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As Cyberthreats Increase, Big Money Chases Solutions

The year since hackers broke into Target and accessed millions of credit and debit card numbers has been a brutal one for cyberattacks.






Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:15:18 GMT
European Parliament May Propose Breaking Up Google

European lawmakers leery of Google's inescapable presence in nearly all of the Internet's workings may propose to break up the company.






Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:53:57 GMT
Apple $450 Million Ebook Settlement Gets Final Court OK

A federal judge in New York approved approved what she called a "highly unusual" accord.






Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:13:56 GMT
Secrets of the Hidden Internet Explained

The web, as we know it, is just the tip of the iceberg. Buried below the surface you can find secrets, and some unsavory behavior.






Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:03:13 GMT
Inside Alibaba Founder Jack Ma's Former Home

In 1999 Jack Ma was living in a small apartment with his wife in Hangzhou, China, when he came up with the idea for Alibaba.






Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:24:16 GMT
#MuseumofSelfies Trend Has Famous Artwork Taking Selfies

Recently, social media has been flooded with selfies from older people like, hundreds of years old.






Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:15:20 GMT
Taylor Swift Doubles YouTube Views After Shaking Off Spotify

Views of Taylor Swift's YouTube videos doubled in the week after her team pulled her entire catalog off the music-streaming service.






Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:04:52 GMT
What's Selling Better: iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus?

Apple's first phablet, the iPhone 6 Plus, has been well received by consumers, but its smaller-screened cousin is far outperforming in terms of sales.






Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:26:55 GMT
Gifts for the Wine, Beer, or Coffee Snob in Your Life

Pick a beverage, and you probably know somebody who's very, very serious about it, graduating from aficionado to, let's face it, snob.






Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:13:31 GMT
China Could Hack U.S. Infrastructure: NSA Chief

Admiral Mike Rogers said attackers have been able to penetrate such systems and perform "reconnaissance" missions to determine how the systems work.






Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:30:22 GMT
Tired of Doing Laundry? Robot Comes to the Rescue

This semi-humanoid robot is very near being capable of doing the laundry from start to finish - your dream of a "Jetsons" lifestyle draws near!






Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:00:25 GMT
Google Contributor Lets You Pay to Hide Ads

If you hate ads but feel a bit guilty for blocking them and denying some sites their main source of revenue, Google now offers a middle road.






Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:07:40 GMT
Charge Up: 5 Gadgets to Power Your Phone

Never get stranded again with these five gadgets for recharging your smartphone.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:10:39 GMT
Obama Hails Medal-Winning Researchers for Pushing Limits

President Barack Obama says 19 scientists, researchers and innovators who received the country's highest honor for their life-changing work embody the spirit of the nation.






Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:44:04 GMT
Sharpen Your Selfies With Some Add-On Phone Gear

For better selfies, consider some of these gadgets for yourself or your loved ones.






Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:26:08 GMT
Not Loving the iPad? 5 Alternative Tablets

Whatever your reason for not liking the iPad, there are plenty of great Android and Windows alternatives out there.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:55:31 GMT
ID Theft Can Take Heavy Emotional Toll on Victims

Victims of identity theft can feel incredibly vulnerable and helpless, because the system didnt work for them.






Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:15:21 GMT
Wal-Mart Closes Loophole on PlayStation 4 Scam

No more super-cheap PlayStation 4 consoles. Wal-Mart has locked down its price-matching policy to prevent fraud.






Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:40:29 GMT
Amnesty's New App Scans for Government Spyware

Detekt is a free app that checks a user's computer for malware that has been used to target political activists and others around the world.






Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:36:11 GMT
Uber Hires Privacy Czar and Launches Audit

The firm Hogan Lovells "will conduct an in-depth review and assessment" of Uber's practices and make recommendations.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:29:08 GMT
5 Smartphone Cases That Go Beyond Protection

There are an absurd number of smartphone cases out there. Why not pick one that does something more than just protect your screen?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:15:13 GMT
Russian Webcam Hackers Spy on Bedrooms and Offices

Feeds from countries around the world showed a variety of public and private locations, from offices, shops and sidewalks to children's bedrooms.






Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:11:11 GMT
This Is What Texting Does to Your Spine

A new study shows that looking down at your cell phone is the equivalent of placing a 60-pound weight on your neck.






Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:16:04 GMT
Car Trouble: A Year in Uber Controversies

The Emil Michael controversy is the latest in a long string of debacles that Uber, the popular ride sharing service, has endured this year.






Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:03:28 GMT
Google Is Watching But You Already Knew That

Google's latest device, a set top camera that transmits images directly to the cloud, doesn't even try to hid that they are collecting personal data from everyone.






Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:05 GMT
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