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Laser takes down drone

Boeing's next generation compact laser weapons system is one step closer to the battlefield after it disabled a moving, untethered unmanned aerial vehicle.

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ZeroStack hatches plans for no-hassle, cloud-managed OpenStack

The cloud-managed appliance for delivering OpenStack to small enterprises faces the same market challenges as any other current offering

Adobe Flash is closer to being wiped away

Google, Amazon push Flash closer to extinction

In the name of Internet security, Google and Amazon join the movement to stop Flash ads from displaying

Yo sysprog: Cobol lives on in Visual Studio 2015

Cobol keeps on keeping on, this time thanks to support from Micro Focus for use with the latest version of Microsoft's IDE

A new version of the sophisticated Duqu malware is used for spying

Researchers find many more modules of Regin spying tool

Researchers from Symantec found 49 new modules for the sophisticated malware program many believe is used by the NSA

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Apple rewards CEO Tim Cook with $58M for bang-up job on Wall Street

Cook gets full allocation of vested shares after Apple places in 90th percentile of S&P 500's 'total shareholder return'

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Apple slates Sept. 9 for this year's iPhone intro

For the first time Apple will open the webcast to a Windows browser -- for those who have upgraded to Microsoft's Windows 10

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Intel reveals big data's dirty little secret

To get value from big data, enterprises need systems that require less assembly and expertise to run, an Intel exec said

Google to freeze some Adobe Flash content on Sept. 1

Prominent content will still autoplay, but less important items won't in order to improve battery life

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BitTorrent patches flaw that could amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

Attackers could use the vulnerability to force BitTorrent applications used by hundreds of millions of users to send malicious traffic

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Tech nightmares that keep Turing Award winners up at night

RSA encryption algorithm co-inventor Leonard Adleman, 'Father of the Internet' Vint Cerf, and cryptography innovator Manuel Blum share their biggest fears

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Salesforce Aura ventures into open source -- to a point

Salesforce's Aura framework for designing business apps is open source, but you'll have to pay for its drag-and-drop design tools

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Burst this bubble! In praise of market downturns

A stock market in free fall could have a chilling effect on Silicon Valley startups. It could also bring a return to rational investing and a renewed focus on good business plans

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New Windows 10 Insider build 10532 rolls out

It’s official -- a new Win10 Insider Preview build is streaming out right now

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KB 3081448, KB 3081449, KB 3081452 arrive on Windows 10 sans documents

If you're running Windows 10 RTM (build 10240), you got Cumulative Update 5 and two other surprises with no pedigree -- and your machine will reboot tonight

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Intel's drone investment, faster in-flight WiFi, IFA preview - The Wrap

Intel invests in drone technology, Google responds to the European Commission, the FAA approves faster in-flight WiFi and we give you a preview of the IFA consumer electronics show coming up next week in Berlin.

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How stealthy patches could bring down all of Windows 10

Here's a simple scenario where the lack of patch information could severely limit Windows 10's acceptance

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React Native gets instrumentation, performance boosts

Facebook is investing heavily in the JavaScript framework for mobile app dev, focusing on build tools and source control

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