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Employers use customized bonus plans to attract developers, survey says

Customized merit plans fell out of fashion during the recession but the demand for IT talent has resurrected them

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IBM to sell business-optimized iPads in unexpected partnership

IBM says it will develop business-optimized apps for the iOS platform, and will sell both iPhones and iPads to business customers, too.

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Intel beats estimates, says PCs packing next-gen Broadwell chips on track for the holidays

Intel handily beat Wall Street estimates for both profits and revenue for the second quarter, and said that shipments of its new Broadwell processor would be in time for the holiday season. But its communications sales were awful.

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LG G Watch review: A dull container for Google's exciting new smartwatch OS

Android Wear is a solid step forward in smartwatch interface design, but LG's implementation is uninspired and costs $30 more than Samsung's very similar hardware.

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HP chairman resigns due to ill health

It's another change at a company that's battling to get back on track

U.S. House approves permanent ban on Internet access taxes

The legislation would permanently extend a ban that's been in place since 1998.

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Report: Two more HTC execs to leave the company

The chiefs of marketing and operations are departing the Taiwanese company.

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Skype group calls now free on Surface, Windows tablets

Users can make group calls for free on Windows PCs, so why not tablets, too? Microsoft has solved that problem.

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Intel to ship Galileo Gen2 open-source computer in August for $60

Intel's competitor to the Raspberry Pi could be used to create robots, 3D printers, wearables.

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Microsoft trains 'brain' to explain Pomeranians and make Cortana smarter, too

Microsoft continues its work on machine learning through a research project called "Adam." One of its goals is to make its Cortana digital assistant even more intuitive and helpful.

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MediaTek announces Octa-core, 64-bit SoC to target high-end devices

In a move to better compete with market leader Qualcomm, MediaTek is pushing a new System on a Chip for 64-bit Android devices.

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Overreliance on the NSA led to weak crypto standard, NIST advisers find

NIST needs to improve its cryptographic expertise in order to challenge advice received from the NSA when developing standards, report says

How to create an anonymous email account

It's not just dissidents looking for anoymous email, but everyday people who'd rather not reveal their true identity.