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Life in the fast lane: What gigabit Internet makes better

An upgrade from a trickle to a flood has made your reporter feel like he's living partly in the future: The Internet can still be really slow, even with a fiber link.

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Microsoft zaps dodgy Dell digital certificates

Microsoft has updated several of its security tools to remove two digital certificates installed on some Dell computers that could compromise data.

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How to get the best Black Friday deals on your Android phone

Learn which apps and services you need to pay attention to in order to survive one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

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Kalinin nuclear power plant's new neighbor will be a data center

Russian utility RosEnergoAtom is builidng a datacenter next to its Kalinin nuclear power plant to profit from the steady supply of electricity and nearby communications links.

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iOS 9: Reset your keyboard dictionary

How to quickly reset the keyboard dictionary in iOS 9 to remove incorrect words.

This Jeep is being towed, but it wasn't hacked.

Welcome to the Internet of stupid (hackable) things

The rise of IoT technology brings with it the promise of innovation the likes of which we’ve never seen. But the reality of everything being connected can have unintended consequences, not all of them useful.

Computerworld holiday gift guide 2015

Computerworld's holiday gift guide 2015 (with video!)

From device chargers to action cams, smartphones to speakers, here's the best tech gear to give and get this holiday season.

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Running out of Internet addresses: What IPv4 exhaustion means for you

ARIN's announcement that it has run out of IP addresses has hastened a move to IPv6. Here's what you need to know.

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VPN bug poses privacy threat to BitTorrent downloaders

A bug affecting some VPN services can be used to figure out a computer's real IP addresses, including those of BitTorrent users, which could pose a huge privacy and possibly a legal risk.

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Connected cars gather too much data about their drivers, say motorists associations

Car drivers may imagine they have greater privacy than public transport users, but that isn't necessarily the case in modern, connected cars, European motoring organizations warn.

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Older Dell devices also affected by dangerous eDellRoot certificate

Users who have Dell Windows-based laptops, desktops, tablets and other devices that were bought before August should check if their systems have the self-signed eDellRoot certificate that can compromise their private communications.

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Millions of embedded devices use the same hard-coded SSH and TLS private keys

Thousands of routers, modems, IP cameras, VoIP phones and other embedded devices share the same hard-coded SSH host keys or HTTPS server certificates.

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iOS 9: How to disable Auto-Correction

How to turn off Auto-Correction in iOS 9 on your iPhone or iPad if it's annoying you and slowing down your typing.

InfoWorld 2015 geek gadget gift guide

InfoWorld's 2015 geek gadget gift guide

Forget the sugarplums! Here are 10 unusual gadgets that any geek would love to see under the Christmas tree

Eben Upton reveals the Raspberry Pi Zero

Raspberry Pi Zero: The $5 computer is here

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has been working to lower the cost of home computing for years, and now founder Eben Upton says it can go no further: $5 for a fully-fledged computer is as cheap as it can get.


Post Google, Mozilla's new search deals to make up revenue

The Mozilla Foundation reported increased revenue for 2014, the last year for which money from a lucrative Google search deal was included.

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US spy court appoints lawyers to panel of advisers

A secret U.S. spy court has appointed a five-member panel of advisers as part of the reform of the surveillance of the National Security Agency.

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Microsoft beefs up security products to block adware

Microsoft is adding a new opt-in defense for enterprises to block adware, which is often sneakily wrapped into free downloads.

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