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iRobot's latest Roomba robot is designed for hackers

iRobot announces the Create 2 which enthusiasts can either program themselves or use as a foundation for additional hardware.

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Apple issues NTP security update for OS X

Apple releases a critical security update that affects OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite users.

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Apple's 10 biggest hits, misses, and head-scratchers of 2014

The Cupertino company had a huge year full of major product releases, huge announcements, and a few extremely wacky moments.

MIT unifies Web development in a single, speedy new language

Ur/Web bundles the Web development stack into a compiled programming language

Google, Microsoft, Sony make 'The Interview' available online

The news follows Sony's decision to release the controversial movie in some theaters on Christmas Day

Romanian version of EU cybersecurity directive allows warrantless access to data

The law could impact international businesses, as Romania is a hub for IT outsourcing and development

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The 20 best iOS games of 2014

Let’s look back on an amazing year of iPhone and iPad games well worth playing.

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Boeing, BlackBerry working on a smartphone that would 'self-destruct'

It seems like something out of an old episode of Mission Impossible or Inspector Gadget—an ultra-secure phone that self destructs. But such a phone might be close to reality, courtesy of Boeing and BlackBerry.

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$1 spent on state government tech saves $3.50, study finds

New technology helps to expand government services, but overall, IT helps reduce spending.

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Skype group chat hits Word and PowerPoint Online apps

Microsoft has finally made it easier to chat with others working on the same document inside Office Online thanks to a Skype-powered feature that is now live.

Rackspace DNS recovers after DDoS brings system down

Some users felt customer serivce was lacking and called for more detailed and frequent updates about the outage

Crimeware-as-a-Service offers custom targeting

The Vawtrak banking malware botnet allows cybercriminals to target specific geographic areas with custom malware.

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PCLinuxOS 2014.12 released

In today's open source roundup: Download the latest version of PCLinuxOS. Plus: Is Linux any different on ARM processors? And Android Studio 1.0 has been released.

Apple deploys first-ever automatic patch to fix NTP flaw

Apple on Monday used an automatic security update mechanism for the first time to deploy a fix for a critical vulnerability in NTP, or Network Time Protocol, that was uncovered by a Google engineer.

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Great last-minute gifts you can send by email right now

I can't believe you waited this long either, but it's going to be OK.

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How Santa Tracker helps Google test its dev tools

Watch Santa get ready for his Christmas Eve trip, while Google tests its dev tools.

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Google may launch a native Android Auto, making your car a big mobile device

According to a report, Google is planning to launch a native version of Android for car infotainment units that will offer the same Internet connectivity as a smartphone.

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Moove it! Tracking the common cow

Farmers are tracking the health of their cows with technology that uses accelerometers, the same sensor that orients a cellphone screen.

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