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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, July 1

Court says NSA can keep collecting phone records... Vandals cut cables again... Leap second largely trouble-free

Latest Windows 10 SDK preview helps developers build cooler photo apps

New APIs let developers build apps that can take HDR photos and integrate with Windows 10's face recognition feature


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Engineering a better way to hire programmers

New data shows that, when it comes to evaluating software development skills, seeing is better than believing.

China tightens grip over the Internet with new security law

U.S. trade groups are worried that China's security policies could stifle business in the country

Leap second causes Internet hiccup, particularly in Brazil

More than 2,000 networks crashed, but most recovered quickly, according to Dyn

Sony launches crowdfunding site, e-paper remote control

First Flight is a platform designed to take in-house ideas from the planning stage to initial sales

Xiaomi break outs of Asia, introduces phones to Brazil

Xiaomi is tapping Foxconn to build its phones in a local factory to reduce costs

VMware settles claim of overcharging US government

VMware and Carahsoft will pay $75.5 million, the Department of Justice said

Zuckerberg wants to be the Stephen Hawking of social relations

What makes humans social? Facebook's CEO wants to know.

Microsoft releases its second Windows 10 build in two days

Build 10159 comes with more than 300 bug fixes and a revised login screen

Kyvos serves up Hadoop on cubes

New software from Kyvos can format Hadoop data into OLAP repositories

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Android M: All the little things

Android M isn't the massive, top-to-bottom overhaul that Lollipop was, but it has plenty of features and enhancements. Here are 19 you may not know about.

Jaunt shows high-end VR camera for professionals

The Google-funded startup's Neo camera won't compete with the search giant's Jump virtual-reality camera system

Surveillance court extends NSA's phone records collection

The program was extended for five months as it winds down

HP enterprise chief Bill Veghte to depart before company split

He's executive VP of the HP Enterprise Group, a $28 billion division that sells the company's servers, network and storage gear

Apple loses e-book antitrust appeal

The federal appeals court ruling is another setback in the company's attempt to justify its e-book sales practices

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CIOs seek cybersecurity solutions, bigger voice in C-suite

Tech chiefs come together to sift through security issues, ranging from cybersecurity to budgets to CISO roles.

Government agencies need to pay more attention to supply chain security

Government agencies seeking the lowest bidders typically overlook cybersecurity when awarding contracts, and data breaches are the result.

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Update: Google, Microsoft, Oracle back new R Consortium at Linux Foundation

A new R Consortium of major vendors launched today aimed at "strengthen[ing] both the technical and user communities," according to a Linux Foundation announcement.

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With a month to go, Microsoft issues new Windows 10 build with Edge browser brand

Microsoft on Monday released another build of Windows 10, the first with the Edge browser branding.

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