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Hackers Attack Activists Through Their Androids. Is Apple Next?

Kaspersky Labs reports that the first malware to specifically target Google’s Android mobile operating system has been discovered (hat tip for Silicon Beat for reporting it).<p>Here is what Kasperksy said:<p>Several days ago, the e-mail account of a high-profile Tibetan activist was hacked and used to …

Adjust Standby Mode on Your Retina MacBook Pro for a Speedy Wake Up

Apple built a nifty standby mode into its recent MacBook Pro with Retina Display and MacBook Air notebooks that gives the machines up to 30 days of standby time, but the trade-off is a slower wake up time because your computer state has been saved to your SSD.<p>Instant wake was one of the much-touted …

How to improve your wifi signal in 6 easy steps (using a soda can!) http://blog.makezine.com/2013/03/26/how-to-improve-your-wifi-signal-using-a-soda-can-in-6-steps/

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How to Start a Rose Garden

Growing roses doesn't have to be a high-maintenance chore with hit-or-miss success. We spoke with Melinda Myers, a gardening expert and certified arborist who has written more than 20 gardening books, for a few tips on growing a colorful rose garden and enjoying it year after year.<p>Growing roses …

How Can I Downsize My Ridiculously Large Wallet?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>My wallet bulges with a ton of junk in it. I'd like to downsize it as much as possible, but I'm not even sure where to start. How can …

Brought to you by Team Instructables is the hilariously clever Romance Pants project. The zipper being pulled down triggers the room lights dimming and the stereo volume going up. When the waist button is undone, the candles automatically light. The video will have you rolling: http://blog.makezine.com/2013/03/29/how-to-romance-pants/

DDoS storm breaks records at 300 Gbps

The Internet has been groaning under the weight of a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the Domain Name Service, apparently aimed …

T-Mobile ditches cellphone contracts

Cyrus Farivar: "T-Mobile's offering, dubbed “Simple Choice,” makes the company the first of the big four US-based carriers to drop one-year or …

University in Kansas offers Bachelor of Science degree in Drones

"K-State is one of the first two Universities in the U.S. to offer a Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Our program uses a …

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Next-gen Microsoft Office is codenamed “Gemini”

Microsoft’s next generation of Office software looks like it’s going to be a rebel and not follow Microsoft’s new “Blue” codename. The software will …

IBM To Larry Ellison: Your New Servers Aren't Faster Or Cheaper Than Ours

Sibley handles marketing for IBM's servers.<p>As we previously reported, Ellison introduced two new servers and a new microprocessor yesterday by making a lot of bold claims about how much faster and cheaper they were than IBM's.<p>We knew IBM would be skeptical about Oracle's claims, as we noted in our …

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Location Data Can Uniquely Identify Cellphone Users

A new study demonstrates how easy it is to identify people from the location-tracking data on their cellphones.<p>Just a few data points from a location-tracking cellphone are enough to identify most people, a new study found. It doesn't matter if those data are "anonymized" so they aren't linked to …

California city launches free public WiFi to all residents

This week, Santa Clara broke some new ground by blanketing its entire city with free public WiFi. The public WiFi network spans across 19 square …

US government agencies are advertising on accused pirate sites

Are US agencies lending credibility to pirate sites?<p>The US president and vice president have come out against the theft of intellectual property; dozens of congresspeople have condemned illegal file-sharing. The US Attorney has filed criminal copyright charges against Kim Dotcom and Megaupload. So, …