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Meet Sirius, the open-source Siri clone that runs on Ubuntu

Backed by Google and created with software from some of the nation's top universities, Sirius can even identify objects in pictures to respond to your questions about it.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, March 18

Facebook jumps into P2P payments...GOP tackles FCC chairman over net neutrality...Microsoft says Hello to biometrics... and more tech news

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Facebook query software crawls data mountains more quickly

Facebook has updated its Presto SQL query engine for faster performance

HSA spec released, will share workloads among CPUs, GPUs

HSA Foundation's first software and hardware specification could extract more performance, battery from mobile devices

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Microsoft customizes Azure for the Internet of Things

The cloud service will provide many technologies to run distributed networks

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Networking's open at last. Now what?

Open-source hardware and software provide new options, but most enterprises won't use them for years

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Oracle introduces big data-infused marketing services

Oracle has unveiled new services around customer service and prospect marketing

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Docker scoops up Kitematic for smoother Mac compatibility

Startup's open-source tool adds a GUI and one-click Docker installation

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Outages plague App Store, iTunes, and other Apple services

If you're trying to buy music, apps, or games this morning, good luck.

on macworld.com

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Facebook's Open Compute Project starts to crack networking

Efforts to open up "black box" switches have started to deliver results

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Mantle is a Vulkan: AMD's dead graphics API rises from the ashes in OpenGL's successor

Obi Wan said it best: 'If you strike me down, I'll become far more powerful than you'll ever imagine.' That's happened with AMD's API Mantle which died at 1.0 but has risen as the new Vulkan API.

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uTorrent quietly installs a cryptocurrency miner on users' computers

The popular BitTorrent client tries to turn a buck through cryptocurrency, but sends users scrambling for alternatives instead.

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VMware sued for alleged GPL license infractions

VMware says the lawsuit is without merit