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Open-source startup hopes to change the way businesses visualize data

SlamData open-source project helps businesses visualize semi-structured NoSQL data

ARIN CEO John Curran

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Apple releases the third public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

If you're in the beta program, it's time to update.

Oracle preps 'Sonoma' chip for low-priced Sparc servers

The new chip could become a rival for Intel's Xeon and make Oracle's servers more competitive with those from HP and IBM

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Newcomer Cyanogen looks to disrupt Android and iOS

Cyanogen OS could have some staying power with prominent investors like Twitter, Qualcomm, and Foxconn

Obama rolls out initiative to boost U.S. supercomputer capability

National Strategic Computing Initiative will involve government agencies, academia, and the private sector to develop a computer that operates at 1,000 petaflops

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Despite H-1B lottery, offshore firms dominate visa use

An H-1B lottery arms race may be in progress, as offshore outsourcers with ties to India once again snapped up tens of thousands of skilled-worker visas

Researchers develop astonishing Web-based attack on a computer's DRAM

The Rowhammer problem can be exploited using JavaScript over the Web, researchers have found

IBM aims new IoT community site at developers

The DeveloperWorks Recipes forum will offer technical tutorials on connecting remote devices to back-end cloud systems

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Java 9 plays catch-up, adds REPL for faster feedback

REPL capability allows programmers to get immediate feedback instead of having to compile complete programs first

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You don't need the Windows 10 free copy icon anymore

Looking for the missing free copy icon? It's been replaced. There's a new direct link that works like a champ

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High-resolution displays reveal Windows 10 blind spot

With high-DPI displays on the rise, apps for Windows 10 must scale well on those displays -- but many don't

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How should the U.S. respond to state-sponsored cyber attacks?

A new poll suggests the general public views the growing threats from nation-states as significant, but they may be off base in terms of their prescriptions for how to respond

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IT hears the siren call of free Windows 10 upgrades

Two-thirds of polled IT pros agree that the free upgrade makes them more likely to adopt the new OS

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Samsung banks on JavaScript, Node.js for IoT

IoT.js is a lightweight version of Node.js that can run on devices with resource constraints

Salesforce tools let customers snap together new mobile apps

Modular components can be snapped together using a drag-and-drop interface

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Motorola launches revamped Moto X, Moto G smartphones

The U.S.-only Moto X Pure Edition phone starts at $400 unlocked, works on all major carriers

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Google Compute Engine now supports bring-your-own-key encryption

Other big cloud providers already offer BYOK, but Google claims its option, available at no additional cost,is more comprehensive

Intel, Micron claim a new class of memory between flash and DRAM

3D XPoint is 1,000 times faster than flash and 10 times more dense than DRAM, the companies say

Groups urge Obama to oppose cyber threat sharing bills

They say the Senate's CISA cyber threat information sharing bill would allow businesses to share too much information

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