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How to set up Family Sharing from Mac OS X Yosemite

You can use your Mac to set up Family Sharing if you've upgraded to Yosemite. Learn where to find the feature and how to set it up.

By October 20, 2014

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Mapping the human face in 900 megapixels

A custom robotic camera that snapped 600 images over the course of half an hour captures detailed portraits of the face that show eyelashes, stray hairs, and pores in all their macro glory.

By March 21, 2014

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NSA system designed to attack 'millions' of computers -- report

The US government designed computerized hacking tools to automate the process of compromising computers with attacks that let it harvest data before it is encrypted, new documents show.

By March 12, 2014

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Twitter roadshow video a soaring recap of company's history

In advance of pricing its IPO, and actually going public, Twitter releases a video that makes its best case for why investors should buy its shares.

By October 25, 2013

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NSA memo to staff: Help us spy on foreign leaders

Latest Snowden leak is memo published by Guardian that contains plea for access to US officials' Rolodexes and cites acquisition of 35 world leaders' phone numbers, some of which were "tasked" by the spy agency.

By October 24, 2013

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Electronic makeup lets you control gadgets with a wink

Fingernails embedded with RFID tags? Computer scientist Katia Vega creates Beauty Technology, a range of cosmetics and accessories that conduct electricity and control devices.

By October 17, 2013

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NSA 'secret backdoor' paved way to U.S. phone, e-mail snooping

Revelations in new document leaked by Edward Snowden appear to be at odds with privacy assurances from President Obama and other officials.

By August 9, 2013

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Three not so simple but necessary security tips

It should be easier to block Flash cookies, enable security settings in your browser, and rate your Facebook profile's privacy. Follow these steps to accomplish all three essential safety measures.

By October 15, 2012

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Reuse an old router to bridge devices to your wireless network

Reuse an old router to connect wired-only devices -- like your TV, DVR, or game console -- to your wireless network.

By October 11, 2012

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Carat promises to polish your smartphone's battery life

UC Berkeley's AMPlab comes up with an innovative, cloud-based app to help those troubled with iOS and Android battery life.

By June 15, 2012