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Pure Storage offers a novel way to upgrade flash arrays

Pure Storage already lets enterprises buy new controllers for their flash arrays by subscription. Now it’s offering a way to trade in old flash media when new and improved versions come out.

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Solar Impulse 2 has made it halfway across the Atlantic

Solar Impulse 2 is onto the 15th leg of its journey, flying from New York to Spain, as it attempts to circumnavigate the globe without using a single drop of fuel.

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Elon Musk wants to build you a robotic housekeeper

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has his sights set on building robots that can do housework, have conversations, and play games.

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Buy-in from top execs is key to cloud transitions, AWS executive says

As the head of Amazon Web Services, Andy Jassy has seen a lot of big organizations start using the public cloud. The biggest indicator of success for a cloud transition is simple, he says: Has the business' senior staff bought into it?

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How to get your Amazon credit from Apple's ebook price-fixing settlement

If you purchased an ebook from Amazon, credits could be automatically added to your account.

The First Law robot delivers a prick to the finger

This robot exists solely to make you bleed

Roboticist and artist, Alexander Reben, says he created the first robot build for the sole purpose of inflicting pain on people, all to get them talking about artificial intelligence.

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Salesforce steps up its push to make everyone an app developer

Salesforce has already rolled out several tools that aim to let business users create their own mobile apps, and on Tuesday it unified them into a suite and added some new services on the back end.

Web attack silently modifies DNS configurations in routers

Hackers sold access to 170,000 compromised servers, many in the U.S.

The market for hacked servers might be much larger than previously thought, with new evidence suggesting that hackers sold access to over 170,000 compromised servers since 2014, a third of them located in the U.S.

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Intel's megachips will take on Nvidia's GPUs and Google's TPUs

In 2018, Intel will likely release a faster and more power-efficient Xeon Phi, a supercomputing chip that is already in some of the world's fastest computers. Intel is also looking beyond CPUs to FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays), which can be faster in key tasks.

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Sea of Thieves is Rare's grog-drinking, accordion-playing pirate silliness simulator

Sea of Thieves was our favorite game of E3 2016—at least, what little of the game currently exists.

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New Slack tools let you chat with bots using buttons

Slack is making it easier for people to interact with third-party services that integrate with its chat app with the launch of a new developer tool that lets bots add clickable buttons to their messages.

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Twitter makes big video push with 140-second clips and new app for VIPs

The social network is betting on 140-second videos and new tools for influencers to juice more usage.

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New Google prompt vastly simplifies two-factor authentication

The feature will be built into Android with a Play Services update and work on iOS through the Google app.

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Instagram reaches 500 million monthly active users

The snap-and-share social network sees 500 million monthly active users, 300 million daily active users, and 95 million photos a day. That's a lot of selfies.

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New FAA rules mean you won't get Amazon drone delivery anytime soon

The Federal Aviation Administration has published long-awaited rules that loosen restrictions on commercial use of drones but don't go as far as allowing drone delivery services like that proposed by Amazon.