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Great R packages for data import, wrangling & visualization

Here are my go-to R packages -- in a handy searchable table

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Apple’s open sourced Swift could change everything

In future, Android apps could be made with Apple's Swift development language as company defines the digital era.

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10 steps to improve Contacts in OS X El Capitan

Your Contacts should be your prized possession, so let’s try to get them under control (and make better use of them).


Court tosses out Oracle's bid to disqualify Java expert

A court in San Francisco has declined Oracle's bid to disqualify an expert in its copyright dispute with Google over the use of Java code in the Android mobile operating system.

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Facebook makes app accessibility easier with React framework updates

Facebook is making it easier for app developers to build programs that work for people who are visually impaired after the company updated its React and React Native programming frameworks.

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Half of all enterprises to start Windows 10 rollouts in the next year

Half of all enterprises will at least begin their rollouts of Windows 10 by January 2017, according to analyst firm Gartner.

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Facebook begins testing its Work Chat app for businesses

Facebook quietly released a new Work Chat app that connects its popular consumer messaging service to its privately-available work social network.

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New IBM tech lets apps authenticate you without personal data

Back in January, IBM announced Identity Mixer, a new technology for protecting users' personal data during authentication. Now it announced that the technology is available to developers on its Bluemix cloud platform.

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5 things wrong with Slack

Slack may have a compelling interface -- and fun bots -- but some things need to be fixed if it's going to replace my in-company email and IM.

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HP Enterprise hands Windows 10 a vote of confidence

HP Enterprise's decision to expand its partnership with Microsoft is a vote of confidence in Windows 10, an analyst said today.

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How machine learning will affect your business

In the past, successful use of machine learning algorithms required bespoke algorithms and huge R&D budgets, but all that is changing. IBM Watson, Microsoft Azure, Amazon and Alibaba all launched turnkey cloud based machine learning...

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Startup Humanyze's 'people analytics' wants to transform your workplace

A wearable device called the Sociometric Badge can be used to track people's social activity at work, with an eye to helping companies boost collaboration and communication.

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Oracle cries foul over expert in Java case against Google

The accusations have been flying for five years now in Oracle's bitter legal battle with Google, and on Thursday the companies reportedly appeared in a San Francisco District Court to hear Oracle argue its latest charge.

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Intuit upgrades Quicken even as it seeks buyer for the iconic software

Intuit this week released Quicken 2016, the newest version of its 32-year-old personal finance program, even as it is in the midst of trying to sell that part of its portfolio.

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Review: 5 memory debuggers for Linux coding

When you're working in Linux, manually debugging memory-related errors can be difficult and time consuming. These five tools can help.

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Usability is the secret behind Docker's growth

Docker, the company behind wildly popular open-source containerization technology, didn't invent containers, but its Senior Vice President of Engineering says usability drove its adoption.

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Red Hat delivers more container love in its latest Linux update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 is now generally available, with new additions focusing on containers, security, networking and system administration.

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Facebook building a 100-gigabit switch to handle video, VR traffic

Facebook is more than doubling the speed of its Wedge open-source network switch, which is good news both for Facebook users and for anyone who may want to build a 100-gigabit switch.

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