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Heartbleed bug and what you need to know

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Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ireland’s wedding singer priest an Internet hit

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An Irish priest has become a social-media sensation after he surprised a bride and groom by singing a custom-made cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at their wedding.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Spotify’s top 10 most streamed tracks

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The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, Mar. 31, to Sunday April 6:

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

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An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some

In this Nov. 8 2001, file photo, workers install a 10-story Windows XP banner on a hotel near the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for its still popular Windows XP.  AP

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and with an estimated 30 percent of businesses and consumers still using the 12-year-old operating system, the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Clinton urges tech leaders to invest in training

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures before delivering the keynote address at Marketo’s 2014 Marketing Nation Summit Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in San Francisco. AP

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that if Silicon Valley executives want to persuade Congress to let them hire more high-skilled professionals from abroad, they would have a better case if they also funded college-based training programs for United States workers.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

USAID chief to face questions on ‘Cuban Twitter’

In this April 1, 2014, photo, a book street vendor passes the time on her smart phone as she waits for customers in Havana, Cuba. The administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development on Tuesday begins a series of appearances Tuesday, April 8, 2014, before lawmakers asking questions about his agency’s secret “Cuban Twitter,” a social media network built to stir unrest in the communist island. First up in the questioning of administrator Rajiv Shah is Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who publicly called the social media program “dumb, dumb, dumb.” (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

The administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development on Tuesday is beginning a series of appearances before lawmakers asking questions about his agency’s secret “Cuban Twitter,” a social media network built to stir unrest in the communist island.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Tech Tips: Your risks and options with Windows XP

In this Oct. 25, 2006 file photo, an upgrade edition of the Microsoft Corp. Windows XP Professional computer operating system is on display at a CompUSA store in Tukwila, Wash. On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for its still popular Windows XP. With an estimated 30 percent of businesses and consumers still using the 12-year-old operating system, the move could put everything from the data of major financial institutions to the identities of everyday people in danger if they don’t find a way to upgrade soon. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Microsoft is saying goodbye to Windows XP. Although the operating system is more than 12 years old, and Windows XP computers haven’t been shipped since 2010, there are still millions of them in use. Gartner estimates that as much as 25 percent of Windows PCs in the workplace are running XP. Consumers tend to be even slower in upgrading.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Tetris in the sky: Gamers play on US skyscraper

The classic video game Tetris is played on the 29-story Cira Centre in Philadelphia, Saturday, April 5, 2014, using hundreds of LED lights embedded in its glass facade. The spectacle kicks off a citywide series of events called Philly Tech Week and also celebrates the upcoming 30th anniversary of Tetris. AP

Sam Robinson said it’s been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played it on the side of a skyscraper.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gaming,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

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Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices, the company said Friday.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

White House defends ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest

Students gather behind a business looking for a Internet signal for their smart phones in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (AP)

The Obama administration defended its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government, declaring the secret program was “invested and debated” by Congress and wasn’t a covert operation that required White House approval.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Twitter still blocked despite Turkish court ruling

Members of the Turkish Youth Union hold cartoons depicting Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a protest against a ban on Twitter, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, March 21, 2014. AP

A block on access to Twitter remained in place in Turkey on Thursday despite a high court ruling against the ban.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Cambodia’s Angkor temples added to Street View

In this June 28, 2012 file photo, a police officer stands guard at Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap province, some 230 kilometers (143 miles) northwest Phnom Penh, Cambodia. AP

The spectacular temples of Cambodia’s Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google’s Street View, a boost to the impoverished country’s tourism industry that also adds urgency to efforts to preserve the sprawling historic site.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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