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It is a good day to Bing: Microsoft adds Klingon support

As part of a marketing partnership with Paramount Pictures to promote the latest Star Trek movie, Microsoft will add Klingon to the languages available at Bing Translator on the Web and in a Windows Phone 8 app.

New Samsung tech could pave way for 5G in 2020

Samsung says it's developed some transceiver technology that can deliver 5G speeds in the 28Ghz frequency at 1.06 Gbps for a distance of two kilometers.

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Porn troll case prompts ISPs to fight to protect customer IDs

Cox, AT&T, other ISPs are fighting a court order in a copyright case, seeking to protect BitTorrent users from a legal fishing expedition.

Nexus 4 may be nearing the end of its short, tough life

The Nexus 4 disappears from the shelves of two UK phone stores, stoking speculation of the model's imminent replacement.

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Banned 3D printed gun files will never truly vanish from the Web

Even though Defense Distributed quickly complied with the State Department's command to strip its 3D printed gun schematics from its servers, the information is now and forever in the wild.

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Is this leaked hybrid the world's first Haswell-powered laptop?

A leaked video purports to show an upcoming Sony Ultrabook hybrid, and it may just be our first glimpse at Haswell in action.

Spotify closes hole that allowed free music downloads

The popular music service nixes a flaw that allowed free downloads using a Google Chrome extension.

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Use of 'honeywords' can expose password crackers

Researchers propose foiling password thieves by salting password databases with red herrings called 'honeywords.'

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Facebook blocks rival Path's access to friends features

By blocking Path's access to Facebook's friends features, the social network may be reacting to reports of spamming by the rival service.

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Spam's birthday and Hotmail's closure lead email milestones

Spam—that scourge of the Internet—turned 35 years old. And Microsoft pulled the plug on its webmail service Hotmail.

Cyberattack affected US defense contractor over three-year period

Advanced persistent data theft at QinetiQ linked to Chinese hackers.

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Portable Bitcoin ATM expected to start swapping coins soon

The compact dispenser of virtual money will headline a Bitcoin conference in San Jose in May.

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Skycam camera would harness Skype to deliver streaming video

The would-be camera -- which its co-founder is looking to crowd-fund -- connects to the Internet using Microsoft's Skype service.

Nokia bets on camera tech to boost phone market share

Nokia's venture arm is investing in a California company that uses multiple lenses to create images, another sign that the phone maker is looking to stand out in the smartphone market with its camera technology.

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Meet the new Galaxy Tab, just like the old Galaxy Tab

Samsung has taken the wraps off the next generation Galaxy Tab tablet, but is the Galaxy Tab 3 really an upgrade over its predecessor?