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Walgreens is the first retailer to fully integrate its loyalty program with Android Pay

The new feature should speed up the check-out process since the payment and loyalty points will all be handled in one transaction.

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The Echo's rumored dirt-cheap music streaming service would tighten your ties to Amazon

Amazon's rumored music streaming service is all about hooking in to the rest of the Amazon universe.

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HoloLens secrets revealed: Microsoft details its 24-core 'holographic processor'

Microsoft just revealed the secret sauce behind the HoloLens' innovative holographic processor unit at the annual Hot Chips conference.

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Microsoft bloatware is coming to Motorola phones

Microsoft's patent cross-licensing juggernaut continues with a new agreement with Lenovo.

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U.S. plan to collect social media info from visitors faces fierce opposition

Civil liberties and tech advocacy groups have opposed a move by the Department of Homeland Security to collect social media information from certain categories of visitors to the U.S.

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IBM's 24-core Power9 chip: 5 things you need to know

IBM's latest Power9 chip is coming next year, and it stands out for its blazing speed and for technologies never seen in chips before.

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Samsung bets on Tizen smartphones again with a new launch in India

Samsung Electronics continues to place its bets on the Tizen operating system for smartphones, with the launch Tuesday in India of a 4G enabled smartphone priced at 4,590 rupees (US$68).

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Arista plans its own take on all-seeing network software

Arista Networks has a way to constantly stream and analyze state information from network devices. Today, enterprises have to set it up themselves, but Arista is about to build “state streaming” into its CloudVision software.

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Nvidia's NVLink 2.0 will first appear in Power9 servers next year

Graphics processors with Nvidia's NVLink throughput technology have just started coming out, but a successor to the interconnect is already on its way.

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Alleged NSA hackers probably gave away a small fortune by leaking exploits

Anonymous hackers probably gave away hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential sales when they leaked valuable cyberweapons allegedly stolen from the National Security Agency.

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Republicans subpoena three tech companies over Clinton emails

Republicans in Congress have subpoenaed three technology companies that declined to hand over documents about former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

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Tableau turns to AWS for a cloud-savvy CEO

Data visualization specialist Tableau Software is bringing in seasoned talent to help it compete in an increasingly cloud-based world. The company has hired longtime Amazon Web Services executive Adam Selipsky as its CEO, replacing cofounder Christian Chabot.

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Microsoft acquires intelligent scheduling startup Genee

Microsoft announced Tuesday that it has acquired Genee, a startup that provided a virtual assistant for scheduling appointments.

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Blame it on your brain: Researchers discover why we ignore PC security warnings

A BYU study finds that you'll most often ignore security warnings when you're busy, which is bad for both the developer and you.

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Google Allo leaks reveal incognito chats, messaging search, and weird stickers

With Allo's video chat sibling Duo already in the wild, w expect to see Google's rethink of messaging launch very soon.