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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.


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


No joke: Microsoft is teaching comedy to computers

Using a computer algorithm, The New Yorker’s cartoon contest editors weaned out thousands of unfunny submissions.

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Oracle updates complaint against Google to highlight Android's success

Oracle hopes to buttress its case that Google's infringement of Java copyrights was not 'fair use'

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BitTorrent Sync's cloudless file syncing adds mobile productivity features

BitTorrent Sync for mobile is great if you just want to view files sent to you from PCs. Now, Sync taps into your smartphone or tablet's productive side.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, July 31

Facebook drone set to fly this year...Windows 10 hit on browser choice...Hacker breaks into GM car using OnStar

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, July 29

Intel, Micron unveil a new class of memory...Facebook's mobile revenue tipped to rise again...New drones help drivers with tricky deliveries