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April Fool's Worm Threatens Millions of Computers

Conficker.c is a worm that has infected millions of computers and is scheduled to become malicious on April Fool's day 2009. The worm, which is a self-propagating computer program, could cause widespread damage to those who do not yet have the latest Microsoft updates. What exactly will happen...

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Stephen Hawking Hospitalized: "Very Ill"

Mathematician and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, 67, has been rushed to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, England with a serious chest infection. The Lucasian Professor of Mathematics - a post once held by Sir Isaac Newton - has suffered from Amyotrophic Lateral Schlerosis [ALS] since...

7 Popular and Useful Twitter Tools

7 Popular and Useful Twitter Tools

Since its inception as a microblogging service in 2006, Twitter has grown exponentially, both in terms of user base, features and applications. Not only is Twitter being used to exchange short messages of 140 characters or less, people are also using Twitter to mine data, to campaign for causes,...

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RootZoo Sues Facebook for Click Fraud

Sports website RootZoo has filed a case against the popular social network Facebook alleging that they were charged for more number of clicks than actually occurred. Previously, such concerns have been raised by many advertisers and this lawsuit is a vindication the fact that Facebook is yet to...

What Is DNS ?

What Is DNS ?

DNS or the Domain Name System is a naming system which is used to name and identify the computers, servers or any other object which connects to the world wide web (internet) or a particular network. Using the Domain Name System, domain names are assigned to websites on the internet which can be...

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5 Useful iPhone Apps for Travellers

As someone who spends a good deal of time travelling. One of the things that I've found really valuable is a good smart phone. In this case an iPhone. 1 Say WhereIts big feature is that you can search Google Maps, Yellowpages.com, Yelp, and Traffic.com without having to use the iPhone's often...

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What Is a Beta Version?

The beta version is a stage in the creation of a product – typically software -- that will be sold in the market. In the development or creation of a product, the whole process has to undergo several stages before the said product can be deemed as ready for the market. The first stage of this...

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What Is a DSL Modem?

A DSL (digital subscriber line) modem is a device that serves to facilitate the connection of a computer to the internet. A DSL modem gives speedy access to the internet because it is specifically designed for use with a DSL internet connection. A DSL connection is a much better internet service...

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What Is a Hacker?

When most people hear the word hacker, they remember the glorified images of rebel geniuses – such as those in movies like “War Games” – that break into security systems. Real hackers lead much less exciting lives. In the computing world, hackers are expert computer programmers. Their job is to...

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What Is a Plasma TV?

A plasma TV is a type of high definition display that, along with LCD TVs, slowly replacing standard cathode ray televisions that have been the standard for a number of decades. A plasma TV gives very vibrant colors and crisp images. The high quality is more noticeable when high definition broadcasts...