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Apple software update protects Macs from 'Bash' bug

Apple issued a software update to protect Macintosh computers from being bitten by a recently discovered "Bash" bug seen as a threat to Internet-linked devices.

Apple software update protects Macs from 'Bash' bug
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Apple says Mac users mostly safe from 'Bash' bug

Apple said that its Macintosh PCs are unlikely to be affected by the recently discovered "Bash" bug .

Apple says Mac users mostly safe from 'Bash' bug
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Microsoft to spotlight new Windows software September 30

Microsoft sent out invitations to a September 30 event at which it is expected to provide a glimpse at the next version of its Windows operating system.

Microsoft to spotlight new Windows software September 30
'Destiny' video game has $500-million debut
'Destiny' video game has $500-million debut

Bungie studio's new science fiction action video game "Destiny" landed in the record books, boasting the biggest ever launch of a new franchise.

'Destiny' video game has $500-million debut
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Google working on super-fast 'quantum' computer chip

Google said it is working on a super-fast "quantum" computer chip as part a vision to one day have machines think like humans.

Google working on super-fast 'quantum' computer chip
Gambling, IT, booze addictions rife in Japan: study
Gambling, IT, booze addictions rife in Japan: study

Nearly five percent of Japanese adults are addicted to gambling, a rate up to five times that of most other nations, according to a study.

Gambling, IT, booze addictions rife in Japan: study
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Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Former Microsoft chief Steven Ballmer on Tuesday said he is stepping down as a member of the software giant's board of directors.

Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board
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Facebook helps readers tell truth from fiction

Facebook said that it is testing a way to let members know when articles posted to the social network are tongue-in-cheek instead of hand-on-heart.

Facebook helps readers tell truth from fiction
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Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed

Researchers unveiled a powerful new postage-stamp size chip delivering supercomputer performance using a process that mimics the human brain.

Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed
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Canada says China hacked science agency computers

Canada accused China of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which Beijing strongly denied.

Canada says China hacked science agency computers
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Student from Kazakhstan to develop Google applications

Zharas Alimkhanov, a student of Nazarbayev Intellectual School, and his team have won Through Glass international contest in Spain.

Student from Kazakhstan to develop Google applications
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Release of "The Evil Within" video game delayed

Video game publisher Bethesda Softworks on Tuesday delayed release of eagerly awaited horror action title "The Evil Within" to October.

Release of "The Evil Within" video game delayed
Intel buys fitness-tracking band maker Basis
Intel buys fitness-tracking band maker Basis

Intel on Tuesday announced it has bought fitness-tracking band maker Basis Science as part of a move into the hot wearable computing market.

Intel buys fitness-tracking band maker Basis
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Official from Taiwan's Acer held over alleged insider trading

An official from Taiwanese computer maker Acer was formally detained Wednesday on insider trading charges, a day after prosecutors searched the firm's headquarters.

Official from Taiwan's Acer held over alleged insider trading
Game play remains at heart of changing lifestyles
Game play remains at heart of changing lifestyles

For almost as long as there have been computers, there have been people intent in playing games with them.

Game play remains at heart of changing lifestyles
Japan researchers testing tiny ear computer
Japan researchers testing tiny ear computer

A tiny personal computer that is worn on the ear and can be controlled with the blink of an eye or the click of a tongue is being tested in Japan.

Japan researchers testing tiny ear computer
Japan's Rakuten paying $900 mn for Cypriot app-maker
Japan's Rakuten paying $900 mn for Cypriot app-maker

Rakuten, Japan's largest online shopping mall operator, said Friday it would buy Cyprus-based application maker Viber Media for $900 million, as its expands an overseas empire that includes Canadian e-reader company Kobo.

Japan's Rakuten paying $900 mn for Cypriot app-maker
China's Lenovo aims for third in global smartphone market
China's Lenovo aims for third in global smartphone market

The chairman of Chinese computer giant Lenovo pledged Thursday to make the company the world's third-biggest smartphone seller following an acquisition binge as the firm announced a 30 percent profit surge.

China's Lenovo aims for third in global smartphone market
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Sony to sell PC business to investment fund

Sony is in talks to sell its personal computer business to a Japanese investment fund as part of the electronics giant's wider restructuring, reports said Wednesday.

Sony to sell PC business to investment fund
Intel to cut staff in face of stagnant earnings
Intel to cut staff in face of stagnant earnings

US chip giant Intel said Friday it will trim its workforce by five percent this year as it shifts from personal computers to powering mobile gadgets.

Intel to cut staff in face of stagnant earnings

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