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Researchers propose stories for password retention

Carnegie Mellon researchers have developed a way to use stories and pictures to help users easily create and remember passwords.

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Tablets will rule 2014, analysts say, but vendors will battle

Tablets will out-ship almost all other PC form factors combined next year, forming nearly 50 percent of the total market, say analysts at Canalys.

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Brisk holiday shopping expected, much of it mobile

Holiday e-commerce is expected to jump as much as 17 percent this year over 2012, and much of the action will come from mobile devices.

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Teens are still poking around on Facebook, COO Sandberg says

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg said rumors that the social media company is falling out of favor with teenagers have been greatly exaggerated.

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Android powers 81% of smartphones sold, report says

Devices running Google's Android operating system accounted for 81 percent of all smartphones sold worldwide in the third quarter of 2013, IDG reports.

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Drivers accept self-driving cars if they cut insurance rates

Consumers would allow a computer to drive their car if doing so would cut their insurance rates by 80 percent, according to a survey by CarInsurance.com.

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Advances in data storage may create million-year materials

Scientists create a data storage material with a lifespan that could outlast humankind.

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It's true: better, cheaper tech made work more productive

Rapid adoption of technology in the workplace has transformed the way people work and led to large gains in productivity, according to a report.

Even the savvy digital natives get hacked, survey reveals

The millennial generation, those of us who were born and raised alongside the Internet, should be wise enough to avoid account hijackings and other scams, but no. In fact, one out of four millennials have admitted to having at least once incident where an online account was hacked.