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Ruby picks up the pace for scientific computing

The VirtualModule leverages a Julia transpiler to speed up code execution

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A 'boring' Docker fork could solve some problems -- and create others

Docker's tendency to move too fast and break too much has disgruntled many, but a separately maintained fork might create its own problems

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New ransomware threat deletes files from Linux web servers

Attackers claim the files are first encrypted and uploaded to a server under their control

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Microsoft finally fixes Surface Pro 3 battery woes

Initial reports about the Simplo battery firmware update are positive, but why did it take Microsoft so long?

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VMware dresses up Docker for the enterprise

VMware reworks Docker to add enterprises conveniences like user accounts managed through Active Directory and role-based access controls for Docker-hosted projects

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Silicon Valley rains money on Clinton

Is Trump really a total Silicon Valley fundraising disaster?

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Laptops are about to get a whole lot faster

SSDs will offer as much as 10X the speed of HDDs

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Apple must repay $14.5 billion in underpaid taxes in Ireland

Two Irish tax rulings constituted illegal state aid, the European Commission has ruled

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Microsoft's new Catapult v2 server design is targeted at AI

For years, Microsoft has been delivering speedy and accurate Bing results with experimental servers called Project Catapult, which have now received an architectural upgrade.

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U.S. developers have the numbers, but China and Russia have the skills

A report from HackerRank finds that while the U.S. and India have lots of developers, Chinese and Russian programmers are the most talented

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Digital transformation is giving IT spending a big boost

Financial services and manufacturing are now at the forefront, new IDC data suggests

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How to check the Microsoft Update Catalog with any browser

Microsoft says it'll fix the Update Catalog's dependency on ActiveX someday, but you can bypass IE right now if you know the trick

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New challenger joins Rust to topple C language

Zig interfaces closely with existing C code, but helps avoid common programming problems and security hazards

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Fumbled fixes highlight problem with Windows 10 cumulative updates

Plagued by ongoing issues caused by a printing bug, Microsoft needs to come clean about its process for fixing the problem

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VMware pins hybrid cloud hopes on IBM, AWS, Azure

With little uptake for its public cloud, VMware's hybrid plans are now moving to encompass third parties

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Dream on if you think spies will reveal their exploits

Governments will hide and exploit vulnerabilities as long as they can, even if that risks criminals getting their hands on them too

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New Google tool cuts JavaScript code down to size

Google's Ignition interpreter lowers memory consumption -- and that's only the beginning for this V8 engine component

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Cloud player Rackspace goes private in $4.3B deal

A private equity firm has signed an agreement to buy major cloud player Rackspace for $4.3 billion

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