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Wolfram fortifies SystemModeler with more libraries

Wolfram has opened an online store for third-party modeling libraries

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State Department computer crash slows visa, passport applications worldwide

The problems followed routine maintenance work so hacking is not suspected

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Non-IBM Power8 servers, chips to appear early next year

Servers, chips and components are under development as part of third-party licensing deals

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Why have consumers spent $1 million on Vessyl, an absurd calorie-counting cup?

Vessyl can report the caloric value of liquids, and even (get this!) tell you what you just poured inside of it. Huh. This is useful how?

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How private NAS beats the public cloud for small business

The private cloud is no longer about merely storing your data more safely than on public cloud services. NAS lets you set up virtualization services on hardware you own and manage, saving money and boosting your peace of mind.

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Chrome Beta for Android update shows us what Google's browser will look like with Material Design

Google's parade of app updates continues in advance of Android L's release.

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Microsoft OneNote lands in Amazon App Store ahead of Fire phone release

It's just the latest stop in Microsoft's new mission to get its services across an array of devices, Windows-powered or otherwise.

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Lookout Premium review: Outstanding anti-theft protection for Android phones

Though its malware detection rate doesn't quite match up with the elite, this Android app offers great help with locating, securing, and protecting your phone. It might even send you a picture of the jerk who stole it.

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Google celebrates Chromecast anniversary with 90 days of free music

Google is giving Chromecast owners a three-month trial of its Play Music All Access service. The media stick was introduced one year ago and has become a key piece of the company’s media content strategy.

on greenbot.com

Six tips to building a huge social network

Use these expert tips to grow your social following.

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Apple still top tablet company, but its grip is loosening

Android and Windows tablet vendors are creeping in on Apple's top spot, IDC said.

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US Social Security Administration spent nearly $300M on IT project 'boondoggle,' lawmakers say

The SSA may have also tried to temporarily keep a damaging report on the project secret, a House committee alleges

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50,000 sites hacked through WordPress plug-in vulnerability

Hackers are actively exploiting a vulnerability found recently in the MailPoet Newsletters plug-in for WordPress

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HP invests in Hortonworks' Hadoop

With the Hortonworks partnership, HP has a full data analysis software stack to present to enterprise customers

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Free game alert: EA's giving away The Sims 2 after ending support for the game

From now until the end of the month you can get a free copy of The Sims 2 through Origin.