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Valve dangles new HTC Vive VR controller prototypes at Steam Dev Days

A second iteration of the Vive's controllers—this time, ones shaped like actual hands—might be coming sooner than you think.

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Cisco patches critical authentication flaw in conferencing servers

Cisco Systems has patched a critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to gain access to Cisco Meeting Server deployments, which are used in enterprise environments for video and audio conferencing.

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Samsung tempts jilted Galaxy Note7 buyers with steep discounts after recall

Samsung is giving larger financial incentives to people who choose to exchange the recalled Galaxy Note7 for another Samsung smartphone, rather than seek a refund.

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IBM's Cleversafe storage platform is becoming a cloud service

If dispersing data among storage nodes can make it more secure and less prone to loss, wouldn’t spreading it across far-flung cloud data centers make it even more so? If so, IBM has the right idea with its Cloud Object Storage service

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PlayStation Vue FAQ: Everything to know about Sony’s cable TV alternative

Sony’s PlayStation Vue TV service has become more interesting. Here’s what cord cutters need to know.


Putin denies any Russian interest in alleged US election hacking

Russian President Vladimir Putin is rejecting claims that his country is behind any U.S. election-related hacking, saying "hysteria" is fueling the allegations.

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US IT and engineering salaries rise nearly 4 percent in 2015

IT and engineering salaries in the U.S. rose 3.9 percent in 2015, the second highest annual increase since 2010, according to a survey from IEEE-USA.

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Seagate drops the world's largest tiny hard drive

Seagate pushes the 2.5-inch drive needle all the way to 5TB.

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The Google Play Store is getting a modest makeover with a few interface tweaks

You can finally zoom in on screenshots, and Google has renamed the 'Entertainment' section to 'Movies, Music, Books' to try and drum up more interest.

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Lawmakers want UK to set example on transparency in AI decision making

British lawmakers want more transparency and less bias in decision-making -- not their own, of course, but in decisions made by AI systems.

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Report: Samsung is still struggling to explain why the Note7 keeps exploding

Samsung must now battle long-term damage to the company's reputation after the unprecedented recall of all Note7 phones.

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Mobileye's upcoming self-driving car chip will pack a new MIPS CPU

Mobileye is designing a next-generation chip called EyeQ5, which will be the brains for fully autonomous cars by 2020. It has a new MIPS CPU.


Amazon Music Unlimited challenges Spotify with steep discounts for Echo, Prime users

Amazon Music Unlimited offers steep discounts and special features to Amazon Echo owners and Amazon Prime subscribers.

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How Alienware's 20-year history with PC gaming can help drive the future of VR

Co-founder Frank Azor has fond memories of Alienware's early days. It was a wild time of building kick-ass PCs, gaming, lots of sci-fi shows and generally, having a good time.