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Why Russian hackers, not a lone wolf, were likely behind the DNC breach

Security researchers believe expert hackers from Russia are the true culprits behind the DNC breach.

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DARPA is looking to make huge strides in machine learning

The Defense Department's research and development arm wants to put computers to work in the complex task of creating models for machine learning.

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Boston Dynamics' latest robot is stymied by a banana skin

Boston Dynamics, the Google-owned robot maker that's apparently up for sale, has a new four-legged robot small enough to walk around a house, agile enough to load your dishwasher, and not quite clever enough to avoid banana skins on the floor.

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Oracle will give cloud users first dibs on its next big database update

Oracle's namesake database may have been born on-premises, but the next big update to the software will start off in the cloud, with the on-premises version delayed until later.

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GozNym Trojan turns its sight on business accounts at major US banks

A hybrid Trojan program created for financial fraud has started redirecting users of four large U.S. banks to rogue websites in order to hijack their accounts.

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Microsoft's pricey Surface Book is getting stomped by the ancient Surface Pro 3

Microsoft customers have overwhelmingly adopted the Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4, according to new data released by AdDuplex, while the pricier Surface Book garners just a small slice of market share.

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Battle lines are drawn: IBM prepares Power9 to take on Intel and ARM

IBM has many goals with its upcoming Power9 chip, and one is to challenge the dominance of Intel's x86 chips in the data center.

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Comcast and Alarm.com split up Icontrol Networks to beef up their smart-home efforts

This move puts Comcast in control of its smart-home destiny, and it could leave ADT’s in the hands of Alarm.com.

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Android TV's universal search feature finally works with Netflix

Firing up the latest episode of Orange is the New Black will be just a voice search away.

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Nextbit pledges to improve battery life with upcoming software update

Nextbit OS will learn your habits and optimize your phone's performance to squeeze more life out of your battery.

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Steam Summer Sale kicks off with huge discounts on PC games and hardware

The Steam Summer Picnic Sale has all the usual steep game discounts you expect, plus some sweet deals on Steam-related PC hardware.

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Google Maps beta hints at SD storage for offline maps, fixes for Android Auto

It also resolves weirdness that some Android Wear users were experiencing with the Maps app.

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AWS, Microsoft cloud win US government security approval

Three vendors, including Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, have won a key U.S. government authorization that will allow federal agencies to put highly sensitive data on the cloud-computing services.

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BitTorrent Now is a radically different take on traditional media streaming apps

BitTorrent Now lets you stream or buy music, movies, and art on iOS, Android, and Apple TV.

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Kodi dives into hardware with a Raspberry Pi 3 case perfect for low-cost HTPCs

Kodi's new Raspberry Pi case looks like it belongs in the living room and provides a little cooling too.