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Americans Are Not Protecting Their Computers Like They Should — Are You?

One would think by now that personal computer owners would understand the dangers of operating their PCs without installing some type of antivirus software.

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Verizon Wireless Will Soon Phase Out Unlimited Data Plans — Dollars and Sense

If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer who was grandfathered in with an unlimited data plan after the company eliminated the option for new customers, enjoy it while it lasts — the company will be moving you to a tiered plan soon.

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Study: Facebook Users Access Site Through Smartphones More Than Computers

Some of the world’s smallest computers now make up a big part of Facebook’s traffic.

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Has the Internet Had a Positive Effect On Culture? — Survey of the Day

If you are reading this, you are on the internet. The World Wide Web went commercial about 1990, and over the last couple decades it’s come to completely change the way we communicate and get information.

But is it a change for the better?

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Reports: Spammers Flooded Cell Phones with a Staggering 4.5 Billion Texts in 2011

There are few things more frustrating than learning that some spammer has wasted a few megabytes of your data plan with advertisements for male enhancement pills or cash for gold schemes.

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Facebook Has A New Organ Donation Tool

Mark Zuckerberg wants to use Facebook to help those languishing at the tail end of organ donation lists.

So, starting today, the close to 200 million Facebook users in the United States and the United Kingdom will have the option to add that they are organ donors on their Facebook timeline.

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Could Your Social Media Profiles Cost You a Job?

A new CareerBuilder survey of 2,300 hiring managers and human resource professionals shores up the warnings many experts give job-seekers about social media — namely, what you post could wind up costing you a position.

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10-Year-Old Boy Designs Video Game for His Blind Grandmother

10-year-old Dylan Viale has a very close relationship with his grandmother Sherry, who is blind. The two walk dogs and go to the movies together, and recently went to a Lego event where they helped build a giant Lego Yoda.

But because of her vision impairment, Dylan wasn’t able to share with his grandmother his love of video games. So the fifth-grader at Hidden Valley Elementary in Martinez, CA, did something about that — he developed a video game which blind and sighted people can play together.

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Why Would a Teen Hack 259 Companies? Why, Boredom, Of Course

Boredom, coupled with a desire to prove himself in the digital space, were the reasons that a 15-year-old Austrian hacked into the web systems of 259 companies in three months.

Fear not, though — officials have apprehended the troublemaker.

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What’s Your Favorite Tech Brand? — Survey of the Day

When it comes to tech brands, which company is king?

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