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1 hr ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

Former Auburn city councilor to be arraigned on child pornography charges

Former Auburn City Council member Joshua Shea is set to make his initial court appearance on child pornography charges in Androscoggin County Superior Court.


Related Topix: Auburn, ME, Androscoggin County, ME

6 hrs ago | WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

How to shop for back-to-school tax-free

If you're going to drop hundreds of dollars on back-to-school supplies, you might as well do it now.


10 hrs ago | KCTV5

Government website can jump start back-to-school preparations

Most states offer tax-free holidays on school supplies , and some even give tax breaks on big-ticket purchases like computers, software and clothing.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh

13 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Sony surprises with first quarter profit

Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a video-game maker.


Related Topix: Music Players, Video Games, Cameras

14 hrs ago | Reuters

Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns

USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Keyboards, Mice, Cellphones

Wed Jul 30, 2014

ABC News

Samsung Electronics' 2Q Profit Miss Forecast

Samsung Electronics Co. reported lower-than-expected profit for the second quarter on Thursday and said it was uncertain if handset business profit would improve during the current period.


Related Topix: Semiconductors, Samsung Electronics Co, Electronics, Marketing


Intel's MinnowBoard Max coming in late, commanding higher prices

It's been a rough start for Intel's MinnowBoard Max open-source computer, which has been delayed and is now pricier.

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Related Topix: Startups, Intel, Science / Technology, CPU

ABC News

Processing Issue Delays Bar Exam Submissions

Law school graduates sweated their way through the second and final day of their bar exams Wednesday, some relieved to see paper and pencil after running into a technical glitch that kept test takers in several states from uploading the first day's answers from their computers.


Related Topix: Apparel, Kenneth Cole Productions, Footwear, Cornell University, New York

The London Free Press

Russia wants Apple, SAP to co-operate against foreign spying

Russia has proposed that Apple Inc and SAP hand the government access to their source code to make sure their widely used products are not tools for spying on state institutions.


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Desk Desk Evolution

With the disappearance of the desktop computer and the downfall of the deskphone, could we be seeing the demise of the office desk? "We still need a place on which to set all that digital stuff," says Henry Petroski, a civil engineering professor at Duke University and author of numerous design books, including The House with Sixteen Handmade ... (more)


WCTV Tallahassee

Georgia Tax Holiday Approaching

Officials say state and local sales taxes in most Georgia counties will be waived between Aug. 1 and 2. Officials say the tax exemption applies to computers, software and more worth less than $1,000, clothes and shoes worth less than $100 per item, and school supplies worth less than $20 per item.


Related Topix: Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays


Company Casanova leaves trail of broken hearts, busted servers

The office Lothario is the most popular person in the company until his favors go too far -- all the way to the president We in IT like to think we're superheroes , using our tech powers for good rather than evil to safeguard company security, increase worker productivity, and generally keep operations humming along.


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WBIR-TV Knoxville

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Whether you're shopping for back to school or just need a solid laptop for every day essentials, I have you covered.


Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, Life, Holidays, Black Friday, Printers


Zero-day flaws found in Symantec's Endpoint Protection

Symantec's Endpoint Protection product has three zero-day flaws that could allow a logged-in user to move to a higher access level on a computer, according to a penetration testing and training company.


Tue Jul 29, 2014

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: VC Investment in China Soars to New Heights

China's startups received a record amount of venture capital funding in the second quarter, driven by a flow of public offerings both at home and abroad and a pressing need for venture capital firms to deploy capital, Sonja Cheung reports for VentureWire .


Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing


Hands on: Os X 10.10 Yosemite beta shows off a new look and features

During this year's World Wide Developer's Conference -- where software is introduced and released in beta form to developers and enthusiasts -- Apple execs revealed that they would ship a public beta of the latest Mac operating system, OS X 10.10, popularly known as Yosemite.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Apple, Startups


BlackBerry ups mobile security ante with Secusmart buy

BlackBerry said Tuesday that it will acquire Secusmart, a German mobile security company.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, iPhone

Detroit Free Press

Apple beefs up processors, memory in Macbook Pro

Apple unveiled upgraded Macbook Pro laptop computers that will boast faster processors and twice the memory for entry-level models.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Apple, Laptops/Notebooks, Startups, Intel

WECT-TV Wilmington

Decoding Toyota's electric-car disdain: A role for fuel cells

While unveiling its fuel-cell vehicle last month-priced to undercut the Tesla Model S ever so slightly-Toyota's Global R&D Chief Mitsuhisa Kato offered some dismissive thoughts on battery-electric vehicles.


Related Topix: Coupe, Toyota Prius, Hybrid, Hatchback, Toyota, Sedan, Tesla Model S, Tesla Roadster, Convertible


Canada says China tried to hack into key computer system

High-level Chinese hackers recently tried to break into a key Canadian computer system, forcing Ottawa to isolate it from the main government network, a senior official said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Canada