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Microsoft adds conservative release 'ring' to Windows 10 beta program

Microsoft is adding another update track -- or in its vocabulary, a new "ring" -- to its Windows 10 preview program.

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6 things you should know about Twitter's timeline change

Twitter this week will start using an algorithm that reorders how users see the tweets in their timeline. Here are six things to know about Twitter's new feature.

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A new IoT gateway design could be Bluetooth's ticket to the cloud

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group wants to raise Bluetooth's profile in the Internet of Things with a toolkit for building gateways between the short-range wireless network and the Internet.

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Browser maker Opera's board urges sale to Chinese collective for $1.2B

Opera Software's board today recommended that shareholders approve the $1.2 million offer by a group of Chinese companies for the company.

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LG G5 gets always-on display -- but LG can’t call it an Always on Display™

LG is teasing the G5, its new flagship smartphone. It looks like it’ll have an always-on display, but unlike previous efforts, it won’t destroy the battery life—we’ll see about that on February 21...

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LG's G5 smartphone to have 'always on' ability

LG's next flagship Android smartphone, the G5, will come with an "always on" display, according to a teaser posted on the company's Facebook page. The full reveal of the G5 is expected Feb 21, just prior to the Mobile World Congress. ...

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'State of the Cloud' report: Vendors make inroads on dominant players

Every year cloud management vendor RightScale runs a survey of cloud adoption. The results are always interesting reading.

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SAP slaps a patch on leaky factory software

SAP's February round of critical software updates includes one for SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (xMII) that may be of interest to hackers and spies.

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Microsoft fixes 36 flaws in IE, Edge, Office, Windows, .NET Framework

Microsoft released its second batch of security updates for this year, addressing a total of 36 flaws in Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, Windows and .NET Framework.

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Government may tap into your IoT gadgets and use your smart devices to spy on you

The U.S. spy chief admitted the government might use your “smart” internet-connected devices to spy on you.

Poseidon hacker group behind long-running extortion scheme

Kaspersky Lab has linked a single group to a long-known campaign of cyberattacks that appears to be aimed at extorting corporate victims.

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U.S. regulator: A Google computer could qualify as car driver

The U.S. federal transport safety regulator is coming around to the view that rules could be updated so that computers in autonomous cars can be considered as drivers, but added that the rule-making could take some time.

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Is Docker ditching Ubuntu Linux? Confusion reigns

Docker has long relied on Ubuntu Linux as the default host environment for Docker apps, but comments made by the company's CTO recently suggest that might not be the case much longer.

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Google will stop accepting new Flash ads on June 30

Google is taking another step away from Flash, Adobe Systems' multimedia program that's been widely criticized for its frequent security vulnerabilities.

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Identity thieves obtain 100,000 electronic filing PINs from IRS system

The Internal Revenue Service was the target of an attack that used stolen Social Security numbers and other taxpayer data to obtain PINs that can be used to file tax returns electronically.

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Microsoft delivers Office 2016 to subscribers on the slow train

Those customers may begin downloading and installing the same Office 2016 client applications -- Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and others -- that debuted in September 2015.

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Google drives email users to up their Gmail security and privacy

Gmail has two new security features. Users get to see whether their email was or will be encrypted in transit, and also whether other senders have been authenticated...

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Government wants to increase IT spending 1.3% in proposed budget

IT hardware spending has declined more than 25% from 2010 levels, said Tony Scott, White House CIO. Among the drivers: Cloud computing and the use of agile development.

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