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Crowdfunding project promises a “laptop that respects essential freedoms”
Thu, 20 November 2014 15:10 - Purism pitches Librem, a 15-inch laptop (nearly) free of proprietary code.
Azure went down, and people actually noticed
Thu, 20 November 2014 10:52 - Broken storage update caused 11-hour outage.
How Google Inbox shares 70% of its code across Android, iOS, and the Web
Thu, 20 November 2014 10:10 - Google's open source tools allow it to use Android code on iOS and the Web.
Netflix takes up 9.5% of upstream traffic on the North American Internet
Thu, 20 November 2014 05:00 - ACK packets make Netflix an upload monster during peak viewing hours.
Mozilla ends Google relationship, Firefox will now default to Yahoo in the US
Wed, 19 November 2014 16:10 - Ten-year partnership that paid most of Mozilla's bills coming to an end.
A neverending story: PC users lose another $120M to tech support scams
Wed, 19 November 2014 12:33 - Court stops alleged scamming operations, but an end to the problem is elusive.
Unscheduled Windows update kills critical security bug under active attack
Tue, 18 November 2014 15:35 - Bug gives untrusted users control over sensitive Windows domain controllers.

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BBC News - Home

Farage predicts more UKIP victories
Fri, 21 November 2014 06:00 - Nigel Farage says UKIP can become a major force at next year's general election after its victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election.
Two dead as London balcony collapses
Fri, 21 November 2014 09:59 - Two men die and at least six other people are injured as part of a balcony collapses in west London.
Miliband: Flags tweet disrespectful
Fri, 21 November 2014 06:37 - Ed Miliband says a Labour MP who quit her role after tweeting a picture of a house with three England flags and a white van parked outside "conveyed a sense of disrespect".
'Extremist risk' at Muslim schools
Fri, 21 November 2014 06:52 - Pupils at six east London schools are "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation", Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw says after snap inspections.
Republicans savage immigration plan
Fri, 21 November 2014 09:27 - President Barack Obama's use of executive powers to give more than four million undocumented migrants work permits "damages the presidency" says a Republican leader.
Treasury revises debt recovery plans
Fri, 21 November 2014 05:14 - Taxpayers will have longer to appeal before HM Revenue and Customs can raid their bank accounts for unpaid taxes, under revised plans released by the Treasury.
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SourceLair IDE Lives in Your Browser and Shares With GitHub
Fri, 21 November 2014 10:00 -

SourceLair IDE Lives in Your Browser and Shares With GitHub

Downloading advanced development software is the best option for professional and enthusiast developers. However, beginners and hobbyist developers might prefer SourceLair. There's no installation required, multiple languages are supported, and it integrates with GitHub.

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What Do You Use Your Smartwatch For?
Fri, 21 November 2014 09:30 -

What Do You Use Your Smartwatch For?

We're still learning a ton about smartwatches, from using them as fitness wearables to baby monitor alert devices. So we want to know: what do you use your smartwatch for?

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I Finally Switched to an Off-Contract Phone Plan, and It's Awesome
Fri, 21 November 2014 09:00 -

I Finally Switched to an Off-Contract Phone Plan, and It's Awesome

If you're tired of paying an arm and a leg only to be locked into a contract with Verizon or AT&T, an off-contract or prepaid plan is a great alternative—and it doesn't have as many downsides as you may think.

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Hone Your Rock Paper Scissors Skills Against This Robot
Fri, 21 November 2014 08:30 -

Hone Your Rock Paper Scissors Skills Against This Robot

If you've ever gave up first possession at football or first dibs on something because you lost at rock paper scissors, here's a way to practice without anything at stake (except your pride).

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PSN, 2K, and Windows Live Allegedly Hacked, Change Your Passwords Now [Updated]
Fri, 21 November 2014 08:01 -

PSN, 2K, and Windows Live Allegedly Hacked, Change Your Passwords Now [Updated]

Another day, another password leak. This time it's PlayStation Network, 2K Games, and Windows Live—three years after the last PSN compromise . CNET and Geek.com report that hacker group DerpTrolling claim to have 7 million logins and 500,000 credit card data—including Comcast, Twitter, Facebook, and other sites.

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CNET News

First 'Jurassic World' teaser takes you back to the scariest bit of "Jurassic Park"
Fri, 21 November 2014 10:11 - The first teaser clip for the Chris Pratt-starring reboot harks back to a terrifying moment in the original "Jurassic Park".






Crave giveaway: $300 gift certificate from Rakuten.com
Fri, 21 November 2014 09:38 - Know what's even better than Black Friday deals? A blank check from massive online retailer Rakuten.com to give you a kick-start on all the bargains.






Say 'I am Groot' in 15 more languages
Fri, 21 November 2014 09:34 - Groot may not say much, but at least now you can quote him in French, Russian, Italian, Japanese and Mandarin, thanks to this educational "Guardians of the Galaxy" Blu-ray extra.






What's the best music streaming service?
Fri, 21 November 2014 09:26 - Let's crowd-source an answer to this important question, with a special eye toward families with multiple users.






TGI Friday's mistletoe drones want you to pucker up
Fri, 21 November 2014 08:47 - Why not let a drone pressure you into kissing the person sitting next to you at a chain restaurant? Better skip the garlic fries.






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AP Top Technology News At 11:23 a.m. EST

Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome....
Gift Guide: 3 ways to watch streaming video on TV
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV....
Mobile still a struggle for Intel; PC doing better
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Chip-making giant Intel Corp. is still struggling to catch up in mobile computing but says its personal computer business is performing better than expected and its return to revenue growth this year will continue into 2015....
Gift Guide: Help your selfie with some add-on gear
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - ATLANTA (AP) -- Not all selfies are created equal. Some are blurry, are poorly framed or miss the action entirely because you might be scrubbing your thumb fishing for a virtual shutter button as the moment passes you by....
Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market....

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AP Top Headlines At 12:21 p.m. EST

Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what the response would be....
Immigration plan draws cheers, criticism across US
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people....
As snow ends, roof collapses, floods are concerns
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads....
Cosby performances canceled in Las Vegas, Tucson
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Bill Cosby's appearances at Casinos in Las Vegas and Tucson, Arizona have been canceled amid widening allegations of sexual assault....
US, Turkey still not in sync on Syria
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - ISTANBUL (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden on Friday will become the latest in a parade of U.S. officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition's fight against Islamic State extremists....

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ABC News: Top Stories

What Obama's Immigration Announcement Was Really About
Fri, 21 November 2014 05:33 - President Obama's bold move on immigration has vast implications for millions of individuals and their families, with short- and long-term impacts for the nation.
Ferguson Hears Plea for Calm From Michael Brown's Dad
Fri, 21 November 2014 09:35 - Michael Brown's fatheer pleaded with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, to stay peaceful when a grand jury's decision is announced.
Walmart Employee Defends Food Donation Campaign for Co-Workers
Fri, 21 November 2014 08:46 - A group calling for better working conditions at Walmart is criticizing food donation campaign for workers in need, saying it's a symptom of wages being too low.
House GOP Sues Administration Over Health Care Law
Fri, 21 November 2014 09:53 - House GOP sues Obama administration over steps Obama took to put health law into place
Obama 'Damaging Presidency' With Unilateral Immigration Action, Boehner Says
Fri, 21 November 2014 08:49 - Says the president created an environment where members do not trust him.
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