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Target Denies Data Breach Included Stolen PINs (source)

Target Denies Data Breach Included Stolen PINs

It doesn’t matter if your last name is Cratchit and Mr. Scrooge has you crunching numbers for 18 hours in an unheated cubby. You’re still having a better Christmas than Molly Snyder is. Snyder is the Target spokeswoman who has had to reveal almost daily more bad news related to the stores’ big security breach. Read More »

Microsoft Surface 2 Is a Slow-Boiling Hit

Microsoft Surface 2 Is a Slow-Boiling Hit

Microsoft pulls latest Surface Pro 2 update following user complaints Microsoft has some trouble on its hands with the latest Surface Pro 2 firmware update. The company has abruptly pulled the update after reports of failed installations (and battery issues in instances where the update was successful). Microsoft originally pushed out the new firmware as part of its December package ... Read More »

A Sprint-T-Mobile merger makes perfect sense : Report

A Sprint-T-Mobile merger makes perfect sense

Sprint is reportedly considering a bid for T-Mobile US – a $20 billion deal, according to the Wall Street Journal. Sprint is said to be studying the regulatory hurdles and could offer a bid for T-Mobile during the first half of 2014. The companies would have almost 53 million combined post-paid subscribers – the industry’s most valuable customers. That number ... Read More »

Hottest Tech Gifts of 2013 for the Holidays

Hottest Tech Gifts of 2013 for the Holidays

Your quest for the best tech gifts of the year starts right here. From the hottest tablets and our favorite big-screen phone to a booming wireless speaker, these are the gadgets at the very top of our wish lists. You’ll also find a killer smartwatch and a fitness tracker that will help your loved ones get a head start on ... Read More »

Snowden documents: NSA Uses Google Cookies to Track Targets

NSA Google cookies

In a sense, the latest NSA revelation – that the agency and its partners tap into commercial “cookies” to track people’s web usage – isn’t that big a deal, compared with earlier leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. After all, this appears to be a technique employed to track specific targets that have already been identified. It’s not a ... Read More »

Steve Ballmer defends Xbox in final shareholder speech

Steve Ballmer defends Xbox in final shareholder speech

Recent speculation has suggested that former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who is in the running to replace Ballmer, is interested in selling the Xbox and Bing arms of the Microsoft business as he doesn’t believe they’re profitable. Speaking about the Xbox One, as reported by Geek Wire and Seeking Alpha, Ballmer said the console’s integration of Bing and SkyDrive are ... Read More »

How to get rid of junk mail for good

How to get rid of junk mail for good

If your mailbox is bursting at the seams with holiday mailers and coupon books, there’s a new way to get rid of that junk for good. Catalog Choice just launched a new online service that acts as a middleman between spamming retailers and your snail mailbox, the New York Times’ Ann Carrns reports. Through its Mail Stop Envelope initiative, the ... Read More »

Best new tablets for 2013 holiday season

best new tablets for 2013 holiday season

The tablet market doesn’t look very different than it did a year ago from the perspective of who’s doing well and who’s not. Perhaps the most exciting developments came towards the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013 from the usual big guys: Google released the Nexus 10 and updated the Nexus 7, Apple launched a smaller and cheaper iPad ... Read More »

Winamp Media Player Shutting Down after over 15 years

Winamp shuts down

Winamp, the 90’s legend MP3 software player, is shutting down on December 20 as people are not listening to music via MP3 downloads anymore. According to the statement made by its makers, the entire web services will shut down and the desktop player will no longer be available for download. The announcement itself was a whimper—a small banner notification on ... Read More »

iPad mini Retina : on sale, supplies limited

iPad mini Retina

Apple has announced that its new iPad Mini with a Retina Display will be available starting Tuesday at Apple’s online store. The tablet, which was announced last month, still has a smaller 7.9-inch display than the full-size iPad, but now that display has significantly better resolution. The 2048 x 1536 resolution screen is much crisper, making photos, videos and text ... Read More »