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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Spooky alignment of quasars across billions of light-years

The 2014 Ars Technica gift guide Smartphones, tablets, video games, and so much more round out our holiday picks.

Microsoft Patches Critical Windows Server Flaw

Microsoft Releases Emergency Security Update

Why Your Computer's Hard Drive Lights Flash When You Aren't Doing Anything

How Curiosity, Luck, and the Flip of a Switch Saved the Moon Program

An Overhaul Of The World's Largest Passenger Plane Takes 55 Days, But You Can Watch It In Less Than Two Minutes


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Spy-Proofing Your Mobile Devices

Comet Landing 2014: Rosetta Probe Philae Discovers Organic Molecules: Report


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Beware of Personalized Prices

Obama: Regulate broadband Internet like a utility so it 'works for everyone' President Obama calls for tighter rules from the FCC -- leaving a little bit of wiggle room -- in an effort to preserve a "free and open Internet."

On a comet 10 years away, Philae conks out, maybe for good

SanDisk Reveals iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone, iPad The collapsible flash drive makes it easy to move photos and videos from an iOS-based device to a Mac or PC.

Feds Using Planes To Spy on American Cellphone Users

Android 5.0 Lollipop, thoroughly reviewed Android's biggest update ever revamps nearly every part of the OS

Turn off or tone down the translucent effect in Yosemite The setting is a bit buried in System Preferences, but there is a way to reduce or remove Yosemite's translucence.

HOWTO: Email Really Big Files

Comet lander: Camera sees Philae's hairy landing

Chips promise more security for credit cards, but signature still required Safer, chip-enabled credit cards are coming to the US before the end of 2015, but it will be years before tougher, PIN-based security will be used nationwide.

AT&T ends controversial use of perma-cookies to track users Both AT&T and Verizon have ad programs based on perma-cookies. AT&T has stopped theirs. Verizon has not. Catch up on what's going on and learn how to check for perma-cookies.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Firefox users, get ready for ads in your browser Mozilla says the new Firefox ad initiative takes a kinder, gentler approach to pitching you products.

Stable Philae lander sends back first images from surface of comet

Comet probe's solar panels caught in cliff's shadow

Rosetta comet landing: Malfunctions made Philae bounce a kilometre off the surface

Review: iXpand Flash Drive adds easy-to-use extra storage to your iPad and iPhone

Flashlight puts OS X Yosemite's Spotlight feature on steroids Looking to get more out of Spotlight on your Mac? This free app is your answer.

Black Friday Ad Leaks

What is night vision, how does it work, and do I really need it in my next car?

What does a CPU do when it's doing nothing?


Thursday, November 13, 2014

SpaceX to launch a fleet of micro-satellites for low-cost Internet access

3 reasons Microsoft made Office free for iPhone and Android Microsoft has a few very good reasons for expanding the availability of the Microsoft Office mobile apps.

Comet Landing A Success: European Craft Makes 'Fairly Gentle Touchdown'

Adobe, Microsoft Issue Critical Security Fixes

Microsoft fixes '19-year-old' bug with emergency patch

Microsoft Fixes 33 Bugs in Major Patch Tuesday


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

EVIL: Perma-Cookies and Your Privacy

Five apps for degunking your system When it's time to do a bit of system housekeeping, these apps will help you kick unwanted junk to the curb.

ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption

Landing on a comet: A guide to Rosetta's perilous mission A graphical guide identifies the dangers ahead for the Philae probe.

Explore space with these 14 apps


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Apple releases web tool to deregister phone numbers from iMessage

Microsoft Office for iOS goes free and full-featured on your iPhone

Office goes free on phones and tablets: What you get, and what you don't

5 cool widgets for Yosemite's Notification Center

A week with the Retina iMac: Closing thoughts on Apple's newest desktop We assess the value of the 5K iMac, and share thoughts on future Retina Macs.

Apple iOS bug lets fake apps sneak onto iPhones, iPads The vulnerability affects roughly 95 percent of all Apple mobile devices currently in use, according to a new report.

Obama: Treat broadband-including mobile-as a utility President wants bans on blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization.

How to Find and Remove Duplicate Files on Any Operating System


Sunday, November 09, 2014

Microsoft Retires Windows 7: This Is How You Can Still Get A Copy

MOOCs: Free College Classes for Fun and Profit

Microsoft: Now you can create, edit on Office mobile apps for free Use of the Office suite on mobile devices had been restricted to customers with a subscription. So will the freebie route pay off for Microsoft?

Home Depot says 53 million emails stolen An investigation of what may be the world's largest credit card breach reveals hackers didn't just grab 56 million credit card numbers -- they stole tens of millions of email addresses, too.

What's killing your battery? Android's top 10 performance-sapping apps Is your phone or tablet battery constantly reduced to a sliver of red on the screen? New research has found the worst performance-draining apps on Android devices, and Facebook is the biggest culprit.

What Went Wrong With Space Travel Last Week? Space is hard. It's a refrain we're hearing quite a bit in the wake of a pair of accidents involving private space firms.

How to Transfer Files Over Wi-Fi Between Your PC, Tablet, or Phone

Review: Microsoft Office, Now Free on Mobile, Is Still Out of Sync Online New Office Apps on iOS and Android Feel Stuck in the PC Era


Friday, November 07, 2014

The CNET Holiday Gift Guide

10 places to recycle your cell phone

Microsoft: Now you can create, edit on Office mobile apps for free Use of the Office suite on mobile devices had been restricted to customers with a subscription. So will the freebie route pay off for Microsoft?

Meet the Mysterious Creator of Rumor-Debunking Site Snopes.com

The End of the Throwaway Appliance


Wednesday, November 05, 2014

15 Incredible Photos That'll Remind You to Be Awed by Planet Earth

Cloud Storage: Is it Secure?


Monday, November 03, 2014

NEW: Amazon's Fire TV Stick

Going so soon? Microsoft ends retail sales of Windows 8 Summary: End of retail sales for Windows 8 coincides with end of sales of consumer versions of Windows 7 on new PCs.


Saturday, November 01, 2014

Microsoft's Time(piece) Has Come

I'm terrified of my new TV: Why I'm scared to turn this thing on - and you'd be, too From facial recognition to personal data collection, this thing is downright scary -- and so are the implications

A Rare Peek Inside the Famed Factory Where Ferraris Are Born

LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice: Why LibreOffice Wins When comparing LibreOffice with OpenOffice, there are eleven clear reasons why LibreOffice is superior.

Microsoft releases surprise Outlook for Mac update, new Office due in 2015 Summary: Microsoft released a new version of Outlook for the Mac today, aimed exclusively at Office 365 subscribers. The company also detailed ambitious plans for Office for the Mac upgrades next year.

Chang'e 5 T1 rounds the lunar farside, returns lovely photo of Earth and the Moon together

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