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FAA advises against using or charging Galaxy Note 7 phones on planes

The Federal Aviation Administration has advised passengers not to turn on or charge their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on board aircraft, following reports of exploding batteries in the device made by Samsung Electronics.

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Yes, U.S. did hack Elysée Palace in 2012, French ex-spy says

Bernard Barbier, a former head of the French signals intelligence service, shared a few stories with students of CentraleSupélec, the elite engineering school from which he graduated in 1976, at a symposium this summer.

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FBI arrests hackers who allegedly leaked info on government agents

U.S. authorities have arrested two suspects for allegedly hacking into the online accounts of senior government officials.

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Box's developer platform revamped with new content types, UI tools

While Box is probably best known for its user-facing storage and content services, the company is also operating a separate platform for developers, and it received a handful of updates Thursday.

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Need to build a customer community? This new Salesforce tool can help

Engaging customers is an ongoing challenge for companies large and small, but Salesforce has been working to make it easier. On Thursday, the CRM giant took its efforts a big step further.

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Odds that Apple brings back the iPhone's headphone jack? History says pretty slim

Apple rarely backtracks once its mind is made up, and the exceptions don't always last.

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The Galaxy Note7 implicated in dramatic Jeep and house fires, reports say

If you haven't opted to take advantage of Samsung's recall offer, you should reconsider.

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A Surface all-in-one PC may lead a Microsoft hardware refresh in October

A new report suggests we'll see Microsoft launch a Surface all-in-one device at the end of next month.

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Intel may make chips specially for mixed reality headsets

Intel believes untethered headsets could be a new class of PCs in the future, and the company may develop chips dedicated to those devices.

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Google Chrome to start marking HTTP connections as insecure

To push more websites to implement encryption and to better protect users, Google will start flagging plain HTTP connections as insecure in its popular Chrome browser.

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This Bluetooth Star Trek ComBridge turns fantasy to reality

ThinkGeek's Star Trek TNG ComBadge functions connects to your phone via Bluetooth, letting you answer calls with with a tap.

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AT&T announces data-free streaming of DirectTV and U-Verse over its network

The plan will be a win if you have your services bundled together, though it's likely to generate more net neutrality questions.

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Endless Space 2 preview: A 4X space game with some actual weight to its universe

Amplitude's fast becoming one of the best 4X studios in the industry, with Endless Space 2 looking like an impressive follow-up to 2014's surprise hit Endless Legend.

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Google gets API management tools in Apigee deal

Google plans to acquire API management vendor Apigee in a US$625 million deal that will give the search giant secure and multilanguage API tools used by companies bringing more and more of their services online.

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A USB device is all it takes to steal credentials from locked PCs

A security researcher demonstrated that all it takes to steal an OS account's password hash from a Windows computer in a locked state, is to plug in a special USB device for a few seconds.