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Q&A: What the new NetApp plus SolidFire combo means for storage buyers

SolidFire CEO Dave Wright makes clear that flash is not some alternative storage technology any longer -- it's the primary storage option for cloud providers and enterprises as well.

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The struggle to create fusion energy at MIT

MIT's Dennis Whyte talks about the efforts to build a prototype fusion reactor.

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Arista loses patent round against Cisco, could face import ban

Cisco Systems has won the latest round against rival networking vendor Arista Networks at a U.S. trade agency that could block importation of Arista products.

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The MIT C-MOD Fusion Reactor Project

MIT has been developing a small fusion reactor prototype, three of which could power the City of Boston if they were fully built.

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Evernote's getting out of e-commerce

Two and a half years after Evernote announced that it would offer a suite of branded products through its own online retail store, the productivity company is walking away from the business of selling products like socks, messenger...

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U.S. must make 'additional effort' on Safe Harbor, EU official says

The European Commission has outlined the areas in which it wants further concessions from the U.S. before a new Safe Harbor agreement on trans-Atlantic data transfers can be reached.

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'Big bets' cost Alphabet $3.6B in losses in 2015

Google's parent company Alphabet racked up $3.6 billion in losses last year through investments in "big bets" such as self-driving cars and Internet balloons.

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Space laser communications satellite launches

The first node of the European Data Relay System is in orbit, promising much faster relay of important scientific data

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Rebecca Minkoff's RFID trial painted itself into a corner--deliberately

The apparel and accessory chain gets creative with its RFID magic mirror trial-and leverages special dressing room paint to block both RF and mobile signals.

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Obama wants $4B for more computer science education

The United States may direct billions of dollars funding towards teaching America's youth computer science, if President Obama has his way.

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The photo of the last stand of doomed IT workers

The IT employees at Northeast Utilities in Connecticut tried to save their jobs. The contacted local media, local politicians. They told anyone who would listen what was going on.

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In the retail battle of the drones, Google's the pragmatist, but Amazon's the dreamer

The visions of where drones will head is a fascinating glimpse into the mindsets of both companies.

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10 tech giants leading the parental leave policies pack

The IT industry offers some of the U.S.'s most generous parental leave policies. Here are 10 with excellent benefits for new mothers and fathers.

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Storied Xerox to split hardware and services into two companies

Over 50 years ago, Xerox's founder Chester Carlson introduced photocopiers based on a dry process called xerography that largely did away with the requirement of carbon copies of documents. So popular was the technology that in many...

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Microsoft's revenue falls, but cloud remains a bright spot

Microsoft is betting on reinventing itself as a cloud company, and the financial results it released Thursday show that its push is paying off despite an overall decline in revenue.

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ISS astronauts remember Challenger disaster

Astronauts on the International Space Station remember the loss of seven colleagues on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster 30 years ago on Jan. 28, 1986.

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Oracle raises questions on open-source license for Android with OpenJDK

Oracle raised questions over whether a version of Android running OpenJDK code will get an open-source license.

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Got enterprise software? You're probably due for an audit

If you run software for a business, take note: Vendors are watching you closely.

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