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How tech led to the death of France's public enemy #1

The suspected mastermind of last week's terror attacks in Paris, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, has died in a police raid. Investigators were led to him by wiretaps and an abandoned telephone.

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Smart home security could come from a glowing rock next year

Home IoT security startup Dojo-Labs thinks it can reduce the complexity of a home full of connected devices to three colors: red, orange, and green.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX: A new ERP is born, this time in the cloud

Enterprise software has long been associated with clunky interfaces and a long learning curve, but Microsoft is aiming to change all that with Dynamics AX, the next generation of its flagship ERP system.

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Android Marshmallow vs. iOS 9: Which has the better app permissions system?

Knowing what your apps are up to is more important than ever. How do the two leading mobile OSes stack up?


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Grillmaker Char-Broil debuts two Wi-Fi-connected smokers

Now you can control your smoker from wherever you are, using a mobile app.


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Roku gets 4K content from Smithsonian; Encore, CW also sign up

The set-top box is currently the only to support 4K video from Smithsonian’s latest streaming channel, coming a month after the release of the 4K-capable Roku 4.


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Project eyes particle accelerator in a shoe box with Gordon Moore grant

Scientists in Silicon Valley and Germany have kicked off a five-year project to create a particle accelerator that's the size of a shoebox -- a project that, if successful, could revolutionize scientific and medical research.


T-Stand hands-on preview: We’re impressed with this tablet stand after spending time with a prototype

Universal accessories are typically universally bad; this product is an exception to the rule.


Revealed: Google's master plan to give cord cutters reasons to give a hoot about Android TV

The Android TV team talks to Cord-cutter Confidential about what needs fixing, and what comes next.

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Hacking group that hit South Korea may be at it again with new target

A hacking group that crippled South Korean banks, government websites and news agencies in early 2013 may be active again, Palo Alto Networks said Wednesday.

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Square IPO priced at $9, seen as test of whether tech startups are still hot

Payments processor Square has priced its initial public offering at a level far lower than earlier indicated, even as analysts are looking at the company's debut on the stock exchange Thursday as a test of how public markets will evaluate new, high-flying startups some of whom have seen valuations of over US$1 billion.


Damballa finds tools related to the malware that hit Sony

Security company Damballa said it has found two utilities that are closely related to capabilities seen in the destructive malware that hit Sony Pictures Entertainment last year.

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Why Microsoft’s data chief thinks current machine learning tools are like tailored shirts

When Microsoft's data and machine learning chief thinks about the future, he sees a world where developers create applications that are built to leverage machine learning and predictive analytics without needing the help of a data scientist.

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The one thing you must do before upgrading to Build 10586 of Windows 10 Mobile

"This is a really great build," says Microsoft's Gabe Aul, but users who already have Build 10581 must proceed with extreme caution.

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Google's infrastructure czar predicts cloud business will outpace ads in 5 years

Google is lagging behind its leading competitors in the hyperscale public cloud, but Urs Hölzle, the technology titan's senior vice president for technical infrastructure, sees Google's cloud revenue eclipsing its ad business in five years.