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  • Google Glass

    Wearing a New Gadget May Make You Seem Like a Leader

    If you’re in business and want to be perceived as a leader, wearing the newest tech tool, such as Google Glass, may help your image... Read more

  • FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, taken in Washington, shows part of the website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace. People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

    Heart Bleed Bug Test: Flagged

    A list of websites the Heartbleed bug is affecting can be accessed here. WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for... Read more

  • The Microsoft Windows XP logo is seen at an expo previewing the system October 24, 2001 in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Windows 8.1 Upgrade?: Windows XP End of Life is ‘Neon Bull’s Eye’ for Hackers

     NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry... Read more

  • Heartbleed

    Heart Bleed Bug: Canadian Man Charged; What Website Passwords Are Affected? Facebook, Yahoo, Gmail, YouTube, Twitter Affected?

    The Heartbleed bug has affected a number of websites and here’s the passwords that should be changed. OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Police have charged a... Read more

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    Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date: German Researcher Finds Security Flaw in New Phone (Price, Specs)

    BERLIN—A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. Ben... Read more

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    iPhone 6 Release Date: Rumors Say New iPhone Delayed Until August, September

    The latest iPhone 6 rumors say that the release date has been delayed and that the upcoming phone won’t drop until this fall or even... Read more

  • A Michaels store logo is seen on a shopping-cart child's seat in this file photo in Mount Prospect, Illinois.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

    Michaels Confirms Security Breach, 2.6 Million Cards Compromised

    NEW YORK — Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of all debit and credit cards used at... Read more

  • The Daily Mash is satire. (Screenshot of The Daily Mash)

    ‘Jesus died to give us two bank holidays’ is Satire; Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby Story is Fake

    An article that says the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby “ has given thanks to Jesus, who gave his life so that we could have... Read more

  • Florida State's Jameis Winston tries out some Google glasses during media day for the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Newport Beach, Calif. Florida State plays Auburn on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Google Glass Price: Google to Sell Device to Bigger Pool (+Review of Apps)

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lot more people are about to get a chance to buy Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear that has become the... Read more

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    Escaping the Data Dragnet

    If you use the Internet and carry a smart phone, it’s likely that most of your life is being tracked – your browsing history, your... Read more

  • This image provided by Facebook shows the “Nearby Friends" tool. Using your smartphone’s GPS system, it will tell your Facebook friends—provided they have the feature turned on—that you are nearby. Rather than share your exact location, though, it will only show that you are in close proximity, say within half a mile. (AP Photo/Facebook)

    Facebook Introduces Location-Sharing Feature

    NEW YORK—Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the... Read more

  • An article saying that a lawmaker has introduced a bill--the “Fortify & Unite Communities to Keep Veterans’ External Threats Secure Act (H.R. 1874)”--that requires “veterans to warn neighbors of their combat service” is fake. (Screenshot / The Duffel Blog)

    ‘Lawmaker Introduces Bill Requiring Veterans To Warn Neighbors of Combat History’ is Fake; Jim Moran Not Involved in PTSD Bill

    A fake report saying that a lawmaker has introduced a bill–the “Fortify & Unite Communities to Keep Veterans’ External Threats Secure Act (H.R. 1874)”–that requires... Read more

  • Heartbleed

    Heart Bleed Bug: Chinese Hackers Exploit ‘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