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Wireless on wheels? Cable can play at that game, too

When lots of people gather for concerts or sports events, cellular carriers often bring their networks to the scene with cell towers mounted on trucks, or COWs (cells on wheels). Not to be outdone, Comcast is joining the fray using Wi-Fi.

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Hackers are targeting the Rio Olympics, so watch out for these cyberthreats

The Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will attract more than just athletes and tourists this year -- hackers from across the world will also be on the prowl, trying to exploit the international event.

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For SEO, links are even more important than you think

It's a rare business today that doesn't take at least some steps to optimize its website for search-engine rankings, but how best to do that remains an open question. A new study published Wednesday suggests that inbound links are even more critical than you may think.

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Google launches new cloud service for understanding human language

Google's intelligent cloud developer tools are expanding with the launch of a new Cloud Natural Language API on Wednesday. The service is aimed at helping developers create applications that understand human language.

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Hackers have targeted 130 restaurants at Cicis pizza chain

More than 130 restaurants at the Cicis pizza chain were the recent target of hackers, and customers' credit card data may have been stolen.

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Windows 10 personal data collection is excessive, French privacy watchdog warns

Windows 10 breaches French law by collecting too much personal information from users and failing to secure it adequately, according to the French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL).

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Nvidia's next-generation Tegra mobile chip is on its way

From smartphones to self-driving, Nvidia's Tegra chips have been used in many ways. And the next-generation Tegra is just around the corner.

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Tech groups want Trump to actually notice their industry

Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for U.S. president, has antagonized much of tech industry by opposing free trade and immigration but has otherwise nearly ignored the vital segment of the nation's economy, critics say.

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Google Photos 1.24 improves cropping and album sorting

The poor cropping interface was a sore spot in Google's otherwise great app.

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Dell retires Alienware's X51, the desktop that kicked off the tiny gaming PC revolution

Dell's original "mini-PC that could" no longer can, as the Alienware X51 heads into retirement.

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Hulu's universal Windows app quietly appears on Xbox One

Hulu's promised universal Windows app for Xbox One just showed up on Microsoft's console, but there's a catch.

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Oracle issues largest patch bundle ever, fixing 276 security flaws

Oracle has released a new batch of security updates for over 80 products from its software portfolio in order to fix 276 vulnerabilities.

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The Humble 2K Bundle's dirt-cheap lineup of superb PC games isn't humble at all

There are gaming bundles and then there are gaming bundles. The Humble 2K Bundle offers a ton of killer games for just $15

Bruised by past mistakes, tech firms brace for 'leap second'

Latest leap second plan poses a dilemma for conscientious sysadmins

Conscientious sysadmins face a dilemma on December 31, when a new leap second will threaten the stability of computer systems and networks.

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The history of ransomware: How PC hostage-taking has evolved over the years

See more than 20 variants of these attacks through the years.