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AMD mulls a CPU+GPU super chip in a server reboot

AMD is rebooting its server business around chips with the Zen CPU, which will also be used in PCs.

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Columbus, Ohio focuses $40M DOT prize on transportation tech

The city snagged a $40 million prize from the U.S. Department of Transportation for a series of proposals to use data and technology to reshape local transportation.

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Microsoft touts data harvesting tool as aid to enterprises upgrading to Windows 10

Microsoft will preview a new service today that lets enterprises mine data that Windows collects to accelerate adoption of Windows 10.

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The most important thing to consider in your next smartphone purchase

Hint: It has nothing to do with the display or processor -- or even the presence of flashy add-ons.

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A hackable election? 5 things to know about e-voting

As the U.S. heads toward a contentious national election in November, 15 states are are still clinging to outdated electronic voting machines that don't support paper printouts used to audit their internal vote counts.

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Going cardless at the ATM catches on

Several major U.S. banks now allow the use of a smartphone to withdraw cash from an ATM using NFC technology.

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Wristly confirms 94% Apple Watch customers are ‘satisfied’

People really like their Apple Watch and there is a lot of interest in watchOS 3

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Mars rover uses A.I. to decide what to zap with a laser

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity now has the ability to decide what targets it wants to capture with a camera or hit with its laser all on its own. No humans needed.

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Free decryption tools released for PowerWare and Bart ransomware

Security researchers released tools this week that could help users recover files encrypted by two relatively new ransomware threats: Bart and PowerWare.

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Facebook completes first test flights of its solar-powered Aquila internet drone

Up in the sky, look! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a solar-powered internet drone!

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2016 technology industry graveyard

Dell, Google and Microsoft are among those that have killed off products or services in 2016.

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Issa bill would kill a big H-1B loophole

Rep. Darrell Issa has rolled out a bipartisan bill that would make two key changes to the 1998 H-1B visa law.

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Salesforce plans to acquire data center optimization startup Coolan

Salesforce.com has signed a definite agreement to acquire Coolan, the developer of a platform for data center hardware analysis and optimization.

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Apple and Facebook helped to take down KickassTorrents

It turns out a couple purchases on iTunes helped bring down the mastermind behind KickassTorrents, a popular file-sharing site.

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Solar module prices hit all-time low as inventories pile up

Suffering from a marked downtick in demand and oversupply, the prices of photovoltaic modules are expected to drop from now into the fourth quarter of the year.

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Intel experiments with 3D Xpoint as it ships SSDs to testers

Intel's groundbreaking 3D Xpoint technology is poised to shake up computer memory and storage with its blazing fast speed and high capacity, but the chipmaker is still trying to figure out the best fits for the technology.

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Facebook takes a step forward with its Net-connectivity plane

Facebook's Connectivity Lab completed the first full test of Aquila, a solar-powered, unmanned aircraft that would beam Internet connectivity to remote, underserved areas of the world.

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Firefox sets kill-Flash schedule

Mozilla will follow other browser markers by curtailing use of Flash in Firefox next month.

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