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Tableau 10 to feature data mashups, more IT management tools

Tableau Software is expected to release the next major upgrade of its popular data visualization software, Tableau 10, within a couple of weeks.

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China surges further ahead in solar power production

China's state-run news site said that the nation has pressed further ahead of other countries in its deployment of solar electricity, adding an additional 20 billion watts (20GW) in the first half of this year alone

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New products of the week 7.25.16

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Acronis Networks and Algosec.

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Cyanogen reportedly cuts jobs, may shift its focus toward apps

Sources tell Android Police that the company may ditch its Android variant and instead focus on apps following a round of layoffs.

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More than half the world is still offline

While it may seem like half the world is chasing Pokemon right now, a majority of the world’s population doesn’t even use the internet. About 3.9 billion people, or 53 percent of the population, will still be offline at the end of...

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Consumer Office 365 subscription growth slows

Microsoft said that consumer subscriptions to Office 365 topped 23 million, signaling that the segment's once rapid growth had slowed significantly.

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AMD mulls a CPU+GPU super-chip in a server reboot

AMD is rebooting its server business around chips with the Zen CPU, which will also be used in PCs. AMD is getting creative with Zen and considering merging the CPU with a high-performance GPU to create a mega-chip for...

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Columbus, Ohio focuses $40M DOT prize on transportation tech

The city snagged a $40 million prize from the U.S. Department of Transportation for a series of proposals to use data and technology to reshape local transportation.

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This Tinder scam promises to verify your account, but actually sells porn

Tinder users beware. The popular dating app generally doesn’t verify user accounts, but that hasn’t stopped spammers from pretending to offer the service.

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Microsoft touts data harvesting tool as aid to enterprises upgrading to Windows 10

Microsoft will preview a new service today that lets enterprises mine data that Windows collects to accelerate adoption of Windows 10.

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EU dual-use tech ban plan could classify smartphones as weapons

European Union plans to extend export licensing of so-called "dual-use" technologies to include cyber-surveillance tools could put the brakes on sales of smartphones.

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Gaming desktops with AMD Zen chips will be hard to come by this year

If you're expecting widespread availability of gaming desktops with AMD's Zen chips by year end, don't hold your breath.

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A hackable election: 5 things you need to know about e-voting machines

As the U.S. heads toward a contentious national election in November, 15 states are are still clinging to outdated electronic voting machines that don't support paper printouts used to audit their internal vote counts.

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Going cardless at the ATM catches on

Several major U.S. banks now allow the use of a smartphone to withdraw cash from an ATM using NFC technology.

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Mars rover uses A.I. to decide what to zap with a laser

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity now has the ability to decide what targets it wants to capture with a camera or hit with its laser all on its own. No humans needed.

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Cloud services now account for a third of IT outsourcing market

The ‘as-a-service’ market now accounts for a third of IT services activity. Can traditional outsourcing survive?

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Google Dart gets its own version of the Angular 2 framework

Critics respond that separate Angular 2 versions -- one for Dart and one for TypeScript/JavaScript -- might actually discourage Dart adoption

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Issa bill would kill a big H-1B loophole

Rep. Darrell Issa has rolled out a bipartisan bill that would make two key changes to the 1998 H-1B visa law.

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