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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 15:30:00 EST
It seems like just yesterday that we were saying goodbye to 2013 but alas, 2014 is almost in the record books. To celebrate the occasion, YouTube has once again compiled the stars of its top videos to create a unique look back at the year that was 2014.
Tue, 9 Dec 2014 14:30:00 EST
Borrowing a page from eBay’s playbook, Amazon has announced a new feature called Make an Offer that essentially lets buyers haggle with third-party marketplace sellers. Here’s how it works.
Tue, 9 Dec 2014 13:30:00 EST
In an interesting turn of events, a federal judge has decided that the Apple iPod lawsuit that went to trial last week, should continue even after that last remaining plaintiff was disqualified. The lawsuit, which alleges that the company violated federal antitrust laws as well as California’s unfair competition law, covers iPods…
Tue, 9 Dec 2014 12:30:00 EST
Xbox One received native Matroska Multimedia Container (MKV) file support earlier this year and now, Microsoft has extended support to its current operating system. As of writing, those running Windows 8.1 can play MKV files without having to download a third-party media player.
Tue, 9 Dec 2014 11:00:00 EST
Just a few days after Uber launched its service in Portland, Oregon, the city has filed a lawsuit against the ride-sharing startup for operating without required permits, and has also issued the company a cease and desist order.
Tue, 9 Dec 2014 10:00:00 EST
A couple of months after researchers at Google uncovered POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption), a vulnerability in a specific version of the SSL protocol, security firm Qualys has announced that the issue also affects implementations of the TLS protocol.
Tue, 9 Dec 2014 9:00:00 EST
The hackers responsible for crippling Sony’s computer systems a couple of weeks ago have a new message for their ailing victim. In a notice posted to Github, the group that calls itself the Guardians of the Peace (GOP) demands Sony immediately stop showing the “movie of terrorism.” …
Tue, 9 Dec 2014 8:00:00 EST
Nearly a month after US President Barack Obama publicly came out in support of net neutrality, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has argued in favor of creating a two-tier Internet, where the “fast lane” would be for special, high-priority online services, while the other lane would resemble the Internet we know…
Tue, 9 Dec 2014 7:00:00 EST
Sony’s limited edition retro-themed PlayStation 4 went up for pre-order over the weekend. Considering the company only made 12,300 of these numbered collectors’ items, it should come as little surprise that there were far more buyers than Sony had inventory to cover.
Tue, 9 Dec 2014 6:00:00 EST
Older CPUs would simply fail if they started to overheat, but modern CPUs adjust their frequency based on temperature (among other things) to prevent a dramatic failure. Because of this, it stands to reason that once you reach certain temps, you will no longer be getting the maximum performance from…
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