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Upgrading to SAP Hana? This new tool can help prepare your code

SAP has placed a big bet on Hana, so customers that haven't already switched to the in-memory computing platform can be sure they'll be encouraged to do so in the near future. If they're smart, they'll make sure they're ready first.

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The eyes have it: How Eyefluence aims to change the future of VR

A startup called Eyefluence aims to improve virtual and augmented reality with its eye-tracking technology. After an early glimpse at what the company's tech can do, it seems like a must-have for future headsets.

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Gaming on Linux, Steam machines set to soar with DirectX competitor Vulkan

The look of games on Linux-based Steam machines and mobile devices will improve with the upcoming Vulkan API.

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Google overhauls My Maps with its first update since 2014

Customize your own topographical creations with a splashy new interface and several new capabilities.

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PCWorld Show Episode 3: Surface vindicated and the end of cheap Skylake overclocking

Plus, the Feds consider letting a computer be the "driver" of a car, and the viability of physical media in a streaming world.

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This week in games: Assassin's Creed takes a break, Sonic the Hedgehog goes to Hollywood

Plus no Assassin's Creed in 2016, a sequel to Watch Dogs, and Quantum Break unveils a PC version. This is gaming news for February 8 - 12.

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Google didn't abuse its position in Streetmap case, UK court rules

Google has prevailed in a court case filed against it by U.K.-based online mapping company Streetmap alleging anticompetitive behavior.

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NBC's latest streaming video service is for reality TV junkies

NBC's Hayu will stream same-day episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and other reality shows, but not in the Untied States.

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Facebook Messenger may again handle SMS messages on Android

Messenger also now supports multiple accounts at once, so you don't have to constantly sign out to switch profiles.

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New Chromebook won't break with 365-pound person standing on it

CTL's NL6x Extra-Rugged Chromebook for Education can withstand drops and bumps.

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New SourceForge owners kill contentious DevShare bloatware program

SourceForge wants to be a trusted repository of open source software. Its first step is killing DevShare, the revenue sharing bundleware program.

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Dish defangs its AutoHop ad-skipping technology for Fox shows

Dish’s ad-skipping AutoHop tech gets a seven-day delay for primetime Fox programming.

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Uber has to refund those so-called Safe Ride fees

You could get a little money back because Uber's driver background checks aren't really "industry leading."

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Nasdaq to use blockchain to record shareholder votes

Later this year, Nasdaq plans to record stockholders' electronic votes on its own blockchain system for companies listed on its exchange in Estonia. By digitizing the entire process, it expects to speed and simplify the proxy voting process.

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Pwn2Own contest puts $75,000 bounty on VMware Workstation bypass

The Pwn2Own hacking contest in March will award security researchers for exploiting Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Flash Player and, for the first time, VMware Workstation.