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Unicode 9.0's 72 new emoji threaten to kill the beloved ROFL and Picard face palm pics

Unicode 9.0 is here and it brings with it a side of avocado for your taco emoji moments.

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WD's new external drive is the first self-contained, fully portable Plex media server

WD's My Passport Wireless Pro external drive is the first self-contained, fully portable Plex media server.

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This external Seagate drive can add 8TB of storage to Raspberry Pi and Chromebooks

Seagate's packing an 8TB hard drive in its new external Backup Plus Hub, which can be hooked up to a Raspberry Pi 3 or Chromebooks for expanded storage.

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Smart-battery maker Roost is developing a Wi-Fi water and freeze detector

The company behind the Roost Smart Battery for smoke detectors expands into another segment of the smart home.

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Severe flaws in widely used archive library put many projects at risk

Researchers from Cisco Systems' Talos group found three severe flaws in libarchive that could impact a large number of software products and their users.

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This Android malware secretly roots your phone and installs programs

Android users beware: a new type of malware has been found in legitimate-looking apps that can root your phone and secretly install unwanted programs.

Top website domains are vulnerable to email spoofing

Don’t be surprised if you see spam coming from the top websites in the world. Lax security standards are allowing anyone to “spoof” emails from some of the most-visited domains, according to new research.

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Microsoft invokes Supreme Court opinion to bolster email privacy case against U.S.

Microsoft believes its refusal to turn over email held in Ireland to the U.S. government got a boost from an opinion of the Supreme Court on Monday.

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Intel's appealing $1.4 billion European antitrust fine over blocking out AMD

Intel is still contesting a €1.06 billion (then $1.4 billion) antitrust fine from the European Commission, which in May 2009 found it had abused its dominant position in the market for x86 processors.

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Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle

One of the main goals of SDN (software-defined networking) is to make networks more agile to meet the changing demands of applications. A new Silicon Valley startup, Apstra, says it has an easier way to do the same thing.

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IFTTT competitor Stringify gets a major update

The objective was to make the powerful app easier to use and easier for users to share 'flows,' the equivalent of IFTTT recipes.

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3 tricks for making your Google Slides presentation more eye-catching

Google Slides features easy-to-use tools for enhancing text and images.

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How Android apps transformed my Asus Chromebook Flip into an entirely new device

Chromebooks become much more powerful with full access to Google Play.

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Pure Storage offers a novel way to upgrade flash arrays

Pure Storage already lets enterprises buy new controllers for their flash arrays by subscription. Now it’s offering a way to trade in old flash media when new and improved versions come out.

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Solar Impulse 2 has made it halfway across the Atlantic

Solar Impulse 2 is onto the 15th leg of its journey, flying from New York to Spain, as it attempts to circumnavigate the globe without using a single drop of fuel.