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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.

1 day 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 days 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


 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


 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


Hackers lurk in unlikeliest of places

Companies trying to keep ahead of hackers are finding the situation is growing increasingly complex.

1 week ago


TechMan Texts: Tech giants try to ‘cut the cord’

Amazon Fire TV, plus: Light­ning-fast Wi-Fi; go left, young man; cheap 3-D.

1 week ago


 Sisters Adelaide, 6, and Jillian McLaughlin, 8, inside their Forest Hills home studio, where they film videos for their YouTube channel.

Sisters from Forest Hills star in imaginative YouTube videos

Their channel, babyteeth4, received more than 1 million views in a recent week.

2 weeks ago


Heard off the Street: Misery should love 3-D printing firms’ company

Love is a fickle thing. Just ask 3-D printing stock investors.

2 weeks ago


Charities open coffers to cryptocurrency donations

Spare Key is one of the first Minnesota nonprofits to make an appeal to cryptocurrency holders, and is among a tiny but growing group.

2 weeks ago


Sound Advice: Flight sims a stirring hobby

Flight simulation programs are offering a chance to pilot safely.

2 weeks ago


Judge adds $366 million to patent award in CMU's favor

The money was added to a billion-dollar-plus patent infringement award won in a five-year-old lawsuit against Marvell Technology Group.

2 weeks ago


Samsung, Apple pitted in new patent war

The two warring titans of the smartphone and tablet industry will be back in federal court today.

3 weeks ago


Here are options for Windows XP apocalypse

Are you ready for the "XP Apocalypse" on April 8?

3 weeks ago


Sound Advice: Ambiance 2 is a steal at the sale price

The Am­biance 2 is a pre­mium ta­ble ra­dio mod­eled af­ter the ubiq­ui­tous (and ex­pen­sive) Bose Wave ra­dio.

3 weeks ago


Commentary: Facebook's acquisitions are tricky moves in a time of radical change

Companies need to experiment with “moonshots” if they are to survive in today’s era of exponentially advancing technologies.

3 weeks ago


 A woman poses for a photo using her smart phone in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty.

Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise

New apps hark back to the days on the Internet when nobody knew you were a dog.

3 weeks ago


TechMan Texts: Prime price raise easy to swallow

In today's Techman: Amazon Prime price rise and sniping over streaming video.

3 weeks ago


 SJ1000 1080p Action Camera

Sound Advice: Action cams: Go cheap or go for the best

Q. You have never written about GoPro or other action cameras. I have been looking for one and am confused about which to buy. Any advice?

4 weeks ago



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