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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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Business booms for African sites dedicated to used goods

Rising Internet usage, plus a culture used to bargaining for used goods, provides fertile ground

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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

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Mozilla tests a true stealth mode for Firefox

Sick of having that one ad follow you around the Internet for weeks? A new tool in pre-beta builds of Firefox could help block browser tracking across sites.

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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Seller of melanoma detection apps settles FTC complaint

The marketers of Mole Detective apps lacked proof their products could detect melanoma, the agency says

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Fujitsu brainstorm room lets you write on the walls

Digital sticky notes are one part of this elaborate projection system aimed at going beyond whiteboards


Classic Shell and Start10 banish Windows 10 Live Tiles, bring back Windows 7 look

Here are two ways to make the Windows 10 Start menu more familiar to former Windows 7 users.

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LG launching high-fidelity music download service

Phones will require 24-bit playback to work with the service on LG SmartWorld