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IBM and AT&T are cozying up to IoT developers

Big IoT partnerships are coming thick and fast these days. A deal between IBM and AT&T to help developers turn IoT ideas into reality is just the latest tie-up involving major enterprise vendors in this field.

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Microsoft is replacing Skype’s ancient Linux client with a web app (sort of)

Skype for Linux Alpha is based on Skype for Web, and Microsoft's active development of the client will benefit users of Chromebooks as well as Linux.

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Slideshow: Inside Facebook's lab where it tests 2,000 phones at once

Facebook makes thousands of changes in its code every week. Any one of them could accidentally cause Facebook software to take up more data, memory or battery life on your phone. So the company tests code on more than 2,000 phones to account for hardware models, operating systems and network connections.

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Confirmed: Only Microsoft Edge will play Netflix content at 1080p on your PC

Microsoft claims that Edge does something Chrome, Firefox, and Opera can't: Stream 1080p Netflix content on your PC. Turns out it's true.

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Microsoft spices up Surface Hub with Azure cloud services

Microsoft's supersized Surface Hub is viewed as a computer for videoconferencing and digital whiteboarding, but it's starting to do a lot more than just be the centerpiece of a conference room.

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Save Hundreds On The Complete Linux System Administrator Bundle - Deal Alert

Packed with over 100 hours of instruction, this bundle will help you dive into Linux, the popular open-source operating system, and is currently on sale over 90% off its typical price.

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26% off Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Bounty with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit - Deal Alert

Garden year 'round with the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden. Grow fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens, flowers and more! The AeroGarden is a soil-free indoor gardening system that grows plants 5 times faster than in soil.

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33% off Logitech Z623 200 Watt 2.1 Home Speaker System - Deal Alert

THX-certified 2.1 speaker system brings your music, movies and games to life in immersive studio-quality audio. Currently discounted a significant 33% off its typical list price on Amazon.

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Three popular Drupal modules get patches for site takeover flaws

The security team of the popular Drupal content management system worked with the maintainers of three third-party modules to fix critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to take over websites.

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Solar Impulse 2 is one flight away from circling the globe on no fuel

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft landed in Cairo on Wednesday, putting it tantalizingly close to completing a circumnavigation of the globe without burning a single drop of fuel.

Solar Impulse 2 is one flight away from circling the globe on no fuel

The amazing solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 is in Cairo, ahead of its final flight on a round-the-world trip.

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Chinese hackers blamed for multiple breaches at US banking agency

Chinese government hackers were the likely attackers in three breaches in recent years at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the U.S. agency that insures bank accounts, according to a congressional audit.

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How 'human-aware' AI could save us from the robopocalypse

Much virtual ink gets spilled each week enumerating the many horrors that could be ours in an AI-filled world, but top researchers in the field are already thinking ahead and making plans to ensure none of that happens.

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BitTorrent takes on cable with live news network on Apple TV and OS X

BitTorrent News aims to bring an "independent voice" to election coverage, starting with the Republican National Convention.

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Hangouts 11 adds video messages and gets rid of merged SMS conversations

Google says merged SMS was confusing and rarely used, so it got rid of it. But at least we got the video messages that have been on iOS for a while.

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Vicious new ransomware takes your money and still deletes your files

A new form of ransomware, called Ranscam, reminds us why it doesn't pay to pay.