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Sony locks 93,000 user accounts after hack attempt

Japanese electronics giant Sony said on Wednesday that it had locked down thousands of user accounts after it had detected a large number of unauthorized sign-in attempts. The news comes nearly six months after the company suffered a…
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AMD’s latest FX processors bulldoze benchmarks with eight cores

AMD has some tall claims for its new Bulldozer-based FX processors, but prices will remain surprisingly reasonable for the new chips.
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RSA SecurID data stolen by a “nation state”

Remember the big RSA SecurID data breach last March? RSA executive chairman says the attack was carried out by two groups backed by a "nation state."
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Bangladesh launches one of the world’s cheapest laptops

In an attempt to improve Internet and information technology penetration in the country, the Bangladesh government has unveiled one of the world's cheapest laptop computers. There are plans for the new machine to be distributed among…
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Asus Ultrabooks, now dubbed Zenbooks, go on sale October 12

The UX21 and UX31 Zenbooks will offer speedy bootup, long battery life and ultra-thin profiles.
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This time, Zune is actually dead

After some back and forth, Microsoft might actually stick to its guns and discontinue the Zune.
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91 percent of kids play video games, says study

NPD reports that 91 percent of kids ages 2-17 are playing video games, up 12.58 percent from two years ago. Much of this growth has been fueled by kids ages 2-5 and smartphones.
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Inside HP’s laptop torture chambers

Peek inside the dungeon labs where HP subjects its rugged EliteBooks to drops, electric shocks and plumes of salty fog – to make sure they’re ready for more than just the boardroom.
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Dell Vostro V131 Review

Dell Vostro V131 Review.
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Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook arrives October 16 at $899

Acer's first "ultrabook" is the slim-and-light Aspire S3: under 3 pounds with an Intel Core i5 CPU, 13.3-inch display, 4 GB of RAM, a 320 GB hard drive plus an SSD...and an $899.99 starting price.
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Do Ultrabooks stand a chance, or are they destined for failure?

Intel thinks 40 percent of consumer laptops will be Ultrabooks by the end of 2012. What is an Ultrabook, and why would consumers embrace it so fervently?