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5 smartphones to watch for later this year

If you're planning to buy a new smartphone, but haven't bought one yet you should wait just a bit longer.

Cisco leaves its Unified CDM software open to hackers

Cisco Systems recently realized that its Unified Communications Domain Manager (Unified CDM) software contains a default privileged account with a static password that cannot be changed, exposing the platform to hacking by remote...

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How Instagram spots a trend

Instagram relies on simple automated analysis of hashtags to understand the hot topics among its users.

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Third build of Windows 10 in one week a sign of OS stability

The new operating system is nearing its final release.

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Scott McNealy sees gold in the hills of social data

Now head of Wayin, the former Sun Microsystems CEO aims to wrest enterprise value from all the chatter

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Microsoft confirms 'waves' roll-out of Windows 10

While at least some Insider participants -- perhaps all -- will get the final build on Wednesday, July 29, others eligible for the free upgrade will have to wait as Microsoft slowly expands distribution.

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There's even an app for dogs and cats scared of fireworks

Fireworks and other loud noises account for nearly 20% of missing pets, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Longtime Microsoft partner Yahoo tests search with Google

Yahoo is keeping its options open and testing search with a number of partners.

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GM to offer teen driver tracking to parents

GM today announced it will be rolling out a “Teen Driver” system that will allow parents to see data about their teens' driving time, from whether they were wearing a seat belt to how fast they were driving.

Intel shuffles ranks, President Renée James to exit

James will pursue a CEO role elsewhere.

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Attackers abuse legacy routing protocol to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

DDoS attacks can be amplified through SOHO routers that still use the Routing Information Protocol version 1, researchers warn.

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Sprint drops 600 Kbps video-streaming limit after outcry

Sprint this week quickly reversed plans to impose a 600 Kbps limit on streaming video as part of a promotion called "All-In" that charges $80 a month for unlimited talk, text and high-speed data.

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Will Trump cyberattack actually be good for security?

I've often heard techies say they wish politics could stay out of IT, but it looks like IT has found its way into politics this year. Hotels owned by Donald Trump, the Republican candidate currently polling No. 2 in a field of 14...

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After Uber ruling, pressure mounts on companies to reclassify contractors

New suits claim the contract workers are in effect employees

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Chicago: My kind of taxing town (where The Cloud costs 9 percent more)

If you live or work in Chicago, get ready for some new cloud taxes. You'll be paying an extra 9 percent on media streaming and business cloud services...

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Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns

The option would allow anyone with a network's password to share access to it with all their friends.

Facebook tests a new way to show video - and make money from it

Called Suggested Videos, a new feed will appear first on iOS, showing both partner content and ads.

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Xiaomi faces challenge to reach sales goal amid slowing smartphone growth

Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi has hopes of selling at least 80 million smartphones this year, but that goal may harder to reach than the company originally thought.

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