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Issue highlights

1. Why Trump believes his H-1B plan is serious

2. Samsung, MIT say their solid-state batteries could last a lifetime

3. Adobe patches important flaw in LiveCycle Data Services

4. J. F. Rice: Milling with the hackers at Black Hat and Def Con

5. Google's Project Ara phone fails the drop test

6. Intel's five (not very) big announcements from IDF

7. IT Blogwatch: Google cloud 'loses' data (sky falling; film at 11)

8. Samsung plans to appeal Apple patent loss to Supreme Court

9. Parallels Desktop 11 lets Mac users say 'Hey Cortana'

10. Senator to introduce proposal for mandatory drone geofencing

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Why Trump believes his H-1B plan is serious

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to make it more expensive to hire foreign workers, and in doing so, encourage the hiring of U.S. workers. READ MORE

Samsung, MIT say their solid-state batteries could last a lifetime

Researchers from Samsung and MIT have developed a new solid electrolyte that they say will enable batteries to last indefinitely. They see it as a power storage "game changer." READ MORE

Adobe patches important flaw in LiveCycle Data Services

Adobe Systems released a security patch for LiveCycle Data Services, a development tool used by businesses to synchronize data between back-end servers and rich Internet applications built with Adobe Flex or AIR. READ MORE

J. F. Rice: Milling with the hackers at Black Hat and Def Con

Las Vegas was invaded by hackers this month. The Black Hat and Def Con conventions were in town. I attended both this year, which gave me an opportunity to compare and contrast them. READ MORE

Google's Project Ara phone fails the drop test

Google will have to find a new way to secure the modules in its Project Ara modular phone after the device failed the drop test. READ MORE

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Intel's five (not very) big announcements from IDF

Intel's annual developer conference focused on robots and the Internet of Things, with new processors taking a back seat. READ MORE

IT Blogwatch: Google cloud 'loses' data (sky falling; film at 11)

Google is sorry to report it's lost some cloud customers' data. Lightning struck four times near its St. Ghislain, Belgium, data center. From cloud to cloud, as't were, causing some storage to go bye-bye. READ MORE

Samsung plans to appeal Apple patent loss to Supreme Court

Samsung Electronics plans a last-ditch appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to avoid paying hundreds of millions of dollars in fines for infringing Apple patents, but the chances of success don't appear high. READ MORE

Parallels Desktop 11 lets Mac users say 'Hey Cortana'

Mac users will soon be able to say "Hey Cortana" and have Microsoft's virtual assistant talk back to them from OS X, thanks to new functionality included in Parallels Desktop 11. READ MORE

Senator to introduce proposal for mandatory drone geofencing

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is to introduce a proposal soon that aims to make geofencing of drones mandatory, following a number of reports of close shaves between the unmanned aircraft and regular planes. READ MORE

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