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Microsoft releases KB 3092627 to fix bad Windows patch MS15-084/KB 3076895

A just-released patch replaces the hotfix KB 3090303 for Windows 7 SP1/Server 2008 R2

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Amazon, Google, Microsoft unite for patent-free Web video

A coalition of major names in tech are attempting to forge video and audio standards unencumbered by patent restrictions

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VMware pitches network virtualization for better security

Virtualization, including network virtualization, is the missing piece of the puzzle for securing an enterprise, the VMware CEO said at VMworld

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Windows 7, 8, and 10: Now all collecting user data for Microsoft

Uncomfortable with Windows 10 slurping personal data? Too bad -- Microsoft rolls out similar snooping capabilities to Windows 7, Windows 8

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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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