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July 31st, 2014

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Six easy tips for securing your Windows 8 device

It’s no coincidence that Microsoft chose to launch Windows 8 in late October – just weeks before Black Friday and the holiday shopping season. Nearly 60 percent of shoppers intend to hit stores in December, when dozens of new PCs, laptops and tablets loaded with Windows 8 will be available. If you plan to pick up a new Windows 8 device...

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Four surprising ways your iPad makes life easier

With about 100 million iPads sold since the ground-breaking tablet launched in April 2010, chances are you either have one or at least know someone who does. If you’re the proud owner of an iPad, are you using it to its full potential? Possibly not, if the results of a 2012 Business Insider survey are any indication. The survey of 2,242 iPad...

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Still texting while driving? Quitting might be easier than you think

Most Americans know texting and driving is dangerous but it continues to be a problem, especially for young drivers. While 97 percent of teens agree that texting and driving is dangerous, 43 percent still admitted to continuing to do it, according to a recent survey. The 2012 AT&T survey of teen drivers also found 75 percent of teens say textin...

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The keys to an affordable home automation system

As a concept, the “connected home” probably sounds like a wonderful idea to any tech enthusiast. As a reality, it also probably feels very unattainable to the average homeowner making the average salary. While the benefits are appealing, the thought of installing technology that can tie together things like lighting, heating and air con...

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A holiday tech gift idea for your favorite TV watcher

If someone on your gift list this year loves to watch TV and wants to see all the top-rated shows for free – there’s a gift out there that can grant them their wish and won’t break the bank. It’s a razor thin, indoor, high-tech HDTV antenna that pulls in all TV broadcast signals within 25 miles and makes them available in 10...

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Cyber security professionals in high demand battling ‘cyber weapons’

Traditionally, the term “war zone” elicits images of tanks, gunfire and military personnel. However, as technology evolves, so do the weapons associated with the art of warfare. Most recently, the battleground has moved online, with the introduction of a new computer malware threat known as “Flame.” Flame steals information...

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Cite unseen: Combating plagiarism in college means understanding why students cheat

Plagiarism is nothing new, and it is certainly not limited to university campuses. But students should be aware that colleges are on the lookout for plagiarized work and they have a variety of tools at their disposal to find it. It seems that no school is immune from cheating. Cheating scandals at the college level abound, even at some of the best-...

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Top 10 tips for staying safe online

While the ever-evolving conveniences of online shopping and digital communication often make life a little easier, sharing valuable information over the Internet comes with a considerable amount of risk. Consumers should not only be aware of the dangers of being online, but should also take preventative measures to avoid becoming a victim of online...

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New technology gives students an edge as they head back to school

As the summer comes to an end and students begin preparing for the new school year, tech gadgets are one of the must-have items on any shopping list. For students running from class-to-class, high tech tools fit easily into a backpack or tote and make everything from class activities to homework easier to manage. Where their parents’ generati...

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The next wave of medicine: banking your stem cells for therapeutic use

The therapeutic use of adult stem cells has come a long way over the past decade and continues to remain at the frontier of the rapidly expanding field of regenerative medicine. For more than 50 years, adult stem cells have been extensively researched and used safely and successfully. Today, widespread therapeutic use of stem cells is beginning to...

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