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Hacker Arrested for 2008 DDoS Attacks on Amazon.com

A 25-year-old Russian was arrested Wednesday for planning and executing DDoS attacks on Amazon, eBay, and Priceline back in 2008.

Hands-Free Texting Now Legal in California

California's "Freedom to Communicate" bill lets users dictate text messages while driving.

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UPDATE: Skype Admits Bug Sends Messages to Wrong Contacts

Skype says it isn't sure how many users are affected, but it estimates that the number is small. The company is working on a fix.

15 Fitness Tools to Get You Into Shape

Need motivation? These 15 gadgets and tools use music, charity, challenges, and even an occasional shock to keep your fitness program on track.

Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook: An Ultrabook in Name Only, With an Optical Drive

The Dell Inspiron 14z sacrifices style and Ultrabook hardware integrity for performance.

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Review: A Dorm-Room Ultrabook

Inexpensive and available in bright colors, the IdeaPad U310 will most likely appeal to college students.

The U.S. is Nosy: Twitter Releases First Transparency Report

Twitter has released its first biannual transparency report detailing which governments asked for the most info over the past six months.

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Google+ Updates: Tablet Optimization, Events, and History API

A quick look at what's new with Google+.

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Apple Patent Wins: Samsung Tablet Blocked from U.S. and Apple Awarded 27 New Patents

Apple has been granted 27 new patents, including one patent that covers famous touch screen gesture such as "pinch to zoom."

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V3 Convoy Review: High-Performance, No-Frills Gaming PC

The V3 Convoy performs on a par with the Maingear Shift Super Stock, but for a fraction of the price.

Anonymous Sprint Employee Apparently Leaks Samsung Galaxy S III Training Videos

The clutch of videos appears to demo yet-unseen Samsung Galaxy S III features.

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LulzSec Reborn Posts 10,000 Twitter Passwords Online

The leaked Twitter accounts are from people who use TweetGif, a third-party app that lets users share animated GIFs.

HP Pavilion HPE h9-1120t Phoenix: High-End Features at a Great Price

The h9-1120t manages to pack four USB 3.0 ports, 2TB of hard drive space, built-in Wi-Fi, and a third-gen Ivy Bridge processor into a "budget" system.

Tech's Biggest Flops of 2012 (So Far)

The tech world moves so fast that you've probably forgotten about at least some of the big flops that have already happened this year. Here's a quick rundown to keep you in the loop.

Netflix Agrees to Delete Former Users' Video History

Netflix settles class-action privacy lawsuit and agrees to delete data showing past customers' movie rental history.

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