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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tour Target's new Internet of Things concept store

  Reddit's new CEO tries to clean up the 'dark side' of the site | 12 fun, free summer classes for techies

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In photos: Tour Target's new Internet of Things concept store
Last week Target opened its Open Home concept store right next to the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, home to many high-profile tech conferences. One Target exec described the installation as 'part retail store, part learning lab, part meeting space,' and there are plans to devote Thursday evenings for smart home events in the space, Target says, from tech talks and meet-ups to product demos and product launches. Read More

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July 2015 Patch Tuesday: Microsoft closes holes being exploited in the wild
For July 2015, Microsoft released 14 security bulletins, with four patches rated as "critical" remote code execution (RCE) fixes. Read More

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Google opens its cloud to Microsoft workloads
Google today expanded support for Windows workloads running on its cloud, a move that the company hopes will better position its Google Cloud Platform to court enterprise customers. Read More

The top 10 supercomputers in the world, 20 years ago
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