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Ced Kurtz's TechMan Texts: SpaceX ushers in new age of space flight

Plus: Power over distance; cord-cutters grow; wearing computers wears out; floating for free; a phone in pieces; stick it to them.

1 day ago


Sound Advice: Data backups just plain good practice

And it is so easy to do these days there really isn't any excuse for not backing up your system.

3 days ago


Heartbleed bug fixes threaten to cause Internet disruptions in coming weeks

Estimates of the severity of the bug's damage have mounted almost daily since researchers announced the discovery of Heartbleed last week.

1 week ago


 Andrew Moore, CMU's new School of Computer Science dean.

CMU taps Google VP as new dean of computer science

Andrew W. Moore, a computer scientist and expert in robotics, will begin his duties in August.

1 week ago


Ced Kurtz's Techman: Don't delay in finding out Heartbleed's impact on your cyberlife

The Heartbleed vulnerability is particularly insidious because it is a flaw in OpenSSL used to secure much of the Internet.

1 week ago


 The Sangean DDR 63 radio is very full-featured with Wi-Fi, CD, USB and Bluetooth for a street price of $325.

Sound Advice: CD-capable models can be found

Un­for­tu­nately, CD ca­pa­bil­ity is be­com­ing rarer and rarer as peo­ple switch to dig­i­tal me­dia on their phones and com­put­ers.

1 week ago


NSA could exploit flaws on 'Net

Elements of the decision became evident Friday, when the White House denied that it had any prior knowledge of the Heartbleed bug.

1 week ago


 Chris Painter, the State Department’s coordinator for cyberissues, says the U.S. request to allies to choke off computer traffic was a diplomatic effort to halt cyberattacks in 2012.

Digital assault shook up officials

The attacks subsided, providing what officials have described as a template to respond in other such cases.

1 week ago


'Heartbleed' bug causes big security headache on Internet

Web surfers wonder whether they should change passwords to prevent theft of email accounts, credit card numbers and sensitive information.

1 week ago


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Cybertainment: Webby Awards announce nominees

Webby Awards nominees announced. James Gandolfini biography audio book released. Zippo launches site for owners of lost lighters.



Cybertainment: New ways to give a lift to music fans

Recommended for music fans -- a digital version of the magazine Radio Silence, music service Bop.fm and the McIntosh AP1 Audio Player.


 
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