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Judge dimisses second conviction of ex-Goldman Sachs coder

Sergey Aleynikov improperly copied code but did not violate the law he was charged with

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AMD preannounces lower revenue due to poor demand for its APUs

Fewer customers than expected have bought AMD's APUs (combining a CPU and a graphics chip), forcing AMD to rely on sales of lower-margin products to survive.

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Instagram bumps up photo resolution to 1080 pixels

Photos had been limited to 640 pixels since the company's launch in 2010

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Microsoft's new Tossup app tries to simplify getting friends together

The new Tossup app from Microsoft Garage is designed to make it easy to poll your friends.

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Microsoft renames Xbox Music Groove Music, drops Xbox branding from video store

Xbox Music doesn't require an Xbox. Obvious, right? The renaming may help, but the service could also use a lot more subscribers.

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Google self-driving cars had two accidents in June, both caused by non-Google humans

In both incidents, a self-driving test car was rear-ended at a stop light. No injuries occurred.

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Microsoft offers researchers $500K to work on HoloLens

A new program will set up five qualified teams with a grant and a pair of HoloLens development kits.

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Bing Maps preview offers new, more useful card motif

A unique "Along Your Route" feature in the new Bing Maps tracks points of interest along your commute or road trip, and there's a whole wealth of information that's now at your fingertips.

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Linux Mint 17.2 launches with big Cinnamon and MATE desktop improvements

While Ubuntu's looking ahead to the future, Linux Mint's focused on making the traditional desktop experience better than ever.

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BlackBerry Venice: Android's looking even more likely

An unconfirmed image of BlackBerry’s next smartphone shows a full suite of Google apps.