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Postgres is the hottest RDBMS in startup land. Should your enterprise use it, too?

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While some observers claim Mac maintenance utilities are unnecessary, Erik Eckel's found some value in CleanMyMac 3. The easy-to-use utility offers some surprisingly helpful features.

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Et tu, Google? With piracy running rampant these days, we’re starting to see content producers and owners going after pirates via each suspected individual’s specific ISP. HBO, for instance, began employing this strategy not too long ago in a rather unsuccessful effort to quell Game of Thrones piracy. The messages that content producers relay to end users through individual ISPs can vary. In some instances it’s just a warning. In others, automatic fines with settlement demands are levied. While most ISPs have no problem passing along warnings to suspected pirates, most opt not to pass along threatening settlement demands. Even Comcast, which is no stranger to questionable customer service practices, sides with the consumer on this particular issue. But Google, oddly enough,

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Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was hauled off a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit. Other security researchers say Roberts - who was quoted by the FBI as saying he once caused "a sideways movement of the plane during a flight" - has helped draw attention to a wider issue: that the aviation industry has not kept pace with the threat hackers pose to increasingly computer-connected aeroplanes. It will force the hand of organisations (in the aviation industry)," says Jonathan Butts, a former US Air Force researcher who now runs a company working on IT security issues in aviation and other industries.

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Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was hauled off a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit. Other security researchers say Roberts - who was quoted by the FBI as saying he once caused "a sideways movement of the plane during a flight" - has helped draw attention to a wider issue: that the aviation industry has not kept pace with the threat hackers pose to increasingly computer-connected airplanes. It will force the hand of organizations (in the aviation industry)," says Jonathan Butts, a former US Air Force researcher who now runs a company working on IT security issues in aviation and other industries.

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Technically Incorrect: An Israeli professor says the amalgamation of man and machine will be the "biggest evolution in the history of biology" in 4 billion years.

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Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. A deal would create a major rival to Comcast Corp, the biggest U.S. operator in the U.S. cable and broadband market, and marking a triumph for Charter, which was rejected by Time Warner Cable last year. The cash and stock deal values Time Warner Cable at $195 per share, according to the sources, and comes just one month after Comcast dropped its $45.2 billion merger agreement with Time Warner Cable, clinched in February 2014, over antitrust concerns.

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Charter Communications is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, say two people familiar with the negotiations.

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A report last week revealed that Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 and OS X releases will bring a major typeface change, with Apple apparently aiming to offer the same system font across devices, no matter how large it is. Called San Francisco, the new typeface is already used on the Apple Watch to increase readability, and a designer has now released a quick visual analysis of the font, and what makes it remarkable. DON’T MISS: Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why Wenting Zhang, who provides a deep dive into one font each day on his Type Detail website, has dedicated a day to the San Francisco font, explaining its features. According to the image above, one

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Digital inclusion plan and development of the country's satellite have been spared

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The Apple Watch Edition is the most expensive product Apple has ever made, so most people won’t line up to buy a gold Watch anytime soon. But gold-plating a regular stainless steel Apple Watch model might be a solid alternative, and the following video will show you just how impressive these aftermarket options can be. DON’T MISS: Leak: This is Flow, Microsoft’s unreleased ’email killer’ for the iPhone For $399, 9to5Mac’s Dom Esposito had his 42mm Apple Watch and link bracelet gold-plated with 18K gold. The end result, as you’ll see in the following images, is gorgeous — especially since a gold link bracelet isn’t available from Apple for the time being. The entire operation was done at WatchPlate, and you’ll apparently get your Watch back

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Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The cash and stock deal values Time Warner Cable at $195 per share, according to the sources, and comes just one month after Comcast Corp dropped its $45.2 billion merger agreement with Time Warner Cable, clinched in February 2014, over antitrust concerns. Time Warner Cable shares closed Friday at $171.18.

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Of all the shows premiering this fall, few are getting as much buzz as Supergirl, the first comic book show to land on CBS. Two weeks ago, CBS released an extended 6-minute trailer for the series, but last Friday the entire pilot leaked online in full HD. Originally scheduled to premiere in November, torrent users the world over can watch the episode right now. MORE LEAKS: This is Flow, Microsoft’s unreleased ’email killer’ for the iPhone Of course, we don’t condone piracy, but considering the timing of the leak, it’s hard not to at least consider the fact that this might be a clever ploy by CBS to build upon the momentum of the trailer. Supergirl (and shows like it) could help CBS shed the image

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These three formatting skills will improve your productivity and make you more efficient when working with Word documents.

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Let’s hope BlackBerry CEO John Chen hasn’t already blown through the massive $85.8 million compensation package he received in fiscal 2014. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Chen’s compensation for fiscal 2015 has fallen to “only” $3.4 million, although the Journal notes that all but $1 million of last year’s compensation “was from restricted shares that vest over five years starting from Mr. Chen’s hiring in November 2013.” FROM EARLIER: Pirate’s paradise: cCloud TV streams HBO, ESPN and 50 other live channels for free Chen has done a very good job of stabilizing BlackBerry’s finances, which were in free fall when he took over as CEO after the massive writedowns the company had to take from unsold BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Under his leadership,

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GM-owned Cadillac is partnering with Shanghai OnStar on a new in-car online entertainment system plus supporting smartphone and Apple Watch app. Unveiled at CES Asia on Monday, the new system will be the first of its kind in China and will offer connection speeds of up to 10 times faster than current 3G in-car networks. Cadillac also unveiled the MyCadillac app for smartphones and the Apple Watch which will go live later this year in China and will allow users to remotely lock and unlock their car's doors, remotely start the engine and check fuel levels.

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Charter courting Time Warner Cable again, this time offering $55 billion in cash and stock, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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For just 89 cents, you can put a lightbulb in your pocket that will add a glow to summer gatherings -- and maybe even win you a bet or two.

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Unisys launches its long-awaited Dorado ClearPath 8300 Intel-based systems to enable its clients to enter the software-defined data center in a big way.

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With Apple set to unveil a new music streaming service next month at WWDC, Touch ID may very well be the company’s unsung hero and most strategic asset in convincing users to sign up for what will reportedly be a $10/month subscription. While precise details surrounding Apple Music remain murky, early reports suggest that Apple will offer new users of its streaming music service a free 1-3 month trial. While that will undoubtedly convince millions of users to give the service a spin, convincing users of any free or ad-supported service to opt for a monthly subscription plan is extremely challenging. And this is precisely where the magic of Touch ID will rear its beautiful head. DON’T MISS: Google study finds

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Google has given the axe to the stock Android Email app. Jack Wallen takes on the future of email on the Android platform and what options users have.

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The new device will run the latest version of Android, 5.0 Lollipop, but does the LG name justify a higher price than AT&T's own branded tablet with similar specs?

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Microsoft has been previewing some updates to its music and video apps for Windows 10 recently, but it looks like bigger changes are on the way. The software giant has revealed a new look and feel for what appears to be an upcoming release of the music app for Windows 10. A screenshot posted on Microsoft's support site shows a dark themed app that looks very similar to Spotify.

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