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Shellshock-exploiting Bash malware targets embedded devices running BusyBox

Attackers use malware dubbed Bashlite to scan for and install backdoors on routers and other systems running BusyBox

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Fujitsu hides secret messages for smartphones inside LED light sources

Just aim a smartphone camera at a lit object and an app calls up relevant information

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Sony PlayStation 4 bundles hit $400 on Black Friday

Sony is offering two bundles this holiday season, and only on Black Friday unlike Microsoft's Xbox One holiday-long discount.

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Three apps to make your Android phone's battery last longer

Don't let your smartphone or tablet die in the middle of the day. Use one of these three apps to keep your battery usage in check.

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Storage for spies: How the FIPS standard makes data extremely hard to steal

Encrypted. Tamper-proof. When you need seriously secure digital storage, check the device’s FIPS rating. Here's everything you need to know.

Toshiba's high-tech farm grows organic veggies you don't need to wash

The electronics giant once made floppy discs at its factory south of Tokyo. It's now growing baby spinach and Swiss chard that doesn't need to be washed before eating.

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Volvo gives Google Cardboard new life, uses it to preview new cars

Google Cardboard may be just a novelty, but Volvo shows how it could be put to good use.

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Reports: State Department admits intrusion into unclassified email

The agency shut down its unclassified email system and parts of its website on Friday, according to the reports

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Alien: Isolation review: The best, most terrifying Alien experience in nearly 30 years

Alien: Isolation has its issues, but by-and-large it's the best stealth game of the year and a stunning tribute to Ridley Scott's universe.

AT&T kills the 'permacookie,' stops tracking customers' Internet usage (for now)

The mobile carrier says it was testing the tracking technology, but it didn't rule out reintroducing permacookies in the future.

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Google Play Music subscribers will get free access to YouTube Music Key

Users of Google's other music streaming service will be able to use Google's new music streaming service without paying any additional fees.

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Assassin's Creed: Unity review: Let them eat cake

Assassin's Creed: Unity would already be a mediocre game, but the quality of this PC port brings the series to new lows.

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Facebook: You post it, we can see it, and that's that

Facebook may protect users from other Facebook members, but it refuses to give users control over what information the company can keep.

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Google gets rid of dead weight, retiring Google Wallet payments for digital goods

The company quietly announced its killing Google Wallet transactions for digital goods.