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It's a feature, not a flaw: Nvidia CEO addresses GeForce GTX 970's memory spec fiasco

The GTX 970's bizarre memory setup was designed to be a benefit, not a flaw, says Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.

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Million-plus WordPress sites may be vulnerable due to flaw in popular plug-in

Attackers can easily crack cryptographic keys used by the WP-Slimstat plug-in and use them to read information from a site's database

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World's top SIM maker says NSA spies hacked in, but didn't steal encryption keys

After an internal investigation, Gemalto said hacks on its network didn't breach separate infrastructure protecting SIM card encryption keys

Google scraps annual Pwnium bug-hunting contest for year-round rewards

Google said the change will prevent researchers from holding onto dangerous bugs in order to claim a big prize

Microsofts pulling Facebook, Google chat from Outlook.com

Say goodbye to Google Talk and Facebook chat in Outlook.com, because within about two weeks Microsoft's webmail app will be all about Skype and nothing but Skype.

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With no Google, Chinese app stores soar on high downloads

Baidu surpassed Apple to become the world's second-largest app distributor

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, February 25

Hewlett-Packard lowers outlook ... Visa tech may prep Europe for Apple Pay ... Gemalto says encryption keys are safe ... and more tech news

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AMD will skip Chromebooks until prices, features match better, CTO says

Mark Papermaster says AMD chips' graphics power isn't needed yet, but he also indicates a reluctance to win designs via deep discounting, as rival Intel can afford to do.

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Plex: Hey, it’s not just for pirates anymore

You don’t have to skirt the law to take advantage of Plex. Here's how to use the popular media server software—even as a law-abiding cord cutter.

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Sony users unable to access popular services like Hulu, Netflix

The problem appears to have affected users in many countries

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How IBM analyzes Twitter for the enterprise developer

Developers can parse massive amounts of Twitter data through Watson Analytics or IBM's Bluemix platform services

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Uber's loyalty deal with Starwood Hotels could boost global growth

Uber hopes to attract Starwood customers through the program

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Austrian men replace paralyzed hands with nimble robotic ones

The three men can now do things like pouring water thanks to new robotic hands