules; enterprises should, too

The U.S. government is telling federal employees what they can and cannot post or tweet about on their favorite social networks. Companies need to do the same thing.

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Google mobile search results to highlight site names, breadcrumbs over URLs

The adjustment is designed to make navigation a little easier when using a phone or tablet screen.

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8 cloud companies to watch following MONSTER funding week

Investors pour $350 million into cloud companies involved in Hadoop clusters, IT security and other markets

Should computers determine how our kids learn to talk? Maybe not

Questions raised about algorithm ethics deserve our urgent attention, scholars said

Spec showdown: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Huawei P8

The Chinese company hopes to make a dent in Samsung's sales with its latest smartphone

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