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Vandalism Shows The Internet’s Vulnerability

Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions — all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried under the rocky desert.

02/26/2015

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Google Looks For More Revenue From Ads In Android App Store

Google will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps and entertainment as the Internet search leader strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones and tablets.

02/26/2015

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Barnes & Noble To Keep Nook Digital Business After All

Barnes & Noble is keeping its Nook Media digital business after all. The bookseller had planned to combine Nook and its college bookstores into a single company separate from its retail operations. But the biggest […]

02/26/2015

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Facebook Adds New Gender Option For Users: Fill In The Blank

Facebook users who don’t fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. “Now, if you do […]

02/26/2015

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Smartphones Could Tell Buyers What’s In Food

Vilsack told members of Congress on Wednesday that consumers could just use their phones to scan special bar codes or other symbols on food packages in the grocery store.

02/26/2015

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IBM Outlines Plan To Revamp Business For Investors

IBM’s CEO says the company’s plan to revamp its business to shift away from hardware and focus on business analytics, cloud computing, mobile services and security is on track.

02/26/2015

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Pink Cloud Hovers Above Arizona After New Mexico NASA Launch

Early risers across much of Arizona were treated to a colorful sight — a pink cloud from a NASA research rocket that was launched Wednesday from a U.S. Army installation in New Mexico.

02/25/2015

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Shapify You. Me. Everyone In 3D In 12-Seconds!

Shapify 3D body scanning is the new way to take a selfie and share with loved ones.  Artec Group is a 3D company that develops and sells 3D scanners.  While at CES this year I met Leonid Volkov, […]

02/19/2015

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Yahoo Seeking To Harvest Ad Revenue From Other Mobile Apps

Yahoo will try to harvest revenue from mobile applications outside its own crop of services as CEO Marissa Mayer scours the digital landscape for more growth opportunities. The expansion is being attempted through a set […]

02/19/2015

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Toy Museum Announces Hall Of Fame For Video Games

The museum that houses the National Toy Hall of Fame announced Tuesday the creation of the World Video Game Hall of Fame to recognize the impact games like “Pong” and “Grand Theft Auto” have on […]

02/17/2015