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Is a ‘safe’ password even possible? We ask an expert

How strong is your password? Many of us try and dream up a phrase that would be difficult for a human to guess, but in reality the greatest threats come from computers.
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Amazon keen to know if its corporate staffers are feeling any better yet

Following a damning report over the summer suggesting life for corporate staffers at Amazon was tough in the extreme, the firm has been rapidly expanding a program that encourages employees to submit feedback about their work life on a…
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Stories you missed: Netflix price hike, water on Pluto, Lyft hacks Uber

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. From Netflix upping its subscription price to an attempted…
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Microsoft Word versus Google Docs

Microsoft and Google both offer word processing programs, but their capabilities (if not their use cases) are quite different. Which one is for you? That depends on what you need to do.
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Stanford women set to reclaim their place in the field of computer science

According to Stanford University's latest survey of its upper-class students, the most popular major among women is now computer science, with 214 women planning to declare the field as their primary focus of study.
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“Just make it a requirement,” says Chicago mayor of computer science in high school

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling for computer science and coding classes a graduation prerequisite. "Just make it a requirement," he said of coding during a tech policy event sponsored by The Washington Post.
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Wiz Khalifa joins YouTube’s exclusive ‘1 billion views’ club

The Furious 7 track is now part of the most exclusive club on YouTube — Khalifa joins Mark Ronson, Meghan Trainor, Enrique Iglesias, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and of course Psy.
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Amazon takes on Etsy with ‘Handmade’ storefront for artisan goods 0:30

Amazon continues to expand its already massive business with the launch on Thursday of Handmade, a new storefront where artisans can sell their hand-crafted goods. If you think that sounds a lot like Etsy, then you'd be absolutely…
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Google now proud owner of abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com

Having already secured the abc.xyz domain for its new "Alphabet" parent company, Google decided it'd be a good idea to get the whole darn alphabet, too. That's right, the Web giant is now the proud owner of abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com.
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Jet, the new Amazon rival, ditches its $50 annual fee in bid for more customers 5:07

In an early move it hopes will drastically increase its customer base, online retailer Jet.com has done away with its $50 annual membership fee. The e-commerce firm launched in July and aims to take on the likes of Amazon.
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It’s going to cost how much? Send a GIF and get a repairman with Facebook

Pro.com users in San Francisco and Seattle can now text or use Facebook Messenger connect with a home improvement expert who will can answers questions and schedule repairs by a certified professional.