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Trump says mergers like AT&T/Time Warner ‘destroy democracy’

Trump has vowed to block the $85 billion mega-merger of AT&T/Time Warner, but the heads of the telecom and media giants argue that the antitrust review will show the deal to be pro-competitive and pro-consumer.

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Michigan approves cars without drivers or steering wheels on its roads

The governor of Michigan today approved a series of bills that allow fully-autonomous vehicles, even those without steering wheels, to use its roadways.

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AirPods miss is not Apple's first holiday sales flub

Apple's inability to ship its new AirPods wireless ear buds before this year's holiday sales season wasn't its first such misstep.

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Could politics pull Zuckerberg away from Facebook?

An interesting line in a proxy Facebook issued earlier this year has some wondering whether CEO Mark Zuckerberg might be eyeing politics.

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T-Mobile's Digits looks to expand your phone number to all of your devices

The carrier launches a new program that lets you use a single number across all of your devices, and multiple numbers on one device.

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Rails web framework dumps jQuery

The venerated library is being removed in favor of a new Ruby gem that uses vanilla JavaScript

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Intel, Microsoft going long distance with Cortana on Windows 10 PCs

Intel and Microsoft are working on technology so you can shout out commands to Cortana or activate a PC from far.

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Obama orders review of election hacks as Trump doubts Russia's role

President Barack Obama has ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to conduct a full review of the cyberattacks that allegedly tried to disrupt this year's election, as his successor Donald Trump casts doubt over Russia's possible...

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Severe AirDroid vulnerability exposes users, patch incoming

Sand Studio says the update fixes a serious security issue in the latest release that exposed personal information to attackers.

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Samsung to brick remaining Galaxy Note7s through software update

Battery charging to be severed starting Dec. 19, but Verizon doesn't want to release the update.

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Ransomware attacks against businesses increased threefold in 2016

The number of ransomware attacks targeting companies increased threefold from January to September, affecting one in every five businesses worldwide.

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Android device updates: Android 7.1.1 brings a batch of goodies to Google's Pixel and Nexus

For anyone still hanging onto Verizon's Droid Turbo, your patience has been rewarded with the debut of Android Marshmallow.

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More Samsung foldable phone rumors: The first one may arrive in 2017

A new report claims that two Samsung bendable phones may be on the way, including one that can still be used while closed.

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Attackers use hacked home routers to hit Russia's 5 largest banks

Botnets made up of hacked home routers were used to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks against the five largest financial organizations in Russia.

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Microsoft and LinkedIn aim for ‘logical’ integrations

Microsoft and LinkedIn are now officially one company with a common vision for the future of work and social collaboration. Analysts say early integration plans reveal priorities across both platforms.

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Building a business case for offshore robotic process automation

Dwindling labor cost savings offshore are leading many captive centers to implement new robotic process automation.

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Microsoft brings F# to Jupyter Notebooks on Azure

The free service for document-sharing with live code can be used for building machine learning models

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7 hiring trends for 2017

Hiring is a challenge for CIOs, and it won’t get much easier in the coming year, particularly for IT departments that are trying to fill key security and networking roles.

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