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  • Heartbleed

    Heart Bleed Bug: Chinese Hackers Use ‘Virus’; What Websites’ Passwords Are Affected? Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, Gmail, YouTube, Amazon, Outlook

    The Heartbleed bug has already been exploited by hackers in China, according to reports on Wednesday. It comes as Mashable published a report that shows the passwords... Read more

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    Google Maps Street View Privacy Concerns Prompt $1.4 Million Fine in Italy

    Google got into trouble when it was filming Street View shots in Italy, and was forced to pay a $1.4 million (1 million euro) fine... Read more

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    Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes ID’d as ‘Heartbleed’ Hacker, Arrested by Canadian Police

    Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes has been identified as a “Heartbleed” hacker and arrested by Canadian police. Solis-Reyes, a 19-year-old Western university student, was arrested at his... Read more

  • The LG G2. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

    LG G3 Rumors: Release Date This Summer; Phone Will be Golden?

    The latest LG G3 rumors say that the release date for the phone will be this summer. The phone was originally codenamed the B2. Some... Read more

  • The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) (Screenshot via NTD Television )

    ICANN Holds Public Comment Period as it Transitions to ‘Multi Stakeholder’ Oversight

    NEW YORK—The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was never the center of any controversy or even any media attention until the U.S... Read more

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    Pirate Bay: ‘UFHO2′ Developer Releases Game to Pirate Bay After Steam Takes Too Long

    THe developer for the game “UFHO2″ has released the game to Pirate Bay after waiting over two years for approval from Steam. Ciro Continisio successfully... Read more

  • The Bundy family and their supporters gather together under the I-15 highway just outside of Bunkerville, Nev. in order to confront the Bureau of Land Management and demand the release of their impounded cattle on April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)

    Darrell Issa Hoax: Launches Federal Investigation ‘Into Obama/Reid Involvement in BLM Land Grab’ in Cliven Bundy Case is Fake

    California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is not launching a federal investigation into President Barack Obama and Nevada Sen. Harry Reid’s “involvement” in the Bureau of... Read more

  • In this Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, file photo, a sales person pulls out an iPhone 5s for a customer during the opening day of sales of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5C, in Hialeah, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

    iPhone 6 Release Date: Rumors Claim New Phone Could Launch in June

    The iPhone 6 is a hot topic, and rumors about the phone’s release date are one of the bigger aspects of the upcoming phone. Digitimes,... Read more

  • Amazon Fire TV is unveiled during a press conference in New York, Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  At $99, Amazon Fire TV is the easiest way to watch Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, and more on your big-screen TV.  (Diane Bondareff/Invision for Amazon/AP Images)

    Amazon Fire TV: Not Ready Yet

      NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is making a bid to enter living rooms with Amazon Fire TV, a new streaming device that delivers online... Read more

  • Heartbleed

    Heart Bleed Bug Test: Are Passwords for Yahoo, Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank Affected by Error?

    The Heartbleed security error can be tested here, and there’s also a list of popular websites that may or may not be affected by it. UPDATE: BGR has a list... Read more

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    PlayStation Plus: Free Games Revealed for PS Plus for Third Week of April

    The free games for PlayStation Plus in the third week of April have been revealed. The games include Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse on... Read more

  • Heartbleed

    Heart Bleed Bug Test: Three Things One Can Do; Yahoo, Facebook, Gmail, eBay, TurboTax, Twitter, Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank Affected?

    The Heartbleed bug isn’t a “virus,” but a security error. The bug can be tested on Github and a website was set up to test out whether the bug... Read more

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    Taipei Tech Team Takes 3-D Printing to the Streets

    It’s certainly not the fastest bicycle on the streets of Taipei, but it is attracting a lot of attention. With its onboard computer and 3-D... Read more

  • In this photo illustration, a Facebook website app is seen on an Apple iPhone on April 9, 2012 in New York City. Communist-ruled Vietnam has been cracking down on dissidents using the Internet. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Instagram Down Again: Not Working Again Sunday

    Instagram went down again early on Sunday morning. The service went down just hours after it had an outage on Saturday afternoon. Instagram went down... Read more

  • Heartbleed

    Heart Bleed Bug Test: Are Facebook, Yahoo, Gmail, Twitter, YouTube, Wells Fargo, Paypal, Chase, Citibank Affected?

    The Heartbleed SSL security bug can be tested here, and there’s also a list of popular websites that are affected or not affected. NEW YORK (AP) — It... Read more

  • In this photo illustration, a Facebook website app is seen on an Apple iPhone on April 9, 2012 in New York City. Communist-ruled Vietnam has been cracking down on dissidents using the Internet. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Instagram Down: Service Not Working For Many on Saturday

    Instagram apparently went down on Saturday morning, with thousands going to Twttier and saying so. The service appeared to go down after 12 p.m. ET... Read more

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    Don’t Panic About Heartbleed But Have a Spring Clean Anyway

    The web is full of scare stories about the Heartbleed security vulnerability but panicking won’t help. Better to use this situation as an opportunity to... Read more

  • On a co-located solar farm, runoff from water used to clean photovoltaic panels would nourish agave or other biofuel crops. The plants would in turn provide ground cover, helping prevent dust buildup that decreases solar panel efficiency. (Courtesy of Sujith Ravi)

    Grow Agave for Biofuel Among Solar Panels

    Growing carefully chosen plants like agave amid photovoltaic panels could allow solar farms to not only collect sunlight for electricity but also to produce crops... Read more

  • "When people feel they have no control over the outcome of a game, that leads to aggression," says Richard Ryan. "We saw that in our experiments. If you press someone's competencies, they'll become more aggressive, and our effects held up whether the games were violent or not." (Shutterstock*)

    Losing, Not Violent Content, Triggers Video Game Rage

    Hostile behavior on the part of video gamers may be due to feelings of failure and frustration during play, rather than a game’s violent content... Read more

  • Heartbleed

    Heart Bleed Bug Test: Facebook, Yahoo, Gmail, YouTube, Paypal, Wells Fargo, Chase, Citibank, eBay Affected by the Heartbleed Problem?

    The Heartbleed bug is putting millions of passwords and credit card numbers at risk. Github has a list of websties, and there’s way to test out whether the... Read more