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Targeted Malware Attacks on Small Business Tripled in 2012

Targeted Malware Attacks on Small Business Tripled in 2012

Small businesses often consider themselves immune to the virus problems facing other people. After all, it seems like most viruses either target big corporations with hundreds of millions of dollars of assets at play, or they target the individual consumer with credit card info on their computer. Well, it looks like small business owners are no longer immune from the world’s virus attacks –

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Microsoft Attacks Free, Open Source Google Docs With New Round of Angry Attack Advertisements

Microsoft Attacks Free, Open Source Google Docs With New Round of Angry Attack Advertisements

Microsoft apparently feels threatened by Google Docs. So threatened, in fact, that the company has decided to spend (presumably) millions of dollars creating a round of angry attack advertisements against the free service offered by Google. Five advertisements have been released so far, and all of them are, to say the least, strange. Some of them are cringe-inducing, while others make it diffic

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Why a War in Korea Could Affect your PC

Why a War in Korea Could Affect your PC

If you’ve been on the internet or read a newspaper lately, then you may have heard about this Kim Jung-un fellow from North Korea. After taking over leadership of North Korea from his dad, Kim Jong-Il, in 2012, Kim Jung-un has been making a lot of racket about taking over South Korea and unifying the Korean peninsula. Kim Jung-un has also talked about firing rockets at a bunch countries, and

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Google Glass Hacked Just Weeks After Release

Google Glass Hacked Just Weeks After Release

No device is safe from the wrath of today’s hackers. Google learned that lesson the hard way when a team of hackers used a well-known Android 4.0.4 exploit to hack into Google Glass. Google Glass is the name for Google’s futuristic new set of glasses. Although consumer release is still about a year away, Google Glass Explorers (including celebrities, scientists, computer nerds, and more) ar

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It Took Windows 8 Five Months to Beat Linux’s Market Share

It Took Windows 8 Five Months to Beat Linux’s Market Share

Linux is the most popular open source operating system in the world. But having said that, Linux remains a fringe operating system compared to major players like Windows and Mac OS X. But there’s nothing wrong with third place. Well, there is some good news for Linux fans: it managed to fight off Microsoft’s latest operating system for the last five months. That’s right: teams of open-sou

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Research Firm Says Tablet PCs Will Be King in As Little As Three Years

Research Firm Says Tablet PCs Will Be King in As Little As Three Years

It’s no secret that tablet computers are becoming more and more popular every year. Today’s tablet computers are more powerful than many desktops people have at home. And instead of upgrading their machines, people are realizing that they’re perfectly happy with tablets. Well, these consumer trends have started to take their toll on the desktop/laptop PC market. And according to a recent

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Twitter Hacked and a Quarter Million Users Must Reset Their Passwords – Are You One of Them?

Twitter Hacked and a Quarter Million Users Must Reset Their Passwords – Are You One of Them?

Security breaches are an unfortunate part of living a digital lifestyle. We depend on our online accounts for almost everything, and when the security of our online accounts gets breached, “almost everything” we care about gets placed at-risk. On that note, Twitter’s databases were recently hacked, revealing the passwords of 250,000 users. That’s a quarter of a million, which is still a

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Microsoft’s Market Share is Rising…Because of Windows 7?

Microsoft’s Market Share is Rising…Because of Windows 7?

If you woke up today and saw a headline that said “Microsoft Market Share Rising”, you would naturally assume that this was due to Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8. But you would totally be wrong, because a new report suggests that yes – Microsoft’s market share is rising – but it has more to do with Windows 7 than Windows 8. This is significant because it’s the firs

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Futuristic fast PCs will be controlled by your eyes

Futuristic fast PCs will be controlled by your eyes

Right now, you’re most likely using a mouse or a touchscreen to navigate this webpage. But in the future, such primitive user interfaces could be seen as ancient technology. Today, more and more research is being done about the power of eye tracking hardware. Eye tracking hardware for computers is nothing new. However, in the past, it’s always been too finicky, expensive, and glitchy to exp

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Rumor: Microsoft to announce new Xbox Surface

Rumor: Microsoft to announce new Xbox Surface

Right now, there are Microsoft Surface tablets and Xbox 360 video game consoles. In the future, those two devices could merge to become the Xbox Surface gaming tablet. That’s according to a new rumor by The Verge, which states that Microsoft is currently developing a secret 7-inch gaming tablet that would bring the Xbox experience into the hands of gamers anywhere they go. The Verge cites

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