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Critical BIND denial-of-service flaw could disrupt large portions of the Internet

The flaw could be exploited remotely to crash DNS servers by sending them a single packet

Opponents focus on defeating CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

CISA may be delayed after millions of faxes opposed to the bill are delivered to senators


Using Watson, IBM and CVS aim to predict when your health is about to decline

New effort focuses on chronic diseases such as hypertension, heart disease and asthma

Endpoint security firm SentinelOne challenges traditional anti-virus software

Next-generation endpoint protection vendor SentinelOne has received the same certification that many traditional antivirus platforms seek, meaning it can be considered suitable for meeting certain requirements of industry and...

DataTorrent tackles complexity of Hadoop data ingestion

It designed dtIngest to streamline the collection, aggregation and transfer of data to and from a Hadoop cluster

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Researchers develop astonishing Web-based attack on a computer's DRAM

The Rowhammer problem can be exploited using JavaScript over the Web, researchers have found.

Chromebooks versus Cloudbooks: Will Microsoft beat Google?

In today's open source roundup: Cloudbooks threaten the popularity of Chromebooks. Plus: A review of Android x86. And Fedora 23 will offer a Cinnamon spin.

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Newcomer Cyanogen looks to disrupt Android and iOS

Several versions of the Android OS for smartphones have appeared on the global stage in recent years. One version, Cyanogen OS, has gathered publicity as well as prominent investors --including Twitter, Qualcomm and Foxconn -- that...

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Despite H-1B lottery, offshore firms dominate visa use

Offshore outsourcers with ties to India once again snapped up tens of thousands of skilled-worker visas.

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Java 9 plays catch-up, adds REPL for faster feedback

REPL capability allows programmers to get immediate feedback instead of having to compile complete programs first.

Open-source startup hopes to change the way businesses visualize data

SlamData’s main appeal is that it works natively with data from NoSQL databases like MongoDB, which means it doesn’t need to translate unstructured data into the usual relational format. That’s an improvement over common analysis...

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 30

Obama wants to boost U.S. supercomputing...OPM hackers also hit United Airlines...Oracle preps 'Sonoma' chip for low-priced Sparc servers

Armed with Watson smarts, Pepper aspires to be a robot salesman

Despite its powerful AI boost, SoftBank's humanoid robot is still limited by basic challenges

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Houston, we have a bug: 9 famous software glitches in space

Software bugs can occur anywhere, but can be particularly troublesome (and costly) in space.

Video gaming sparks excitement in China

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 were big attractions at this year's ChinaJoy show

OPM, Anthem hackers reportedly also breached United Airlines

Flight manifests including passenger information and destinations were stolen, report claims

Obama rolls out initiative to boost US supercomputer capability

The President wants the country to develop a computer that operates at 1,000 petaflops

Intel-Micron's 3D XPoint memory lacks key details

Long-time memory partners Intel and Micron took the wraps off a new type of non-volatile memory but didn't give details on some of the most pressing questions about how it will work. 3D XPoint is a new type of memory with all the...

Oracle preps 'Sonoma' chip for low-priced Sparc servers

Oracle will disclose the new chip at an engineering conference this month

Samsung plots Galaxy S6 price cut, new phones to help business

The major South Korean electronics maker continues to be hit by fierce smartphone competition

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