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Microsoft to Launch New Licensing Option for SMBs

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Microsoft's Open Value software license subscription program for SMBs will make its U.S. debut March 3. 

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Report: Retailers Shutting Off Apple Pay to Make Room For Own System

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According to MacRumors, CVS and Rite Aid are both nuking unofficial support for Apple Pay, by turning off their NFC payments system altogether. According to an internal memo, the sour grapes is because Rite Aid is working on its own mobile wallet solution, which will...(more) 

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Hawaii officials warn of possible lava evacuation

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HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii authorities on Saturday told several dozen residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days as molten rock oozed across a country road and edged closer to homes. 

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Muse: Showbiz

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15 years ago, a tiny British alt rock band, led by concert pianist/conspiracy theorist Matthew Bellamy, released their debut album, Showbiz. Nowadays, Muse plays sell-out stadium shows with ridiculous pyrotechnic displays and gymnasts dangling from blimps, but back then, they were just another semi-goth band...(more) 

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Splashdown! SpaceX's Dragon Cargo Spaceship Returns to Earth

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A private SpaceX Dragon capsule dropped into the Pacific Ocean today (Oct. 25), returning almost 2 tons of cargo and science experiments to Earth from the International Space Station. The unmanned Dragon was released from the space station at 9:57 a.m. EDT (1357 GMT). Its parachute-guided...(more) 

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Hackers target Ukraine's election website

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Hackers attacked Ukraine's election commission website Saturday on the eve of parliamentary polls, officials said, but they denied Russian reports that the vote counting system itself had been put out of action. "There is a DDoS attack on the commission's site," the government information security service...(more) 

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Italian lawmakers plan free Wi-Fi to bridge digital gap with Europe

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MILAN (Reuters) - Italian lawmakers have put forward a proposal for free Wi-Fi in thousands of public places to bridge a gap with other European countries in broadband penetration, e-government and other digital services that is dragging on the economy. Under the plan, large shops, taxis,...(more) 

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Wi-Fi hotspots turn New York subway musicians into a wireless orchestra

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Wi-Fi in New York City Subway stations makes it easy to burn through your inbox during your commute, but did you know it can also be used to make some great music? Director Chris Shimojima paired eleven musicians in different subway stations with composer and conductor...(more) 

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This Family Doesn't Sweat: Here's Why

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People with a rare disorder called anhidrosis cannot produce sweat, and now a new study finds that the condition may be caused by a mutation in a single gene. Researchers studied a Pakistani family with several children who could not sweat. The researchers' analysis of the...(more) 

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Air New Zealand's epic, 'Hobbit'-themed epic safety video is the most fun you'll have finding your exit row

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New Zealand's tourism industry has benefited greatly from Peter Jackson's films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, so it was natural for airline Air New Zealand to partner up with Jackson, branding itself as the "official airline of Middle-earth." Alongside its...(more) 

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Until Dawn brings hokey teen horror to the PlayStation 4

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I only jumped once. Honestly, just once while I played through a demo of Until Dawn, the first major title from developer Supermassive Games. Until Dawn is less psychological thriller and more schlocky horror, but there isn’t nearly enough of that on the home consoles. Alien:...(more) 

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Huge Solar Flare Erupts from Biggest Sunspot in 24 Years (Photos)

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The sun unleashed a major solar flare from a colossal sunspot on Friday (Oct. 24), the fourth big flare from the star in less than a week. The sunspot is the largest active region on the sun in the last 24 years, NASA scientists say. 

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