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Google puts Dead Sea Scrolls sacred text online

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital ending over a half century of controversy over access to the ancient manuscripts.

The UN's Internet power grab: An FAQ

What it is, what it isn’t, and how it will affect you.

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Internet freedom remains US priority at UN conference

The U.S. delegation to an upcoming United Nations telecom treaty-writing conference will not budge on its positions advocating free speech online and opposing broad new regulations for the Internet, the leader of the delegation says.

Hacking contest encourages women to enter tech

Computer security conferences tend to be male-dominated affairs. It's not that women aren't present, but just not anywhere near their normal proportional representation in society.


Best Buy previews Black Friday Ad

Attention Black Friday shoppers, Best Buy has an online preview of its flyer for the post-Thanksgiving shop fest featuring doorbuster-priced Windows 8 PCs, gaming consoles, DSLRs, and 3D HDTVS.


HP bets big on Linux

With a $500,000 investment, HP joins Samsung and others with a seat on the Linux Foundation's board of directors.

Five ways to track breaking Election Day news online

Track the presidential election and key races online with these top five sites.

Lawsuit filed over Ohio software update to voting machines

The co-chairman of the Ohio Green Party and editor of, Bob Fitrakis, on Monday filed a federal lawsuit over software that was allegedly installed on central vote tabulation machines.

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What Microsoft should deliver at its BUILD developer conference

Microsoft's Build conference is coming. Will developers stick with Microsoft as it moves forward with its new platforms? Will cool new apps come to Windows? Build holds the clues.

Microsoft launches Windows 8 with great fanfare, few surprises

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Thursday launched Windows 8, its new OS, in a glossy press event in New York City. Company officials discussed Windows 8’s touchable interface on new PCs and mentioned, but didn't go into depth, on Win 8 apps and the Microsoft Store.

Windows 8, iPad, and Android: Previewing tech's busy week

The next seven days offer a slew of mobile product announcements and releases, ranging from Apple's anticipated iPad Mini to Microsoft's first tablet, refreshes from Samsung and Google, and a promotion of the first Windows 8 devices.

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5 Silicon Valley tech companies we all want to work for

Silicon Valley firms dominate a list of the companies with the best perks. Here are five top tech firms with great benefits.


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Qualcomm to open 2013 CES in place of Microsoft

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs will give the opening keynote at the giant Consumer Electronics Show in January, a logical choice for an event whose focus is increasingly mobile, but one that might not garner the attention of a Bill Gates or Steve Ballmer appearance.


Two Pirate Bay founders are MIA at Hack in the Box conference

Peter "brokep" Sunde and Fredrik "tiamo" Neij were supposed to give a talk at the event

GoDaddy apologizes for outage with 30% discounts

The hosting service is offering across-the-board discounts to its customers as an apology for an outage that lasted several hours this week.