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Charter reportedly close to $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable

The deal, in the wake of Comcast's failed bid, may be announced as early as Tuesday, according to reports

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Attackers use email spam to infect point-of-sale terminals with new malware

They're likely counting on some employees misusing such terminals to browse the Web or check their personal email at work

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Large-scale attack hijacks your router through your browser

Researchers found a Web attack tool designed specifically to exploit vulnerabilities in routers and hijack their DNS settings

BlackBerry slashes smartphone staff around the globe

The company will continue to grow customer-facing teams and bring new talent in areas like IoT

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Cut the cord and leave cable TV behind

Don't be afraid to get rid of your cable. Streaming and download services will ensure that you don't miss any of your favorite shows or movies.

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Sharp's new smartphones play slow-motion video at 2,100 frames per second

An image-processing feature adds copied frames to videos for slow-motion effects

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Amazon's 'Handmade' takes aim at Etsy

Artisan products could be a new category for the online retailer.

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Full Adult Friend Finder database offered for $17,000

The full database may contain payment card data, highly sought after by fraudsters

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New Windows 10 preview build drops with Edge browser improvements, UI polish

Windows 10 preview build 10122 doesn't add many new features and is a lot more stable than previous versions—unless you're trying to use the new Edge browser with an AMD Radeon GPU.

The Internet of Things and the currency of privacy

Getting ready to check the "agree" box on that User Agreement? Read this first.

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US Senate blocks NSA surveillance reform bill

A bill to extend certain provisions of the Patriot Act to July 31 was also blocked

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SoundScoopz could be an inexpensive audio enhancer for flat-panel TVs

The low-tech, low-budget solution redirects sound waves from a TV's down-firing speakers towards the viewer.

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This week in games: Ten-second Doom teaser, EA "reboots" Need for Speed, and more

Plus H1Z1 bans 25,000 players, Heroes of the Storm goes open beta, and John Cena cries. This is gaming news for the week of May 18.

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Behmor’s building a smarter coffee roaster and brewer

The perfect cup of coffee might be just a profile, and several hundred dollars, away.

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Amazon rules Gartner's magical box

Either Amazon or Google may offer the better cloud deals, depending on the analyst