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Samsung’ phone-free Gear S smartwatch gets U.S. launch details, requires a service plan

Samsung’s standalone Gear S smartwatch will launch in the United States starting November 7, but the service won’t come cheap.

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Red Team rocking: Build the ultimate AMD gaming PC

There’s never been a better time to be a PC gamer, with an abundance of excellent hardware available. Intel recently refreshed its flagship and mainstream processor lines, and AMD and Nvidia both have killer graphics cards on the market–some of which are going for ridiculously low prices.

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Red Team rocking: Build the ultimate AMD gaming PC

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks out: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday published a moving essay in Bloomberg Businessweek in which he publicly announced for the first time that he is gay. Cook is the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

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5 Things You’ll Love About Garmin’s vivosmart Fitbit Rival — and 5 You Won’t

Amid mounting anticipation for the Apple Watch and the recently announced Fitbit Charge HR and Surge wristbands (all of which are due in early 2015), I’ve been testing Garmin’s new vivosmart activity tracker/smartwatch and the associated Android and iOS Garmin Connect apps.

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5 Things You’ll Love About Garmin’s vivosmart Fitbit Rival — and 5 You Won’t

Sorry movie goers, Google Glass, other wearables banned from cinemas

Going to the movies this weekend?

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Smartphone share of overall mobile phone sales stalling at 70 percent

Smartphones during the third quarter again accounted for about 70 percent of total mobile phone shipments.

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BrandPost: Symantec Turns to Fibre Channel to Accommodate Future Data Growth

Fibre Channel proves it offers superior value and consistently demonstrates why it’s the purpose-built storage solution you can trust. Look no further than Symantec for a prime example.

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BrandPost: Symantec Turns to Fibre Channel to Accommodate Future Data Growth

Take the pain out of two-factor authentication with an app

I’ve been stressing two-factor authentication (2FA), or two-step verification, in my early columns here at Private I, because I believe most people avoid using this extra protection for their accounts due to the fuss and management, and may think it will lock them out of access or require an extra step when it’s unnecessary.

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Take the pain out of two-factor authentication with an app

Confidential Business Data at Risk at the Border

Several recent court decisions have re­inforced the principle that government agents may examine laptops, cellphones and other electronic devices in the possession of people crossing the border into the U.S.–even when there is no suspicion of wrongdoing.

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Cloud Migrations Require Big Changes in IT Staffing

Three CIOs discuss how they have learned to handle the staffing and organizational changes caused by cloud computing.

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Cloud Migrations Require Big Changes in IT Staffing