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Microsoft and VMware cozy up, forgoing past rivalry

Despite their years-long rivalry, Microsoft and VMware have teamed in a new partnership that's part of Microsoft's collaborative strategy shift.

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Instagram pushes deeper into messaging

It'll now be easier for the 300 million users of the popular Instagram photo-sharing app to share private messages.

The tech companies with the best employee satisfaction and work-life balance

All work and no play don't make for very happy employees. Some tech companies have better work-life environments than others.

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SAP brings Hadoop into the Hana fold with Vora, a new in-memory analytics tool

A new tool from SAP will allow companies to analyze distributed Hadoop data alongside corporate data using the ERP giant's Hana in-memory computing platform.

The Web's ten most dangerous neighborhoods

Wouldn't it be convenient if all the spam and malware sites were all grouped together under one top-level domain -- .evil, say -- so that they would be easy to avoid? According to a new study from Blue Coat, there are in fact ten...

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Shadow BYOD runs rampant in federal government

A new survey highlights the extent to which government employees insist on bringing their own devices to work, despite rules to the contrary.

Who's really in charge at Cisco?

Key innovators continue to report to Chambers, not new CEO Robbins.

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AngularJS creators chart developer-friendly upgrade path

AngularJS 2 will be a rewrite, but predictable upgrades are planned so that developers can choose which components to migrate.

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Windows 10 sets one-month OS adoption record

Windows 10 in August set a record for a one-month increase in user share for any operating system.

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Hey, Saturn, take a selfie! World's biggest digital camera will photograph the universe

The U.S. government has approved construction of a powerful digital camera that will help scientists better understand dark matter and study how galaxies formed.

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Linux Foundation is giving away Chromebooks

Enroll in a Linux Foundation training course in the month of September and get a Chromebook for free.

Researchers find holes in routers supplied by ISPs

Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched security flaws

The Belkin N600 DB wireless dual band router model has unpatched vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to compromise affected devices.

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Ericsson's next-gen LTE targets faster mobile networks and IoT

LTE with faster upload speeds, using unlicensed spectrum to speed up downloads and customized for the Internet of Things, are some of the things Ericsson is working on for next year.

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Samsung to show transparent OLED at IFA

Samsung has developed a big-screen OLED screen that's transparent, and plans to put it on show at this week's IFA consumer electronics expo in Berlin.

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Intel says GPU malware is no reason to panic, yet

Malware that runs inside GPUs (graphics processing units) can be harder to detect, but is not completely invisible to security products.

Linux kernel 4.2 released

In today's open source roundup: Linux 4.2 is out. Plus: Linux Lite 2.6 released. And how to ready yourself for Linux.

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Nest thermostat gets bigger display, can monitor furnace health

Google's Nest division is releasing a new version of its thermostat that has a bigger display and is a little smarter than its predecessor.

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Cats get their own Street View tour of this Japanese city

Onomichi in Japan has rolled out a website that lets people virtually wander the city from the perspective of a cat.

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