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    IBM Watson cooks up some new dishes

    30 August, 2014 06:59
    Using Watson Chef, master cooks have created a tasty Vietnamese apple kabob and other novel dishes
    When not busy helping to find new treatments for cancer, IBM Watson is helping to cook up a few new dishes as well.
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    Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products

    30 August, 2014 04:48
    Apple will appeal an order from this week that denied the ban
    Apple will appeal a judge's order this week that denied its request for a sales ban on Samsung products that were found to infringe its patents.
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    Facebook testing mobile searches for old posts

    30 August, 2014 04:48
    The feature lets users search for posts they've previously seen from friends and Pages
    Facebook is testing a way to let users of its mobile app search for posts shared with them in the past.
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    Appeals court denies Oracle request to restore $1.3 billion judgment against SAP

    30 August, 2014 03:48
    SAP is very pleased with the court's action, a spokesman says
    Oracle has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to restore US$1.3 billion judgment in its copyright-infringement lawsuit against SAP, but will have the options of taking a lesser amount of money or pursuing a new trial.
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    Scientists create one robot brain to rule them all

    30 August, 2014 03:06
    Robo Brain is a cloud-based repository that enables robots to learn from each other
    Researchers are creating a single, massive repository of robot knowledge so machines around the world can learn from each other.
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    Intel amps up desktop performance with its first 8-core PC chip

    30 August, 2014 02:02
    The chip is aimed at gaming and high-performance desktops
    Intel is shipping its fastest PC processor to date and its first with eight cores.
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    IDC: Tablets sales growth to slow this year

    30 August, 2014 01:39
    IDC lowers its tablet shipment growth forecast as smartphones, wearables and PCs jockey for buyer attention
    Tablet shipments worldwide will continue to grow this year, but not as quickly as previously expected, according to a forecast released Friday.
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    Can SDN usher in better IT security?

    30 August, 2014 01:02
    That software-defined networking (SDN) is a coming reality is starting to gain traction in IT security circles
    That software-defined networking (SDN) is a coming reality is starting to gain traction in IT security circles, with some vendors arguing it could lead to a level of interoperability in security largely missing at present.
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    Chrome for Mac to desert early Intel Mac owners by October

    30 August, 2014 00:23
    Google has advanced its 64-bit Chrome browser to beta status
    Google yesterday advanced its 64-bit Chrome browser to beta status, and told owners of the very earliest Intel-based Macs that they would soon be left behind.
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    Virtual Engineers Could Transform IT Outsourcing

    29 August, 2014 23:47
    European oil company Rompetrol fled a disastrous outsourcing deal with the help of new autonomic IT infrastructure services from IPsoft.
    Before Marcel Chiriac took over as CIO of Rompetrol two years ago, the European oil company's IT sourcing strategy had swung back and forth between total insourcing and total outsourcing. And both models failed.
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    Mozilla presses forward with new revenue plan, debuts ads in Firefox preview

    29 August, 2014 23:13
    Mozilla has added small ads to the new tab page of Firefox's roughest-edged Nightly build.
    Mozilla has added small advertisements to the new tab page of Firefox's roughest-edged build, the channel dubbed "Nightly" because it is updated each evening.
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    Drivers want their cars to get to know them better

    29 August, 2014 23:06
    More than 80% of drivers under 35 think their in-vehicle technology is lacking and not intuitive to their needs, a new survey revealed.
    Consumers want their vehicles to anticipate their personal technology demands and to provide the same functionality as their mobile devices, according to a survey.
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    Nokia's navigation service Here comes to Samsung smartwatch and Galaxy

    29 August, 2014 22:54
    Here will be exclusively available on Galaxy Android phones
    Samsung has partnered with Nokia to bring navigation service Here to its new smartwatch and Galaxy Android phones.
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    As smartphone screen sizes max out, stylish designs expected at IFA

    29 August, 2014 22:48
    Samsung and Sony are expected to launch new high-end smartphones without increasing the screen size
    New smartphones expected to bow at the IFA show in Berlin next week will likely show that makers are taking a step back from larger screen sizes and emphasizing better design.
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    CryptoWall held over half-a-million computers hostage, encrypted 5 billion files

    29 August, 2014 22:24
    The gang behind this dangerous ransomware program has earned US$1 million so far, researchers from Dell SecureWorks said
    A file-encrypting ransomware program called CryptoWall infected over 600,000 computer systems in the past six months and held 5 billion files hostage, earning its creators more than US$1 million, researchers found.
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    Fujitsu to deploy thousands of contactless cash machines for Spanish bank

    29 August, 2014 22:20
    CaixaBank adds 8,500 ATMs where smartphones, wearables can be used to withdraw cash
    Fujitsu is set to manufacture 8,500 contactless bank machines for Spain's CaixaBank, a move that may help move the technology to the mainstream.
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    OK, glowing pink ooze would worry us, too

    29 August, 2014 20:06
    Flashback to the 1980s, when this Australian organization finally eases into computerization -- and is trying to do it right, ergonomically speaking.
    Flashback to the 1980s, when this Australian organization finally eases into computerization -- and is trying to do it right, according to a pilot fish on the scene.
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    Baidu, Tencent help Chinese shopping malls take on Alibaba

    29 August, 2014 17:01
    Baidu, Tencent and Dalian Wanda Group are establishing a new e-commerce joint venture
    Baidu and Tencent are teaming up with a Chinese shopping mall operator in a joint venture that could steal business away from local e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.
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    10 tips to fast-track your next promotion

    29 August, 2014 16:56
    Oozing confidence, being liked, and chasing more responsibility will certainly help
    Can’t understand why you haven’t been promoted? It may help to make yourself redundant. Carsales’ CIO Ajay Bhatia provides 10 tips on how to fast-track your next promotion.
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    LG playing waiting game for plasma TV exit

    29 August, 2014 16:49
    Company focuses on OLED amid plasma demand decline
    LG is waiting for the right time to exit the plasma TV business, a move that would leave almost no major companies making the flat-screens.
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