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Sandy Knocks Out Several Popular Websites

In addition to cutting power to millions and causing massive flooding across New York City, Superstorm Sandy also brought down several high-profile websites.

10/30/2012

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Early Windows 8 Look Baffles Consumers

The release of Microsoft’s Windows 8 is a week away, and consumers are in for a shock. Windows is getting a completely different look.

10/22/2012

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“Angry Birds: Star Wars” Launching November 8

“Angry Birds” and “Star Wars” are on a gaming collision course that is sure to please the fans on both sides. Rovio and Lucasfilm announced Monday that “Angry Birds: Star Wars” will launch worldwide on November 8.

10/09/2012

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Student Accused Of Hacking UT Computer System

A 19-year-old University of Texas student has been charged with a felony after he was accused of hacking into the UT computer system and shutting it down temporarily during student registration.

10/09/2012

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JetBlue To Offer Free In-Flight Wi-Fi In 2013

Internet addicts may have incentive to book a flight on JetBlue Airways in 2013. The airline is planning to offer free in-flight Wi-Fi, but could not say how long the roll out would take.

09/19/2012

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Microsoft To Launch Windows 8 On October 25

Microsoft sent out a “save the date” to members of the press on Monday for an event planned for October 25 in New York City. “You’re invited to celebrate Windows 8,” in the invite reads.

09/18/2012

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Toys R Us Plans Tablet Computer For Kids

Toys R Us plans to launch its own tablet computer aimed at children called Tabeo on October 21, a low-priced entry into the increasingly crowded tablet business.

09/10/2012

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Weatherford Student Pulled After Online Threat

A student at Weatherford High School was pulled from class on Friday after allegedly posting threatening words on his or her personal and public Facebook page.

08/31/2012

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Dell Buying Quest Software For $2.36 Billion

Dell is buying Quest Software for about $2.36 billion, ending recent speculation about who the unnamed bidder was in a battle for the company with investment firm Insight Venture Partners.

07/02/2012

Report: Orbitz Steers Mac Users To Pricier Hotels

When Orbitz learned users of Apple products spend as much as 30-percent more than their Windows-using counterparts on hotels, the site began offering up pricier options first to those surfing from a Mac.

06/26/2012

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Tips For Managing Your Online Footprint

Social media websites like Twitter have exploded in popularity. But your online footprint becomes part of your identity and — good or bad — it can follow you around forever.

06/25/2012

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Twitter Site Gets Hit With Brief Outage

Twitter users were unable to access the micro-blogging service for about an hour on Thursday. Twitter said on its status blog that its engineers were investigating the issue.

06/21/2012

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