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Strong PlayStation sales create supply problems for Sony

PS4 sales topped 7 million units worldwide amid shortages.

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Windows XP's retirement turns into major security project for Chinese firm

Since February, Qihoo 360 has been rolling out Windows XP security software to 200 million users

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A look at the world's most powerful X-ray laser

Research at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source is used to develop future data storage systems and electronics

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IBM profit falls on weak hardware sales, transition costs

IBM's profit fell by 21 percent due to a workforce realignment and hardware woes

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Chromecast, Google Play highlight strong quarter for Google

But the company's bread-and-butter remains ads as it brought in $15.42 billion in revenue during the first three months of 2014, up 19 percent from the year-ago quarter.

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Court rejects Lavabit appeal, cites improper procedural handling

Questions around the government's legal right to encrypted communications must wait for the next case.

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Some customers aren't sold on U.S. transition to IP networks

Customers raise concerns about electrical outages and mobile phone radiation in comments to the FCC

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Google opens the floodgates for new 'social' ads

Participating businesses can now distribute ads across the Web, which look like Google+ posts.

Net neutrality ruling complicates U.S. transition to IP networks

The court's ruling raises questions about the FCC's authority to require VoIP providers to compete calls and carry all traffic.

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When it comes to what shoppers want, Fujitsu thinks the eyes have it

Fujitsu is experimenting with a gaze-tracking sensor aimed at discovering which products may have caught the eyes of shoppers. We'll take a closer look in this video report.

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Report reveals surprising Steam games usage secrets

Ars Technica crawled Steam profile pages to give us the first comprehensive look at sales data from the notoriously reticent retailer. More details inside.

Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to resist snooping

The service, inspired by the now-defunct Lavabit, has started accepting registrations for its upcoming beta testing period.

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San Francisco wants to end Airbnb abuses with proposed rules

New regulations would require San Francisco Airbnb host to register with the city and limit rentals to 90 days a year.

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Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes

Oracle also shipped 104 patches as part of a regular quarterly update

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Developers get access to more Sony camera features

The Camera Remote SDK allows access to settings such as touch autofocus and exposure

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