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Surface tablets nearly hit $1 billion as Microsoft revenues jump 25 percent

Microsoft's revenue climbs on the strength of its consumer businesses, although profits fall following the Nokia acquisition.

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Facebook and Yahoo prevent use of recycled email addresses to hijack accounts

A new mechanism helps email servers determine if a message was intended for a recycled account's previous owner

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Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs because the Steve Jobs bio-pics must never end

But, hey, at least Christian Bale is a very good actor.

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Stealthy startup Soft Machines launches virtual CPU cores that trounce traditional processors

Backed by a who's who list of big names in the chip industry, startup Soft Machines is launching a chip that spreads workloads out over a CPU's cores.

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Making the most of meetings

Suffering from meeting fatigue? These tips can help you increase productivity while cutting down on meeting times.

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Halloween-themed Humble Bundle offers cheap, spooky games

The Walking Dead: Assault, Dead Effect, and Oscura: Second Shadow can be yours for a pittance of their normal cost.

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Android Wear continues to evolve with support for local music storage and GPS

The new features are welcome, but it's not immediately clear how to take advantage of offline music, and GPS isn't available in current hardware.

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What Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg said in Mandarin that so impressed the Chinese

The Facebook CEO spoke in Mandarin for almost half an hour in a talk at a Chinese university on Wednesday.

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Do employers need to chase IT certifications?

This is how to make sense of IT certifications, including those for cloud computing, big data and other new IT disciplines.

AT&T bundles $1 Amazon Fire phone with $49 Fire HDX tablet

At this point, AT&T and Amazon are practically paying people to take the hardware off their hands

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New rumors of Microsoft wearable include FCC filing, mystery watch on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Did a TV show just spill the beans? Meanwhile, the FCC filing suggests the device will come in three different sizes.

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Google Now gets solar eclipse tips and crime alerts

Google's personal assistant is also trying to be the king of darkness.

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Vintage Apple-1 computer sells for a record $905,000

A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold Wednesday at auction for a record $905,000, almost double the estimate.

Chromebook shipments skyrocket as Microsoft unleashes counterattack

Chromebooks may not ship in the numbers that Windows PCs do, but the popularity of laptops running Chrome OS is growing fast.

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Nvidia brings one of the the GTX 980's best new features to older graphics cards

Neat software trick mimics 4K-quality graphics on 1080p displays.