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Michael Cooney is a freelance digital journalist who has written about the IT world for more than 25 years. He can be reached at mccooney1@gmail.com.

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The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2016

Everything from NASA’s poop challenge and the most significant advances in Ethernet’s illustrious history to the rise of robot doctor overlords.

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The weirdest, wackiest, and just plain cool sci-tech stories of 2015

This year we have flame-throwing drones, wicked cool pictures of Pluto and quantum computing advancements to name just a few topics. Take a look.

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FTC: Identity theft is the plague of the country

The Federal Trade Commission today issued its annual look at what consumers in the United States are complaining about the most.

IRS warns of leading tax scams

The U.S. tax agency releases its "Dirty Dozen" of leading tax scams that have surfaced, urging consumers to take care.

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Websites busted for pushing counterfeit Super Bowl gear

As in the past few years, the U.S. Customs agency teamed with the NFL to cut into the lucrative counterfeit sports gear market.