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All News for December 2014

It's been a busy year for hackers, who collectively have been infiltrating various retail chains at a fierce pace. That includes office supply chain Staples, which on Friday revealed that around 1.6 million payment cards may have been affected by a... Read...
Microsoft has encountered more than a few issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The compilation title launched in November and was fraught with issues, the chief of which was broken multiplayer. Players were subject to long wait times to... Read...
AT&T agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to the tune of $105 million in early October for its part in a “cramming” scheme that bilked customers out of millions of dollars. Cramming refers to any unauthorized charges on a... Read...
Another day, another security revelation. This time, it comes from researchers in Germany, who've exposed some serious vulnerabilities in the SS7 set of protocols that cellular carriers use to perform many basic functions. At the core, SS7 (or... Read...
It’s just about time to close out another week, but not before bringing you another pre-holiday edition of HOT deals, direct from the folks at TechBargains. On the menu today, we have deals on the Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" 1920x1200 IPS display... Read...
At first, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wasn’t so certain that North Korea was the responsible party for the massive cyberattack on Sony. Earlier this month, FBI cyber division assistant director Joe Demarest simply stated, “There is no... Read...
You can't win them all, and in the ultra competitive mobile app segment, Samsung has decided its ChatON application doesn't have what it takes to win out against a plethora of more popular programs. As such, Samsung is turning off its ChatON service... Read...
Over the past several years, Lenovo has been aggressively targeting PC gamers, who are known both for their willingness to drop serious cash on hardware and for their skepticism of mainstream brands. Lenovo inherited some of IBM’s corporate image when it took over the company’s laptop business, but... Read...
The days of connecting your phone to your car stereo are coming to an end. Google’s next operating system release, Android M, will launch in the next year or two and will put Android in your car, according to a Reuters report. Google already has... Read...
Tech support scammers have been around for a long time and are familiar to just about all of our readers. But last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had issued lawsuits against several culprits responsible for tech support... Read...
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is likely to be one of the biggest smartphone releases of 2015, so it should be of no surprise that rumors about the upcoming flagship are coming out at a furious pace. The latest bit of news on the Galaxy S6, interestingly... Read...
The rise in popularity of instant messaging apps and photo sharing programs like Snapchat that have built-in text messaging features may be contributing to a mini-exodus of teens from Facebook. Based on figures in a report released by Frank N. Magid... Read...
Apple chief Tim Cook isn't all that happy with a BBC report alleging poor working conditions and the overall mistreatment of workers at its Chinese manufacturing facilities where popular devices like the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 are made. The... Read...
Back in February, Google announced that it would be looking into the possibility of bringing Google Fiber to 34 cities across the United States. While hoping to reach a decision before the end of the year, Google has stated that it requires more... Read...
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