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It’s time to decide how quantum computing will help your business

Companies may be less than five to 10 years away from using quantum computing to solve big business problems.

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Shadow Brokers boasts of more Windows exploits and cyberespionage data

A group of hackers that previously leaked alleged NSA exploits claims to have even more attack tools, as well as intelligence gathered by the agency on foreign banks and ballistic missile programs.

Apple's Sal Soghoian announces 'Masters of Automation' event

You’ll master automation on Mac and iOS at CMD-D

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HPE shows off The Machine prototype without memristors

It's been an arduous journey, but HPE on Tuesday finally showed a prototype of The Machine at a lab in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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China pays for Windows XP addiction as 'WannaCry' hits

The WannaCry ransomware has wormed its way into tens of thousands of Windows PCs in China, where Windows XP remains relatively popular.

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New WannaCry variant being monitored, DHS official says

A variant of the WannaCry ransomware has been able to infect some of the computers patched after the original malware struck. But attacks in the U.S. appear to be limited so far.

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53% off HAVIT 2.4GHz Adjustable 2000 DPI Wireless Gaming Mouse - Deal Alert

Reliable connection with advanced 2.4ghz wireless. Features a working distance of up to 15m, sleep mode, a comfortable ergonomic design, and three-gear DPI adjustment: 1000/1500/2000DPI, to quickly change speed in your games with one...

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Patching Windows XP against WannaCry ransomware

Microsoft issued a bug fix yesterday for Windows XP to patch the SMB flaw used by the current WannaCry ransomware. This is a walk-through of installing the patch

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Microsoft issues first Windows XP patch in 3 years to stymie 'WannaCrypt'

Microsoft took the unprecedented step of patching long-demoted versions of Windows, including Windows XP, to immunize PCs from the ransomware.

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Yes, Apple is building a car

All signs point to Apple building cars in the same way (and for the same reason) they build iPhones.

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Microsoft posts PowerShell script that spawns pseudo security bulletins

A Microsoft manager this week offered IT admins a way to replicate -- more or less -- the security bulletins the company discarded last month.

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May Patch Tuesday delivers fixes critical Windows 10 exploits

For this May Microsoft Patch Tuesday, Microsoft attempts to resolve 56 reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, Windows, both Browsers and the .NET development platform. Three of the vulnerabilities have been reported publicly...

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39% off Exploring Raspberry Pi: Interfacing to the Real World with Embedded Linux, Paperback - Deal Alert

The innovators guide to bringing Raspberry Pi to life. This book favors engineering principles over a 'recipe' approach to give you the skills you need to design and build your own projects. You'll understand the fundamental...

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3D printing, married to traditional metal casting, could reshape manufacturing

Working with a Michigan foundry, Autodesk used its Netfabb 3D design software to create a 3D printed mold to make a magnesium airline seat frame that could save an airline more than $200 million in fuel costs.

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Microsoft now claims half a billion Windows 10 devices

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella touted a new number for Windows 10, saying the operating system now powers 500 million devices.

8 great testing tools for mobile app developers

Device-as-a-service makes device ownership and management a thing of the past

DaaS unburdens IT with lower, more predictable costs, access to the latest technology and increased security.

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Up to 60% Savings on Steam Gaming Gear With These Active Discounts - Deal Alert

If you're into Steam Gaming, or know somebody who is, you should consider these deals currently active on Steam gear.

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The next 5 years in A.I. will be frenetic, says Intel A.I. chief

Research into artificial intelligence is going gangbusters, and the frenetic pace won't let up for about five years -- after which the industry will concentrate around a handful of core technologies and leaders.

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Third party antivirus programs interfere with Windows Defender critical patch

To install the latest Windows Defender update, I had to fight it out with Avast antivirus. It took a few rounds, but in the end, I won.

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Desktop 3D printer presages the future of multi-layer circuit board design

An Israeli start-up is now shipping to beta customers a 3D printer that can produce multi-layer circuit board prototypes, drastically cutting development time and ensuring that intellectual property remains in-house.

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