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Alleged YouTube music ripper sued by industry for copyright infringement

Stream-ripping, or the conversion of streamed content into downloadable files, has become a major problem for the recorded music industry, which reports a 50 percent increase in such unauthorized ripping in the U.S. from 2013 to 2015.

A high-tech shirt made for speed

Worn by racing driver Tony Kanaan, this high-tech shirt from NTT Data and Toray provides his crew realtime measurements of his body during a race.

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Dots will send you meaningful notifications based on your location

Dots are low-power bluetooth devices that can be programed to deliver location-specific notifications and reminders as well as control bluetooth connected devices.

Dots are the digital Post-its of the modern smart home

Dots are low-power bluetooth devices that can be programed to deliver location-specific notifications and reminders as well as control bluetooth connected devices.

How to create a culture of innovation

CIO.com's Rich Hein spoke to seasoned IT leaders to learn the ways in which they foster a workplace culture that values and rewards innovation.

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Pure Storage VP: 'Something had to be done' about patent trolls

Companies lose billions each year defending themselves against patent trolls, and the problem is only getting worse. Pure Storage is one of a growing number of organizations that are working to do something about it.

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First federal guidelines for self-driving cars outlined

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday released an overview of the federal government’s automated vehicles policy.

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Robot cars will make up most of Lyft’s rides in five years

Autonomous cars are set to take off but they are less likely to be driven by private owners and will in all probability be part of networks operated by ride-hailing services, according to the co-founder and president of Lyft.

Indie rock group Active Bird Community

The Brooklyn based musicians of Active Bird Community learned the importance of sticking together via social media in their early days as a band.

Sibling duo Jocelyn & Chris Arndt

Siblings Jocelyn and Chris realized early on that they possessed a talent for making melodies together. Coupled with the use of on-the-go apps and gadgets the duo is able attend Harvard University as well as tour on the road. Filmed at D'angelico Guitars of America. dangelicoguitars.com

Singer-songwriter Raphaelle

Artists like Nina Simone gave singer/songwriter Raphaelle the inspiration for writing soulful melodies, but the combination of her laptop and Logic Pro help her continue to write music on the go.

Electronic band Wake Island

Philippe Manasseh and Nadim Maghzal transformed their rock band into an electronic one, with the help of the program Ableton and two laptops.

Tel Aviv takes big screen gaming to a whole new level

Tourists and residents in Tel Aviv can play classic arcade games on a giant scale thanks to a 3,000-square-meter screen mounted on the City Hall building.

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Self-driving Ubers are now arriving in Pittsburgh

Uber has begun offering customers the chance to ride in one of its autonomous car prototypes. The new service has launched in Pittsburgh, where Uber carries out its high-tech research, and is a sign of confidence by the company in its self-driving car technology.

Your next Uber could be self driving

Self-driving Ubers are now arriving in Pittsburgh as the company tests out its autonomous car development

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This smart light is bright: It turns any surface into an interactive display

Lampix looks like a regular lamp, but using a Raspberry Pi 3, camera, and projector, it can make most flat surfaces interactive.

Interview: Jim Kruger, CMO, Polycom

IDG CMO Perspectives provides insight into the state of Marketing across industries from leading business executives. Jim Kruger, Chief Marketing Officer of Polycom, speaks with Josh London, CMO of IDG, and discusses the value of carefully applying marketing technology to improve your ability to meet customer needs, understand buying intent and more.

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Tesla's free Autopilot 8.0 update shifts focus to radar to avoid car crashes

Autopilot 8.0 is rolling out to Tesla vehicles soon with improved radar to help mitigate problems where the system's visual system falls short.

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OpenText to buy Dell EMC's enterprise content division

Canadian enterprise information management vendor OpenText has agreed to buy Dell Technologies' EMC Enterprise Content Division for US$1.62 billion, in a deal that allows both companies to focus on their core missions.

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HP's buying Samsung's printer business for $1 billion

HP has a plan to offset its declining printer revenue: Buy the printing business of Samsung Electronics.

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Google gets API management tools in Apigee deal

Google plans to acquire API management vendor Apigee in a US$625 million deal that will give the search giant secure and multilanguage API tools used by companies bringing more and more of their services online.

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Big data is already a $46 billion market, but you ain't seen nothin' yet

Big data has been a big buzzword for more than a few years already, and it's got some solid numbers to back that up, including $46 billion in 2016 revenue for vendors of related products and services. But the big data era is still just beginning to dawn, with the real growth yet to come.

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Pico can brew craft beers right in your kitchen

Pico is an automated brewing machine that can recreate your favorite beer

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HPE said to plan sale of its software unit

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is said to be looking to sell its software division, which would include the business from its disastrous acquisition of Autonomy in 2011, according to newspaper reports.

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Apple's Cook calls European tax ruling 'total political crap'

The European Commission's decision to force Apple to pay Ireland billions in back taxes is "total political crap" and a reflection of anti-U.S. sentiment, company CEO Tim Cook said in an interview published Thursday.