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Phone unlocking ban sparks consumer ire; White House petition

unlocking Over the weekend, unlocking your smartphone became a crime. That decision, made by the Congressional Librarian last October, went into effect on Saturday. Now there’s a petition to reverse the decision. The petition, posted at the White House website, already has almost 29,000 of the 100,000 signatures it needs to elicit a response from the Obama administration. You must create a whitehouse.gov …

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Make your pc better with the ten tips

Chances are that you aren’t using your PC to its absolute fullest potential right now. Maybe it’s a little slow, maybe your monitor’s colours aren’t quite right, or maybe it’s just dusty and loud. You may not even realize these things are happening. But with a free afternoon, you can improve it from top to bottom without spending a dime. …

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How to open Epub files and other ebooks on PC

Paper books aren’t quite dead yet, but might be circling the drain. Indeed, who wants to carry bulky hard covers or pay $30 for a pile of paper in 2014? One can simply get a basic ebook reader, and voila! – any book comes straight to the pocket at a significantly lower price. Ebook reader comes with a cost though, …

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25-GPU cluster cracks every standard Windows password in <6 hours

GPU Cracking Of GPU A password-cracking expert has unveiled a computer cluster that can cycle through as many as 350 billion guesses per second. It’s an almost unprecedented speed that can try every possible Windows passcode in the typical enterprise in less than six hours. The five-server system uses a relatively new package of virtualization software that harnesses the power of …

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From Windows 8 to Raspberry Pi, we pick the top IT stories of 2012

  Windows 8 The year in IT was filled with big changes, as Microsoft unveiled the future of Windows and former enterprise stalwart Research In Motion continued its distressing fall toward irrelevance. The year in IT also had its uplifting stories, from the birth of the Raspberry Pi to Red Hat’s success pairing financial success with a vision true to …

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