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Want to upgrade your PCs to SSD? SanDisk will make a house call

SanDisk offers on-site replacements of HDDs with SSDs.

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Akamai sees record-setting spikes in size and volume of DDoS attacks

The cloud services company detected 17 DDoS attacks in the third quarter that generated traffic of more than 100 Gbps.

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Amazon launches German cloud region in nod to privacy concerns

Amazon Web Services launched a new region of its cloud in Germany, in part to serve customers who want to keep data within country’s borders.

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Researchers use silicon to push quantum computing toward reality

Researchers in Australia have developed silicon-wrapped quantum technology that could solve problems that have held back the development of the ultrafast computers.

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Wearable health devices are a novelty that wear off

A new PwC report shows that one third of those who bought a health-monitoring wearable device more than a year ago rarely use them now.

German publishers capitulate and let Google post news snippets -- for now

The publishers probably won't get any money from Google, the German antitrust authority said.

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CIOs tasked with federal IT overhaul battle culture and bureaucracy

Federal agencies large and small are in the midst of a wave of ambitious IT projects, but their relative success hinges in large part on the ability of the CIO to align the technology overhaul with the organization's mission and to...

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Cashiers don't understand Apple Pay and it's totally adorable

"What just happened?!" is the typical reaction I've been getting when using Apple's game-changing new payments system.

Abandoned subdomains pose security risk for businesses

Attackers could hijack subdomains pointed by companies at external services they no longer use, researchers say.

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Vintage Apple-1 sells for a record $905K

A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold Wednesday at auction for a record $905,000, almost double the auctioneer's high-end estimate.

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Zoho nips at Google Inbox's heels with its own email filtering app, Inbox Insights

The smaller, scrappier productivity company showed a similar product called Inbox Insights in August. In the wake of Google Inbox, the company says it will continue developing its competing solution.

HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

The ProLiant m710 is designed for application delivery and video transcoding.

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Panasonic tries tablet service for assisted living homes

Tablets that issue reminders could help elderly patients in nursing homes.

Apple to stop SSL 3.0 support for push notifications soon

Apple is one of many companies moving to shut down SSL 3.0 for good.

At Austin airport, Wi-Fi predicts how long the security line will be

Using signals from passengers' devices, the system collects data that can help travelers plan ahead.

Progress builds up developer chops with Telerik buy

The $262 million deal puts Progress in the fast lane of application development.

Government regulation on cloud security may spur SaaS use in health care

The SaaS industry can also help increase adoption by designing products with better user interfaces.

Debian community splits over systemd, but fork still unlikely

UNIX admins threaten to fork Debian if systemd makes it into next version.

Xiaomi moving data outside China following privacy concerns

The data migration will help Xiaomi improve load times for its international services.

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