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Microsoft adds midrange Surface Pro 3 with i7 chip, 128GB storage

The new model is built for people who want more speed and don't mind less storage

Microsoft's new Windows 10 build brings browser improvements, UI polish and more

Build 10158 provides users with the latest preview of Microsoft's forthcoming operating system


Microsoft parental control update lets kids browse more than they should

An update to this parental control product is causing consternation among parents

Uber grabs mapping tech, employees from Microsoft

Going forward, Microsoft's Bing Maps will no longer collect its own imagery, relying instead on outside partners

MIT tests 'software transplants' to fix buggy code

MIT researchers have shown a way to fix flaws using code copied from a working program

Facebook aims to srengthen link to mobile-first Africa with new office

Developing user communities outside the U.S. is important for Facebook

Fiber broadband can drive up your home's value

A new study says the impact can be more than 3 percent

Microsoft claims its lens system can improve the Rift's vision

Microsoft's design uses lenses that may cost $225 per eye and a high-end 3D printer to produce the lens casing

PayPal tweaks terms in wake of 'robocall' controversy

Express consent from customers will be needed for marketing related calls, PayPal said

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How Google uses robots to test Android phones for lag

The Chrome TouchBot checks for touchscreen latency on both Android and Chrome OS devices.

Cisco says its IoT parts are now a whole

The company's Internet of Things System combines many products, adds 15 more

Oracle seeks to simplify e-store creation, management with new Commerce Cloud

Pre-integrated features include payments, design templates and SEO

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Rust 1.1 speeds compiling, adds new APIs

The new version is 32 percent faster in compilation time, while the version 1.2 beta supports Microsoft's Visual C.

Supreme Court denies Google request in Java infringement case

Oracle can charge licensing fees for Java on Android after the court's decision

Cybercriminals adopt recently patched zero-day exploit in a flash

It only took four days for a recently patched vulnerability in Flash Player to start being used in large-scale attacks

Google harms consumers by favoring its own services, study finds

Two U.S. academics have published a report slamming Google's practice of blending links to its own services with general search results

Banking malware proves tough to repel

Dridex, Bebloh, TinyBanker and Dyre abound, according to SecurityScorecard

Battle brewing as payments move from wallet to wrist

Brits will soon be able to buy a $40 wristband to make contactless payments

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Avira wins German case over adware blocking

Avira had warned users that an Angry Birds clone came with a bunch of other software

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