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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella follows Apple’s Tim Cook to India

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella is visiting India, reflecting the growing importance of the country as a market for multinational technology companies.

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Chinese users blast Microsoft's assertive Windows 10 upgrade op

Chinese users have joined the chorus of those upset by Microsoft's recent aggressive push to get them to upgrade to Windows 10.

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Your current phone probably won't work with Google's Daydream VR

Even though the Nexus 6P is the recommended test device, not even that will make the cut when it comes time to certify Daydream-ready phones.

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Facebook begins aiming ads at non-users

Facebook is expanding its ad network past its own borders, encompassing Internet users who don't even use the social network.

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Shared malware code links SWIFT-related breaches at banks and North Korean hackers

Malware links suggest that North Korean hackers might be behind recent attacks against several Asian banks, including the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh central bank earlier this year.

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Skype 7.0 for Android rolls out a tablet-friendly redesign

Skype has fully embraced Google's Material Design aesthetic and is easier to navigate in landscape mode.

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Windows 10 books big growth spurt

Windows 10 in the last two weeks has posted its largest growth spurt since August 2015, according to data from an analytics vendor.

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Senate proposal to require encryption workarounds may be dead

A proposal in the U.S. Senate to require smartphone OS developers and other tech vendors to break their own encryption at the request of law enforcement may be dead on arrival.

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New JavaScript spam wave distributes Locky ransomware

Over the past week, computers throughout Europe have been hit by a massive email spam campaign carrying malicious JavaScript attachments that install the Locky ransomware program.

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U.S. CIO aims to cut legacy spending, proposes IT modernization

With three-quarters of all government IT spending going to support legacy systems, administration is seeking to borrow a page from private sector with a dedicated modernization fund.

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Pepperoni spices up iOS and Android app dev

The tool provides a blueprint for building mobile apps with Facebook's React Native JavaScript library

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Wayfair takes augmented reality, Project Tango to the enterprise

Wayfair Inc., an e-commerce company that sells home furnishings, is working on an app based on Google's Project Tango technology that would put augmented reality squarely in the enterprise.

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Acer's Windows 10 Switch hybrids priced to battle Chromebooks

Windows 10 PC prices have been slowly creeping up, but some new back-to-school Switch tablet/laptop hybrid devices from Acer may be attractive to those on a shoestring budget.

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Shoot an atom into silicon, and you may have the beginnings of a quantum computer

Take one atom of the element antimony, use an ion beam to shoot it into a silicon substrate, and you just may be on your way to building a working quantum computer.

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After blaze, world’s largest solar power plant offline for up to three weeks

A fire at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating plant in California was caused when mirrors focusing the sun’s rays on a water boiler tower locked in place and instead set the tower on fire.

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Juniper's new access switches add to its cloud-focused lineup

Juniper Networks’ Unite architecture is living up to its name, bringing more enterprise network gear into its system for simplified management and scaling. The latest additions to the lineup are entry-level and midrange access...

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Google cleared of infringement in Oracle lawsuit over Java

A jury in San Francisco has cleared Google of copyright infringement in a case brought by Oracle over Google’s use of Java in Android.

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Up to a dozen banks are reportedly investigating potential SWIFT breaches

Up to 12 banks have reportedly launched investigations into potential security breaches on their networks after hackers stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank earlier this year.

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