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Chinese government will allow only those with full security clearance to be involved in government projects, potentially leaving foreign players out of such contracts.

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TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's transport ministry said Uber Technologies Inc is operating a taxi-hailing service "in violation of the law", and that it is investigating the possibility of blocking access to the U.S. company's website and mobile app. Ministry of Transportation and Communications Deputy Director Liang Guo Guo said on Monday that Uber only possesses a license to provide information services, rather than transport services. "If Uber obtains the proper license it can continue operating in Taiwan," Liang said. "The company has not made clear how it plans to proceed. ...

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Get dock with live icon reflections and speed up access to your frequently used applications

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Transform your desktop for better look and enhanced usability and performance

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Chinese smartphone maker is looking to develop just two to three core devices, dropping products that have not been competitive in the market, and focus on voice-control capabilities.

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Schedule your computer to shut down or log off at a specified time

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The famous Horsehead Nebula has been literally seen in an entirely different light, as NASA's Spitzer captures it in infrared.>

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Have a Meowy Christmas with this hilarious highlight reel of pet cats attacking holiday ornaments, gift wrapped presents and the decorated tree itself.>

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Look up words in thesaurus and dictionary from almost any program

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By Meeyoung Cho SEOUL (Reuters) - Computer systems at South Korea’s nuclear plant operator have been hacked, but only non-critical data has been lost and there is no risk to the safety of nuclear installations including the country's 23 atomic reactors, the company and the government said on Monday. The attacks come amid concerns that North Korea may mount cyberattacks against industrial and social targets after accusations by the United States that Pyongyang was responsible for a devastating hacking assault on Sony Pictures. South Korea is still technically at war with the North. ...

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SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Xiaomi is raising over $1 billion from investors including Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC that would value the smartphone maker at over $45 billion, a person familiar with the deal said. The fund raising was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which also said this round was led by tech fund All-Stars Investment and included Russian tech fund DST Global and Yunfeng Capital, a private-equity firm affiliated with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Executive Chairman Jack Ma. All-Stars Investment is led by former Morgan Stanley analyst Richard Ji. ...

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Tune up and maintain your PC automatically

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Playing host to 19 different companies, the Arcade in Melbourne, Australia is dedicated to changing the face of indie game development. Just don't call it an incubator.>

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By Megha Rajagopalan and Steve Holland BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has said it opposes all forms of cyberattacks, but it stopped short of directly condemning the hacking of Sony Pictures, or of responding to U.S. calls for action against North Korea, blamed by Washington for the assault. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi "reaffirmed China's relevant position, emphasizing China opposes all forms of cyberattacks and cyber terrorism" in a conversation with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday, the foreign ministry in Beijing said in a statement. ...

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Venus exploration has been deemed off-limits due to its inhospitable climate -- but NASA believes Cloud City may be the answer.>

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Indian e-commerce giant chalks up another US$700 million in funds from new and existing investors and applies to become a public company in Singapore, but dismisses IPO talk.

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan strongly condemns the cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that the United States has blamed on North Korea, Japan's government spokesman said. "Japan is maintaining close contact with the United States and supporting their handling of this case," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a regular news conference, adding that Tokyo is sharing information with Washington. ...

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China opposes all forms of cyber attacks and cyber "terrorism", the country's foreign minister told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday. Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the remarks in a telephone call with Kerry on Sunday night, according to a statement posted on the foreign ministry's website on Monday. China opposes any country or person using other nations' internal facilities to conduct cyber attacks on third-party countries, Wang told Kerry. ...

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Microsoft has removed a host of third-party Snapchat alternatives from its Windows Phone store after the photo messaging service indicated that it would start cracking down on unofficial apps in a bid to tighten security. Rudy Huyn, the developer of popular Windows Phone Snapchat alternative 6snap, confirmed on Twitter that his app — and all other third-party Snapchat apps previously available on Microsoft's operating system — had been removed.

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Australia's Museum of Old and New Art is renowned for its unique design, eccentric founder and provocative art. But at the centre of it all, MONA's greatest achievement has been in the technological realm.>

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By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malicious software likely linked to China is being used to infect visitors to a wide range of official Afghan government websites, U.S. cybersecurity researchers say. ThreatConnect, a Virginia-based cybersecurity firm, said its researchers last week found a corrupted JavaScript file that is being used to host content on "gov.af" websites, and there are no antivirus protections available for the malware. ...

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's competition regulator on Sunday approved AT&T Inc's $1.7 billion purchase of local cellphone company Iusacell, with unspecified conditions, a statement said. The Federal Competition Commission said it set conditions on the deal to "avoid risks to the process of competition" in markets where Iusacell would compete with Carlos Slim's America Movil, which previously counted AT&T as a minority investor. America Movil is Mexico's biggest mobile operator, while Iusacell is a distant third. ...

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