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Microsoft's vision for the future: Smart bracelets, holograms, and adaptive wall displays

Microsoft's 'productivity future vision' presents an idyllic, amazing concept of the future where interactive displays meet Microsoft's next-gen Microsoft Band, the Courier folding display, and more.

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IKEA will let you charge your smartphone with your furniture

Hate charging cables? IKEA's got a nifty solution

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Microsoft targets cloud infrastructure with Windows Nano Server

In a leaked presentation about Windows Server 2016, the focus appears to be on building cloud infrastructure with a "zero footprint" install called Nano Server.

Snowden willing to face trial in US, if it's fair

The NSA leaker's lawyers are negotiating a return to the US to face charges

Twitter CFO floats idea of newspaper-like 'daily edition'

Finding new ways to curate tweets is high on Twitter's agenda

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Just what is a software developer?

As new tools help people build apps and services with less intervention required, it may be time to redefine the term "developer."

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Java update spotlights JavaScript, memory usage

Java Development Kit 8, Update 40 from Oracle addresses memory management, native packaging, JavaScript compatibility, and usability.

With Spotfire 7, Tibco aims to make analytics more accessible

New tools in Tibco's analytics and data-visualization platform offer guidance based on best practices to give non-experts a jump start.

Privacy advocates find Obama proposal lacking

The proposed consumer privacy bill of rights allows companies to limit consumer control, critics say.

Android users spammed with fake Amazon gift card offers

New malware spreading across Android devices via text messages promises free Amazon gift cards but delivers only spam to everyone on the device’s contact list.

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CIOs emerging as stars of the executive team

Every department, from marketing to sales to customer service to finance to human resources, is undergoing a digital facelift. Every company leader is woefully unprepared to handle technology without assist from the CIO.

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Geofencing could add security layer for mobile devices

Geofencing technology -- tracking the location of a mobile device -- could offer an extra layer of security for enterprises trying to manage both company-owned and employee-owned devices. However, the technology can also raise worries...

Aruba all-in-one box simplifies branch office communications

Aruba Networks today announced the availability of the 7000 series cloud services controller, an all-in-one box that aims to dramatically simplify branch office IT for far-flung businesses.

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First U.S. offshore wind farm moves ahead with $290M in financing

The Providence-based developer of Deepwater Wind, what will likely be the country's first offshore wind farm, has closed on more than $290 million in financing for a five-turbine demo of the renewable power source.

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What happens inside Amazon when there’s a Xen vulnerability

When a Xen vulnerability is found, Amazon security engineers scramble to respond.

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Stakes rise in the 25-year-old H-1B battle

The H-1B visa turns 25 this year, and while it has seen many ups and downs during that quarter-century, what hasn't changed is the fury IT workers feel after being displaced by people who hold H-1Bs. Two recent cases illustrate the...

Intel CEO Krzanich: What we're doing to succeed on smartphones

Intel is looking to partners to help make its mark in smartphones

IBM helps mobile apps meet accessibility guidelines

The Mobile Accessibility Checker flags potential accessibility issues with mobile apps

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