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Anonymous hackers plead guilty to 2010 PayPal hack

WikiLeaks releases documents, PayPal suspends their account and Anonymous in turn attacks PayPal in a retaliatory move. The next part of the story? Those hackers just plead guilty to the attacks. Read more here.
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Hour of Code event encourages students to learn programming, with help from tech giants

In an effort to get more students interested in computer programming, code.org, backed by a number of tech and Web giants, this week launches its Hour of Code initiative, running as part of Computer Science Education Week.
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Best domain name registrars

Creating a website? Get the most bang for your buck with these awesome domain name registrars.
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Are new laptops really faster? As it turns out, not by much anymore

Computer processors have traditionally increased in speed with each new generation, leading to considerable increases in performance every few years, but this rate of progress has slowed as Intel focuses on efficiency instead of raw power…
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We’re winning the fight against spam, say Gmail researchers

New figures published by Google show that the vast majority of email messages now include some form of authenication, making life harder for scamming and phishing emails to break through.
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The FBI can secretly turn on your laptop’s camera, says ex-employee

An article published in the Washington Post has shed new light on some of the FBI's surveillance practices, including the use of software that can activate a laptop's webcam without the user realizing.
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Microsoft will sell the Dell Venue 8 Pro for $99 on Monday

Definitely ideal if you are shopping for a tablet that runs full Windows 8.1, the Microsoft Store is discounting the Dell Venue 8 Pro aggressively at the start of next week in order to start a new promotion.
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Gateway ZX4970-UR22 Review

Gateway ZX4970-UR22 review.
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Microsoft takes jabs at the Google Chromebook in new ad campaign

Continuing to dedicate advertising dollars to the Scroogled line of negative ads, Microsoft has a couple new advertisements that point out disadvantages to owning a Google Chromebook.
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Rightscorp is trying to punish pirates, but Comcast isn’t cooperating

ISPs and anti-piracy firms work in concert to pursue those who download and/or distribute content illegally. One ISP though, doesn't feel like playing ball, and it just happens to be one of the bigger providers out there.
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Gateway just took the veil off its first two touchscreen notebooks

With the release of Windows 8, came the inevitable flood of touch-enabled notebooks and desktops. The latest to get in on the trend is Gateway, which just announced a pair of touchscreen notebooks priced under $500.
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People don’t use secure passwords, in other news, bears live in the woods

Many people are lazy, there's just no two ways about it. However, you'd think that people would at least take care to use tight passwords to secure their data. One security firm says that millions of people do the exact opposite.