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UPS says customer information at risk following hack

Another day, another security breach.The latest global firm to suffer at the hands of villainous hackers is logistics giant UPS, or, to be precise, retail chain The UPS Store, a subsidiary of UPS. More>>

Want to pass your Facebook account to an heir? Move to Delaware

Becoming the first state to pass broad legislation related to the ownership of digital accounts, a new law in Delaware allows residents to pass digital assets to heirs, just like physical and financial assets. More>>

This app will shut down your phone until you call your mom back

Many teenagers can withstand 10 missed calls from mom without batting an eyelash, but when you take away Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and everything else, most won't last five minutes without calling dear old mom and dad to beg for their freedom back. More>>

The more Fires Amazon lights, the more its flame flickers

Amazon successfully expanded from selling books to just about everything short of houses and cars in the physical world. But that success has been hit-or-miss in the tech world. More>>

The road to self-driving cars remains a long one

If carmakers are to be believed, autonomous cars are right around the corner. Some like Nissan and Mercedes-Benz have in fact been so bold as to put a 2020 debut date on their first self-driving models. More>>

Comcast abandons customer on hold for three hours, then closes

In yet another Internet video that sheds light on poor customer service practices at Comcast, YouTube user Aaron Spain uploaded a video this week that details the length of time he was kept on hold by the Comcast retention department.  More>>

Listen to Pharrell's full NBA 2K15 soundtrack

2K Sports has released the full tracklist for NBA 2K15‘s soundtrack, curated by artist and producer Pharrell Williams (recently of “Happy” and “Get Lucky” fame).  More>>

Faking it: Nearly half of people lie while sexting

What is your partner really doing while sexting? More>>

Which states have the fastest and slowest Internet speeds?

Is there a correlation between the size of the state you live in and your Internet speed? More>>

Russian hackers stole more than 1 billion usernames and passwords

A gang operating in Russia is reportedly in possession of a staggering 1.2 billion usernames and passwords in a massive hack involving more than 420,000 websites, including many operated by high-profile companies. More>>

Man shoots himself in head while posing for gun selfie

It may seem obvious, but if you must take a gun selfie, it's probably best you point the barrel away from your head.
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Smart tracking technology is coming to the NFL

From basketball to soccer, technology is having a growing impact on sports across the board. NFL league chiefs are the latest to embrace this brave new world. More>>

Survey says T-Mobile offers best customer service in the industry

In a recent study JD Power found that of all the U.S. carriers, T-Mobile ranks highest in customer satisfaction, mainly because it solves users’ problems and answers their questions quickly, accurately, and kindly. More>>

EA Access: What is it and what does it mean for you?

There’s very little precedent for Electronic Arts’ just-announced subscription service, and you’re probably wondering whether it’s worth your money.  More>>

OKCupid's experiment is lazy, unethical and a creative failure

By letting their engineers experiment on users, OKCupid and Facebook showed an astounding lack of imagination.
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Disable bloatware from running on your Android

Android phones will often contain apps that you aren’t able to uninstall.  More>>

NASA releases never-before-seen supernova photos from Chandra Observatory

To celebrate the 15th birthday of its Chandra X-ray Observatory, NASA has published four previously unreleased images of supernova remnants.

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Jimmy Kimmel proves that we'll buy iWatch just because it's made by Apple

Jimmel Kimmel is known for messing with Americans’ minds, especially when it comes to upcoming Apple products.  More>>

How to use social media job groups to find rock star employees

Placing job ads in a local newspaper or industry magazine obviously doesn't cut it anymore. Much of your employee search must be done online now, with some help from LinkedIn Groups and Facebook Pages. More>>

Minnesota family ordered off Southwest flight after dad posts critical tweet

Ever tweeted about poor service from a company? Course you have. Ever had any troublesome comeback from it? Probably not. More>>

New Nigerian email attacks can take control of your computer

Internet security firm Palo Alto Networks has identified a new campaign of cyber-treachery originating from the borders of Nigeria, the notorious source of a billion countless malicious emails. More>>

Running back to BlackBerry is still a mistake

If you want to live dangerously, go ahead and climb an unfeasibly tall cliff without a safety line while wearing completely unsuitable footwear. Just don’t, whatever you do, swap your iPhone for a BlackBerry.  More>>

Tweetbot catches Russia making edits to Flight MH17 Wikipedia entry

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Could this selfie toaster be the next best thing since sliced bread?

