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Qualcomm agrees to buy NXP for over $37 billion

Microprocessor maker Qualcomm is spending its way out of a stagnating mobile phone industry, offering to buy NXP Semiconductors, a company with a strong position in automotive chips, for over US$37 billion.

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Microsoft adds macro blocker to Office 2013 to stymie old-school attackers

IT admins have been able to block macros from running in Office 2016 since March.

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Everything Microsoft revealed: Surface Studio, Windows 10 Creators Update and more

Microsoft announced a slew of new goodies at its Windows event in New York. Catch up on everything from the Surface Studio all-in-one to the Windows 10 Creators Update here.

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Privacy group shoots legal arrow at Privacy Shield

Privacy Shield, the legal agreement allowing businesses to export Europeans' personal information to the U.S., is under fire.

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Rust language puts ease ahead of features for 2017

For next year, the language will focus on easier use, better tooling, and improved integration with other languages

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IT spending on ‘innovation’ is now a priority

The Society for Information Management, which surveyed some 1,200 IT managers including 500 CIOs, said that innovation shot up from the eighth most important management concern in 2014 to third this year.

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Samsung's smartphone share hit by Note7 debacle, stiff competition

Samsung Electronics continued on top of the smartphone market in the third quarter but was battered by the impact of the Note7 recall and increased competition in India, China and the U.S., according to Strategy Analytics.

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Oracle takes Java copyright dispute with Google to appeals court

Oracle has taken its bid for up to US$9 billion in damages to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after a judge in a federal court in California recently struck down its bid for a retrial in a copyright infringement suit...

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Samsung sales, profits dive on Note 7 recall

Samsung's smartphone division struggled to breakeven between July and September as sales plunged due to the recall of its high-end Note 7.

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Renewable energy represented more than half of all new power capacity in '15

Led by wind and solar, renewable energy in 2015 reached a record 153 gigawatts (GW) worldwide, 15% more than in 2014.


Friday's DDoS attack came from 100,000 infected devices

DNS Service provider Dyn said that Friday's massive internet disruption came from hackers using an estimated 100,000 devices, many of which have been infected with a notorious malware that can take over cameras and DVRs.

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Microsoft plays creativity card in Windows pitch to consumers

Microsoft unveiled new hardware and named its first 2017 Windows 10 update as part of a new pitch to establish itself and the Windows ecosystem as centers for creativity.

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1-800-Flowers wants to transform its business with A.I.

Executives at expect a new wave in artificial intelligence technology will help to change their business so much it’ll be like running a brand new business.

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Report: Android Wear 2.0 will require you to install watch apps seperately

Google is trying to make the watch less dependent on the phone, but it could mean an extra step when you grab a new app.

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These are the 3 big reveals from Microsoft's Surface event

Microsoft unleashed a ton of Windows and Surface news on the world from New York on Wednesday, revealing new Windows features and brand new hardware. Here’s the run-down on the biggest news from the company’s two-hour-long...

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AI and robots aren't gunning for your job, White House economist says

Artificial intelligence and robots aren't coming for your job anytime soon, the U.S. White House's chief economic advisor says.

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DDoS attacks from webcams, routers hit Singapore's StarHub

Following Friday's massive internet disruption in the U.S., a Singapore-based broadband provider reports it also faced two distributed denial-of-service attacks, forcing users offline.

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Emergency Flash Player patch fixes zero-day critical flaw

Adobe Systems released an emergency patch for Flash Player in order to fix a critical vulnerability that attackers are already taking advantage of.

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