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NEC aims at Big Data 'sweet spot' with new SAP Hana tool

The cluster-management software helps boost availability in the AWS cloud


West Africa turns into dumping ground for e-waste

Problem compounded by the fact that most countries do not have e-waste recycling facilities

Uber will fight to keep its Boston ride data private

Uber's data is a trade secret doesn't have to be publicly disclosed under Massachusetts law

Verizon to allow opt-out from mobile 'supercookies'

An identifer on people's phone creates cookies that can't be deleted

Twitter's Vine Kids app is not just for kids

Vine's new kid-oriented app likely has bigger plans

Google Glass holds promise but requires a 'reset'

Google CFO Patrick Pichette offered candid comments on why the company halted sales of its electronic eyewear

Microsoft updates cloud-based SQL Server to simplify management

The updates are aimed at companies that choose to run SQL Server on a virtual machine on Azure

Can't keep this bad boy down: ZeroAccess botnet back in business

After a six-month break the ZeroAccess botnet resumes click-fraud activity

Google Drive for Linux screenshots leaked

In today's open source roundup: Google may be preparing to release Drive for Linux. Plus: Q*bert rebooted for Android, and will Blizzard finally support Linux users?

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CIO outlines cloud environment goals at Department of Defense

Pentagon tech chief pledges more transparency with cloud service providers and calls on vendor community to rethink security, collaboration.

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Google Inbox is lousy; try it for yourself and see if you agree

Google opens up Inbox to all for 24 hours, although I feel that the existing Gmail is still a better solution.

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How to watch the 2015 Super Bowl on your iPhone, iPad and Apple TV

As in previous years, Super Bowl XLIX will be streaming live and for free. But watching the big game from the device of your choosing can get tricky.

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How Facebook is using autoplaying videos and ad tech to make billions

Facebook now sees 3 billion video views a day, a fun fact that could have a huge effect on the network’s bottom line.

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At UCSF Medical Center, robot-aided healthcare is here

When the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay hospital opens on Sunday, it'll boast the largest fleet of hospital robots in the world and showcase how much healthcare and tech are becoming intertwined.

Google to change UK privacy policy after regulatory pressure

Google will clarify its policy and redesign its account management pages by June 30

Ghost Linux vulnerability can be exploited through WordPress, other PHP apps

Some Web applications written in PHP call a vulnerable glibc function, potentially opening the door to attacks

BT to test 500Mbps broadband over copper in two towns

Emboldened by successful lab tests, British Telecom wants to see how well G.fast performs in the real world

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, January 30

Intel's Broadwell is the real cable-cutter ... India victim sues Uber in US ... rogue Android gains investors ... and more

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Military-funded robots can learn by watching YouTube

So far, the robots are only teaching themselves to cook.

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