Don’t you sometimes wish you could eat your own face for breakfast? (Metaphorically speaking, of course – we do not condone self-cannibalism.) Well, now you can. More>>

Study says that teenage texts = teenage sex

Teenagers who text a lot are more likely to sext and a new study says that they are also more likely to be sexually active. More>>

Microsoft axes Nokia X Android project, cuts 18,000 jobs

Ding dong, the Nokia X is dead. This announcement comes right after the company announced plans to cut 18,000 jobs. More>>

Facebook, Nielsen will soon track your TV habits on tablets, smartphones

Attempting to get a better grasp on how many television shows consumers are watching on mobile devices, the Nielsen company is partnering up with Facebook in order to track television viewing habits of U.S. consumers.
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Watch planet Earth rise above the moon in this high-def video from space

The photograph titled “Earthrise,” taken in 1968 by NASA astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission, is probably one of the best-known and most iconic pieces of space photography. More>>

Breaking up is hard to do, especially with Comcast

Break-ups can be tough – especially when one side just doesn’t know how to let go.
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AT&T vs. Verizon vs. T-Mobile: Whose family plan will save you the most?

To say that navigating U.S. carriers’ family plans is a trial is the understatement of the century.
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Ipads can trigger nickel allergies in kids

When an 11-year-old boy in San Diego developed a nasty skin allergy, doctors traced it to the nickel in his family's iPad. More>>

Govt. computer glitch sends military draft letters to people over 100 years old

According to The Washington Post, a government computer glitch is the reason why some Pennsylvania residents are receiving letters requesting that any males born between 1893 and 1897 register for the U.S. military draft.
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Bizarre sexting case in Virginia may have you reconsider sending naked photos

“Sexting,” the exchange of explicit messages, has become a popular phenomenon among teens, but unfortunately for one young man in Virginia, it could lead him behind bars. More>>

Are you tweeting your marriage away?

Forget about the Twitter wars that break out regularly between outspoken celebrities or loudmouth pundits -- too much Twitter can be bad for your own relationship, a new study suggests. More>>

How Graham Nash mixed Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s 1974 tour into HD bliss

Never properly captured on record until now, CSNY 1974 boasts incredibly warm mixes done by Nash in high resolution. Said high-res tracks balance the intimacy of one voice, one instrument, and delicately sweet harmonies as well as four perfectly blended voices amidst blazing electric-guitar assaults.
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Kids still getting too much 'screen time'

U.S. teenagers are still spending hours in front of the TV and computer every day -- despite years of expert advice that kids' "screen time" should be limited, a new government study finds. More>>

5 of the juiciest portable battery chargers money can buy

Why oh why, must our smartphones die? We feel your pain and that’s why we’ve been checking out some of the best external chargers on the market. More>>

iPads may help boost speaking skills in kids with autism

Adding access to a computer tablet to traditional therapy may help children with autism talk and interact more, new research suggests. More>>

New 'emojli' social network only allows emojis

Social media fanatics hopelessly addicted to checking out every app that lands on the platform will be dismayed to learn that yet another one is about to launch, one so odd that you won’t be able to resist downloading it to see what it’s all about. More>>

Facebook manipulated more than 600,000 users’ News Feeds to study people’s emotions

It’s possible that you were just involved in a massive psychological experiment. More>>

Soccer World Cup continues to smash tweeting, streaming records

 If you’ve been watching or tweeting about the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, you’re certainly not alone — all kinds of online records are being broken as the tournament moves into its latter stages.
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'Sexting' linked to sex in middle school

Middle school students who send sexually explicit text messages and photos to one another are more likely to have sex than those who don't "sext," a new study finds. More>>

