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Google to expand tests of self-driving cars in Austin with its own prototypes

Google will for the first time take its marshmallow-shaped self-driving car beyond its home turf in California and onto the streets of Austin, Texas. Kids at a local event in the Texas capital said the car looked like "the future."

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Tech nightmares that keep Turing Award winners up at night

"What about the tech world today keeps you up at night?" was the question. RSA encryption algorithm co-inventor Leonard Adleman, "Father of the Internet" Vint Cerf and cryptography innovator Manuel Blum all shared their biggest fears.

Tor security concerns prompt largest dark market to suspend operations

Administrators of Agora, the largest online black marketplace operating on the Tor anonymity network, decided to temporarily suspend the website because of possible attacks based on recent methods of exposing Tor Hidden Services.

Salesforce platform gets a new look and feel

Salesforce is updating its user interface, offering customers a modern cross-platform design with greater flexibility.

UK government inks fresh deal with Oracle

The Crown Commercial Service revealed that it has just signed a new, three-year deal with the software vendor.

Microsoft buddies up to Docker with Windows Server Containers

Microsoft has released a technical preview of the first publically available version of Windows Server Containers, which will be built into Windows Server 2016, the next version of Microsoft's operating system for servers.

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Nuance pushes speech recognition to Android, iOS with new Dragon Anywhere

Nuance's popular dictation app is now a cloud-connected service that works in tandem with updated versions for the Mac and PC.

Memory issue disrupts FAA air traffic control system

A memory issue in the traffic management system of the Federal Aviation Administration resulted in the disruption of flights on the U.S. East Coast on Saturday, according to the agency.

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IBM partners up to make Linux mainframes more mainstream

The company is working with Suse and Canonical to expand its offerings

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Software upgrade could be cause of US airline disruption

The Federal Aviation Administration has zeroed in on a recent upgrade at a radar facility

Inside Ames: Why rain and solar panels don’t get along

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are investigating what causes solar panels to lose efficiency and what can be done to improve their performance.

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GitHub launches desktop client to lure more developers

The GitHib desktop can branch copies of a software project and then merge user changes back into the project