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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
She's gonna blow! 10 'Star Trek' technologies that are almost here Warp drives, teleporters, helpful holograms -- the new frontier is a lot closer than you might think
Future Firefox takes tougher stance on mixed content Mozilla might be fine with mixed company, but it's not fond of mixed content. A new tool to block unsecured content on secure sites makes its debut in the latest update to Firefox Aurora.
The 10 most important milestones in Web browser history From ARPANET and Mosaic to Internet Explorer vs. Firefox, Web browsers have made the Internet into something we can't live without
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Windows Blue gets official name: Windows 8.1 Tami Reller, the top Windows marketing and financial exec, tells a J.P. Morgan conference that Windows 8.1 will be free and available later this year.
Microsoft fixes two critical IE security flaws, including 'nuke' zero-day Summary: Get the coffee brewing. Microsoft's latest round of Patch Tuesday updates includes patches for ten security bulletins, with two considered as 'critical'.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
How Humans Have Changed The Earth In The Last 30 Years Google has a new site that lets you see timelapse satellite images from the early 80s to now. Here are a few things we've have changed on our planet's surface.
When tech titans fall from grace Here are 14 once-elite tech companies that fell off their pedestals due to unforeseen circumstances, arrogance, ineptitude, or all of the above
DOJ: We don't need warrants for e-mail, Facebook chats An FBI investigation manual updated last year, obtained by the ACLU, says it's possible to warrantlessly obtain Americans' e-mail "without running afoul" of the Fourth Amendment.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Tesla Model S first EV to earn high praise from Consumer Reports Magazine rates Model S at 99 out of 100
Microsoft releases emergency patch for critical IE8 zero-day exploit Users running Internet Explorer 8 - an estimated 23 percent of all IE users - should update their systems with an out-of-band emergency patch to prevent a zero-day flaw.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
11 Arduino projects that require major hacking skills-or a bit of insanity Lawn care, Daleks, bug zappers prove the Arduino thrives as much as Raspberry PI.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Google Glass is missing one critical factor Before we call Google Glass the next big revolution in tech, remember that it cannot answer one essential question.
Microsoft's own numbers show Windows 8 sales falling rapidly Microsoft says it's sold more than 100 million Windows 8 licenses, but official monthly report shows precipitous decline in sales
Is Microsoft's claim of 250 million SkyDrive users fuzzy math? Tally likely includes one-time users and users of Windows 8 and Windows Phone, which automatically sign them into SkyDrive
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Smartphone safety lagging, Consumer Reports finds The magazine releases its annual "State of the Net" report, and some findings offer a rude awakening for smartphone users.
Why cell phone locks and required data plans are unfair In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon answers questions about device unlock policies for consumers who travel abroad and why a smartphone used only for voice and text messaging needs a data plan.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
BYOD, or else. Companies will soon require that workers use their own smartphone on the job Security remains the main BYOD concern, but CIOs seen ready to create strategies that keep companies safe
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
First website ever goes back online on the open Web's 20th birthday CERN seeks to preserve first website at original URL and the first Web servers.
Why your password can't have symbols-or be longer than 16 characters Even a bank that limits passwords to eight characters defends itself.