Burglar breaks into house, checks Facebook, forgets to log out, gets caught

Forgetting to log out of Facebook is one thing. Forgetting to log out of Facebook while burglarizing a person’s home is something else. More>>

U.S. Supreme Court rules against Aereo, calls service 'illegal'

The verdict is in and it’s against Aereo. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 for broadcasters, reversing a lower court decision that supported Aereo.
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Wi-Fi cows to help revelers get online at UK’s most famous music festival

One of Britain’s longest-running and most famous music festivals is turning to a herd of brightly painted,life-size, fiber-glass cows to solve the problem of Wi-Fi connectivity at the event.
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Oakland to lift 80-year pinball ban

The city of Oakland, CA is poised to decriminalize pinball this week after an eight-decade ban on the arcade staple that labeled them as gambling machines.
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Always running on empty? Here's how to pick the right external battery pack

Not all portable battery chargers are created equal, and there are certain things you will want to take into consideration when choosing a charger. More>>

Yo app hacked: Users spammed, Rickrolled

Yo, the greatest monosyllabic thing to happen to apps, is reportedly riddled with security holes. More>>

T-Mobile offers free music streaming, lets anyone try iPhone 5S for 7 days

T-Mobile announced its latest plan as part of the Uncarrier movement. More>>

Amazon Fire Phone is official: Mayday, Firefly, 3D, and everything else we know

Amazon finally launched the Fire Phone at a packed event in Seattle on June 18.
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British gov't reportedly intercepting conversations from Facebook, Twitter, and Google

The British government is reportedly intercepting communications from social networks, emails and text messages even when there is no suspicion of wrongdoing.
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Keep track of World Cup scores and news with Goal

If you’re a die-hard soccer fan based here in the U.S., it is probably tough for you to watch all the games considering that, day in and day out (so far), the first two games of the daily action are played at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET.
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Study finds TV trumps exercise or reading during summer months

 TV sits at the very top of the list of favorite summertime activities, more popular than such tried and true sunny-weather rituals such as “going outside” and “playing sports.”
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How to automate job searches and find work faster

 Now that summer is fast approaching and many of you readers out there might soon be looking for employment, we wanted to share one of our favorite tech tricks with you — automated job searching.
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12 tips to help get the most out of your iPhone 5S

We’ve compiled a list of useful iPhone 5S tips and tricks that will ensure your smartphone is all it can be. More>>

Upgrade Dad's tech-cred this Father’s Day

Skip the cologne and upgrade the old man’s tech-cred this year with these Father’s Day gifts ideas.


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Chicago police convicts felon with help of face recognition software

Whether we like it or not, having cameras track our every movement in public is part of every-day life, as surveillance is commonplace in many major cities these days. More>>

Can the police track your phone's location without a warrant?

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over the U.S. states of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, issued a ruling that essentially requires law enforcement agencies to obtain warrants before tracking the location of cell phones.
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NSA claims its systems are too complex to stop deleting incriminating data

The NSA is claiming that its systems are so complex that it cannot prevent the destruction of evidence that may be damaging to its case in a lawsuit against privacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
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Track the #WorldCup on Facebook, Twitter

Facebook and Twitter are getting into the World Cup spirit with dedicated pages for the grand event. More>>

The Secret Service is unable to detect sarcasm online, wants software that can help

The Secret Service, a law enforcement organization tasked with protecting the president from bullets and crazy people, may have the social skills of Sheldon Cooper. The agency appears to have a hard time recognizing sarcasm and is looking to science to help with its shortcomings.
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Best apps for buying a home

If you are in the market for a new home, technology can help make your search a little easier.
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Google adds 12 World Cup stadiums to Street View and Maps

Google added 12 World Cup stadiums in Google Maps Street View. Not only can you check out high-res panoramic imagery of the venues, you can also view the iconic painted streets – a Brazilian World Cup tradition – and hundreds of new images of interesting landmarks and locales across Brazil. More>>

