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Best Buy will match online prices this holiday season

Retailers are wary of "showrooming," which refers to customers visiting brick-and-mortar retail outlets only for a hands-on look at merchandise, which they then buy cheaper online. To fight this, some retailers are offering discounts for buying in person and promoting sales staff expertise.

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Anonymous stumbles, but hackers still hazardous

The loose-knit group claimed a few breaches that weren't its work, but don't discount the hacktivist group's skill and power, a security expert warns.

Microsoft battles botnet pre-installed on systems

A batch of factory-fresh PCs from China are bearing malware, and some infected models have made it into the U.S.

Google adds 'Do Not Track' to Chrome

Chrome joins the other major browsers, including the online privacy feature in the latest version of the developers build.

Microsoft expected to offer Office 2013 upgrades in October

The deal will give free or discounted upgrades to Office 2013 or Office 365 to customers who have recently purchased Office 2010, a report says.

GoDaddy goes down, Anonymous takes credit

Popular domain name registrar and Web and email hosting provider GoDaddy is experiencing a severe outage--both for those who use its services and those who registered their domain names with GoDaddy.

Mobile malware shifts to SMS fraud

The new name in fraud has become the top threat globally in the first quarter of this year, accounting for 62% of all application-based threats.

Emma Watson 'most dangerous' Web celeb

Digital bad guys often promise lascivious photos or scandalous news to lure users to malicious sites loaded with spyware, adware, viruses, or phishing attempts.

AVG tempts antivirus free users with cloud scranning

Antivirus firm AVG has launched its 2013 suite of security products that feature a number of useful tweaks and a redesigned interface.

How 'free trial' web offers can be credit card traps

We handed over a credit card for 40 online trials--only to find out the real cost of 'free.'

HP all-in-one PC gets trackpad to control Windows 8

Instead of a touchscreen, users will navigate the user interface of Microsoft's operating system with a wireless trackpad.

Spotify expected to switch up its game

The popular music streaming service is reportedly adding a web-based version, better discovery, and a cheaper mobile subscription.

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Lumia 920 launch tarnished with errors

Nokia and Microsoft fostered an inept image with the introduction of the flagship Windows 8 phone, fumbling what should have been a tech triumph.

Once cars can talk, what will they say about us?

Future cars will be networked, personalized, and connected to the cloud ... and collecting personal data about our preferences and our whereabouts.

iPad Mini said to be Apple's ace in hole in battle with Amazon

Some analysts have concluded that Amazon, even with impressive hardware, aggressive pricing, and a content ecosystem in the best position to take on Apple, ultimately won't be able to unseat the iPad.