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Ouya, the Android-based gaming console, is dead

The hardware is done, the software will live on as part of Razer's Cortex service.

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The Irari Report: Threat Intelligence and the Dark Web

Ira Winkler and Araceli Treu Gomes chat with Kurt Stammberger from Norse Corp. about the Dark Web and how Threat Intelligence evolved in corporate environments.

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Which is the best Linux distro for a new user?

There are hundreds of Linux-based distributions out there and it’s hard to pick the right one, but I did.

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ITworld cartoons 2015: The year in geek humor (so far)

Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers

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Email spammers hit the skids [CARTOON]

It’s getting harder and harder for spam to get to your inbox, so if you see a spammer on the streets, have pity.

The NBA will sell you streaming access to individual games or a Team Pass, complementing their League Pass service

The only drawback is that watching a single game feels a little bit too expensive.

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Are cloud price hikes a harbinger of the future?

Microsoft and others seem to be raising the prices of their cloud computing services, at least in certain regions (like Europe). Is this a foreshadowing of things to come for everyone?

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A detailed history of Android -- from 2003 to today

An online learning site posted a timeline of Android history, and it serves as a vivid reminder that not so long ago, the mobile juggernaut was just tiny blip in the tech world.

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Push notifications as distracting as responding, says study

Just receiving notifications on your mobile phone can impair your ability to focus on a given task, a new study finds.

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How hunting aliens can solve problems with crowdsensing

Gamification and micropayments can be used to incentivize people to participate in mobile crowdsensing and to help collect valuable data and ensure user consent.

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Job Hunting tips for the IT Pro

Martha Heller, an IT executive recruiter, offers up career advice for IT professionals at the recent IT Roadmap in Boston. Should executives job jump or build tenure? How much social media should they do? Heller offers up her...

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2 experimental apps from Microsoft Garage you need to test drive

Microsoft's Garage unit continues to pump out interesting and experimental apps for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. Two of its most recent releases, Send, for quick messaging, and InstaNote, which retroactively records audio, are both...

Mouse support is not the right solution for bringing Windows game streaming to the Xbox One

Gaming blogs seemed very excited to hear Xbox's Phil Spencer mention that mouse support is coming to the Xbox One, but I don't understand why.

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A fly named for Bill Gates and 9 other unusual honors for tech’s elite

Over the years, these stars of technology have been showered with honors, some of which are a little odder than others.

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Get your vendor's A team

Promises made about service delivery can slip away when you find that you’ve been assigned to a B team.

NFL teases new version of Game Pass; watch full games on-demand the same day they're played

The bad news is that you can't watch games live. The good news is that you won't have a ton of ads to sit through.

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Microsoft tempts videogame sports fans with new Madden Xbox One bundle

Console and game bundles are nothing new for Microsoft but this one has an unusual perk that could give you an early edge over your opponents.

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New A.I. tech helps you write right

The newest cloud tools (which are online now) can help you fix your writing as you write.

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