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Critical VPN key exchange flaw exposes Cisco security appliances to remote hacking

Cisco Systems patched a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to take over Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls configured as virtual private network servers by simply sending malformed network packets...

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Qualcomm bringing LTE connectivity to wearables with new Wear platform

Wearables today are overwhelmingly tethered to smartwatches. Qualcomm wants to change that by bringing LTE connectivity to wearables with its new Snapdragon Wear platform.

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Qualcomm's new chips target low-cost smartphones with premium features

Low-cost smartphones could be packed with premium features thanks to Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 425, 435 and 625 mobile chips.

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House bill would prevent patchwork of state laws banning smartphone encryption

Four bipartisan members of Congress introduced legislation this week to preempt a potential patchwork of state and local government laws banning encryption on smartphones.

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Facebook withdraws Free Basics from India after regulatory debacle

Facebook has withdrawn Free Basics from India, two days after the country's telecommunications regulator prohibited the differential pricing of data depending on the content or application that is being accessed.

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Stock-market jitters have rocked network spending, Cisco says

The world's financial markets got off to such a rough start this year that some enterprises froze plans to upgrade their campus networks, according to Cisco.

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Android root malware widespread in third-party app stores

Four third-party app stores for Android have apps with a malicious component that seeks root access to the device, according to Trend Micro.

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UCLA just open-sourced a powerful new image-detection algorithm

Image recognition has become increasingly critical in applications ranging from smartphones to driverless cars, and on Wednesday UCLA opened up to the public a new algorithm that promises big gains.

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Microsoft adds conservative release 'ring' to Windows 10 beta program

Microsoft is adding another update track -- or in its vocabulary, a new "ring" -- to its Windows 10 preview program.

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6 things you should know about Twitter's timeline change

Twitter this week will start using an algorithm that reorders how users see the tweets in their timeline. Here are six things to know about Twitter's new feature.

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Microsoft lets cautious users try more of Windows 10’s leading edge

Microsoft is adding a Release Preview ring to its beta program, letting users get an early glimpse of what's coming to their PC while retaining stability.

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Networking company name change madness is upon us

Tech companies LightSquared, Crittercism and ThinkingPhones are still around but no longer answer to those names.

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Google Play Store can now use your Gmail itineraries for app recommendations

If this creeps you out it can be turned off, but it may be a nice way to discover some new apps to ease your travel woes.

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Browser maker Opera's board urges sale to Chinese collective for $1.2B

Opera Software's board today recommended that shareholders approve the $1.2 million offer by a group of Chinese companies for the company.

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A new IoT gateway design could be Bluetooth's ticket to the cloud

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group wants to raise Bluetooth's profile in the Internet of Things with a toolkit for building gateways between the short-range wireless network and the Internet.

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Google Maps improves navigation signage, links photos to reviews, and adds other new tricks

The version 9.20 update also lets you add a place to your timeline and toggle turn-by-turn directions during phone calls.

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Healthcare CIO: Legal issues are most difficult cloud migration challenge

Boston healthcare organization BIDMC is readying its move of business critical systems into the public cloud, and legal concerns are top of mind for the outfit's CIO

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Data science achieves the ultimate ROI: a craft beer

Digital marketing agency Havas Helia has created 0101, a beer that was crafted based on data.

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