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DJI software update brings new tricks to its drones

Drone maker DJI is adding new features to some of its drones through a software update that should make them easier to fly.

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Google, Apple $415M deal with tech workers gets final approval

A court in California has approved a US$415 million settlement between tech workers and Intel, Google, Apple and Adobe Systems, who were accused of conspiring to prevent the poaching of each other's employees.

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For future wearables, the network could be you

UC San Diego researchers have developed a magnetic-field network to link wearable devices through the user's body.

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ACLU urges court to block NSA's continued phone records collection

The American Civil Liberties Union is taking the NSA back to court over its data collection practices.

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Open source, open standard, royalty-free media codecs? That's the promise of the newly formed Alliance for Open Media

One Codec to rule them all, One Codec to find them, One Codec to bring them all, and in the multimedia bind them.

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Comcast tests hefty $30 per month fee to ditch Internet data cap

Comcast subscribers in certain areas of Florida can pay an extra $30 per month to remove the 300GB bandwidth cap.

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What's the deal with Apple-Cisco deal?

Apple's newly announced partnership with Cisco to sell more iPads and iPhones to businesses was short on detail.

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Motorola's new Moto 360 smartwatch comes in two sizes and a Sport version

Motorola Mobility is upgrading the Moto 360 smartwatch by releasing four new variants, including two case sizes, a Sport version with onboard GPS, and one aimed at women.

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Google's productivity suite updated with dictation, integrated search and more

Google rolled out a big set of updates to its productivity suite today aimed primarily at enhancing its capabilities for students and teachers.

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Paid endorsements get Xbox One marketer in trouble with FTC

Online entertainment network Machinima has reached a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for failing to disclose it paid people to produce endorsement videos for the Xbox One gaming console.

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Inside Fenway Park's Wi-Fi upgrade

CIO.com chats with the IT leadership of the Boston Red Sox, who faced the unique challenge of deploying Wi-Fi without disturbing the original structure of the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. The new initiative is part of an...

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Microsoft bulks up Azure virtual machines

The new Microsoft Azure GS-series virtual machines are made for demanding database-driven workloads.

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Despite reports of hacking, baby monitors remain woefully insecure

A security analysis of nine baby monitors from different manufacturers revealed serious vulnerabilities and design flaws that could allow hackers to hijack their video feeds or take full control of the devices.

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Check Point’s SandBlast sandbox spells R.I.P for ROP attacks

Check Point software upgrade counters an technique attackers have used to evade traditional sandboxes.

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Sony hopes new Xperia Z5 Premium will wow with 4K screen

Sony is hoping the Xperia Z5 Premium’s 4K screen and 23-megapixel camera are a winning combination.

Acer offers convertible Chromebook for $299

In today's open source roundup: The Acer Chromebook R11 offers tablet and laptop functionality for $299. Plus: Acer announces Predator 8 gaming tablet. And Google announces Android Wear for the iPhone.

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Xiaomi confident it can reach ambitious sales goal

China's Xiaomi remains confident it can sell at least 80 million phones this year, despite slowing market demand and encroaching rivals.

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How VMware aims to distinguish itself in the cloud

VMware is playing catch-up with Amazon and Microsoft -- and playing to its strengths in the hybrid cloud market.

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