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December 11, 2013No Comments

Microsoft’s intentions are good, but its efforts to disrupt cybercrime aren’t as effective as they could be, according to researchers at Damballa. In the case of the recent ZeroAccess disruption, for example, chances are good that the botnet can revive itself. Furthermore, Microsoft sometimes catches dolphins in its nets, thwarting legitimate research efforts. Microsoft announced [...]

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December 9, 2013No Comments

On Tuesday, January 12 2010, the world watched in horror as Haiti was struck by a catastrophic earthquake. At least 100,000 people lost their lives in the devastation. In the aftermath, many people around the world sent financial aid to help support survivors. But one young entrepreneur was so affected by the tragedy that he [...]

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December 5, 2013No Comments

Apple has long been the most-desired brand for tablets, smartphones, MP3 players, and streaming media devices on US shoppers’ holiday lists. And, for the first time, the company also got ranked as the top brand for desktops this year, according to data from market researcher Parks Associates. “Apple topped the list of intended brands for desktop purchases [...]

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December 4, 2013No Comments

Nevermind HBO Go, Hulu Plus, or Pandora. The app that could show the depth of Chromecast as more than a short-range, media broadcasting dongle is TicTacToe. Last updated on the Google Play Store in October, this iteration of tic-tac-toe requires two players, and works on both Android andiOS. Once you and a friend have installed the game [...]

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December 2, 2013No Comments

The “octocopters” aren’t ready to take flight yet. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in an interview on 60 Minutes that the drones would be ready to take flight in four to five years. But an Amazon spokesperson pointed to an updated post on the company’s website promising aerial deliveries as soon as federal rules change. [...]

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December 1, 2013No Comments

It’s been established that Microsoft believes the iPad has many, many flaws. Now Redmond would like you to know that the Samsung Galaxy Tab isn’t all that either. If you’re in business, you have to get used to criticism. If you’re in the gadget business, however, you’re nobody unless Microsoft criticizes you. What other conclusion [...]

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November 30, 2013No Comments

Google’s practice of combining user data from its different services without user consent violates Dutch data protection law, the country’s privacy watchdog said Thursday. A 2012 overhaul of Google’s privacy policy gave the company the right to “combine personal information” across multiple products, including payment information and location data. However, the Dutch Data Protection Authority [...]

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November 30, 2013No Comments

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was slated to hurtle into outer space on Monday, but unusual pressure readings canceled the launch. Then, Falcon 9 was scheduled to have a famed Thanksgiving Day liftoff; but, once again, the flight was nixed — this time due to unexplained technical issues. It’s been a tough week for SpaceX, but [...]

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November 21, 2013No Comments

After revealing its all-in-one digital credit card last week, startup Coin found itself knee-deep in fundraising money and hype — but also a large amount of criticism. Now the company is taking steps to addressing potential users’ concerns.  Critiques of the device included potential security issues: How secure is the sensitive data stored in this [...]

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November 21, 2013No Comments

It could be said that Nokia is late to the market with the Lumia 2520, a 10-inch tablet running Windows RT that launches in the US on Wednesday. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find that the $500 slate is something of a return to a form. By today’s definition, 2005′s Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, with [...]

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