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Hadoop World: The executive dashboard is on the way out

The O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World conference in New York points to new ways of analyzing data

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Apple unveils 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina, the 'world's highest resolution display'

Apple gives its 27-inch iMac all-in-one the Retina treatment, but the non-Retina models are sticking around.

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Apple debuts iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3: Thinner, faster, gold, and with Touch ID

The newest additions to the iPad lineup are incremental upgrades from their predecessors.

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A City Sleeps review: A rhythmic, heavenly twist on bullet-hell shooters

Harmonix's rhythm-based shoot-em-up A City Sleeps is nightmarishly difficult, but that shouldn't stop you from playing.

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Apple Pay launches Oct. 20 in a play to kill credit cards

Apple's new mobile payment system hits the ground running on Monday with a slew of new partners.

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Steam's biggest free weekend ever lets you play 10 top PC games for nothing

Ten top PC games can be played in full on Steam this weekend, and the titles are being discounted if you want to keep playing when Monday rolls around.

FBI director calls for greater police access to communications

Apple and Google should also rethink their plans to enable smartphone encryption by default, he says.

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Free game alert: Steal a no-cost copy of Payday: The Heist for today only

It's like stealing candy from a baby, if the baby just gave away its candy.

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Utterly crazy hack uses long-distance lasers to send malware commands via all-in-one printers

If you saw it in a movie, you'd never believe it's true. But it is. Researchers have developed Morse code for transmitting data via pulses of light sent to a scanner via a laser.

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Spec showdown: Google Nexus 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Google and Samsung offer two big phones for people who want high-resolution screens. Here's a quick guide as to how each breaks down.

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Revolutionize disaster recovery with DevOps tools

Here's how the DevOps movement can help you get back on your feet.

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New CBS All Access joins streaming-service trend, but many strings are attached

The future of a-la-carte TV looks less than rosy. The $6 monthly All Access service omits football games and “The Big Bang Theory” due to licensing issues, and new shows will still have commercials.