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As many as 42 million people from around the globe had their information stolen from an online dating network, including names, email addresses, unencrypted passwords, and dates of birth, according to a report published by security researcher Brian Krebs.
It's not even Black Friday yet, and already big-name electronics manufacturers have begun drastically dropping the price of their Ultra HD TVs. These sets, also known as 4K TVs, offer four times the resolution (3840 x 2160) of a regular HD TV.
The six months since Microsoft unveiled its next-generation game console haven't been kind to the tech giant. Gamers were enraged at how the company seemed to be emphasizing the Xbox One's role as a smart TV box over its potential as a gaming powerhouse.
Ever been looking for a picture you saw on Twitter yesterday, but when you search for it, get a mix of news, random people's tweets and other junk? The latest update to the Twitter app on iOS and Android is for you, then: Some simple filters will take the randomness out of searches.
The PlayStation 4, which retails for $399 (if you can find one), costs just barely under that to make: $381, according to a teardown analysis by IHS. That means there's little room for Sony to profit on the console — but they rarely ever have, and never made a dime on PS3s.
Quick, what's the No. 1 downloaded free app on iTunes this week? If you answered QuizUp, you're one up on the competition.
Frequency of the word "selfie" in the English language has increased by 17,000 percent in the past year, according to Oxford Dictionaries, which crowned the narcissistic love child of cellphone cameras and social media "Word of the Year 2013" on Monday.
The next time you're looking to download the latest version of Facebook Messenger, Twitter or any other popular app, be sure to double-check where it comes from. There are thousands of sketchy apps that mimic official ones — and add anything from banner ads to privacy-invading permissions.
It's 150 years to the day since Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address. Now that Google has put five versions of the speech online in extremely close detail, we can see that, yes, even the great President Lincoln had to edit his work.
'Tis true: 2013 is the year of the selfie. Oxford Dictionaries made it official Monday, announcing it as their Word of the Year 2013. The venerable authority on language revealed that the frequency of the word has increased by 17,000 percent since this time last year.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc will pay $17 million to settle allegations by 37 states and the District of Colombia that it secretly tracked Web users by placing special digital files on the Web browsers of their smartphones.
The body of a young Bay Area man who was shot and killed in North Richmond, Calif., turned up on satellite images in Google Maps that happened to be taken on the day of the crime. His distraught father asked Google to replace the imagery, and they are complying in a hurry.
The iPad Mini may be the hottest (and rarest) tablet on the market this holiday season, but its newly 'Retina'-upgraded screen falls well behind the similarly sized competition from Amazon and Google, according to tests by the specialists at DisplayMate.
The best pair of over-ear headphones under $150 is the Sony MDR-7506. They’re comfortable, durable, musicians and users love them, and they beat everything else we put them against. They also only cost $80!
NEW YORK __ Six people were arrested and charged on Monday for participating in a worldwide ATM heist that stole $45 million from two Middle East banks. The five men and one woman, all residents of Yonkers, N.Y.
Scalpers are turning to eBay and Craigslist to try to cash in the demand for the next-generation gaming consoles from Sony and Microsoft.The brand new PlayStation 4 and soon-to-be-released Xbox One are all over the online classifieds, listed for hundreds of dollars more than they officially cost.
If you've waited on line for anything in the past year, you've probably seen someone nearby passing the time on his or her smartphone by swapping tiny pieces of candy back and forth across the screen.
Sony's next-generation PlayStation 4 video game console hit the shelves on Friday, receiving positive accolades from many early reviewers and Sony fans alike.
Six-inch phablets and more modestly sized devices like the iPhone may use the same networks, but the big screens tend to suck down more data, according to a study by the NPD Group.