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    At Austin airport, Wi-Fi predicts how long the security line will be

    23 October, 2014 11:43
    Using signals from passengers' devices, the system collects data that can help travelers plan ahead
    The Internet can ease travel concerns in many ways, including flight-delay information, maps of road congestion, and ride-sharing apps. But a Wi-Fi network at the Austin, Texas, airport can now answer one of the great unknowns: How long will I have to wait in line at security?
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    Twitter weaves Fabric, but will developers be drawn in?

    23 October, 2014 11:27
    Twitter wants to help developers build apps -- with more tie-ins to Twitter -- through Fabric
    To identity Twitter solely as a micro-blogging service could be to do it a disservice. The company wants to be much more to developers building mobile apps, and at its Flight conference on Wednesday it welcomed them in.
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    Privacy complaints jump by 183% in FY14

    23 October, 2014 11:01
    Complaints rose following publicity about Privacy Act amendments, said the OAIC
    The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) received 4,239 privacy complaints during FY14, a 183 per cent increase on the 1,496 received in the previous financial year, according to a report.
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    In pictures: CIO roundtable - Is hybrid cloud the future?

    23 October, 2014 10:44
    IT leaders gathered at Sydney's Cafe Opera to discuss the opportunities and risks of deploying hybrid cloud computing models.
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    AT&T signed up 500,000 cars for its 4G network last quarter

    23 October, 2014 09:48
    Audi and GM are both offering in-car 4G connections through AT&T
    AT&T signed up half a million cars to its 4G network between July and September, the result of deals with Audi and General Motors to connect cars and offer in-vehicle hotspots for riders.
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    Government regulation on cloud security may spur SaaS use in health care

    23 October, 2014 07:54
    The SaaS industry can also help increase adoption by designing products with better user interfaces
    Governments may need to tighten the regulatory screws on SaaS vendors to make them be more transparent and forthcoming about their security practices.
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    Progress builds up developer chops with Telerik buy

    23 October, 2014 07:53
    The $262 million deal puts Progress in the fast lane of application development
    In a move to muscle up in the app dev space, platform services provider Progress Software is in the process of acquiring development software vendor Telerik for US$262.5 million.
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    Monumental day for Wikipedia in Poland

    23 October, 2014 07:39
    David, The Thinker and Rocky now have company: Wikimedians have a statue to call their own
    WIkimedians -- those people who contribute to the free Wikipedia website -- were recognized for their selfless work on Wednesday in Slubice, Poland with the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Monument">unveiling of a monument</a>.
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    Microsoft misses Windows bug, hackers slip past patch

    23 October, 2014 07:39
    Microsoft patched one bug in Windows last week, but missed another that hackers continue to exploit.
    Microsoft patched one bug in Windows last week, but missed another that hackers continue to exploit, according to security researchers at McAfee.
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    IBM's chip business sale gets national security scrutiny

    23 October, 2014 07:29
    IBM's plan to transfer its semiconductor manufacturing business to GlobalFoundries faces a government review over national security
    IBM's plan to transfer its semiconductor manufacturing business to GlobalFoundries faces a government review over national security implications. It has the potential of being complicated because of IBM's role as a defense supplier.
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    IBM and Microsoft pledge to make their Clouds compatible

    23 October, 2014 07:28
    IBM will support Microsoft technologies, and vice versa, in each other's respective Cloud
    Although fierce rivals in the market for Cloud computing services, IBM and Microsoft have pledged to make their technologies interoperable in the Cloud for the sake of their users.
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    Some Bank of America customers double-charged with Apple Pay

    23 October, 2014 07:23
    The bank said the minor glitch should be resolved by the end of Wednesday
    Some Bank of America customers have been double-charged for purchases made with Apple Pay, the payment system Apple launched on Monday.
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    Google to build Play-like hardware store for Project Ara

    23 October, 2014 07:18
    Hardware makers will be able sell swappable modules
    Drawing inspiration from its Play Store, Google will create a hardware store in which users can buy and sell Lego-like hardware modules for the customizable Project Ara smartphone.
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    Accused text-message spammers to pay $9 million in settlement

    23 October, 2014 06:11
    The group of companies promised free gift cards and electronics, but required phone owners to jump through several hoops
    A group of companies that allegedly promised mobile phone users supposedly free gift cards and electronic devices in a "massive" text-messaging spam operation will pay more than US$9 million to settle complaints from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
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    Twitter brings log-in via phone number to wider app landscape with 'Fabric' platform

    23 October, 2014 06:02
    The tool provides an alternative to traditional social sign-in
    Twitter is opening its nest to more mobile developers, with a new service for easier app sign-ins.
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    Attach Xbox One Kinect sensors to Windows tablets, PCs with adapter kit

    23 October, 2014 05:55
    Microsoft releases $49.99, and is specially for Kinect sensors that plug into the Xbox One gaming console
    Xbox One owners will be able to attach their Kinect motion sensors to Windows PCs and tablets thanks to a new adapter introduced by Microsoft.
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    Cities hope to boost broadband with new coalition

    23 October, 2014 05:49
    Leaders from 32 cities in 19 states this week launched the Next Century Cities coalition to promote next-generation broadband Internet to attract businesses and jobs and to help reduce the digital divide among their residents.
    Leaders from 32 cities in 19 states this week launched the Next Century Cities coalition to promote next-generation broadband Internet to attract businesses and jobs and to help reduce the digital divide among their residents.
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    Twitter tears into mobile developer services with Fabric

    23 October, 2014 05:38
    Twitter is moving into mobile app services with Fabric, a new tool for developers that ties popular services together into one extension.
    The problem with Twitter has always been monetization: Ads don't pull in the revenue needed to maintain the social network, and it doesn't have Facebook's pull to entice developers to build on top of the platform. But no more -- or at least so Twitter hopes.
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    Google rethinks webmail with Inbox, raising questions about Gmail's future

    23 October, 2014 05:33
    Google is taking another crack at email overload, but this time around it's resorting to drastic measures, developing a new product apparently built from scratch without relying on Gmail.
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    Windows 10 to get two-factor authentication built-in

    23 October, 2014 05:25
    The new OS will feature enhancements in areas like identity protection, data security and malware resistance
    Microsoft is continuing its crusade to get CIOs interested in Windows 10, touting new security features that include two-factor authentication built directly into the OS.