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Don't look now, but ATMs are about to get a cloud makeover

NCR uses Android and a thin-client model to bring yesterday's bank machines into the cloud era

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Linux 4.0 brings Skynet closer to existence, offers reboot-free kernel patching

With Linux 4.0, we're one step closer to the version of Linux used by the T-800 Terminator. But it's full of handy improvements!

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OnePlus launches OxygenOS, a custom version of Android Lollipop for the OnePlus One

The new ROM brings a near-stock Lollipop experience to the much-beleaguered phone.

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Chrome OS beta has a new Launcher—and it looks suspiciously like Google Now

Chrome OS Beta Channel users should get the new-look launcher in the next few days.

Microsoft prepares Windows 10 for panoply of sensors

A unified sensor interface will allow Windows 10 devices to support a slew of new environmental, biometric, proximity and motion sensors.

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Here are five moves Microsoft must make to resuscitate Windows phones

Microsoft's years of missed mobile opportunities have taken a toll, but it's not too late for a comeback

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Ubuntu just switched to systemd, the project sparking controversy throughout Linux

Ubuntu Linux's Upstart has been upstaged by systemd.

Hands-on with Ubuntu Phone's swipe-centric 'scopes' interface

Canonical's Ubuntu Phone OS relies on swiping gestures to navigate through what it calls scopes.

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GNOME 2 is back: Ubuntu MATE is now an official flavor

The GNOME 2-based Ubuntu MATE is now 'officially official.'

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Red Hat strips down for Docker

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host contains only the tools needed for developing and running Docker containers

Cyanogen's CTO riffs on Alcatel phones and the relationship with Google

Cyanogen co-founder Steve Kondik says Alcatel "really gets what we do" after cementing plans to sell the HERO 2+ for $299 in North America.

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The other guys: Canonical and Jolla trot out alternatives to Android, iOS

The smartphone OSes have something different, in a good way, to offer those looking for smartphone OS alternatives.

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Jolla, SSH outline plans to build a secure OS for smartphones and tablets

A new version of Jolla's Sailfish OS is getting locked down with the help of SSH.

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Firefox OS coming to U.S., developed markets in 2016

Mozilla and telecom carriers see demand for high-end flip phones, so that's where Mozilla is heading.

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Ubuntu 14.04.2 arrives with updated hardware support and a new Linux kernel

The latest Ubuntu Long Term Support update plays nice with new hardware.