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Keeping computers secure is becoming a nearly impossible task

Imagine a lethal form of bird flu in the wild.<p>To prevent infestation, your solution is to station sharpshooters along the border to shoot each bird that flies into your territory and also analyze each bird already within that territory to determine if it is a carrier. But it only takes one breach …

Hackers can gain access to your computer monitor — a cybersecurity expert shows us how easy it is

Everyone knows your computer can be hacked, but did you know your monitor might also be used against you? Ang Cui from Red Balloon Security has figured out a way to hack into a popular Dell monitor and manipulate what you see on your screen. Using this type of attack, a user could easily be tricked …

Wall Street regulator says digital coin offerings may require oversight

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main regulator said on Tuesday that initial coin offerings (ICOs), a means of crowdfunding for blockchain technology companies, should be subject to the same safeguards required in traditional securities sales.<p>ICOs have become a bonanza for digital currency entrepreneurs, …

The Best And The Worst Of Super Bowl Ads

Sometimes it's better to leave more to the imagination.<p>That's the thought I'm left with after watching all of the ads that aired in CBS' Super Bowl broadcast Sunday night.<p>It may be an accepted truism that the commercials are often more exciting than the game. But this year, viewers watching for the …

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Microsoft is using the cloud to help you make beautiful PowerPoint slides

For most people, PowerPoint is boring. When you need to make a presentation, it’s the most basic and obvious choice. Unless you have some design chops and/or a lot of time, a ‘beautiful PowerPoint presentation’ is often something of an oxymoron.<p>But that could start changing. Microsoft is …

Playdate: Going Back to School with 'No Pineapple Left Behind'

A community of gamers is rallying around an 11-year-old who was victimized by a troll that hijacked his controller and deleted his data

Bungie, the creator of one of the biggest video games of last year in "Destiny," shared a video in a Thursday blog post that showed an 11-year-old player getting taken advantage of by another online gamer.<p>In the video, which is posted below, the 11-year-old "Destiny" player had one of his friends …

The 10 most important Youtube videos of all time

In the past decade, the website has become a huge part of our culture and an important platform for brands to engage with users.<p>It's where music videos live. It's where movie trailers premiere. It's where a whole new class of multimillionaire "Youtube stars" have cropped up.<p>To chart Youtube's …

BlackBerry Passport: Fat, weird, but CrackBerry addicts might love it

<b>The Good</b> The BlackBerry Passport offers powerful hardware and a clever keyboard that makes for a great reading and editing experience.<p><b>The Bad</b> That squat, square shape makes it awkward to use. Amazon's app store lacks some key apps found on Google Play.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The BlackBerry Passport's …

The Best, Weirdest, and Most Outrageous Moments From New York Fashion Week

From Miley's nipple adornments to Rihanna's pantless front row style.<p>New York Fashion Week has finally come to a close, but that doesn't mean all the memories are behind us just yet. We're not quite ready to forget Miley's turn as an artist, Opening Ceremony's theatrical debut, or babies on the …

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Palin family in Alaska brawl: 'Alcohol was believed to be a factor'

For once, there were no cameras rolling.<p>Since her ill-fated 2008 run for vice-president, Sarah Palin and her family have been a constant television presence, appearing in their own reality show and, more recently, on her very own Sarah Palin channel.<p>The most dramatic recent chapter in the Palin …

Maher takes D.C., skewers GOP

For the official kickoff of his 12th season on Friday, liberal comic Bill Maher literally went to the source of most of his material: Washington, D.C.<p>He might have been in lawmakers’ backyard, but Maher didn’t pull any partisan punches — particularly against the GOP — in a pair of back-to-back live …

Upcoming smartphones to anticipate this fall

How To Grow A Business To $100 Million In Sales, From Someone Who's Done It Twice

Steinberg jumped into the growing cellular-phone industry a year out of college, founding the retail chain and business-to-business provider Sterling Cellular in 1992. He then founded the telemarketing company Sterling Communications, which he sold in 1999 along with his retail business, starting …

43 Members Of Israel's Elite Spy Unit Slam Israel's Occupation Of Palestine

Citing a moral duty to act, the past and present reservists of Israel Defense Forces intelligence Unit 8200 condemn Israel for overreaching in Palestine and reveal deep concerns over Israeli intelligence work.<p>The veterans say their military service "has taught us that intelligence is an integral …

Denmark McDonald's Workers Get Paid Vastly Higher Wages

In response to the protests, McDonald's, one of the largest fast food chains in the world, has warned that wage increases would force franchisees to raise menu prices.<p>But in Denmark, McDonald's employees make twice what they do in the US, and the Big Mac costs just 35 cents more, William Finnegan …

Convicted high school shooter T.J. Lane back in custody after prison escape

T.J. Lane, a remorseless killer who escaped from an Ohio prison where he was serving three life sentences for a school shooting, has been captured.<p>For six long hours, police scoured neighborhoods on the north end of Lima, Ohio, asking residents to lock their doors and stay inside.<p>They brought in …

Chase bank kept Apple Pay a secret by hiding it with a real apple

The fruit kind<p>One of Apple's biggest announcements earlier this week was Apple Pay, a new system that allows owners of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to pay for stuff in the real world by holding their phones up to checkout readers (it uses NFC technology). Is Apple Pay as revolutionary as it …

Obama May Have Just Dealt A Crushing Blow To Russia's Oil Exploration

The measures are "designed to effectively shut down this type of oil exploration and production activity by depriving these Russian companies of the goods, technology, and services that they need to do this work," a senior Obama administration official said Friday.<p>The official added the intention …

Destiny review: no fate

Destiny suggests potential it never realizes<p><i>Editor's Note: Destiny has been repeatedly called ... well, it depends on who you ask. Bungie has used terminology from the MMO space to describe their new franchise, but has said it's not an MMO. Meanwhile, fans seem most comfortable calling it an MMO,</i> …

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF

An infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"<p>Call it Jacob's ladder.<p>When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For most of the 1960s, and then on throughout the '70s and '80s (and almost all of the '90s!), the …