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Blame Heartbleed: HealthCare.gov requires users to change their passwords

It's been a tough go for HealthCare.gov users. Now you can add "Heartbleed" to the list of concerns surrounding the site.

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Survey: Americans aren't keen on drones, Google Glass-like devices

Amazon and Google have some work to do to win over Americans if this survey from the Pew Research Center is any indication.

Instagram goes down, prevents the masses from posting photos from brunch

The popular photo sharing service went down for a time Saturday, but is now back up and running. Hooray!

44 percent of Twitter users have never tweeted, says report

Never sent a tweet from your Twitter account? You're not alone. Far from it.

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Google's Project Loon balloon goes around the world in 22 days

Jules Verne would be impressed, but it's only one step toward an attempt to provide Internet access to remote areas.

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Report: Android TV shows Google hasn't given up on set-up boxes

OK, so Google TV never took off. Enter Android TV, a new set-up box interface according to leaked documents.

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Report: More ads are coming to Twitter--a lot more

You can expect to see as many as 15 new kids of ads in the near future, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Amazon Dash wants to make buying groceries as easy as saying 'cheese'

This new handheld device from Amazon will put groceries in your visual shopping cart—all you need to do is tell it what you want.

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Oculus VR's John Carmack takes to the Internet, defends deal with Facebook

Was it only a matter of time before a large company scooped up Oculus VR? According to the company's CTO, the answer is yes.

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Yahoo may try to draw YouTube's most popular acts with a video site of its own

YahooTube? may be looking at ways to bring established YouTube stars to a new video service of its own.

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Report pegs Apple, Microsoft as some of the world's most popular brands

The PC wars may be all but forgotten, but the two heavyweights from that battle are still the tech industry's biggest brands, according to a new study.

California DMV customers may be affected by a credit card breach

The state's Department of Motor Vehicles is warning customers of a potential security breach affecting its payment processor.

AT&T exec takes to the Internet, takes Netflix to task in the process

Who should pay for heavy bandwidth usage? Netflix thinks it's up to the ISPs and carriers. AT&T isn't convinced.

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Report: Turkey cuts off a key Twitter workaround by blocking Google DNS

There's now one less way to connect to Twitter from within Turkey, but the social network isn't yet blocked entirely.