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Sony announces PlayStation Music, shutting down Music Unlimited and some Vita apps

The new music service on PS3, PS4 and Xperia devices will be powered by Spotify. Meanwhile Google-related apps Maps and YouTube are dropping off the Playstation Vita.

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10 signs you’ve been coding too much for too long

If you’re doing one or more of these things, it might be time to step away from the IDE and take a break

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6 ways the Blackhat movie got security wrong (and 4 things it got right)

Though the plot of Blackhat takes some typical Hollywood thriller jumps, from a technical standpoint, the movie is fairly accurate.

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Endpoint security trends for 2015: What can we expect?

In my data center work experience, a very significant percentage of the major network vulnerabilites I've had to fix were caused by the introduction of poorly secured computers. It's a surprisingly common blunder.

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Broadlink uses crowdfunding to try to hook you on home automation

Their SmartONE system is available in limited quantities for less than $100 on pozible.com

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Linux hit by critical security hole

A new security hole has been discovered in Linux that allows anyone to remotely take control of a system without knowing the username and password.


The 5 best open source email clients for Linux

There are plenty of great email clients for Linux desktops. Here are the best of the bunch.


The key to consulting happiness: become Batman

Whether you own or work at a development firm / agency, the primary factor in determining your happiness is going to be learning when and when not to care.

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Hands-on with the Vessel beta

Vessel is a new subscription-based short form video service that launched in private beta late last week. It's still early days but here's what it offers as of today.

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Be prepared for the breach that’s headed your way

If we learned anything in 2014, it was that no one is immune to a massive data breach. If one hits you this year, are you going to have the visibility that will let you tell the executive team what they need to know?

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Microsoft doesn’t know what it has with HoloLens

Microsoft has something amazing with the HoloLens, writes Rob Enderle. However, he says, Microsoft isn’t thinking big enough and someone else could take this concept and do things that are even more amazing. (Includes video report.)...

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Windows 10 is what Windows 8 was supposed to be (and it's awesome)

Some of the features Microsoft unveiled were supposed to be in Windows 8. But gladly they're coming shortly.

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BlackBerry CEO's desperate comments spotlight severity of 'app gap'

BlackBerry chief exec John Chen's recent comments on application and content neutrality come off as desperate, and could signal a panicked reaction to the company's growing 'app gap' dilemma.

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5 things to do immediately after your email gets hacked

Unfortunately, there's a very good chance your email account will be compromised at some point. These five steps can help you quickly recover and kill any associated bugs that may have laid claim to your computer.

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IT’s security metrics and reporting problem: A communication failure

A new challenge for IT is to develop security metrics and reporting that effectively communicate the successes, failures and potential risks of a security program to business audiences in the enterprise.

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Why cybersecurity will suffer the same fate in 2015 as it did in 2014

CISOs continue to beg for financial table scraps and the scraps they do get are used to double down on existing technology. The same technology that is failing them now but with a new twist or new buzzwords describing really what they...

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When reality needs more augmenting [CARTOON]

Microsoft’s new Windows HoloLens augmented reality headset sounds neat, but don’t expect miracles.

Watch Golden Globe award winner Transparent for free this Saturday

Amazon is letting everyone binge on Transparent this Saturday, and if you like what you see you can sign up for Amazon Prime at a discounted rate.

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