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Security Sessions: Will security budgets go up in 2017?

In the latest episode of Security Sessions, CSO Editor-in-Chief Joan Goodchild chats with CSO Publisher Bob Bragdon about recent research around IT budgets, and how much of the budgets are allocated towards security. They also discuss where the money is going, how much is flowing to automation and whether the CSO (or CISO) can get the attention of the board to get more money for security projects.

Why did Apple remove the NYTimes app in China?

If Apple doesn't stand up to censorship of the internet in China, who will?

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Second-gen Nvidia Shield TV hands-on: All the new killer features Nvidia didn't talk about

The second-gen Shield console is brimming with handy tweaks, updates, and new features that weren't mentioned during Nvidia's CES 2017 keynote.

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5 things you need to know about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

This is the processor that will power most of the high-end Android phones this year, and it sounds pretty good.

What were the most disruptive iPhone apps of 2016?

From mobile augmented reality to social live-streaming, here are the trends that iPhone apps brought to the mainstream this year. And what we should expect in 2017.

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With Cyanogen dead, Google's control over Android is tighter than ever

Having never realized mainstream success, the heavily altered CyanogenMod OS is kaput, and the most aggressive threat to Google's control of Android is closing its doors.

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The top 10 tech stories of 2016: Post-PC, post-reality

Evolution inevitably entails the creation of new problems, and the big tech stories of the year show that this goes for IT just like anything else.

Mingis on Tech: Hot tech skills 2017

What IT skills are hiring managers most looking for in the new year? We run down the list of what's hot and why.

Getting a bead on tech trends for 2017

Up for discussion: The 10 most pressing and disruptive technologies for the year ahead, according to Computerworld's Tech Forecast 2017 research.

What could an iPhone cost post-Trump?

Trump has pressured Apple to start making the iPhone in the U.S. But would you pay double for an iPhone if it helped make America great again?

Are Apple’s AirPods worth the wait?

Apple has postponed the launch of the AirPods, the truly-wireless EarPods that can automatically pair to your iPhone. Here’s why you should wait for them.

Mingis on Tech: From superfast SSDs to Bluetooth locks and solar shingles

It looks like Apple has the fastest laptop on the market, solar shingles will electrify the market in 2017 and there's lots of holiday shopping options for gadget geeks.

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Why I love Google's Pixel XL and think it's worth $769

It's fast. It's intelligent. And I've never used an Android phone quite so full of surprise and delight.

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I switched from an iPhone to Google's Pixel phone and survived

Google tried to simplify the process of moving to a Pixel from the iPhone. Here's how that shook out for one Apple die-hard.

Could a ceramic iPhone be next?

After unveiling a ceramic Apple Watch, Apple has filed a patent for a ceramic iPhone. But there are a few challenges to creating an iPhone out of a material that looks straight out of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Google made an iPhone, so now what?

Google’s new Pixels phones look and cost the same as the iPhone. Now that Google is in Apple territory, what can the original iPhone-maker do to stand out?

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What to expect from Google's big Oct. 4 hardware event

Pixel phones, Google Home, a 4K Chromecast, and maybe even a new tablet may come to dine at the hardware feast.

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GitHub's new features aim for business and open-source users

GitHub, the popular code repository service, has to serve two masters. It's well-known for hosting popular open-source projects, but it's also working to acquire more large and small business users to privately store and manage their proprietary code.

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How to tell if your Galaxy Note7 is safe to use

Samsung has created specific box markings and an IMEI lookup tool so you can tell if you have a non-explosive model.

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Could machine learning help Google's cloud catch up to AWS and Azure?

Google is lagging behind in the public cloud market. Could leadership in machine learning tools help it catch up to Amazon and Microsoft?

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Seven features the iPhone 7 'borrows' from Android

Apple clearly took some inspiration from many of the innovations that Android manufacturers have offered in the last couple of years.

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Hands on: The Moto Z Play brings down the cost of modularity

It may not be as fast as the other Moto Zs, but its epic battery life makes up for it.

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Hands-on: The Hasselblad True Zoom adds 10x optical zoom to your Moto Z

It'll give your Moto Z phone true 10x optical zoom, but it doesn't compete with standalone cameras.

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Microsoft keeps making this Xbox mistake: Pushing the platform, and not the games

It's the content that makes the platform, not the hardware. But you wouldn't know that from Microsoft's E3 keynote, which focused on Xbox rather than fresh, unique, compelling games.

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Why Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26 billion, in one word: Cortana

Why did Microsoft buy LinkedIn for $26 billion? Turning Cortana into a powerful business assistant: check out this image from Microsoft's investor presentation, which sums it all up.