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Hack the halls: Watch out for Cyber Monday scamathon

Cyber Monday is the biggest online shopping day of the year, which means it is also the single biggest opportunity for criminals to steal cash, personal information and credit card numbers, and they’ve got an imposing arsenal to carry...

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Losing steam: Don’t drop everything to learn Ruby on Rails

Knowledge of the popular web application framework still pays well, but demand for the skill seems to be on the decline

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How to install Ubuntu on a Chromebook

In today's open source roundup: Use Crouton to run Ubuntu on your Chromebook. Plus: The Register reviews Linux Mint 17.1, and part two of how to run Linux on Android devices.

Verizon offers free Wi-Fi, mobile data, and more to weary Thanksgiving travelers

If you're flying home for Thanksgiving this month, Verizon has a few freebies to help you enjoy the trip -- but watch out for a few gotchas.

Slack now letting employers tap workers' private chats

The company hopes to attract more businesses with the optional feature.

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Five great browser add-ins to protect your privacy

Want to help make sure your privacy is protected when browsing the Web, sending messages on social network services, and more? Then try out these five great browser add-ins.

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Mozilla spruces up the Firefox search experience as Yahoo moves in

When Yahoo rolls out as the new search provider for Firefox, Mozilla plans to also introduce a new "one-click search" experience.

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Audio snobs rejoice: Windows 10 will have system-wide FLAC support

Windows 10 will make it easier for users to enjoy lossless audio, with support for the popular FLAC format across all modern and desktop programs.

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The techiest ways NASA flies with you everyday

NASA technology is all over current airplanes.

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Here's why hydrogen-fueled cars aren't little Hindenburgs

Hydrogen is explosive, but for the nascent industry, supply is a bigger issue.

Kraken to help probe missing bitcoins in MtGox liquidation

Kraken will also help process and investigate customer claims against MtGox.

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NASA creates first 3D printed object in space

Taking the first step in what NASA hopes will become a key part of future long-term space journeys, engineers have created the first 3D printed object in space.

Was Microsoft forced to pay $136 million in back taxes in China?

Chinese state press said an unnamed foreign company matching Microsoft's description had been forced to pay 840 million yuan in back taxes.

Amazon Fire Phone price plunges to $199 unsubsidized after smoldering start

Third time's a charm. Has Amazon finally found the right price for its debut smartphone effort?

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Watch out for these 3 holiday shopping scams

The holiday shopping season is also the holiday scamming season. Whether you shop online or at the mall, be mindful of these three types of scams.

San Francisco DA pushes for chip payment cards in tech's backyard

Chip-and-PIN technology in credit and debit cards is designed to curb theft and fraud

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ITworld cartoons 2014: The year in geek humor (so far)

Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers

Sony Playstation Vita early adopters may be getting a cash settlement

FTC accuses Sony of false advertising. Sony's settlement proposal would put $25-$50 in gamers' pockets.

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