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California National Guard reportedly cannot locate 4,000 soldiers who received improper military bonuses

The commander of the California National Guard reportedly cannot locate more than 4,000 of the some 9,700 soldiers involved in the enlistment bonus scandal.<p>In a memo obtained by the Los Angeles Times on Monday, Maj. Gen. David Baldwin said the California National Guard needed help finding thousands …

Amazon sued after hoverboard fire burns down family's house

A Tennessee family is suing Amazon after their $1 million house was destroyed in a fire caused by a "hoverboard" toy purchased on the site.<p>According to <i>The Tennessean</i>, the Fox family of Nashville claims that Amazon knew the hoverboard in question was a dangerous product, but sold it anyway. In …

Google outed an active Windows bug before Microsoft could fix it

Google took to its Security Blog yesterday to announce that it had recently found a couple of vulnerabilities in Flash and the Windows kernel. It’s standard practice for the search giant, except that it hardly allowed Microsoft any time to patch the issue.<p>The company described the Windows bug …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Peter Thiel says he isn't the only Silicon Valley insider supporting Trump.</b> The billionaire tech investor gave a speech on Monday at the National Press Club in which he discussed his political values and support of the Trump campaign.<p><b>2. BMW will reportedly release an electric SUV in 2021.</b> …

New MacBook Pros Said to Launch in 2017 With Price Cuts and Up to 32GB of RAM

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new research report outlining why he's upbeat about MacBook growth in 2017. Kuo expects price cuts for both new and existing MacBooks in 2017 coupled with a refresh that adds support for 32GB RAM and more, bolstering his belief in the MacBook line …

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Google reveals unpatched Windows bug that hackers are exploiting (update)

And it may have done so a bit too soon.<p>Google has revealed that it came across previously undiscovered Flash and Windows vulnerabilities in October, and one of them remains unpatched. The tech titan gave both Adobe and Microsoft a heads-up on October 21st -- Adobe issued a fix on October 26th …

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Microsoft's Surface godfather hints that Dial is just the start

Microsoft and Apple faced off with different ideas of the creative computing future last week, and in many ways Microsoft looked like more of the innovator.<p>The new wheel-like Surface Dial, a larger Surface Studio touchscreen computer, an improved Surface Book, and a bold attack strategy regarding …

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