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Keep your tiny goblins safe on Halloween with these apps

Create a digital Halloween safety kit that will keep you in the loop of where everyone is and add some light to your haunted path through the neighborhood.

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For big raises in IT, look to mobile, security, big data

More women will enter the technology workforce in the coming years as they use IT jobs to land business positions, a report said

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Twitter saves Twitpic's domain and photo archive at last minute

Twitpic had earlier said it was shutting down Saturday after it could not agree on terms with a potential buyer

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Court decision puts Uber on hold in Nevada (for a couple weeks, anyway)

A district court judge in Carson City prevented the popular ridesharing company from operating in the state until at least November 7.

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Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

The specification helps users join secure networks automatically

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Google makes a strategic move, crowns Sundar Pichai as head of product at Google

The move adds credence to Android's new motto: "Be together. Not the same."

Nest acquires Revolv and immediately stops sales of one of the top smart-home hubs

This is great news on the one hand, and a sad turn of events on the other.

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Big Data Digest: Rise of the think-bots

This week in big data news, a bevvy of data-crunching analysis-centered startups came out of stealth

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Apple mum as Mac owners tussle with Yosemite over Wi-Fi problems

Complaints continue to pour in from users whose Wi-Fi is malfunctioning after upgrading to the new Mac OS X version

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Apple Pay tops Tim Cook's to-do list in China

Apple CEO wrapped up a four-day trip to China on Friday

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FCC pushes TV spectrum auction to 2016 after legal challenge

Complexity and a court petition by broadcasters will introduce delays, FCC Chairman Wheeler said

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In pictures: Google exec secretly shatters Felix Baumgartner's skydiving altitude record

Move over, Felix Baumgartner. Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, rode a balloon more than 25 miles up, then cut the cord.

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Dragon Age gets sexy, Assassin's Creed: Unity gets ridiculous, and more must-know gaming news

Plus Mortal Kombat is getting a live-action series, we get a glimpse of the Star Wars Battlefront sequel that never was, and someone threatens Gabe Newell's life.