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SAP embraces Hadoop with new in-memory analytics tool

Vora allow companies to analyze distributed Hadoop data with corporate data using SAP's Hana platform

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Seagate breaks through the 1TB-per-platter barrier for laptop drives

Seagate today announced its first laptop drive that can store 2TB of data using only two platters, allowing the company to manufacture them in a 7mm-high form factor

Researchers find holes in routers supplied by ISPs

Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched security flaws

Attackers could exploit the flaws to hijack DNS requests or completely take over affected devices

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VMware serves up a two-pronged approach to containers

vSphere Integrated Containers and Photon Platform aim to keep VMware's container-curious customers safely within the fold

The Web's 10 most dangerous neighborhoods

Ten top-level domains are to blame for at least 95 percent of the websites that pose a potential threat to visitors

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Microsoft launches new tools for building Office add-ins

The Office UI Fabric framework comes alongside new guidelines for creating cross-platform extensions

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Tired of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this algorithmic trick

You'll need to practice ahead of time, but the rest is fairly simple to make your passwords not only easier to manage but also more secure

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AngularJS creators chart developer-friendly upgrade path

AngularJS 2 will be a rewrite, but predictable upgrades are planned so that developers can choose which components to migrate

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Apple/Cisco deal long on promises, short on details

The partnership could tie iPhones more tightly to workplace networks, but there's no timeline yet

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Ditch the cables with WattUp wire-free charging

Energous' WattUp wire-free system powers devices up to 15 feet away from a router.

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Developers can now use Embarcadero's RAD Studio for Windows 10 apps

Embarcadero released RAD Studio 10 Seattle, a big upgrade of its rapid application development platform

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Skills of a successful IT project manager

Tom Lebrecque, chief technical advisor at Engility, discusses the skills and traits of a successful IT project manager at the recent CIO Perspectives event in Boston.

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U.S. readies sanctions against China for cyber spying

Experts question whether the penalties on Chinese companies for economic cyber espionage will have a significant effect

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Flocker rounds up storage hardware support to bolster Docker

Can Docker handle third-party storage devices as flexibly as it handles software, too? Flocker is out to prove it can

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VMware Integrated OpenStack plays to VMware user base

VIO 2.0 offers new tooling and seamless upgrades, while still protecting the VMware user base from attrition

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Linux Foundation publishes security checklist to help sysadmins combat attacks

The group has published a new list of recommendations that range from moderate to paranoid

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VMware rounds out data center virtualization stack

VMware has added more components to its software-defined data center, updating vCloud, NSX and its OpenStack distribution

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor gets technology to secure Android phones

The Snapdragon Smart Protect technology uses on-device machine learning to help detect zero-day malware

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