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New Chromebook won't break with 365-pound person standing on it

CTL's NL6x Extra-Rugged Chromebook for Education can withstand drops and bumps.

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Nasdaq to use blockchain to record shareholder votes

Later this year, Nasdaq plans to record stockholders' electronic votes on its own blockchain system for companies listed on its exchange in Estonia. By digitizing the entire process, it expects to speed and simplify the proxy voting...

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Pwn2Own contest puts $75,000 bounty on VMware Workstation bypass

The Pwn2Own hacking contest in March will award security researchers for exploiting Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Flash Player and, for the first time, VMware Workstation.

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Intel SSDs may get speed, capacity boost with new Micron chips

Intel's solid-state drives could be poised for a big jump in capacity and speed with new 3D flash chips coming from Micron.

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Five sue Apple over Error 53 and bricked iPhones

Error 53 is triggered when users update or upgrade to a new version of iOS, and the operating system detects that either the owner or a third-party shop has changed components in the iPhone.

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AT&T to run field trials of 5G wireless in Austin this year

AT&T said it will begin field trials of faster 5G wireless technology this summer in Austin, Texas.

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White-hat hackers key to securing connected cars

Federal regulator warns of security and privacy risks in connected cars, calling on manufacturers to partner with white-hat hackers to seek out flaws and vulnerabilities.

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Apple's iPhone sued for infringement of touch feedback patents

Haptic technology company Immersion has accused Apple and AT&T of infringement of three of its patents in the latest iPhone models and Apple watches

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Is the road to machine learning paved with API providers?

To take advantage of machine learning, most companies will probably turn to third-party APIs rather than do the work themselves.

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Need data-science skills? Now your team can learn together

Data-science training company DataCamp has added DataCamp Groups so organizational team leaders can coordinate teams or classes, track their students’ progress and see how their skills evolve over time.

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Hackers of two Ukrainian utilities probably hit mining and railroad targets, too

The attackers who crippled Ukrainian power operators in December probably committed attacks shortly before against a mining company and a railway operator, Trend Micro said Thursday.

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Qualcomm hopes a gradual approach to server market will pay dividends

The ARM server market is a dangerous place to be: it's still about promise and there's virtually no money to be made. Some ARM server chip makers have quit or shut down, while others hold on to the hope that it will some day be viable....

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ENCRYPT Act co-sponsor learned tech ropes at Microsoft

Rep. Suzan DelBene, one of four congressional sponsors of the ENCRYPT Act, which would preempt state and local laws banning encryption on smartphones, cut her teeth in mobile communications for Microsoft.

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Hertz cuts IT jobs as it shifts to IBM

Hertz has warned around 230 IT workers that their jobs may be at risk as it expands its outsourcing work with IBM -- and that number will likely go up.

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Senate passes permanent ban on Internet access taxes

The U.S. Senate votes to make a temporary Internet tax ban permanent.

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Navy tests first ‘reversible’ clean energy fuel cell storage system

Boeing has delivered what it's calling a first-of-its-kind "reversible" fuel cell system for the U.S. Navy that uses a solid oxide cell to store energy created from solar power to produce clean, zero-emissions electricity.

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Qualcomm's new LTE modem hits a gigabit and touches the future of mobile

Qualcomm's Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem, coming to devices in the second half of this year, is the company's first chip for both forms of unlicensed LTE, the technology for putting cellular signals on frequencies like those used by Wi-Fi....

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It's official: Older versions of IE are now at risk

Microsoft this week made good on a 2014 promise and withheld security updates from users of older versions of Internet Explorer.

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