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DDoS attack is launched from 162,000 WordPress sites

Using unsuspecting WordPress sites as amplification vectors, a hacker takes down a popular Web site for hours.

By Mar. 11, 2014

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The mouse that roared, and launched a PC revolution

On December 9, 1968, SRI's Douglas Engelbart ushered in the personal-computing revolution with his now-famous demonstration of the world's first mouse.

By Dec. 9, 2013

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Public at last: Apple II DOS code that launched an empire

The Computer History Museum has published the source code for the Apple II DOS. Last spring, CNET was first to report the existence of documents that led to the creation of the code.

By Nov. 12, 2013

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With 'The Sandman: Overture,' the book that launched a business returns

"The Sandman" became a phenomenon at the end of the 1980s as it singlehandedly catapulted the graphic novel into the spotlight. 25 years later, author Neil Gaiman talks up its prequel at Comic-Con.

By Jul. 20, 2013

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Moto X smartphone is real and will be launched by October

Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside said the entire product line would be revamped this summer and fall, and the Moto X would be manufactured in the U.S.

By May. 29, 2013

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Melbourne IT tells how hacker launched NY Times cyberattack

The newspaper's domain name registrar says that someone took over a reseller account on Melbourne IT's systems to take down the Web site of The New York Times.

By Aug. 27, 2013

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Open-source Death Star project launched on Kickstarter

Now that the U.S. government has wimped out on building a Death Star, a Kickstarter project has emerged to raise funds to construct the deadly spaceship using open-source hardware and software.

By Feb. 6, 2013

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CNET Update has launched!

Check out our brand new daily tech news show, CNET Update, at cnet.com/update.

By Apr. 27, 2012

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Ashton Kutcher to be launched into space

The famous actor and infamous tweeter books himself on a Virgin Galactic flight. He is Virgin's 500th space-going customer.

By Mar. 20, 2012

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Phone for 4-year-olds launched, kids' groups are unsure

A mobile phone aimed at four-year-olds has caused some controversy, with detractors saying that's too young to own a mobile.

By May. 11, 2013