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Food will practically cook itself in Jenn-Air's new smart ovens

Appliance manufacturer Whirlpool teams up with Silicon Valley startup Innit to build foolproof kitchen appliances.

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Samsung buys Joyent to build a cloud of its own

Samsung Electronics is acquiring U.S. cloud services company Joyent as it builds its services business around mobile phones and the Internet of Things.

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Facebook, Google, and Twitter sued by father of Paris terror victim

The use of social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube by terrorist groups for propaganda, recruitment, fundraising and other activities has come into sharp focus recently. It seemed inevitable that these companies would at some point be blamed for the misuse of these forums and become targets of lawsuits from families of victims.

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Microsoft's Project Bletchley builds up blockchains as a service

Microsoft is extending blockchain technology with a new set of tools designed to make it possible to build a new ecosystem of enterprise applications on top of it.

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Hacker claims credit for DNC breach, posts Trump smear file, Clinton election strategy

A hacker claiming responsibility for the recent data breach of the Democractic National Committee apparently has posted the stolen files online.

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Without Xbox, will broadcast DVR ever get its mainstream moment?

Microsoft axing over-the-air DVR for Xbox One leaves cord cutters without a plug-and-play solution.

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Sears doubles down on the smart home with new Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard products

The retailer rolled out everything from sensor-laden appliances to tool chests with Bluetooth smart locks at an event in New York.

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Companies pay out billions to fake-CEO email scams

Email scammers, often pretending to be CEOs, have duped businesses into giving away at least $3.1 billion, according to new data from the FBI.

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The Janus 360 drone shoots hi-def, all-around immersive video

The Janus 360 from Drone Volt can carry ten GoPro Hero4 4K cameras to shoot hi-def video up, down and all around

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They're at it again: Senate panel votes to weaken net neutrality rules

It's the issue that won't die: A Senate committee has voted to weaken the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.

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Now when you play the 'world's smallest violin,' everyone can hear it — thanks to Google

There's no better way to express mock sympathy than by playing the "world's smallest violin," but the sad song you mime can now actually be heard.

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Use Office 365 or Outlook.com? X.ai's 'Amy' bot is ready to assist with calendar scheduling

Ever since "her" launch into beta roughly two years ago, x.ai's "Amy Ingram" virtual assistant has been focused squarely on scheduling meetings through Google Calendar. On Wednesday, that all changed.

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IT worker at Panama Papers firm arrested in Geneva

An IT worker at Mossak Fonseca, the company at the heart of the "Panama Papers" leak on offshore companies, was arrested on Wednesday by prosecutors in Geneva.

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Developers can now test their apps for Android N in the Google Play Store

You won't have to wait weeks after Android N's release to find out if your favorite apps are compatible.

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Huge FBI facial recognition database falls short on privacy and accuracy, auditor says

The FBI has been slow to assess the privacy risks and hasn't adequately tested the accuracy of a huge facial recognition database used by several law enforcement agencies, a government auditor said.