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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 30

Obama wants to boost U.S. supercomputing...OPM hackers also hit United Airlines...Oracle preps 'Sonoma' chip for low-priced Sparc servers

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Armed with Watson smarts, Pepper aspires to be a robot salesman

Despite its powerful AI boost, SoftBank's humanoid robot is still limited by basic challenges

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Video gaming sparks excitement in China

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 were big attractions at this year's ChinaJoy show

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What Windows 7 holdouts will miss: 11 improvements in Windows 10

You don't know what you're missing: These under-the-hood improvements have graduated from Windows 8 to Windows 10 and could justify an upgrade.

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Cut the cord and leave cable TV behind

Don't be afraid to get rid of your cable. Streaming and download services will ensure that you don't miss any of your favorite shows or movies.

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Why you should ditch SMS and embrace over-the-top messaging apps

Services like Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp offer so many advantages over the antiquated method of text messaging.

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OPM, Anthem hackers reportedly also breached United Airlines

Flight manifests including passenger information and destinations were stolen, report claims

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Killing Cortana: How to disable Windows 10's info-hungry digital assistant

Cortana, Microsoft's supremely useful digital assistant, is a highlight Windows 10 feature—but not everyone will appreciate the amount of personal information she demands to be helpful. Here's how to disable Cortana in Windows 10.

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10 things Windows 10 failed to fix or flat-out broke

Windows 10, you're a great operating system, but...please put these deficiencies on your update list somewhere.

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Secure your fortress with the Internet of Things

Here's how bringing the Internet of Things into your home can help you keep danger at bay.

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6 ways to watch televised news without paying for cable or satellite TV

You don't need an expensive channel bundle to stay informed. These online alternatives cater to every interest with nonstop streaming coverage.

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Obama rolls out initiative to boost US supercomputer capability

The President wants the country to develop a computer that operates at 1,000 petaflops

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Oracle preps 'Sonoma' chip for low-priced Sparc servers

Oracle will disclose the new chip at an engineering conference this month

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Researchers develop astonishing Web-based attack on a computer's DRAM

The Rowhammer problem can be exploited using JavaScript over the Web, researchers have found

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Samsung plots Galaxy S6 price cut, new phones to help business

The major South Korean electronics maker continues to be hit by fierce smartphone competition