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8 more years of leap-second woes loom as governments punt decision to 2023

Leap seconds like the one that caused more than 2,000 networks to fail at the end of June will be part of the sysadmin's lot until at least 2023, as an intergovernmental conference has put off a decision on abolishing them until at least 2023.

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5 high-tech toys to delight kids of all ages

Let's face it—you're going to have as much fun with these toys as your kids will. And that's just fine.

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10 ways your smartphone has already replaced your laptop

Your laptop is pretty much just dead weight these days.


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Usability is the secret sauce that's fueling Docker's growth

Docker, the company behind wildly popular open-source containerization technology, didn't invent containers, but its Senior Vice President of Engineering says usability drove its adoption.

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New Facebook tools help you manage awkward romantic break-ups

Rolling out on mobile first, the new Facebook features help you see less of former flames, and also limit your posts on their News Feeds.

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Oracle cries foul over expert in Java case against Google

The accusations have been flying for five years now in Oracle's bitter legal battle with Google, and on Thursday the companies reportedly appeared in a San Francisco District Court to hear Oracle argue its latest charge.

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LG just cancelled its Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE smartwatch rollout

Well, that was a quick exit. We've been testing the Android Wear watch since last Thursday, and it's had reliability issues. And now our concerns have been validated.


Hands-on with HP's tough little Elite X2: This Surface clone means business

Go ahead: Drop it on the floor. Sit on the kickstand. HP's Elite X2 is the one Surface clone that's repairable.

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Google hires VMware co-founder as cloud chief, aiming for enterprise adoption

VMware co-founder Diane Greene will oversee all of Google's cloud businesses, including its Cloud Platform and Apps productivity suite, the company announced Thursday.

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Tested: Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards for every budget

Which graphics card is best for your money? We test over a dozen AMD and Nvidia GPUs to help find the answer.