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The Switch is a mix of Nintendo's past consoles

Nintendo's Switch console can be hooked up to a TV, played as a handheld device, or used without even looking at a screen.

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Microsoft slates end to security bulletins in February

Microsoft in February will stop issuing the detailed security bulletins that for nearly 20 years have provided information about vulnerabilities and patches.

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Here's how much Tesla will require EV owners to pay to charge up

Tesla has announced the prices vehicle owners will have to pay to use its Supercharger stations. A trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco will now cost about $15 under its plan. But, early adopters will still be able to juice up for...

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INU is a pricey personal scooter for the urban consumer

INU is an electric, luxury scooter that's intended for a young generation of urban working professionals.

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Is this the year IoT standards will finally make sense?

A few brave souls predict IoT standards will start to gel this year, but making all those connected things work together still looks like a long shot.

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Android device updates: the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are finally getting Nougat

This should give a needed boost to Google's Nougat numbers, which still show a pitifully small dent in the overall ecosystem.

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WhatsApp vulnerability could expose messages to prying eyes, report claims

A vulnerability in the popular messaging service WhatsApp could allow Facebook to read supposedly encrypted messages.

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Computerworld news now available via Alexa Flash Briefing

If you have an Alexa-enabled device, you can now add Computerworld news to your regular Alexa Flash Briefing.

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After MongoDB, ransomware groups hit exposed Elasticsearch clusters

After deleting data from thousands of publicly accessible MongoDB databases, ransomware groups have started doing the same with Elasticsearch clusters that are accessible from the Internet and are not properly secured.

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European legislators debate robot rights for autonomous vehicles

Robots should one day have rights as "electronic persons," Members of the European Parliament recommended Thursday -- but not until the machines are all fitted with "kill" switches to shut them down in an emergency.

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New JVM language stands apart from Scala, Clojure

The functional language Eta, a Haskell dialect, can reuse Java libraries, features strong type safety, and is lazy by default

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Will Trump's policies increase IT employment?

The number of IT jobs shrank in 2016 compared to the year before, most analysts believe, although they differ on specifics and the reasons why. This year's IT jobs outlook varies widely.

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Apple must face claims of monopoly in iPhone app market

An appeals court has ruled that Apple must face antitrust charges in a lawsuit that alleges that the company monopolized the market for iPhone apps.

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Suspected NSA tool hackers dump more cyberweapons in farewell

The hacking group that stole cyberweapons suspected to be from the U.S. National Security Agency is signing off -- but not before releasing another arsenal of tools that appear designed to spy on Windows systems.

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Guccifer 2.0, alleged Russian cyberspy, returns to deride US

As if the whodunnit into the hacking of the Democratic National Committee wasn't already confusing and murky enough, the supposed Romanian hacker who first released the emails resurfaced on Thursday to say everyone has it wrong.

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Siblings arrested in Italy's worst cyberespionage operation ever

The Tuesday arrest of Giulio Occhionero and his sister, Francesca Maria, has brought to light what appears to be the biggest, and highest-profile, hacking of institutional and corporate accounts ever reported in Italy.

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Now it's AT&T's term to talk jobs, investment with Trump

AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson met with President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday to talk jobs and investment but the company's multi-billion takeover of Time Warner was not on the table.

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Back from dead: Intel's Atom chip, in Panasonic's $2,189 Android tablet

Intel is phasing out Atom chips from mobile devices and has scaled back Android development for such devices. But Panasonic has released a Toughbook with the chip and the OS anyways.

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