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Amazon Echo gains support for Outlook calendars

Users of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant can now ask her questions about the contents of their Microsoft-hosted calendars. On Wednesday, the assistant gained the ability to interact with calendars from Outlook.com and Office 365, similar to how it works with Google Calendar.

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Amazon Echo and Google Home want to replace your home phone

Phone calls could be coming to the Amazon Echo and Google Home, but the companies are currently hung up on several technicalities.

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Twitter starts putting abusive users in the corner by reducing their reach

If you say nasty things on Twitter, your reach across the network may be temporarily diminished.

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Tech groups gear up for FISA surveillance fight

A controversial provision in U.S. law that gives the National Security Agency broad authority to spy on people overseas expires at the end of the year, and six major tech trade groups are gearing up for a fight over an extension.

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Adding data to toothbrushes, MRI machines

From toothbrushes to high-end medical imaging equipment, Philips is offering its consumer and business customers access to more data through Internet of Things-type sensors.

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63% off Kidde Battery-Operated Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Digital Display - Deal Alert

An essential device to help warn you and your family of dangerous carbon monoxide levels in your home. Measures the exposure to carbon monoxide over time and updates the status every 15 seconds for timely and accurate readings. Free-standing design allows for attachment to a wall or placement on a counter or nightstand.

Chromebook power tips: How to work smarter online and offline

Bet you don’t know everything Chrome OS can do. Here’s what it offers, from keyboard shortcuts to Chromecast capers—and a surprising amount of offline productivity.

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Halo Wars 2 PC impressions: This console-fied RTS has some PC-specific problems

If you were hoping a PC release of Halo Wars 2 might fix its issues, I've got bad news: It actually introduced new ones. Controls, performance, and AI covered inside.

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How to set up your new Chromebook the right way

Follow these tricks for getting yourself up and running with the right apps, settings, and offline tools.

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How to use your smartphone to get politically active

You want to do more than tweet, share, and like. You want to make a difference. These are the apps that can get you there.

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5 ways TV networks are responding to the growing cord-cutting movement

How TV networks are dealing with cord cutting: Try new business models, cling to old ones

The Challenges of Identity in the Cloud

JD Sherry, VP of Cloud Security at Optiv talks to Infoworld's Fahmida Rashid about the challenges of identity in cloud environments.

What is Cyber Deception?

Cymmetria founder and CEO Gadi Evron explains the complex world of cyber deception, and how the principles of information control are helping to secure our systems.

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US legislation revived to curb warrantless geolocation tracking

U.S. legislators have reintroduced bills that would place curbs on warrantless access by the government to electronically generated geolocation information of Americans, including on the use of cell-site simulators that can capture cellphone data.

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5G progress at Ericsson could help enterprises work worldwide

The Swedish network giant Ericsson will have a lot of prospective 5G equipment to show to gearheads at Mobile World Congress later this month, but the future cloud capabilities it demonstrates may be just as important for a subscriber’s experience.

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The 7 security threats to technology that scare experts the most

Researchers from the SANS Institute outline the top seven threats that security researchers dread this year—and ransomware's just the beginning.

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A.I. faces hype, skepticism at RSA cybersecurity show

The cybersecurity industry has been talking up artificial intelligence and machine learning as a way to stop the hackers, but don’t necessarily believe all the hype.

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23% off EVGA Supernova G3 750W 220-G3-0750-X1 Fully Modular Power Supply - Deal Alert

This power supply features 80 PLUS Gold rated efficiency, and clean, continuous power to every component. The ECO Thermal Control Fan System offers fan modes to provide zero fan noise during low load operations.