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Amazon aims to make AWS a better home for IoT devices

Amazon jumped into the managed IoT service market on Wednesday with the launch of a new platform.

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Dell's next 'AFTE' software robot will offer cognitive intelligence

Dell's next Automated Full-Time Equivalent software agent, now in the works, will incorporate cognitive intelligence such as self-healing, self-service and predictive analytics.

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Microsoft gets an earful as Office for Mac 2016 users amp ire over crashes

Users of Microsoft's Office for Mac 2016 who upgraded to OS X 10.11, aka El Capitan, have become increasingly frustrated by repeated crashes of the Office apps.

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The stunning Surface Book may reignite PC maker hostility towards Microsoft

Microsoft's foray into notebooks with the Surface Book is certain to tick off its computer-making partners, but there's little they can do except to grin and bear it.

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We now know when Windows 10 Mobile will 'launch'

Microsoft appears to have clarified when Windows 10 Mobile will formally be released, both on new devices and on updates for older phones.

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Lyft's new perks for drivers prove it's the kinder, gentler car-hailing app

Happier drivers might mean better service for Lyft users.

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SwiftKey's Neural Alpha keyboard uses its own brain to build better predictions

The newest Android keyboard taps into neural network technology, which tries to work similarly to a human brain.

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PSA: Verizon will tack on $20 monthly fee to unlimited data subscribers

The new fee is coming in November for those still clinging to their old plans.

Microsoft Surface Book, EU Safe Harbor, Twitter CEO - The Wrap

Microsoft's Surface Book turns heads, EU invalidates Safe Harbor and Jack Dorsey is Twitter's new CEO. Follow host Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb.

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Microsoft links Power BI to Alteryx for deeper analytics

Microsoft has bolstered Power BI several times already since the business intelligence application became generally available in late July, but on Thursday, it announced a particularly interesting partnership with Alteryx, provider of a platform for data blending and analytics.


Roku’s HBO Now app arrives, fashionably late

The standalone version of HBO is now available on Roku.

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Samsung Galaxy View is a behemoth, 18.4-inch tablet with AT&T LTE support

The enormous device just passed through FCC certification, which means it could be on a (very large) shelf soon.

Sony slashes PlayStation 4's price to match Xbox One

The console wars continue as PlayStation 4 bundles now start at $350.


Firefox-maker Mozilla devises three laws for responsible ad blocking

Firefox is proposing a set of guidelines that will guide the Firefox maker's actions when it comes to content blocking.

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Widely used SHA-1 algorithm could succumb to attack, researchers warn

The SHA-1 hashing algorithm, still used to sign almost one in three SSL certificates, can now be attacked for as little as $75,000, and should be urgently retired, researchers say