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Sony reportedly ditching pricey OLED TVs for cheaper 4K LCD sets

More pixels and lower prices trump the blackest blacks for Sony, which is reportedly suspending its efforts to make OLED television sets. Instead, reports Japan's <i>Nikkei</i>, the company is shifting its focus to 4K sets that use more traditional liquid crystal displays. Those sets are markedly less …

NSA reportedly installing spyware on US-made hardware

The National Security Agency has been allegedly accessing routers, servers, and other computer network devices to plant backdoors and other spyware before they're shipped overseas, according to the Guardian.<p>The news about the NSA's alleged interception of hardware comes via journalist Glenn …

FNV Labs' Mellow smart sous vide cooker runs hot, cold, and smart

Akamai Heartbleed patch not a fix after all

Akamai, the network provider that handles nearly one-third of the Internet's traffic, released a Heartbleed patch to the community on Friday, saying that it would protect against the critical Web threat. Now it appears that's not the case.<p>Writing on his company's blog Sunday night, Akamai chief …

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Windows Phone 8.1 review: Microsoft's mobile OS finally feels whole

Android, iOS, Windows Phone. Each of these mobile platforms had to start somewhere, and none were anywhere near perfect on the first try. Fortunately, each OS gets better with every iteration until, at some point, it all just <i>clicks</i>. Arguably, Windows Phone just came of age with its latest update, …