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Mozilla puts old hardware to new use running Tor relays

The organization opted for running middle relays, although exit relays would have probably helped the anonymity network more.

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LibreOffice gets a streamlined makeover, native alternatives for major Microsoft fonts

LibreOffice is a great productivity suite and version 4.4 gives the suite an improved interface and new fonts to replace two popular choices from Microsoft.

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Samsung Gear VR will provide first-class entertainment on Qantas flights

Australia's major airline is teaming up with Samsung to put virtual reality in the clouds--the real ones.

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Blackphone's super-secure communications app had serious flaw

A vulnerability in the bundled encrypted messaging app would have allowed attackers to execute malicious code on the device

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So long, Flash! YouTube now defaults to HTML5 on the web

Flash's importance to YouTube has been dwindling for some time. Now Adobe's video solution is one step closer to banishment from the world's most popular video site.

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Stop using your birthday, start using one of these password manager apps

It’s no secret that creating – and remembering! – secure password is a must these days. These apps can help.

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DNS hijacking vulnerability affects D-Link DSL router, possibly other devices

A vulnerability in ZynOS could spell trouble for users of routers from D-Link, TP-Link, ZTE and other manufacturers, a researcher said.

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Nvidia explains GeForce GTX 970's memory performance issues, admits error in specs

Some gamers noticed issues when Nvidia's bargain priced GTX 970 tried to use more than 3.5GB of RAM. Here's why.

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Wi-Fi triage: 5 common solutions to your wireless woes

Lost your Wi-Fi network? Can't get a proper signal? Before you call your ISP try these easy DIY fixes.

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New Vivaldi browser aims to win over power users

If you tend to have a lot of browser tabs open during the day, a new browser called Vivaldi wants to win you over. The technical preview is available now.

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Source code reveals link between NSA and Regin cyberespionage malware

Security researchers found a strong connection between Regin and a keylogger used by the Five Eyes intelligence alliance

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Cablevision to introduce true Wi-Fi-only mobile service

Cablevision is reportedly planning a new Wi-Fi only voice, text, and data service called Freewheel that will roll out in February.

NFL highlights headed to Google search and YouTube this week

The NFL and Google have reportedly signed a deal to bring game highlights to YouTube and Google search results.

Adobe pushes critical Flash Player update to fix latest zero-day

Users with automatic updates enabled in Flash Player have already started receiving the new patch