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File-encrypting Android ransomware's extortion attempts mimic FBI

The malware was updated to use FBI-themed alerts and encrypt backup files, researchers from ESET said

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IBM aims to disrupt supercomputing market with cloud enticements

IBM's SoftLayer cloud will offer supercomputer-friendly InfiniBand as an interconnect option

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Don't panic! Microsoft isn't killing its Video and Music stores

A Microsoft boss rushed to reaffirm the company's commitment to Xbox Music and Video after comments from CEO Satya Nadella had people wondering if the services were destined for the dead pool.

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Arrests made after international cyber-ring targets StubHub

StubHub accounts were compromised and used to buy tickets for popular events, which were then resold

How private NAS beats the public cloud for small business

The private cloud is no longer about merely storing your data more safely than on public cloud services. NAS lets you set up virtualization services on hardware you own and manage, saving money and boosting your peace of mind.

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Skype 5.0 for Android update makes it easier to contact your friends

The app now hooks into your contacts list to find out who is using Skype and how to get in touch with them.

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EA delays Battlefield: Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition

The launch dates for these two highly anticipated titles have been pushed back - one by a little, one by a lot.

Clockwise Podcast: Backdoors, public betas, social networks, and 3D

Apple denies it's made a backdoor for spies, one of our panelists brings a 3D TV into his house, the Yosemite public beta arrives, and people seem to dislike their social networks. With guests Philip Michaels and Dan Frakes.

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Six tips to building a huge social network

Use these expert tips to grow your social following.

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Kindle Fire Phone: Our first 5 days with Amazon's smartphone

Amazon's first foray into smartphones brings some interesting features to the table, but frequently stumbles over the small stuff.

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Google Play Store gets a Material Design-inspired makeover

Content pages get a cleaner look, with larger visuals.

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Low-cost Android tablets to get 4K video with Allwinner 64-bit chip

Starting next year, tablets with Allwinner's new chip could sell for $250, analyst says

5 major revelations hidden in Microsoft's earnings report

Financial results are oh-so boring, but Microsoft's latest quarterly results hid a surprising number of juicy tidbits about Surface, Nokia, the future of Windows, and more.

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Microsoft announces the low-cost Nokia Lumia 530

With Microsoft in full control of Nokia since late April, the long-expected Lumia 530 budget phone is Microsoft's first official post-acquisition Lumia release.