Forget Windows! Mac OS X Yosemite is the update desktop users deserve

Leaked rumors correctly guessed Apple would continue to change its desktop operating system with interface ideas inspired by iOS. This was a cause for concern, because what works on mobile often doesn’t work on the desktop, as Windows 8 so aptly demonstrated. More>>

Websites, privacy groups mount “Reset The Net” campaign against NSA spying

A coalition led by Reddit, Imgur, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Amnesty International are participating in an online protest called “Reset the Net” that aims to make it harder for the NSA and other local or foreign government agencies to conduct mass surveillance over the Internet.
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8 companies Apple is screwing over with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

If there’s one thing Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) makes clear, it’s that Apple loves the programmers who make software for iOS and OS X. But at the same time, Apple isn’t above pulling the rug out from under its own developers. More>>

eBank or brick-and-mortar bank?

There seems to be a traditional brick-and-mortar bank on every corner of most cities, but also growing are the ranks of ebanks, which provide all their services online.
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The NSA collects millions of our digital images per day

The National Security Agency (NSA) has ramped up its collection of digital facial images in the past four years, according to The New York Times, which cites documents from 2011 leaked by Edward Snowden.
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Google launches 'right to be forgotten' form for Europe-based Web users

Google has launched an online form allowing Europe-based Web users to request the removal of search engine results that link to sites containing information about them.
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Levar Burton Reading Rainbow Web app raises $1 million-plus on Kickstarter in one day

Building off the success of the Reading Rainbow iPad application that launched two years ago, Levar Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier today that will bring the application to the Web as well.
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Study finds that lonely women use Facebook all the time

Those who over-share on Facebook may be dissatisfied with real life.
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Lost a furry friend? PetMatch helps grieving pet owners find lookalikes to adopt

Still reeling from the loss of your beloved tiger cat Meow Man? Go download PetMatch to find a new adorable, adoptable friend that looks just like your old one.
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Microsoft reveals 12-inch Surface Pro 3, designed to take on MacBook Air

Microsoft has revealed the Surface Pro 3 tablet at an event in New York, despite reports saying we’d be introduced to the Surface Mini.
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eBay tells all users to reset passwords after security breach

 Time for another password change, folks – at least, if you’re an eBay user.
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Guinness World Record set for fastest typing on a smartphone

If you text Brazilian teenager Marcel Fernandes on a daily basis, you might be used to his lightning-fast responses. For the rest of us, we’re just finding out about his typing prowess. More>>

You can now text 911 during emergencies

Back in 2011, the Federal Communications Commission unveiled a plan that would enable people to send text messages, videos, and photos to 911 in the event of an emergency. Today, the fruits of labor can finally be witnessed. More>>

FCC moves to reshape the Internet

Today’s FCC vote pushed forward a proposal that could effectively reshape the Internet.
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Moto E and 7 other great smartphones at bargain-bin prices

Around 1 billion smartphones were sold across the world in 2013.
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Scientists just built a working tractor beam that relies on sound waves

Thanks to the relentless progression of technology, more and more things that were once science fiction are now becoming science fact.
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Nintendo refuses to add same-sex marriage to Tomodachi Life

After reporting a $457 million loss last fiscal year, Nintendo predicted that the upcoming release of its life-simulator game Tomodachi Life would help the company turn things around this year. Now, a new controversy could derail the game’s reception.
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What happens when Facebook knows every step you take, every move you make?

What could Facebook do if it knew exactly where all its users were every minute of the day? More>>

Six major Internet Service Providers accused of deliberate traffic throttling

You might think the latest moves by the FCC spell the end of net neutrality but, if Level Communications 3 is right, it’s been dead for some time.
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You can now use Twitter to add things to your #AmazonCart

Provided by Amazon has just rolled out #AmazonCart, which lets users add items to their cart by including a hashtag in a tweet.
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This Nokia Lumia 520 stopped a bullet, saving a police officer

The Nokia Lumia 520 is one of the most affordable Windows Phones available, but it may be a bargain now that we’ve learned it stopped a bullet from possibly killing a Brazilian military officer.
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Justice Department furious as tech companies defy gag orders

Tech companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Microsoft reportedly plan to inform more people about government and law enforcement requests for their data, including emails, and other online activity.
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8 waterproof Android phones for those rainy days

Who says electronics and water don’t mix? Smartphones that can handle the rain, a dunk in the bath, or a tumble into a puddle are one of 2014's biggest trends, and there are more on their way.
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Should the police be able to search your phone without a warrant?

