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Cyber attack targets Illinois water station, damages water pump

Hackers successfully infiltrated the network of a water station in Illinois, which appears to have resulted in the burnout of a water pump. This is the first time such an attack has been waged on a US computer network.
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Weekly Rewind: Facebook gets hacked, Google and Apple launch cloud music, Amazon contemplates a smartphone

This week we saw Facebook get a nasty virus, both Apple and Google release cloud-based music services, and heard a rumor about Amazon entering the smartphone market.
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FXI Technologies develops Cotton Candy on a (USB) stick

Cotton Candy takes the guts of an Android phone and crunches them down into a USB stick, essentially acting as a computer you can plug into anything with an HDMI or USB input.
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Windows 8 will still automatically reboot your PC, but it will be nicer about it, says Microsoft

Windows 8 will still automatically restart your PC, but it's going to be a bit nicer about it, says Microsoft.
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Skype software update adds Skype-to-Facebook calls

While Facebook recently announced a partnership with Skype in regards to video chatting, the software version of Skype has finally been updated to allow communication to users of the social network.
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2nd Generation of Microsoft Surface available for pre-order today

The next-generation of Microsoft Surface the Samsung SUR40 is now available for pre-order. The 4 inch thick touch interface computer is thin and light enough to be hung on a wall.
Apple

Hands on with iTunes Match: A step in the right direction, with a few downsides

Apple's new iTunes Match service aims to give users access to their entire music libraries on their iOS devices and other computers running iTunes, all for just $24.99 per year. Does it live up to all the hype or is it a misstep for Apple?
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Rambus loses $4 billion case against Micron, Hynix

A San Francisco jury has ruled against Rambus in a long-running antitrust case against memory makers Micron and Hynix, finding that Rambus basically shot itself in the
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‘Occupy Flash’: Developers move to end Adobe Flash dominance

The new 'Occupy Flash' movement seeks to end the use of Adobe Flash Player once and for all.
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The L Train Notwork: Invading the last disconnected space in New York

A social art experiment called the L Train Notwork is connecting New York's L Train commuters with simple technology and big ideas.
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HP returns to the PC: quietly unveils new laptop lineup

HP has returned from its PC exodus with three updated laptop lines: the new HP Folio 13 business Ultrabook, the HP Envy 15 and Envy 17, and the new HP Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition.
Apple

Survey: Consumers hoping for a tablet, not a laptop, this holiday season

Consumers would much prefer to receive a tablet than a laptop this Christmas, according to the results of a survey, with Apple's iPad coming top of the wishlist. Of course, what they would like to receive and what they actually end up…