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Doomsday for Dell: Will continued failure outside of PCs spell its demise?

Dell has stopped selling its last smartphone, leaving it with nothing but PCs. What happened? Does Dell stand a chance of breaking out of its shrinking PC cage?
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Visa, MasterCard affected by ‘massive’ data breach; NYC gangs being blamed?

NYC-based Dominican street gangs, not our familiar Anonymous group, has been credited with a massive data breach affecting Visa and MasterCard
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Best Buy to close 50 stores, open 100 mobile-only stores

Best Buy has announced some steep losses and now plans to shut down 50 of its full-size stores in the US and open 100 smaller mobile-only locations.
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Is Spotify a viable app platform? Brings 100,000 users to Songkick

Songkick says Spotify's app platform has helped it gain 100,000 users in the past three months.
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Kindle Fire update offers in-book sharing, document storage, DRM fix

While Amazon continues to remain quiet about any new Kindle-branded tablets, the retail giant just launched a firmware update for the Kindle Fire that offers a variety of improvements.
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How the US may already be losing the cyberwar

Former counterterrorism head Richard A. Clarke makes the case for tougher protections against cyber attacks — and why it may already be too late.
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Wi-Fi is evolving, should you keep up? What 802.11ac means for you

Wi-Fi will be getting up to four times more bandwidth with 802.11ac, and gear supporting it will be hitting shelves in just a few months. Here's what you need to know before taking the plunge.
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Microsoft strikes at Zeus botnets

Microsoft has struck at command-and-control servers for Zeus botnets, raiding data centers in Pennsylvania and Illinois based on racketeering laws.
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Netflix: 1080p streaming on the new iPad is ‘on our roadmap’

As more consumers are using tablets to watch movies and television shows, Netflix is looking into upgrading its iPad application to offer high-resolution streaming video to subscribers.
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Rise of the hacktivist: Activists now outsteal the thieves

A new report on data breaches finds that hacktivists, not traditional cybercriminals, nabbed 58 percent of stolen data in 2011. Is this a sea-change in attacks, and what does it mean for everyday technology users?
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Enter to win free Cooler Master swag, including the titanic Cosmos II case

The Cooler Master Cosmos II, QuickFire Rapid keyboard, Storm Sirius gaming headphones and more are all up for grabs in our latest contest.
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Why Verizon’s proposed deal with cable companies could kill FiOS and cable competition as we know it

Verizon's proposed wireless spectrum purchase may mean it has joined forces with the companies it should be competing against.