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Mozilla will donate $1 million to open-source software

The Mozilla Foundation pledged contribute $1 million to various open-source software projects under the auspices of the new Mozilla Open-Source Support program.


Plex overhauls its home theater PC software with new Plex Media Player

Plex reboots its desktop software with 4K support, mouse controls, and a much slicker interface.

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Misfit's $100 Shine 2 is thinner and smarter than its first-gen activity-tracker

The new device wants to win you over with affordability and style.

12 top Linux-o-lanterns and other open source-loving pumpkins

Tux the Penguin and friends geek up Halloween pumpkins.

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10 (mostly free) must-have Windows 10 apps for power users

If you’ve just bought a Windows 10 device, here are the apps you’ll want to download as soon as possible to get the most out of your new machine.

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Microsoft finally delivers on Skype messaging promises with new Windows 10 beta

Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10565 for Windows 10 on Monday that includes the Skype messaging apps the company promised during the run-up to the operating system's launch.

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SwiftKey's Neural Alpha keyboard uses its own brain to build better predictions

The newest Android keyboard taps into neural network technology, which tries to work similarly to a human brain.

Android devices will soon run Windows software thanks to CrossOver and Wine

CrossOver and Wine have long been famous for helping Windows software run on Linux, and now they're coming to Android.

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Microsoft expands FastTrack service to aid Office 365 migration for businesses

Microsoft now lets anyone with a major Office 365 ProPlus subscription get access to its migration services all the time.

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Far Cry Primal officially revealed, takes players to the Stone Age

After an ultra-long reveal stream and a leak, Ubisoft finally reveals the next Far Cry entry. The only question now is "Can we ride woolly mammoths?"

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Why the software world needs a 'no-fly zone' for patents

Launched 10 years ago this fall, the OIN was formed by IBM, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony to create a protected zone of patents around core Linux and open source software technologies -- functionality that's essential for global open source projects, platforms and companies such as OpenStack, Linux, Red Hat, SUSE, Android and Apache.

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Microsoft improves sharing in OneNote Class Notebooks as school year plows on

Microsoft is trying to make its note-taking program the best option for teachers in a competitive education technology market.

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Microsoft offers new way to laud your co-workers with Delve Web app

Delve, one of the key parts of the future of Microsoft's office suite, gained a new way to allow users to praise their co-workers.

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Microsoft stays in the on-premises email server game with launch of Exchange 2016

Microsoft launched the 2016 edition of its Exchange Server software on Thursday morning.