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Black Hat security conference trims insecure features from its mobile app

Black Hat has disabled features of its mobile application because attackers could have logged in as legitimate attendees, posted messages in their names and spied on the messages they sent.

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Microsoft listens and learns, pulls a passing grade for Windows 10's freshman year

The most important ingredient in Windows 10's success in its first year was Microsoft's decision to listen to users and make changes to the OS.

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First look: Vikings stadium caters to connected fans

Wireless access points and a distributed antenna system are designed to boost wi-fi and cellular coverage, and a Vikings stadium app puts content and services in fans' hands.

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Tech boosts the fan experience at U.S. Bank Stadium

Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium is blanketed with wireless access points built into handrails and a distributed antenna system to boost mobile coverage.

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Takeaways from Apple, Facebook and Google's latest earnings

Apple, Facebook and Google each reported earnings this week, and though the results varied, they also reaffirmed the scale and industry-wide impact of these massive tech companies.

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Big batteries for every home and business: Energy storage to double this year

The global energy storage market is expected to double this year from 1.4 gigawatt hours (GWh) in 2015 to 2.9GWh, and grid-connected energy storage capacity will surge to 21GWh by 2025.

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Meet OPPO, the fastest-growing smartphone brand in the world

The fastest-growing smartphone maker globally — by far — is a little-known electronics company based in China called OPPO, which had 137% growth in the second quarter.

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SwiftKey's typing predictions may have leaked users' emails

SwiftKey, a popular keyboard app, has suspended a syncing feature that may have leaked users’ emails to strangers.

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Android device updates: AT&T Wi-Fi calling comes to Galaxy S7, S7 Edge

AT&T's BlackBerry Priv finally gets Marshmallow, while Nexus OTA files are available with the latest security updates.

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Report: A new Gear VR headset is coming with a black scheme and minor tweaks

The change is rather minor, with a black design and a few other refinements to give the headset a sleeker look.

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New Android Trojan SpyNote leaks on underground forums

A new and potent Android Trojan has been leaked on several underground forums, making it available for free to less resourceful cybercriminals who are now likely to use it in attacks.

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ISP groups appeal net neutrality court defeat

Trade groups representing many U.S. ISPs have filed an appeal challenging a court ruling that upheld the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.

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The dangerous cost of ‘free’ Wi-Fi

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Free Wi-Fi is no exception to this adage. Security company Avast tested this theory by setting up a number of free fake Wi-Fi hotspots to see how many people would take the bait. They...

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EMV transition involves many moving parts

There's a lot of finger pointing going around about why the transition is going so slowly, but the bottom line, according to experts, is that the United States has a more complicated infrastructure than other countries and the...

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IBM's Cloud CTO: 'We're in this game to win'

An industry focus is one of the key factors IBM is betting will set it apart from cloud competitors including Google, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.

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The future of Node.js: Stable, secure, everywhere

Node's developers look to tighten security, better accommodate ECMAScript, and move to HTTP/2

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Democrats give thumbs up to Silicon Valley

Michael Bloomberg, a former mayor of New York City, often describes U.S. immigration policy as "national suicide" for its employment restrictions. That's in contrast to Trump, who wants H-1B restrictions to protect U.S. workers.

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Sony does well in games but smartphone business shrinks

An increase in games revenue helped Sony counter to an extent shrinking business in smartphones and the impact of earthquakes in Japan's Kumamoto region on production of the camera sensors that the company supplies to Apple and other...

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WikiLeaks' methods questioned by whistleblower Edward Snowden

Former National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden, has censured WikiLeaks’ release of information without proper curation.

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