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Google to decouple Google+ from some of its sites

It's starting with YouTube, where users won't need a Google+ account to upload videos or post comments

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Most Android phones can be hacked with a simple MMS message or multimedia file

Vulnerabilities in the Android multimedia framework allow attackers to remotely compromise devices with ease, a researcher said

IBM launches its data warehouse service into the cloud

The DashDB data warehouse relies on in-memory technology to speed up analysis

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Windows 10 patch KB 3074681 crashes Explorer

On Saturday Microsoft released yet another undocumented patch that's causing problems on some PCs, but a fix is said to be on the way

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The worst thing about tech bubbles isn't what you may think

Sure, stock prices can dive, but the longer-term problem is what the bubble does to computer science college enrollments

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Mozilla to launch new Firefox feature testing program

The opt-in deal lets Release channel users tell developers whether a new feature is worthy

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On the road to Windows 10: Rollout plans and rumors

Windows 10 will roll out in three distinct phases, but there are still many unanswered questions about timing. Here’s what to watch for as July 29 draws near

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Java devs abhor Oracle’s plan to kill private APIs

Oracle's plan to eliminate access to sun.Misc.unsafe would have drastic consequences, opponents fear

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Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO: We’re growing strong

CEO Sam Ramji says Pivotal will turn over the trademark soon

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Terminator robots still cutting edge

Yaskawa's Motoman robots are still on the cutting edge, 31 years after it terminated the original Terminator.

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Firmware update for Surface 3, Surface Pro 3 triggers error 0x80246013

There are also reports that the undocumented update to Windows 10 build 10240 causes an error with the Surface Pro 2

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Windows 10 gets two more patches overnight: KB 3074679 and KB 3074686

Windows 10 testers receive two more patches, one of which plugs the security holes in MS15-078 and SA 2755801

The cloud is too hard, so Intel launched a sweeping project to fix it

The first step is a project with Rackspace to make OpenStack easier to deploy and manage

BlackBerry delves deeper into security with AtHoc purchase

BlackBerry continues to shift its focus from selling mobile phones to securing portable devices

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Nginx to hop on HTTP/2 train

Open source Web server's backing for newest version of the fundamental Web protocol will improve Web performance, official says

Video: Why architecture matters in open source

In his OSCON keynote address, Martin Fowler gives developers a dose of practical wisdom about architecture

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AT&T-DirecTV merger reveals new promises to be broken

The FCC is set to approve the AT&T-DirectTV merger with conditions, despite AT&T's history of broken promises

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Google: Users still aren’t getting message about online security

The importance of regular software updates is apparently lost on a large proportion of Internet users who aren't security experts

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Microsoft patches caused fewer problems over the past 3 months -- for a change

The list of problematic patches took a nose dive at the end of April. Whatever they're drinking in Redmond, it's working

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