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Hackers might have stolen IRS data on more than 300,000 households

More taxpayers than originally thought had personal information stolen in a hack that used a surprisingly simple method.

By August 17, 2015


Obama unveils ConnectHome to get low-income households online

The pilot program will launch in 27 cities and one tribal nation and reach more than 275,000 low-income households. Some communities will receive broadband connections at no charge.

By July 15, 2015


Feds take steps to bring broadband to low-income households

The FCC will seek comments on how to expand its $1.7 billion fund for subsidizing phone service for low-income families. The agency wants the fund to cover broadband service as well.

By June 18, 2015


Amazon competitor Jet eliminates its annual membership fee

Just three months after launch, the Internet price-club Jet has eliminated its $50 membership charge.

By October 7, 2015


JPMorgan: 76M households exposed in cyberbreach

Some 7 million small businesses were also compromised in the computer attack over the summer -- far more than the 1 million customer accounts initially thought to have been breached.

By October 2, 2014


Silicon Valley household incomes growing again, study finds

The number of households in Silicon Valley earning at least $150,000 rose significantly, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data.

By September 24, 2014


F-U-N-D-E-D: How texts and mobile apps are letting you feel like a boss

Looking for someone to serve you? No matter where you live, there's probably a startup just waiting to become your virtual butler.

By October 9, 2015


Craft a bow and arrow out of household items

YouTube DIY guru DaveHax shows you how to make a bow and arrow out of a plastic coat hanger and kebab skewers.

By August 14, 2014


Sharp debuts mosquito-catching air purifier

The Japanese appliance maker hopes to help tackle two major problems Southeast Asians are struggling against -- polluted air and mosquitoes.

By October 1, 2015


Radiation-poisoned Spock: Most depressing Christmas ornament ever

Nothing says "Christmas spirit" like seeing Mr. Spock succumbing to radiation poisoning.

By September 29, 2015