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Human error root cause of November Microsoft Azure outage

The November 18-19 outage was caused by an update that Microsoft personnel assumed to be sound, but wasn't

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Forensic software gets around iCloud security features

Elcomsoft's Phone Breaker can pull data from iCloud accounts with a person's knowledge

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Uber envisions a safer ride in 2015

The company is looking at using new driver screening methods, which may include polygraph tests

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Obama pushes for net neutrality, opposes data localization in trade pact

A leaked documents shows the Obama administration pushing tech issues in a secretive trade-in-services deal

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Optimize your home network using these tools

Having a speedy home network is much more than just signing up for the fastest Internet. Here's how to avoid network bottlenecks and get the most from your home internet connection.

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Forget 2015: Bing already knows which people, products and trends will win next year

Using the same predictive technology that it harnessed to call the outcome of the World Cup, Microsoft's Bing thinks it knows the album of the year, the Golden Globe winners, and even the fashion trends of 2015.

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Google may (or may not) release Android 5.1 soon, but either way the OS needs TLC

Think of the Lollipop rumors as a wish list of sorts—almost as if Android users are begging Google to fix what's wrong with Android 5.0.

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Baldur’s Gate II, Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft bring clever, strategy-based gaming to Android

Just in time for holiday distraction from your annoying relatives, two name-brand game titles hit Google Play Store.

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Cities: Skylines is more like SimCity than SimCity

Enormous cities? Check. Granular policy management? Check. Dynamic water simulation? Check. Tears of joy? Hopefully.

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How a small business can profit from big data

Big data is no longer just a tool for big companies. Here's how to use analytical tools to take your business to the next level.

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IBM detects skin cancer more quickly with visual machine learning

Cognitive computing could improve the ability to spot melanoma early on

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ICANN data compromised in spearphishing attack

Staff email credentials and some user data, including email and postal addresses, were taken.

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Dish becomes first big US TV provider to offer Netflix through your set-top box

Satellite TV service becomes the first U.S. pay-TV service to offer Netflix via its DVR.

U.S. agency sues Sprint for alleged unauthorized charges

Consumer protection bureau says Sprint's third-party billing system was a breeding ground for unauthorized text message charges.

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Blackberry Classic aims for old Bold holdouts

Blackberry digs into its past with a QWERTY keyboard, toolbelt and trackpad, but sticks with BB10 software.