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AMD talks tough as it drums up support for 32-core Zen server chip

At CES, AMD launched its first Zen chips for PCs, called Ryzen. Next on deck is the 32-core server chip code-named Naples, which will ship in the coming months.

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Modern warfare: Death-dealing drones and ... illegal parking?

A cloud of 3D-printed drones big enough to bring down the latest U.S. stealth fighter, the F35, was just one of the combat scenarios evoked in a discussion of the future of warfare at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday morning.

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Failure to patch known ImageMagick flaw for months costs Facebook $40k

Facebook paid a $40,000 reward to a researcher after he warned the company that its servers were vulnerable to an exploit that had been known for months.

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Android Google app now stores offline searches and runs them when a signal returns

The new update to the Google app remembers any queries made in a dead zone and delivers the results when your phone goes back online.

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US alleges systemic employment discrimination at Oracle

The U.S. government says Oracle routinely and systemically pays white men more than women and minorities and that it favors Asian candidates over others in product development and technical roles.

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Snowden's stay in Russia has been extended by the Russian government

U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will be allowed to stay in Russia for "another couple of years," according to a spokeswoman for the government there.

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Your car's parts could one day be made by a 3D printer

Vader Systems uses molten metal and magnets to make 3D shapes. Parts makers have expressed interest.

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Oracle patches raft of vulnerabilities in business applications

Oracle released its first batch of security patches this year fixing 270 vulnerabilities, mostly in business-critical applications.

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Google's low-cost Android One program may expand to the U.S.

Android One has brought a set of hardware and software standards to budget phones in developing countries, and Google may be looking to bring it to the U.S. next.

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Microsoft's Cortana is headed to the Android lock screen

Microsoft is testing a new feature with Cortana for Android that lets users access the digital personal assistant from the lock screen.

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Microsoft buys Simplygon to simplify rendering VR and AR models

Microsoft is betting that less is more in 3D design, with the acquisition of the Swedish developer of a 3D data optimization system, Simplygon.

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Researchers create wild ReRAM memory chips that store data and act like a processor

Computer scientists in Singapore and Germany have collaborated to create a resistive RAM chip that not only stores data but can act as a computer processor.

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Gabe Newell's Reddit Q&A: The most interesting answers on Half-Life 3, Steam support, and more

A Reddit Q&A with Gabe Newell teases the existence of unannounced projects, particularly in virtual reality, and Valve continues to acknowledge it needs to work on Steam's support system. That and more inside.

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Toshiba considers spinning off its memory business

Toshiba said it is considering splitting off its memory business into a separate company but added that nothing had been finalized at this point.

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3 tools to help you keep your new year's resolutions

Create the habits you need to ensure you meet your goals.