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20
Apr
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Survey Reveals Why People Avoid Using Internet

These days there are fewer and fewer people who say they don't regularly use the world wide web. According to a new report from Pew, which frequently studies the evolving relationship between people and technology, in 1995 about one in ten adult ... Americans used the web. Today, the ratio is closer to 4 in 5. (Source: eweek.com ) Nevertheless, nearly everyone knows someone, somewhere, who outright refuses to go online. The new study reveals that a large chunk of those 'no-Net' people stay away because they simply have no interest in using the Internet. Bored With Online Technology According to ... (view more)

Wed
18
Apr
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In-Car Media Systems Distract Most Drivers: Report

A new report suggests that in-car tech systems intended to simplify the navigation of media and communications platforms may create more problems than they solve. According to the report, which originated in the United Kingdom, more than seven in ... ten people find the systems distract them from driving. The publisher of the report, the UK-based publication 'Which?,' says it asked 1,000 of its members to report on their in-car technology. About one in four said they owned cars with advanced systems such as satellite navigation, touchscreen displays, and steering wheel-based control buttons. ... (view more)

Thu
05
Apr
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Microsoft Investigating Major Xbox Security Flaw

It appears that Microsoft and its users may be experiencing a security problem potentially as dangerous and devastating as the 2010 debacle that hit Playstation owners. Back then, innocent purchasers of PlayStations were hit by one of the most ... stunning security invasions in recent memory. Millions saw their supposedly-secure account information leaked, including credit card data. The problem ran so deep that Sony felt compelled to offer substantial compensation packages. The current problem may prove just as significant, unless Microsoft changes how it stores sensitive customer information. ... (view more)

Thu
29
Mar
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Apple Responds to iPad Battery Life Concerns

It has only been a few days since the first reports of the new iPad 3 overheating emerged, and now Apple is facing a new round of criticisms about its latest tablet computer. According to a recent report, the third-generation iPad's battery life may ... also cause users some problems. Complaints about the new iPad's battery life first emerged late last week in a report from industry analysts at DisplayMate Technologies. That report stated the device informs users too soon that it's completely charged, usually at a time when it actually needs to remain plugged in an additional one to two hours for ... (view more)

Tue
13
Mar
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Weak Passwords Put Businesses at Risk: Study

A new study conducted by Trustwave, an IT research firm, is providing a startling look at the security vulnerabilities and hacking trends within computer systems used in the business world. For example, the Global Security Report for 2012 shows that ... the most popular computer password selected by business users is "Password1". Of the 2.5 million passwords Trustwave studied in total, about 5 per cent contained the word "password." (Source: slashgear.com ) According to Trustwave, "Password1" is so popular because "it satisfies the default Microsoft Active Directory complexity setting," ... (view more)

Wed
07
Mar
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Yahoo to Lay Off Thousands, Says Report

A new industry insider report suggests Yahoo may be preparing for a major corporate overhaul that could result in thousands of employees losing their jobs, possibly before the end of March, 2012. Right now the company employs more than 14,000 people ... worldwide. While the report has received no official confirmation from Yahoo, analysts familiar with the company believe the rumor probably contains more truth than fiction. The report comes from "AllThingsD", an online publication that "specializes in technology and startup company news, analysis and coverage." (Source: ... (view more)

Mon
12
Dec
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Report: Texting while Driving on Increase, Despite Ban

It seems like we've seen a million studies conclude that texting from behind the wheel of an automobile is an extremely dangerous practice. Yet a new report suggests most Americans just haven't received the message. Even more surprising is that the ... number of people texting while driving has actually increased since most U.S. states passed laws to ban the dangerous practice, and to levy stiff fines on perpetrators. The new report comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which on Thursday (December 8th) announced that texting while driving has increased by a ... (view more)

Sat
29
Oct
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China Accused of Hacking NASA Satellites

Officials are set to report that hackers briefly seized control of two NASA satellite and circumstantial evidence suggests that the Chinese military may have been involved. The breaches took place in 2007 and 2008 but have only just come to light. ... They are mentioned in a report to Congress that is due to be delivered next month, though a draft copy has been leaked to news agencies. The report comes from the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission and quotes information provided to the commission by the U.S. Air Force. (Source: google.com) The hacking took place four times in total: ... (view more)

Thu
01
Sep
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Report: Social Networking Tied to Teen Drug Abuse

According to a new report, teens that spend considerable time using social networking sites are more likely to drink alcohol or smoke tobacco and marijuana. The study also provides some stunning statistics showing the extensive use of social ... networking amongst American teens. The report, which was produced by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) -- which is associated with Columbia University -- found that 70 per cent of teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 spend at least some time on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or another social networking site on an average day. ... (view more)

Thu
25
Aug
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NASA: Green-Friendly Aliens May Target Earth

A recently published report from NASA's Planetary Science Division and Pennsylvania State University suggests that poor pollution habits on Earth could not only lead to the destruction of humanity as whole, but may even result in a preemptive strike ... fired by environmentally-friendly alien life forms. (Source: about.com ) The idea of aliens saving the galaxy from polluting humans is certainly a unique perspective. The completed study, entitled "Would Contact with Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? A Scenario Analysis," suggests that aliens might destroy humanity before it ... (view more)

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