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Microsoft blames layoffs for drop in gender diversity

Microsoft has blamed a drop in its workforce's gender diversity on the thousands of layoffs it made to restructure its phone hardware business.

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Court tosses out Oracle's bid to disqualify expert in Java case

A court in San Francisco has declined Oracle's bid to disqualify an expert in its copyright dispute with Google over the use of Java code in the Android mobile operating system.

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As China moves to payment cards, cybercriminals follow

As China increasingly embraces payment cards over cash, Trend Micro is seeing an uptick in cybercriminal activity aimed at card fraud.

Dell PCs root certificate security error widens as researchers dig deeper

The fallout from a serious security mistake made by Dell is widening, as security experts find more issues of concern.

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Tech shuttle drivers in Silicon Valley negotiate wage hike

Shuttle drivers for some key Silicon Valley companies will have their first paid holiday on Thanksgiving this week, under new terms negotiated by a workers' union.

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Dell installs self-signed root certificate on laptops, endangering users' privacy

Users are reporting that some Dell laptops sold recently come preloaded with a self-signed root digital certificate that lets attackers sniff traffic to any secure website.

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Make it so: Google made a working Star Trek Communicator badge

Picard to Enterprise: Google's prototype badge connected to a phone over Bluetooth

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Syber Steam Machine price slashed from $500 to $300 for one day only

It's either extremely generous or a bad omen for Steam Machines, but you can pick up a low-end gaming PC on the cheap today.

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Google unveils Android Studio 2.0, with new Instant Run feature and speedier performance

The new build is in the Canary channel, so it will take several rounds of bug fixes before a stable release is ready.

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Task force recommends light regulation of drones

A drone industry group created by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop rules for drone registration is recommending the government apply just about the lightest touch possible.

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Facebook makes app accessibility easier with React framework updates

Facebook is making it easier for app developers to build programs that work for people who are visually impaired after the company updated its React and React Native programming frameworks on Monday.


With Stellaris, Paradox is making a better Star Trek game than any official Star Trek game

Paradox takes grand strategy to the stars and finds a galaxy as ripe for peaceful exploration as it is warfare.

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Samsung Pay support expands to Chase Visa, multiple Credit Unions

Samsung is also offering a $100 gift card to its online store for those who give the service a trial run.


This 4K display is purpose-built for showcasing digital art

Klio is a 4K screen with its own Netflix-like digital art subscription service.


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Nasty adware program blocks security products with simple Windows UAC trick

A well-known adware program called Vonteera prevents users from installing antivirus products by artificially blacklisting their digital certificates in Windows.