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With Tidal relaunch, Jay Z doubles down on streaming for audiophiles

Tidal offers CD-quality streaming music across mobile and the desktop

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SDN management battle: TAPs vs. network packet brokers

Network management is a sticky issue when it comes to implementing software-defined networks and network virtualization.

Silk Road investigators charged with stealing bitcoin

Two former U.S. agents face charges of wire fraud and money laundering

HP links Vertica and IDOL seeking better unstructured data analysis

The company built a connector server for the products, which it acquired separately in 2011

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China considering space-based solar power station

Chinese scientists say a solar power station in a geosynchronous orbit could supply a constant stream of electricity, avoiding the intermittent issues that come with nighttime back on Earth.

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Amazon launches home services to send professionals to your home

The online superstore now is offering home improvement, tech services, musical lessons, and more

West Africa nations tackle e-governance

A number of projects in West African countries are helping to cut down on bureaucracy and paperwork

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Here's what the carriers will charge you for a Samsung Galaxy S6

The major carriers are now taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6, expected to ship April 10. I've got pricing details so you can decide whether it's time to buy.

10TB SSD drives inch closer to reality

The concept of 3D memory stacking has been all talk and no silicon, but the silicon is getting much closer. Both Toshiba and the Micron/Intel alliance are preparing to sample densely-stacked 3D memory chips in the next 12...

Bit by bit, Intel looks to quadruple SSD storage

Intel is looking to cram four bits per cell in an effort to cram more storage into SSDs

Why do web developers choose OS X instead of Linux?

In today's open source roundup: What will it take to get web developers to choose Linux instead of OS X? Plus: DistroWatch reviews Tails 1.3, and the Linux Mint developers want to make the Cinnamon desktop load faster.

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Microsoft should forget the Surface, stick to the Pro 2-in-1 line

Microsoft will resuscitate its Surface tablet with a new model powered by Windows 8.1, ditching the flop that was Windows RT for a lower-priced device, according to an online report. But the company would be better served by sticking...

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5 ways to use virtual reality in the enterprise

From connecting with customers, better showing off products and helping potential customers feel like they're trying out everything from a new car to a new iPhone before they buy it, virtual reality is likely to be a game changer for...

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What happens with data from mobile health apps?

Health IT experts caution of lax cyber hygiene in the medical community, urge policymakers to address privacy issues.

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Google Dart upgrade hones in on asynchronous programming

The Dart language gets a number of improvements right as Google lowers its ambitions for Dart VM.

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Google Cloud Launcher deploys VM-based apps in a snap

Google offers a new service for launching packaged apps in VMs to Cloud Platform, by way of a partnership with Bitnami.

Abolish geoblocking? Not so fast, says EU digital Commissioner

The EU needs to pay attention to the interests of the film industry, Commissioner Oettinger said

Bitcoin in China still chugging along, a year after clampdown

Local bitcoin exchange BTC China is thriving from speculative interest in the cryptocurrency

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, March 30

Pebble Time breaks Kickstarter record... Tim Cook speaks out on discrimination... Intel is said to be considering Altera buy

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