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August 17, 2015

Donald Trump, zingers and all, emerges as sharp H-1B critic

Businessman Donald Trump's plan for the H-1B visa would make it harder and more expensive for tech companies to replace U.S. workers with foreign help. READ MORE

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1. How college CIOs brace for back-to-school (with video)

2. Microsoft waives Windows 10 'branches' for now

3. The cloud gets mobile apps moving

4. The 10 most powerful supercomputers on Earth

5. Free Windows 10 upgrade will have 'no financial impact' on Microsoft

6. Microsoft under fire for Windows 10 update FAIL

7. New earbuds give you super-hearing

8. Mozilla tests a true stealth mode for Firefox

9. Italian teen finds two zero-day vulnerabilities in OS X

10. AT&T's ties to NSA detailed in Snowden docs

11. 7 tips to get recruiters to look at your LinkedIn profile

12. INSIDER Millennials in the workplace: 3 tips for making a lasting hire and 5 ways to make them stay

13. Microsoft tests app that will read you the news

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How college CIOs brace for back-to-school (with video)

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Microsoft waives Windows 10 'branches' for now

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Free Windows 10 upgrade will have 'no financial impact' on Microsoft

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New earbuds give you super-hearing

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Mozilla tests a true stealth mode for Firefox

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Italian teen finds two zero-day vulnerabilities in OS X

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AT&T's ties to NSA detailed in Snowden docs

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7 tips to get recruiters to look at your LinkedIn profile

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Millennials in the workplace: 3 tips for making a lasting hire and 5 ways to make them stay

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Microsoft tests app that will read you the news

NewsCast pulls in stories from around the Web and then uses text-to-speech tech to fill users in. READ MORE

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