Two cases in the Supreme Court may determine whether the police can search your phone without a warrant.
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10 tips and tricks to make your Netflix experience even better

From taking advantage of their in-depth algorithms to improving the browsing experience, these tips will help you get the most out of your Netflix subscription. More>>

Windows XP is permanently vulnerable to the newest Internet Explorer zero-day flaw

Microsoft has been alerted to a serious security flaw in versions 6 through 11 of its Internet Explorer Web browser. The good news is it’s promising to roll out a fix for users soon; but the bad news is if you’re still using XP, you’ll get no fix, leaving your machine vulnerable to attack.
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Latest FCC proposal could completely eradicate net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be distributing a proposal tomorrow that allows broadband Internet providers the ability to provide preferential speed treatment to content providers that pay for that privilege.
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HBO inks deal to stream shows with Amazon

Amazon and HBO have struck a deal to give Prime Instant Video subscribers free access to some of the premium network’s definitively classic series, including old favorites like The Sopranos and The Wire.
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Personal data alert: Smartphone thefts in US doubled in 2013

A report published showed that 3.1 million smartphones were stolen in the US last year, that’s a big jump from the 1.6 million figure in 2012. Losing devices continues to be a serious problem too. More>>

50 million Android devices are still vulnerable to the Heartbleed Bug

Android users may be more susceptible to the Heartbleed Bug than previously thought.
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Man makes fun of Heartbleed, posts passwords online, gets 'hacked'

When it comes to how one should conduct themselves on the Internet, some things are okay to do. File this one under “not okay.” More>>

FBI's facial recognition database holds records on millions of Americans

Following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the FBI has just released new documents that show the Bureau is making steady progress on its facial recognition database. More>>

First in series of rare 'blood moon' eclipses begins April 15

In the early morning of April 15, the sky will host a rare type of lunar eclipse – one in which the moon will have a crimson coloration.
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The NSA reportedly exploited the Heartbleed bug for years

The U.S. National Security Agency was aware of the infamous Heartbleed bug for at least two years, having discovered it shortly after it emerged, and has routinely used it to collect data and spy on foreigners and likely on Americans. More>>

One day only: Google Glass goes on sale next week

 In the clearest indication yet that Google is close to a full-blown commercial launch of its face-based computer, the company has announced that Glass will go on sale next week – for one day only.
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Does Facebook make women feel bad about their bodies?

Too much time on Facebook may take a toll on a young woman's sense of self-esteem, particularly how she feels about her body, a new study suggests. More>>

Heartbleed Web bug might expose vast amounts of private data

A serious vulnerability in the OpenSSL Internet encryption protocol known as the Heartbleed bug has potentially left the information of most Internet users vulnerable to hackers.
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Still using Windows XP? Here’s how to bunker down and survive the end of support

Microsoft’s famously successful (and still popular) Windows XP is now well over a decade old. After April 8th, 2014 there will be no new security updates and no new patches. Here's what you need to know.
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Study links cell phones and ED

Researchers from the Medical University of Graz in Austria and Cairo University in Egypt have identified a possible correlation between mobile phone use and erectile dysfunction.
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Amazon’s $99 Fire TV puts Apple, Roku on notice with voice search, open ecosystem

Amazon today unveiled the FireTV, a $99 set-top box in the tradition of Roku and Apple TV that aims to tackle three main problems Amazon sees in competitors: performance, search and closed ecosystems.
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Smartphone kill-switch tech could save consumers $2.5bn a year

Americans spend an estimated $500 million on replacing stolen handsets, and four times that on insurance when they purchase a new phone. More>>

