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AMD, Nvidia ramp up Linux driver support after Valve's SteamOS announcement

The Linux-based SteamOS isn't even available yet but it's already making waves.

Windows Phone's 'Cortana' will challenge Siri and Google Now for smart assistant supremacy

In its quest to build a better smart assistant, Microsoft has allegedly enlisted the help of the most fantastic digital assistant ever imagined.

Dryft tackles tablet typing by miming physical keyboards

Swype revolutionized the keyboard experience on Android phones, and now its creator is hoping lightning will strike twice with his new Dryft virtual tablet keyboard

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VMware releases Fusion 6 to support OS X Mavericks, Windows 8.1

VMware has released the latest version of Fusion, its app for running Windows and other OSes on your Mac. Its chief focus: support the latest versions of OS X and Windows

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Amazon Web Services improves GovCloud management

GovCloud is an isolated section of Amazon’s hosted environment designed to allow U.S. government agencies and customers to move sensitive workloads into the cloud.

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Chromebooks get “immersive mode” and smarter launcher

The new Chrome OS cuts through a lot of the clutter.

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How Nuance is building a digital persona that loves you

A man falls in love with his digital assistant. It's not just the premise of a new movie. It's a business objective of Nuance Communications.

Novell serves up business printing for BYOD era

Seeking a foothold in more enterprises running Microsoft software, Novell introduces an application to streamline the process of connecting employees to workspace printers, even if they are using non-Microsoft computers and mobile devices, such as iPhones.

Puppet acquires DevOps startup Cloudsmith

Open-source IT automation software vendor Puppet Labs has acquired Cloudsmith, which provides tools and services that can help administrators and developers more easily use the Puppet software.

Microsoft: Here's why businesses will want Windows 8.1

Security, manageability, flexibility: Microsoft executives outlined several undisclosed features of Windows 8.1 at its TechEd conference on Monday.

Microsoft preps system software for cloud usage

Microsoft is updating a number of its IT infrastructure and development tools to work more seamlessly with its Azure hosted cloud services, including Windows Server, System Center, Visual Studio and SQL Server.

Hackers exploit Ruby on Rails vulnerability to compromise servers, create botnet

Hackers are actively exploiting a critical vulnerability in the Ruby on Rails Web application development framework in order to compromise Web servers and create a botnet.

Samsung Link set to replace AllShare Play multimedia-sharing app

Samsung's AllShare Play application, which allows file sharing among the company's mobile devices, has been renamed Link, and it has a new user interface and search features.

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