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Apr

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) agreed to pay $57 million to settle a shareholder lawsuit accusing former…

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) agreed to pay $57 million to settle a shareholder lawsuit accusing former Chief Executive Officer…

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) agreed to pay $57 million to settle a shareholder lawsuit accusing former…

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) agreed to pay $57 million to settle a shareholder lawsuit accusing former Chief Executive Officer…

Vox.com Aims to Bring Context to News With ‘Card Stacks’

Vox.com Aims to Bring Context to News With ‘Card Stacks’

Wikipedia-Like Entries On Hot Topics Maintained by Experts

Vox Media, home of The Verge, SB Nation and Polygon, made its name catering to niches like tech, sports and gaming. But now it wants to show it can do general news. Vox.com officially launched Sunday night, three months after parent company Vox Mediasnagged high-profile Washington Post journalist Ezra Klein to run the site. Sponsored…

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24

Mar

The NSA was hacking into Huawei. Isn’t Huawei owed an apology?

The NSA was hacking into Huawei. Isn’t Huawei owed an apology?

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The latest revelation from the Snowden trove of papers is that the NSA had hacked into servers belonging to Chinese telecommunications company Huawei. To the point that they were able to get ahold of source code to certain of the company’s products as well as the usual reams and reams of engineers’ emails and so on. All of which leads to the suggestion at least that perhaps Huawei might be owed…

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The Power Of The Partnership In STEM Education

STEM has become the buzzword of the decade for anyone involved in education. But do secondary school teachers often leave out the “T” and the “E” in their classrooms?

The Power Of The Partnership In STEM Education

STEM has become the buzzword of the decade for anyone involved in education. But do secondary school teachers often leave out the “T” and the “E” in their classrooms?

21

Mar

For its 8th birthday, Twitter finds your first tweet

For its 8th birthday, Twitter finds your first tweet

0320-twittertool_full_600[1]With first-tweets.com, Twitter is making it easy for users to track down their first (and often awkward) first post. The shadows of mobile phone users are cast onto a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this photo illustration from Sept. 27, 2013.

To celebrate its eighth birthday, Twitterhas introduced a feature that allows users to find their first tweet (however embarrassing that…

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Mt. Gox Finds 200,000 Forgotten Bitcoins in Old Wallet

Mt. Gox Finds 200,000 Forgotten Bitcoins in Old Wallet

Bitcoin_walletMt. Gox, the troubled Bitcoin exchange, claims it has found 200,000 bitcoins that it had “forgotten” about. The Tokyo-based Mt. Gox, which is now under bankruptcy protection, announced the find on its website. Mark Kapeles, the head of the exchange, said the cache was found March 7. The bitcoins — worth about $118 million at the time of writing — were stored in an “old format wallet…

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19

Mar

Change Your Sense: Biohacking for Beginners

Change Your Sense: Biohacking for Beginners

1395120287051.cached[2]From changing the way you taste, see, feel, hear, or smell something, you learn a lot about yourself and gain a heightened awareness of your senses—prepare to invest in some Miracle Berries. The term biohacking has become a bit of a broad concept. If you do a Google image search you’ll see lot of pictures of the human body melded with machinery of one sort or another like the Borg from Star Trek.…

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Welcome to the New First Screen: Your Phone

18

Mar

Kids spend more time on technology than family: Survey

Kids spend more time on technology than family: Survey

kid-30-1-2014[1]According to the second annual Halifax Insurance Digital Home Index, a study offered by banking chain Halifax, one-third of 7 to 8-year-olds, two-thirds of 9 to 11-year-olds, and nearly nine in ten of 12 to 14-year-olds now own a mobile phone.

However, 60 percent of parents feel that the amount of time children spend using technology is impacting on time spent with family and friends, reports a…

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GOG.com To Release Games On Linux This Fall

Some good old games are about to come to Linux. GOG.com just announced that it has been working on supporting Linux for sometime and expects to launch titles this Fall.

GOG.com To Release Games On Linux This Fall

Some good old games are about to come to Linux. GOG.com just announced that it has been working on supporting Linux for sometime and expects to launch titles this Fall.

17

Mar

In 2015, US will relinquish control of major Internet body

See the Web address for this article? Currently, the US government regulates domains names through a contract with nonprofit regulator ICANN.

In 2015, US will relinquish control of major Internet body

See the Web address for this article? Currently, the US government regulates domains names through a contract with nonprofit regulator ICANN.

4 Lessons CIOs Can Learn From the Target Breach

4 Lessons CIOs Can Learn From the Target Breach

Retail giant Target made headlines after announcing that 110 million Americans were affected by a massive data breach at its stores. If you want to avoid the same fate, pay attention to these four lessons learned in the wake of the Target breach.2011-06-18T100016Z_01_BTRE75H0RSK00_RTROPTP_3_BUSINESS-US-TARGET-UNION_JPG_475x310_q85[1] CIO — We’re all familiar with the Target payment card breach late last year. Up to 110 million payment card numberswere stolen through a huge hole in…

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Facebook and TED Team Up to Bring Exclusive Content to ‘Paper’

Facebook and TED Team Up to Bring Exclusive Content to ‘Paper’

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Susan Cain presents on stage at TED2012: Full Spectrum in Long Beach, Calif. TED and Facebook are teaming up to bring content from this week’s TED2014 conference to Facebook’s Paper app. Image: Ryan Lash/TED

TED says its conferences provide “ideas worth spreading,” and Facebookapparently agrees. Facebook and TED on Monday announced a content collaboration for Paper, the company’s standalone…

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16

Mar

Tech CEOs Warn of Threats to Cloud, Big Data Economy

Tech CEOs Warn of Threats to Cloud, Big Data Economy

Leaders of some of the nation’s top tech firms say protectionist cloud policies and Internet restrictions could undermine the potential of the data revolution. To that end, they call on policymakers to advocate the free flow of information across national borders — and to pay special attention to nations restricting Internet freedom.images[6] CIO— WASHINGTON — CEOs at some of the nation’s leading tech…

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Silicon Valley billionaire sets record with $201 million life insurance policy — but who is it?

Silicon Valley billionaire sets record with $201 million life insurance policy — but who is it?

Is it Larry Ellison? Elon Musk? Zuck?

guiness-record[1]Somewhere in Silicon Valley, a “mystery billionaire” has bought what the Guinness Book of World Records says is the most valuable life insurance policy in history: A pact that will pay his survivors a cool $201 million.

Guinness officials said the figure more than doubles the previous record set in 1990 for a policy on the life of an unnamed “entertainment…

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