The 7 best income tax apps for the iPad

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The big deadline to file your income taxes with the IRS is Tuesday, April 15. And if you’re like me, you still haven’t gotten them done yet. We all have our bad years, but there are a number of apps that can help you out.
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Facebook just bought Oculus VR

Facebook has announced the acquisition of Oculus VR, the maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, in a deal worth $2 billion. The details are expected to be finalized by early summer.
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See your bracket fall apart from anywhere by watching March Madness online

Your boss probably wants you to be all “productive” this week, but we know you have a lot of money riding on the March Madness tournament this year, and you don’t want to miss a second of the action. We’re here to help.
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Analysts debate iPhone sales, but they’re stagnant either way

When you think of iPhone, the first thing you might think of it how many have been sold. While we think sales of the iPhone have peaked, there’s no arguing the success the iPhone has had.
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Selfie trend pushing demand for plastic surgery

Have you ever taken a selfie, looked at it, decided your nose looked massive and promptly booked an appointment with your local plastic surgeon? Probably not, but many have.
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14 hidden features in iOS 7.1

It's been six months since iOS 7 became available, and while we certainly had more than a few problems with it along the way, we generally like Apple's latest iOS offering.
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Yes, you can catch a bad mood on Facebook

Before you post your latest mood on Facebook, consider whether it's a mood you want your friends to catch. More>>

Mark Zuckerberg called President Obama over NSA spying, dubs it 'a threat' to the Internet

In a Facebook post, the social network's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said U.S. government surveillance efforts are "a threat" to a free and open Internet – so much so that he claims to have called President Barack Obama to express his "frustration" about the issue.
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Amazon is working on Prime music streaming, raises membership fees to help pay for it

Amazon is thought to be moving toward broadening its Prime service with a music streaming service. This could help Prime members who are in for a price hike.
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Audiophiles clamor to get on board with Neil Young's PonoPlayer

Audiophiles have been murmuring about Neil Young's PonoPlayer for over two years, and now they're climbing over each other to secure one, possibly saving a few bucks in the process.
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Buttonless Apple mouse was created accidentally

Sometimes, the biggest innovations and most important discoveries come not as a result of a group of creative minds pitting their energies together in efforts to create a single product, but by pure chance.
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When smartphone is near, parenting may falter

Mealtime is supposed to be family time, but a new study suggests that ever-present smartphones are impeding parent-child communication at the table. More>>

Edward Snowden at SXSW: Encryption is the answer to NSA surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden beamed in through a video feed to call on the technologists at the 2014 South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, to help "fix" the problem of mass government surveillance through easy-to-use encryption technology.
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Facebook hopes new rules will curb illegal gun sales

Facebook announced policy changes affecting the way firearms are advertised and sold on the social networking site. Instagram, which Facebook acquired back in 2012, is also affected by the new rules. More>>

Pornography dethroned as the king of malware on phones and tablets

Sorry, pornography. You may corrupt our innocent eyes with your graphic sexual imagery, but you're not as bad as you once were.
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Google's Maps Gallery maps out everything from minefields to congressional districts

Maps are not only a convenient and fairly straightforward tool to help you get from Point A to Point B, but can also be a compelling way to present information and sets of data.
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UK spies snooped on Yahoo users' sexy webcam chats

British spies may have naked pictures of you. That's the latest revelation from the Guardian's investigation of documents leaked by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
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Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung unveiled its highly anticipated new smartphone, the Galaxy S5, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Rolling out with a full orchestra and impressive display, Samsung placed the Galaxy S5 center stage, and it certainly has big shoes to fill considering last year's record-breaking release.
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  • Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:17:46 GMT
    The Homeland Security Department is warning that more than 1,000 retailers could have a new malicious software program lurking in their cash registers that allows computer hackers to steal financial data about...
    More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.
  • Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

    Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:28:12 GMT
    Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says she's filed a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in the state's troubled health insurance exchange.
    The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance...
  • Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

    Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:25:22 GMT
    A Homeland Security Department official says a recent computer breach at a major government security clearance contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 of the agency's workers.
    The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.
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