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1 hr ago | InfoWorld

Oracle hits back at ex-employee's claims over in-memory database option

Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean more An SSL/TLS handshake requires at least 10 times more processing power on a server than on the client.

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Related Topix: Blog News, CPU

5 hrs ago | The Jewish Journal

Israel's Iron Dome makers were hit by hackers

Three Israeli defense contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011, a U.S.-based computer forensics expert said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Prison, World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East,

Tue Jul 29, 2014

ABS-CBN News

In rare move, Canada accuses Chinese of trying to hack govt network

Canada on Tuesday took the unusual step of singling out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing, raising tensions at a time when Ottawa wants to boost oil sales to China.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Computer Security, Computers, Stephen Harper

CIO

Google, Linaro develop custom Android edition for Project Ara

Google is working with open-source development organization Linaro to develop a special edition of Android for the Project Ara customizable smartphone.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Cameras, CPU

Outlook

Flipkart Raises $1 Bn Funding From Investors

India's largest e-Commerce firm Flipkart today said it has raised USD 1 billion in fresh funding from a group of investors, the largest so far in the fiercely competitive online shopping segment in the country.

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Related Topix: Flipkart, Internet, Travel, Asia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel, World News, India

Detroit Free Press

Apple beefs up processors, memory in Macbook Pro

Apple unveiled upgraded Macbook Pro laptop computers that will boast faster processors and twice the memory for entry-level models.

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Related Topix: Apple, Laptops/Notebooks, Computers, Startups, Intel

KHOU-TV Houston

Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space.

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Related Topix: Telecom, Corning, Electronics, Corning, NY, NASA

Sunherald.com

Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

The not-for-profit BoldlyGo Institute wants to put its ASTRO-1 telescope in orbit by the mid-2020s.

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Related Topix: Space, Telecom, Corning, Electronics, Corning, NY, NASA

RTE.ie

China holding anti-monopoly probe into Microsoft

A Chinese regulator has said it was conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft because the firm has not fully disclosed information about its Windows and Microsoft Office software.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, World News, China, Asia, Microsoft Office, Redmond, WA

Canada.com

Chinese hackers break into National Research Council computers, Canadian spy agency says

But the Treasury Board says the NRC's computers have been isolated from the rest of the government's systems as a precaution.

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Related Topix: Computer Security

Macworld

Using Instagram for iOS on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher says

A configuration problem in Facebook's popular Instagram application for Apple devices could allow a hacker to hijack a person's account if they're both on the same public Wi-Fi network.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Computer Security, Twitter

Outlook

NASA's Opportunity Rover Breaks Distance Record

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA has said.

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Related Topix: Space, NASA, Robots, Pasadena, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Raw Story

Rocket carrying U.S. 'neighborhood watch' spy satellites launches from Cape Canaveral

An unmanned Delta 4 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday with a pair of U.S. military satellites designed to keep watch on other countries' spacecraft.

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Related Topix: US Military, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, US Air Force, Cape Canaveral, FL, Space

The Campbell Reporter

eBay to try selling auto mechanics' services in new offering

"eBay will start a small test this fall in a couple of U.S. cities" for providing mechanics' services, Wenig said in an interview Monday at Bloomberg's headquarters in New York.

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Related Topix: e-dialog, Hunch, eBay, Startups, GSI Technology, Magento, Internet

ITworld

Attackers install DDoS bots on Amazon cloud, exploiting Elasticsearch weakness

Attackers are exploiting a vulnerability in distributed search engine software Elasticsearch to install DDoS malware on Amazon and possibly other cloud servers.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Internet, Spyware, Programming Languages, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

KMIZ

Investors help the rich pay off student loans

Investors are so hungry for yield in the bond market that they're giving rich college grads money to help pay off their student loans.

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Related Topix: P2P, New York University, Financial Markets

Customer Interaction Solutions

AIS Announces New Aluminum Die Casting Tooling for Their Affordable,...

The new aluminum die cast tooling improves quality, mechanical engineering and manufacturing efficiency among other things.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science, CPU

Thanh Nein News

Satellites and seafood: China keeps fishing fleet connected in disputed waters

On China's southern Hainan island, a fishing boat captain shows a Reuters reporter around his aging vessel.

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Related Topix: World News, China, GPS

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WOZZ-FM Appleton

From virtual reality to stars, five highlights fro...

Every year, around 130,000 comic book fans and entertainment enthusiasts trek to San Diego's Comic-Con International, where thousands of booths and hundreds of panels are set up by industry outlets to cater to attendees.

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Related Topix: Virtual Reality, The Hunger Games

Trinidad Guardian

T&T-born HIV activist fights on

HIV activists stage a silent protest on July 20 at the opening ceremony of the International Aids 2014 conference, which commenced with a memorial for six HIV activists who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

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Related Topix: Wi-Fi, Air Accidents, World News, Malaysia, Pakistan

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