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Armikrog review impressions: This relentlessly old-school, Gumby on acid-like game could use a bit more polish

After multiple delays, we finally get our hands on this claymation point-and-click. Good news: It runs.

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What you need to know about the big changes coming to on-the-go payments this week

It's the biggest week in payment technology since Apple Pay was introduced last year, and the changes could have a long-term impact on how you buy goods and services in stores.

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Tim Cook says businesses need to step up where governments don't

Apple's CEO said that he wants large companies like Apple to play a role in solving societal problems when governments can't.

Apple Music debuts June 30 — all the ways you love music, all in one place.

Apple Music, iTunes Movies, and iBooks roll out in China

Apple has launched Apple Music together with iTunes Movies and iBooks in China, which is already the company's largest market for app downloads.

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Google's goodies: The 9 biggest reveals from its fall hardware rollout

Google rolled out a trove of new devices at a September 29 press event, from the expected, like new Nexus phones, to confirmed rumors, like the high-end Pixel C tablet. We give you the highlights here.



The TiVo Bolt DVR is all about saving you time

TiVo’s new box is much pricier than a standard cable-company DVR, but aims to be better at skipping commercials and streaming videos. It will interest cord-cutters, too.

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Thousands of medical devices are vulnerable to hacking, security researchers say

Thousands of medical devices, including MRI scanners, x-ray machines and drug infusion pumps, are vulnerable to hacking, creating significant health risks for patients, security researchers said this week.


AMD's Pro APUs for business launch quietly with just one major customer, HP

Based on the Godaveri and Carrizo chips, AMD adds its AMD Secure Processor for corporate peace of mind. Whether anyone will buy is the open question.

Google self driving car

Google triples self-driving car fleet in four months

Google's self-driving car fleet is expanding fast and in the last four months the number of cars it is permitted to drive on California streets has more than tripled.

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BlueTalon brings Hadoop security down to the file system

Big data can mean big threats to security, but BlueTalon just launched what it calls the first-ever filtering and dynamic masking capabilities for use directly on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS).

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A Linux botnet is launching crippling DDoS attacks in excess of 150Gbps

The security response team from Akamai Technologies have observed multiple attacks originating from a Linux botnet recently that have ranged from a few gigabits per second to over 150.

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Box powers ahead with new app and services for businesses

Box announced a suite of new apps and services on Tuesday during its BoxWorks conference in San Francisco.

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Cloud-based 'digital twins' could make power plants more efficient

General Electric is introducing the Digital Power Plant, a real-time simulation of a physical power plant that lives in the cloud and allows for better management and less downtime.

Google Pixel C: What you need to know

Google's Pixel C convertible will be out later this year and will start at $499.

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Tim Cook on Apple and Microsoft partnership: 'It's what customers want'

At the BoxWorks conference, the Apple CEO explained why the former foes could gain more by collaborating than by competing.

Chromecast, Chromecast Audio: What you need to know

Both are available now and cost $35.

Netflix on iPad

Now you can stream Netflix at 35,000 feet—and for free

Netflix said Tuesday that it has struck a deal with Virgin to allow passengers to stream Netflix content on connected tablets and other devices.