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Maybe they finally realized there IS a problem?

Engineer pilot fish working for a state agency gets a notification from IT by way of his boss: Something is using up all the space on his local hard disk. And as months go by, it's not getting better.


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World's largest solar plant goes live, will provide power for 1.1M people

The Noor Concentrated Solar Power plant has just switched on in Morocco and will produce enough power to meet the needs of 1.1 million people by 2018.

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Samsung hopes Raspberry Pi can spread Tizen OS adoption

Samsung sees the popular Raspberry Pi board as a way for masses to develop products with Tizen OS.

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Navy calls on researchers to create firefighting humanoid robot

Office of Naval Research is giving a grant of $600,000 to a Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor to develop motion-planning algorithms for firefighting humanoid robots.

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HP plans to continue with Itanium in servers for HP-UX customers

Intel's Itanium processor lineup has an uncertain future, but Hewlett Packard Enterprise is committed to an upcoming chip code-named Kittson.

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HPE servers get new names to help users figure out what they can be used for

If you're looking at buying servers from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, don't let a new naming convention throw you off balance.

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The whiteboards of tomorrow: 3 interactive displays

Meetings are made more productive by digital 'whiteboards' that you can write on and interact with. We review three new displays by InFocus, Sharp and Smart Kapp.

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10 improvements in Apple’s latest iOS, OS X betas

The new features coming soon to your Apple devices.

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Adding a child user account in Windows 10

It actually costs you 50 cents to set up a child user account in Windows 10! But there's a good reason why, and you'll find out how it all works in this video.

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Kingston buys encrypted flash drive maker IronKey

Kingston has purchased Imation's IronKey subsidiary, a maker of encrypted USB drives.

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Apple's GPU supplier ditches CEO, seeks new strategy

Imagination Technologies, the U.K. company that makes graphics chips for Apple's iPhones and iPads, is ditching its CEO and its strategy as it heads for its second consecutive year of losses.

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Flash memory's density surpasses hard drives for first time

The production of 3D or stacked NAND flash in recent years has led to non-volatile memory exceeding the areal density of HDDs. This means that flash memory products with higher capacity can be built using the same surface area.

Fortunately, he was tidy but not TOO tidy

This company's new graphics/web designer is told he can trash any of his predecessor's old files he doesn't need -- but he still goes a bit too far.

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I forgot my Windows 10 password!

Forgetting your Windows 10 password isn't the disaster it used to be. Windows lets you get back on track with a pretty easy reset process. Here's how it works.

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First look: LifePrint uses AR to bring photos to life

Print GIFs, Vines, and Live Photos and use LifePrint's AR to bring these shots to life.

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Setting up a local user account in Windows 10

You can set up a local user account on a Windows 10 PC so you don't have to bother with a Microsoft account. Here's how to do it.

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Bypassing the Windows 10 password with a PIN

There's an easier way to get into Windows: setting up a numerical PIN, just like you'd use with a bank ATM. Here's how to do it.

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Modular cellphone kit can be used for IoT and wearables

You can assemble a rudimentary 2G cellphone at home with the RePhone Kit Create, which can also be used to make wearables and IoT devices.

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Make a $40 Linux or Android PC with new Raspberry Pi 2 rival

If you want to build a powerful $40 Linux or Android PC with 4K video support, consider Hardkernel's Odroid-C2 computer.

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