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Xiaomi's Macbook Pro killer will run Linux

In today's open source roundup: Xiaomi ponders a Linux-based Macbook Pro killer. Plus: Is the new Moto 360 the prettiest smartwatch? And the newest Android Wear watch styles and sizes.


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Shopperz adware takes local DNS hijacking to the next level

The Shopperz adware program uses a cunning technique to make DNS (Domain Name System) hijacking harder to detect and fix.

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Airbnb has built an Apple Watch app, for messaging your host

Airbnb is trying its hand at the Apple Watch, with a new app for that device focused on messaging between users of its home rental service.

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Microsoft researcher: Why Micro Datacenters really matter to mobile's future

Microsoft Research distinguished scientist Victor Bahl has been spreading the word about Micro Datacenters, also known by the adorable name "cloudlets," as a key concept for optimizing the performance and usefulness of mobile and...

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As police move to adopt body cams, storage costs set to skyrocket

Police body cams are a big business, but even bigger is the business of storing the video content that's created as camera adoption grows. Determining how much video to keep -- and for how long -- is also an issue.

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Samsung's new SmartThings home automation hub is finally available

Six months late, the home automation hub is here at last, with new sensors and a new video monitoring capability.

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Pioneer harnessing laserdisc tech for low-cost LIDAR

Pioneer is testing cheap, compact LIDARs by using know-how gained in laserdisc development and manufacturing.

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Survey says more women are going into programming

A new global survey of software developers suggests that females will be making up an increasing percentage of the programmer population in coming years.

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Successful habits of digital disruptors

Meredith Whalen, SVP of IT Executive and Industry Research at IDC, talks about the habits of organizations that thrive with digital disruption - transforming their business to new digital revenue streams and offerings.

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DJI software update brings new tricks to its drones

Drone maker DJI is adding new features to some of its drones through a software update that should make them easier to fly.

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Google, Apple $415M deal with tech workers gets final approval

A court in California has approved a US$415 million settlement between tech workers and Intel, Google, Apple and Adobe Systems, who were accused of conspiring to prevent the poaching of each other's employees.

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For future wearables, the network could be you

UC San Diego researchers have developed a magnetic-field network to link wearable devices through the user's body.

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ACLU urges court to block NSA's continued phone records collection

The American Civil Liberties Union is taking the NSA back to court over its data collection practices.

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Open source, open standard, royalty-free media codecs? That's the promise of the newly formed Alliance for Open Media

One Codec to rule them all, One Codec to find them, One Codec to bring them all, and in the multimedia bind them.

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Comcast tests hefty $30 per month fee to ditch Internet data cap

Comcast subscribers in certain areas of Florida can pay an extra $30 per month to remove the 300GB bandwidth cap.

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What's the deal with Apple-Cisco deal?

Apple's newly announced partnership with Cisco to sell more iPads and iPhones to businesses was short on detail.

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Motorola's new Moto 360 smartwatch comes in two sizes and a Sport version

Motorola Mobility is upgrading the Moto 360 smartwatch by releasing four new variants, including two case sizes, a Sport version with onboard GPS, and one aimed at women.

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Google's productivity suite updated with dictation, integrated search and more

Google rolled out a big set of updates to its productivity suite today aimed primarily at enhancing its capabilities for students and teachers.

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Paid endorsements get Xbox One marketer in trouble with FTC

Online entertainment network Machinima has reached a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for failing to disclose it paid people to produce endorsement videos for the Xbox One gaming console.

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