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AT&T to buy DirecTV for $67 billion
— 10:41 AM on May 19, 2014

The massive combined company of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, if it happens, could be getting some stronger competition from AT&T and its new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Report: Google to buy Twitch.tv for $1 billion
— 9:08 AM on May 19, 2014

Multiple reports around the web claim that Google may be about to purchase game streaming giant Twitch.tv. News of the potential acquisition originated in

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Friday night topic: What's wrong with your computer?
— 4:57 PM on May 16, 2014

I'm pretty much the plumber with a leaky sink when it comes to my own PC. I kind of suspect some of you all...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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FCC Commission approves 'fast lane' rule proposal
— 12:01 PM on May 15, 2014

The FCC Commission has voted on those net neutrality rules we heard about last month. As Reuters reports, the Commission voted 3-2 in...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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My first foray into password management
— 11:28 PM on May 4, 2014

For Internet users, the week of April 6 was undoubtedly one of the most annoying and harrowing in recent history. OpenSSL's Heartbleed bug was simultaneously...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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Microsoft plugs zero-day IE hole
— 12:48 PM on May 1, 2014

Attention, IE users: it's over. You can ditch your alternative browsers and return to Microsoft's sweet, sweet embrace. At 10:00 AM, Pacific Time this morning, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Latest Firefox updates freshens up UI
— 9:37 AM on April 29, 2014

Because of that latest IE exploit, even the U.S. government is recommending that users switch to another browser for a while. Firefox might...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Internet Explorer hit with zero-day exploit
— 9:05 AM on April 28, 2014

If you use Internet Explorer, you might want to switch to another browser for a little while. On Saturday, Microsoft posted an advisory about...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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New FCC rules would allow paid traffic prioritization
— 9:51 AM on April 25, 2014

New rules being drafted by the FCC will reportedly allow ISPs to establish so-called Internet fast lanes that prioritize traffic for select services. ISPs...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Microsoft expected to further shorten Windows cycle
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2014

A couple years back, famed Microsoft rumor-monger Mary Jo Foley reported that...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report predicts September return for Start menu
— 6:00 AM on April 22, 2014

When Microsoft announced the return of the Start menu earlier this month,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report: NSA knew about Heartbleed bug for ''at least two years''
— 6:00 AM on April 14, 2014

Before it was patched and publicly disclosed a week ago, the Heartbleed bug...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Here's a list of major services affected by the Heartbleed bug
— 2:08 PM on April 10, 2014

OpenSSL's Heartbleed bug has made worldwide news this week, and for good reason: it compromised the security of a huge portion of the web...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Here's the new Windows 8.1 Start menu in action
— 3:07 PM on April 8, 2014

Last week, at the Build conference, Microsoft announced the long-awaited return of the Start menu. Those not in attendance were only treated to a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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It's official: the Windows 8.1 Update is coming April 8
— 11:37 AM on April 3, 2014

Microsoft has announced some big things at this week's Build conference, from the impending return of the Start menu to pricing changes for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft announces revived Start menu, universal apps
— 4:43 PM on April 2, 2014

Windows 8.1 got us part of the way there by restoring the Start button, and now, Microsoft is going all the way. As PC World...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Facebook prepping army of laser-wielding Internet drones
— 9:24 AM on March 28, 2014

Facebook has had a busy week. On Tuesday, the company revealed plans to purchase Oculus VR. Last night, founder Mark Zuckerberg

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Chrome on desktop gets Google Now notifications
— 3:32 PM on March 24, 2014

Another Android feature is coming to Chrome on the desktop. This morning, Google announced that Google Now, its customizable information aggregator, will roll out...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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