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‘Password’ no longer the Internet’s worst password

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The number sequence “123456″ has overtaken “password” as the most common worst password among Internet users, an online security firm says.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

New research aims to teach computers common sense

In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 photo, Abhinav Gupta (left) stands with Abhinav Shrivastava as they look over one of the clusters of computers used in their research at one of the computer server areas on campus at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The school is letting hundreds of computers run constantly to scan millions of images off the Internet, and have the computers make connections on their own. The plan is to let the system run forever. AP

Researchers are trying to plant a digital seed for artificial intelligence by letting a massive computer system browse millions of pictures and decide for itself what they all mean.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

Apple expected to rev up iPad line as tablet market heats

Apple iPad. AP FILE PHOTO

Apple is expected to rev up its iPad line Tuesday as the tablet market heats up with competition from devices powered by software from Google and Microsoft.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Microsoft unveils upgraded Surface tablets

Panos Panay, corporate vice president of Microsoft, introduces a new Surface tablet, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in New York. Microsoft is introducing new Surface tablet computers and accessories, including a professional model that allows people to use it more like a laptop or a desktop.  AP

Microsoft unveiled two new versions of its Surface tablet on Monday, renewing its efforts in mobile computing after the product’s launch a year ago failed to impress consumers.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

World’s cheapest computer gets millions tinkering

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It’s a single circuit board the size of a credit card with no screen or keyboard, a far cry from the smooth tablets that dominate the technology market.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Computer mouse inventor dies at 88

In this April 9, 1997 file photo, Doug Engelbart, inventor of the computer mouse and winner of the half-million dollar 1997 Lemelson-MIT prize, poses with the computer mouse he designed, in New York. Engelbart has died at the age of 88. The cause of death wasn't immediately known. AP/Michael Schmelling

Douglas Engelbart, who revolutionized computing by inventing the mouse, died in California on Tuesday at the age of 88, the institute bearing his name said Wednesday.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Taiwan’s Acer unveils tablet running on Windows 8

An Acer employee displays a new tablet, Iconia W3, at an international press conference on the eve of the opening of Computex , one of the world's largest IT exhibitions, in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, June 3, 2013. The 8-inch Windows-8 based Iconia W3 combines both home and office functions.  AP/WALLY SANTANA

Leading Taiwanese computer vendor Acer on Monday unveiled the industry’s first 8.1-inch tablet running on Microsoft’s Windows 8 software, a move which analysts said highlighted the software giant’s bid to make inroads into the booming tablet market.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Employees work faster when using personal devices for work—study

VMware Philippines country manager Emmanuel Portugal announces the results of their "New Way of Life 2013" study which found that employees were happier when they are allowed to use their own computer devices in their jobs.

Employees work faster, happier, and are less stressed if they use their own personal computer devices in their job, an international study has found.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Tablets gain more ground on PCs—survey

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet is demonstrated in New York in this file photo. One-third of computers sold worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2012 was a tablet, according to a survey released Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.  AP PHOTO/MARK LENNIHAN

One-third of computers sold worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2012 was a tablet, according to a survey released Wednesday.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

US man to plead guilty to ‘sextortion’

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A man has agreed to plead guilty to charges alleging that he tricked more than a dozen teenagers into stripping or performing sexual acts for him via webcam and then used recordings of those sessions to coerce them into making even more explicit videos.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Oracle says Java flaw will be fixed ‘shortly’

This April 23, 2007 file photo shows the Java logo at Sun Microsystems' offices in Menlo Park, Calif. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks. Oracle Corp. bought Java as part of a $7.3 billion acquisition of the software's creator, Sun Microsystems, in 2010. AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File

Oracle Corp. says it will soon fix a flaw in its Java software that caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Look, ma, a laptop and a tablet in one!

Next year the trend will be convertibles

Tired of carrying both a laptop computer and a tablet? Then better get ready for the coming of the convertibles, laptops that have touch-screen monitors that can be bent to resemble a tablet computer.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Apple to produce line of Macs in the US next year

Apple CEO Tim Cook. AP Photo

Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will move production of one of its existing lines of Mac computers from China to the United States next year.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Apps and Softwares,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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