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New Java software vulnerability reported

Yet another flaw in Oracle's widely used Java software has popped up -- literally. Due to Java's continuing vulnerability to hackers, who have frequently used the software to infect computers with malware,  the Redwood City company recently instituted a change. It Read More →

Off topic: Left-handers, things to know, such a pun contest, $1 houses

Sinister, mentally troubled, then smarter: the evolution of thoughts about left-handed people. (Hey, two out of three ain't bad.) The ampersand used to be listed as the 27th letter of the alphabet, how turkey Read More →

RiverMeadow dancing for joy thanks to $12M funding from Cisco, Violin Memory

It's been a wild year for San Jose-based RiverMeadow Software. The startup, which helps clients migrate data from their servers into the cloud and manage that data once it's there, Read More →

Google and Kit Kat Android partnership is a chocolate mess

Hershey's and Google announced today that the Internet giant's next smartphone will be code-named Kit Kat, after the crunchy chocolaty treat, because, well, because smartphones and chocolate bars make so much sense together. I'm guessing Google's next phone is going Read More →

Go solar with Sunrun and get a free Nest thermostat

Sunrun, a leading solar financier, and Nest, creator of the super-hot Nest Learning Thermostat, announced Tuesday that they've joined forces. The idea: go solar with Sunrun and use your Nest thermostat to manage your energy use even more Read More →

Amazon returns to print books with new bundle program

Amazon is testing how many book lovers enjoy the convenience of ebooks but hang on tight to the nostalgia of turning the crisp pages in a print book -- and are willing to pay for both. The online retailer announced on Read More →

Walk with a purpose: Gigwalk mobile app thinks small (tasks)

Gigwalk is a mobile app for the productive sort: It offers ways to earn a little extra money using one's smartphone by taking on tasks such as checking inventory at a store. In an interview on Press:Here that aired over Read More →

Quoted: NSA prank caller speaks

"I don’t want to worry about that, because in one way or another, NSA is a governmental organization. If I would be afraid of government even when it comes to such an innocent phone call, then we are really lost. Read More →

Off topic: Introverts and narcissists, language game, comic sans pros and cons, autocomplete questions

On introverts that actually are narcissists, with a cameo by Kanye West. Audio game tests how many languages you can recognize. Comic sans: pro — and its creator defends it — and Read More →

Microsoft to buy Nokia in $7 billion deal

Trailing far behind in the smartphone market, Microsoft has decided to make a drastic move: It's agreed to buy Nokia's mobile phone division. Read More →
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