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‘Passive sharing’ clogs the arteries of social networks, but is it too late for a bypass?

If you don’t have time to type it, we don’t have time to read it. Let’s call “passive sharing” what it is: social media spam.
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Feds investigate alleged hacking of Romney’s tax returns

Quite possibly a giant waste of time for the Secret Service, an investigation has been launched into threats of stolen tax returns.
Computing

Firefox OS app store photos leaked

These images provide a sneak peak at what might be the next big thing in a growing mobile operating system market.
Computing

Is it time to say goodbye to Java?

A new raft of Java vulnerabilities raise the question: Should everyday computer users to ditch Java?
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Windows 7 finally more popular than XP, OS X advances past Vista

Taking the spot as the world’s most widely used operating system, Windows 7 has been crowned the new king prior to the launch of Windows 8.
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Steam Box Resurrection? Valve enters the hardware business

Valve's year of expansion continues as the company seeks an industrial designer to bring the Steam company into hardware.
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Inebriator, the Arduino-powered cocktail robot, is your personal bartender

With a lot of time and a few gadgets, some crafty creatives at home built a robot bartender powered by Arduino microcontroller.
Apple

Chitika: OS X Mountain Lion continues to gain share

Ad network Chitika says Apple's OS X Mountain Lion now accounts for 10 percent of impressions from desktop Macs across its network.
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Oracle scrambles to patch Java exploits

Oracle has issued an out-of-cycle emergency update to Java to patch critical security problems - but experts say there's more to come.
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OLPC software update packs WebKit, text-to-speech

OLPC OS 12.1.0 shifts the browser to WebKit, adds text-to-speech capabilities and DisplayLink support...and supports the XO-1.
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HP keeps its promise, launches beta of Open webOS

HP finally does right by webOS, giving it a home as an open source platform.
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Facebook to allow advertising based on phone number, user ID, e-mail

Facebook’s list of advertising offerings is getting bigger. Inside Facebook reported Thursday that some Power Editor users were temporarily granted access to a new Facebook advertising function. The feature allows businesses to upload…