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Home Depot blames security breach on Windows, senior executives given new MacBooks and iPhones

Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal published an in-depth look at The Home Depot’s recent security breach of its payment data systems, in which 56 million credit card accounts and 53 million email addresses of customers were compromised. A root cause of the security breach: a Windows …

Why phablets will eventually replace tablets and regular smartphones (in 3 charts)

Drop yourself in any world capital and it’s likely the majority of people there are glued to their smartphone. Smartphone penetration, powered by our insatiable appetite for apps — 48,000 apps are downloaded every minute — is predicted to hit 70% worldwide by 2017.<p>Tablets, on the other hand, have a …

This Gadget Reveals Exactly Where Veins Are, So Nurses Don’t Stab You Blindly

Even the lowliest medical trainee can find a vein with a new device piloted by the Australian Red Cross.<p>For people with hard-to-find veins, giving a simple blood sample can mean getting stuck like a pin cushion as the nurse or doctor roots around for the target. The Australian Red Cross Blood …

An Update On The Viability Of iCloud Photo Library

All the trouble I took to set up iCloud Photo Library is paying off. I transferred 12,000 photos over to my iPad in order to have my complete photo library available on all of my devices, but one of my main concerns was how much space this would ultimately take up on my 64 GB iPhone 5S and Air …

Efforts to protect US government data against hackers undermined by worker mistakes

A $10bn-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to social security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of cyberattacks and is unwittingly being undermined by federal employees and contractors.<p>Workers scattered across more than a dozen …

Groupon Getaways Travel App Promises Cheap Holiday Deals

Good news if you’re planning a winter getaway: deals site Groupon has unveiled a new travel discovery app – Groupon Getaways. It says the app will give users access to more than 25,000 deals in destinations around the world.<p>The Getaways app is available on iPhone and Android in the US and Canada. …

Hackers used luxury hotel Wi-Fi to steal business executive's data, researchers say

Business executives visiting luxury hotels in Asia have been infected with malware delivered over public Wi-Fi networks, Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab has discovered.<p>The so-called ‘Darkhotel’ hackers managed to tweak their code to ensure that only machines belonging to specific targets were …

More Than 800,000 Postal Service Employees Victims Of Data Breach

The United States Postal Service is the latest victim of a wide-scale online data breach.<p>A USPS spokesman told NPR today that more than 800,000 employees may have been affected. In a statement, USPS said "names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, beginning and end dates of …

Saturday's 7 things that will most change the College Football Playoff rankings

New College Football Playoff rankings won't be out until Tuesday, but here's a look at the games that made the most impact. Full FBS final scores below.<p><b>1.</b> Texas A&M 41, No. 3 Auburn 38<p>For once, a late play went <i>against</i> Auburn. Two of them, actually: a fumble by Nick Marshall inside the Aggie 5-yard …

7 Things You Absolutely Must Try in a National Park

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>President Franklin Roosevelt once said, "There is nothing so American as our national parks.... The fundamental idea behind the parks...is that the country belongs to the people." If you have yet to explore "your" parks -- there are 401 of them -- then …