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Here's why Rite Aid and CVS turned off Apple Pay

Recent moves by the drugstore chains to stop taking mobile payments from Apple Pay and other NFC-enabled systems are part of a heated battle between retailers and credit card companies,

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AI researchers say Elon Musk's fears 'not completely crazy'

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk made headlines when he said artificial intelligence research is a danger to humanity, but researchers from some of the top U.S. universities say he's not so far off the mark.

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Update: FTC sues AT&T for throttling bandwidth of 'unlimited' data customers

AT&T misled millions of mobile customers by promising unlimited data plans, then charging them and reducing their data speeds after they reach a monthly cap, the FTC said in a complaint announced Tuesday.

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Feds set to destroy H-1B records

The U.S. has changed its H-1B record retention policy to the concern of people who study the visa's impact on the workforce and economy. Records that are critical to research, and take up a microscopic amount of storage, are set for...

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Sorry movie goers, Google Glass, other wearables banned from cinemas

Going to the movies this weekend? You better leave your pair of Google Glass at home or at least in your bag.

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CEO Tim Cook calls merchants' refusal to accept Apple Pay a 'skirmish'

Apple CEO Tim Cook called the battle with retailers like Walmart, Rite Aid, CVS and others over mobile payments only a "skirmish" while speaking at the Wall Street Journal's technology conference.

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Apple Pay rival MCX defends security after hackers steal emails

The Merchant Customer Exchange, a consortium of 58 U.S. retailers whose mobile payment network will take on Apple Pay next year, today fired back against concerns over a hack that pilfered consumer email addresses.

Sen. Hatch calls high-skilled worker shortage ‘a crisis’

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) this week outlined the Republican tech agenda for the next Congress, and called for raising the cap on H-1B visas.

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Automation arrives at restaurants (but don’t blame rising minimum wages)

McDonald's this week described plans to install self-ordering kiosks and mobile ordering at its restaurants. It isn't the only food chain turning to automation.

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5 important things to know about security in Android 5.0

Fun features aside, Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop release introduces some important improvements to security -- some of which have yet to be publicized.

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If Ebola's a problem here, just imagine it in India

It only takes a few cases of Ebola to turn things upside down, and if an outbreak were to hit India, a lot of U.S. companies would be affected.

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Update: Probe launched after Cygnus rocket explodes on launch

Carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies and scientific equipment, the Cygnus cargo craft and the Antares rocket it was riding exploded just after launch about 6:22 p.m.

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Drupal warns unpatched users: Assume your site was hacked

Drupal users who didn't immediately apply a security patch released on Oct. 15 should consider their sites compromised.

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Microsoft releases stopgap POODLE protection for Internet Explorer

Microsoft gave Windows customers an easier way to block attacks against Internet Explorer meant to steal browser session cookies and impersonate victims.

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China's Xiaomi surges to become world's third largest smartphone vendor

Samsung saw its smartphone market share dip, while Apple iPhone shipments continued to grow, according to two research firms

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Microsoft Band -- RUMOR NO MORE

Microsoft, after slimming down, now wants to stay in shape with the help of its new fitness device. Dubbed the Microsoft Band, the device has been a rumored Microsoft project for months -- but it's now 'official', going on sale in the...

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HP embraces 'blended reality,' dives into 3D printing

HP today unveiled a new 3D Print technology and interactive compute platform that can make the 3D printing process 10 times faster and 50% less expensive than similar systems already available, enabling mass parts production.

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Cleveland Clinic uses IBM's Watson in the cloud to fight cancer

The Cleveland Clinic is beginning a pilot program with a cloud service based on IBM's Watson cognitive computing technology to aid its research into new cancer treatments.

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