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Mingis on Tech: Getting a bead on tech trends for 2017

So what's keeping IT execs up at night as 2016 winds down? Our exclusive Tech Forecast 2017 special report has the answers -- along with info on the disruptive forces gathering on the horizon.

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A year after separation, HP and HPE are still trying to shed rust

Five years ago, then Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker was derided for an abrupt plan to spin off the PC division from the mothership. It happened anyway in 2015, when the idea seemed more logical.

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Sanders launches new attack on offshore outsourcing

Former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will introduce legislation to discourage companies from relocating jobs offshore.

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Tech Forecast 2017: Hiring, budgets, disruptive tech and more

Senior tech execs are optimistic heading into 2017, but with budgets and head count flat, should IT workers be worried?

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The EM drive breaks the laws of physics -- but that doesn't stop it from working

NASA has tested a theoretical rocket engine, the EM drive, and even though it breaks the third law of physics, initial tests indicate it works.

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4 great gifts for mobile professionals

These four gifts for gadget lovers are guaranteed not to be re-gifted.

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In an emergency, this drone will sail to the ground on a parachute

The LRX drone by Altus Intelligence is built to be fool-proof, equipped with a number of redundant systems and a parachute when all else fails.

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Symantec acquisition has lawsuit-filled past

LifeLock, the identity protection vendor that Symantec plans to acquire for $2.3 billion, has been the frequent target of lawsuits by customers, state attorneys general and the FTC.

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For this drone, the high seas are home

Aerovel's Flexrotor drone is designed to work over oceans thanks to its ability to land and take-off vertically.

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Poachers and fish beware, the Flexrotor ocean drone is watching

Aerovel's Flexrotor drone can lift off and land horizontally on almost any vessel, making it useful for reconnaissance on the high seas.

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Oracle to buy cloud infrastructure provider Dyn

Oracle plans to acquire cloud-based internet performance and DNS provider Dyn in an effort to pump up its cloud-based services, the company announced Monday.

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Symantec will acquire identity protection firm LifeLock in $2.3B deal

Aiming to boost its consumer security business, Symantec is acquiring LifeLock, a vendor of identity protection services, for $2.3 billion in enterprise value.

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The IRS wants to ID every U.S. Coinbase user from 2013 to 2015

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has asked a court in California to order Coinbase, a Bitcoin exchange, to hand over the identities of active U.S. users of its service from the beginning of 2013 to the end of 2015.

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With choice for CIA chief, Trump picks a foe of Silicon Valley's encryption stance

In his nomination of U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, President-elect Donald Trump has picked a supporter of NSA surveillance programs and a critic of Silicon Valley's stance on encryption.

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Microsoft really has changed, Linux Foundation chief says

Microsoft made waves when it announced that it joined the Linux Foundation, but some are skeptical of the company's motives. Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin says that this isn't a case of Microsoft trying to kill Linux,...

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Tech skills earning the highest cash premiums -- no certification required

Some employers pay cash premiums to their tech professionals for specific hot skills and certifications. Here's a ranking of the highest paying tech skills right now at 3,000 U.S. and Canadian companies that don't require a...

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University's IT outsourcing could trigger discrimination lawsuit

Is the outsourcing of IT jobs a form of discrimination? A group of laid-off IT workers at the University of California, San Francisco, may raise this very question as part of a possible lawsuit meant to fight outsourcing at the...

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Microsoft and Google bury the hatchet in one small way

There's one small glimmer of hope in the relationship between Google and Microsoft: Google has joined the .Net Foundation, to help drive forward the programming language Microsoft created.

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