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No, there’s no evidence (yet) the feds tried to hack Georgia’s voter database
Sat, 10 December 2016 06:30 - State election official bungles the case that DHS tried to breach his office.
Disgraced IT worker stole confidential Expedia e-mails even after he left
Fri, 09 December 2016 03:55 - Insider-trading scheme netted more than $331,000 in illegal profits.
FCC’s Ajit Pai says net neutrality’s “days are numbered” under Trump
Fri, 09 December 2016 01:19 - Pai wants to "fire up the weed whacker" and cut down FCC regulations.
Internet of $@!%: Google API change triggers Epson printer revolt
Thu, 08 December 2016 23:51 - Printers caught in reboot loop after API change causes firmware fail.
Windows is coming back to ARM, this time with 32-bit x86 compatibility
Thu, 08 December 2016 11:00 - This time around, the plan is for ARM to be just another PC platform.
Verizon FiOS expands again, but Verizon’s future is still wireless
Thu, 08 December 2016 02:32 - Verizon brings fiber to more homes, but also plans future wireless home service.
Millions exposed to malvertising that hid attack code in banner pixels
Wed, 07 December 2016 06:16 - Manipulated images are almost impossible to detect by the untrained eye.
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Obama orders review into 'Russian hacking' before US election
Sat, 10 December 2016 05:50 - President Barack Obama orders a review of cyber-attacks, blamed on Russia, that shook the US election.
Prince Andrew denies rift over daughters Eugenie and Beatrice
Sat, 10 December 2016 04:16 - Prince Andrew issues a statement to "terminate" newspaper "speculation and innuendo" about his daughters.
21st Century Fox in bid approach for Sky
Sat, 10 December 2016 04:37 - US media giant 21st Century Fox has made a takeover approach for Sky, the UK-based satellite broadcaster.
Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result
Sat, 10 December 2016 08:35 - Gambia's leader rejects the result of the presidential election, a week after admitting defeat.
The people hunting for paedophiles
Sat, 10 December 2016 02:00 - The BBC's Duncan Kennedy investigates the work of self-styled paedophile hunter groups in the UK.
Defined benefit pension transfer values 'shooting up'
Sat, 10 December 2016 05:26 - Six million people with defined benefit pensions see transfer values shoot up in the last year, according to a big insurance company.
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Lifehacker

Planning Out Your Entire Weekend Makes It Less Enjoyable
Sat, 10 December 2016 08:00 -

Making a minute-by-minute itinerary for your weekend might sound like a great way to get the most out of your days off, but a recent study suggests that it actually makes everything you do less fun.

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Remains of the Day: Yahoo Answers Arrives on iOS
Sat, 10 December 2016 07:30 -

Yahoo has a new iOS app called Yahoo Answers Now through which you can ask your questions and receive answers from people with relevant expertise. Our prayers have finally been Yahoo Answered.

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The Best Way to Get Vomit Stains Out of a Suit or Dress
Sat, 10 December 2016 07:00 -

If you went a little overboard at the open bar of your big company party, this trick will get your suit, dress, or other un-launderables looking fresh and puke-free again.

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Today's Best Deals: Fizzics, Camping Gear, Gift Ideas, and More
Fri, 09 December 2016 22:52 -

A popular compact USB charger, a 3TB portable hard drive and discounted camping gear lead off Friday’s best deals.

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Build a Slick Little Miniature Weather Display Perfect for a Desk or Wall
Sat, 10 December 2016 06:30 -

Need an upgrade to that boring old thermometer outside the kitchen window? Adafruit put together a guide for a wonderfully compact little battery powered weather display.

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CNET News

Faraday Future's still masked electric vehicle races a Ferrari, Bentley and a Tesla - Roadshow
Sat, 10 December 2016 08:33 - Electric vehicle upstart Faraday Future dribbles out more teasers for its first car, this time with a video showing it racing a Ferrari, Bentley and Tesla.
​Airbnb gets lucky, SF mayor vetoes bill with 60-day rental cap - CNET
Sat, 10 December 2016 07:52 - The city's board of supervisors passed a bill that cracked down on the number of nights people could rent out their homes. The mayor just tossed it.
Your 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer questions, answered - CNET
Sat, 10 December 2016 08:08 - CNET's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man experts answer the questions you're asking about the new trailer.
6 actors we'd like to see on 'Game of Thrones' - CNET
Sat, 10 December 2016 08:17 - HBO won't comment on the rumor about UFC fighter Conor McGregor joining the cast as a mute pirate, but here are six others who'd be worthy of Westeros.
Nintendo confirms you can't play Super Mario Run offline - CNET
Sat, 10 December 2016 08:16 - The much-anticipated mobile game may require an always-on internet connection, according to an interview with the game's producer.
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AP Top Technology News at 6:44 p.m. EST

Snapchat: How the vanishing-photo app managed not to fade
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Snapchat has managed to build something lasting out of photos that vanished almost instantly....
Gov't proposal envisions phone calls on airline flights
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airlines could let passengers make in-flight phone calls using Wi-Fi under a proposal from federal regulators....
Apple chief Tim Cook picked to give MIT commencement speech
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has chosen Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver its 2017 commencement address....
Sources: Cuba, Google strike deal to hike internet speed
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - HAVANA (AP) -- Google and the Cuban government have struck a deal giving Cubans faster access to the internet giant's content, two people familiar with the deal say....
Pebble discontinuing smartwatches after its sale to Fitbit
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Pioneering smartwatch maker Pebble is no longer manufacturing or selling any of its devices after the bulk of the company was bought by Fitbit....

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Post-election, Trump closes companies tied to Saudi Arabia
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election, including four that appeared connected to a possible Saudi Arabia business venture, according to corporate registrations in Delaware....
AP sources: Mattis received anonymous email in Petraeus case
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump's choice for defense secretary was among U.S. military officials who the FBI concluded received anonymous emails from the woman whose affair with then-CIA director David Petraeus led to his downfall, The Associated Press has learned....
Trump deepens Goldman ties as he builds out economic team
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the heat of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused primary rival Ted Cruz of being controlled by Goldman Sachs because his wife, Heidi, previously worked for the Wall Street giant. He slammed Hillary Clinton for receiving speaking fees from the bank....
Obama orders review of election-season hacking
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia's meddling in U.S. elections, the White House said Friday....
Shutdown threat eases as Dems signal retreat on miners' aid
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate headed to a vote averting a government shutdown at midnight Friday as coal-state Democrats beat a tactical retreat and promised to continue their fight next year for months-long health care benefits for retired miners....

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