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Meteor wants to be the warp drive for building real-time apps

For most organizations, building a modern-day cloud application that rivals something as clean and fast as Uber or Facebook is, obviously, not an …

Essential texting acronyms every parent needs to know

Sometimes it feels like parents and teens don’t speak the same language. When it comes to texting, chatting and emailing, that's literally true. If you've looked at any teen's communications, you'll see them sprinkled with acronyms and shorthand that make no sense.<p>Those letters and numbers are an …

Confused by new no-contract plans? You're not alone

The wireless industry is in the midst of massive change as carriers kill service contracts and eliminate device subsidies.<p>Most of these changes are positive for consumers, who are finding better deals on service plans and devices. The flip side is that the new plans and special offers can be …

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Xbox Live and PSN still recovering from the holiday, potential attacks (update)

After a day of sustained network outages across both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network, this morning members are still having difficulty connecting to their online service of choice.<p>According to their status page, the PlayStation Network is still down. A note dated Dec. 25 says that Sony is …

Anonymous To 'Lizard Squad': Stop Attacking Tor

Anonymous, which has a long history of hacking and cyber attacking governments, corporations, and religions organizations, says, "We don't give a f--k about corporate bulls--t networks, we do care about 3rd world communications."<p>The Tor Project is one of the most effective sites for encrypted …

N. Korea calls Obama 'monkey' in hacking row

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea called President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid …