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Investigation of US Airways Crash Into Hudson Will Last a Year

The crash of a US Airways Airbus into the Hudson River last week will take 12 months, according to Robert Benzon, the chief investigator assigned to the case. He went on to say that this case will likely be studied for decades to come. All 150 passengers and five crew members on board survived...

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How to Avoid Spyware and Viruses Online

Viruses, spyware and other kinds of unwanted software (collectively referred to as Malware) have not made the news headlines in the past few years, with the possible exception of the "Conflicker" worm earlier this year. Part of this is because they are no longer "new", a key element to being...

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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...

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Google Chrome OS Entering the Operating System Market

Google has finally confirmed all the rumors of it entering the operating system market which had been going on since years. Yesterday, in an official blog post it confirmed its plans to directly challenge Microsoft by introducing its own OS which would be called Google Chrome OS. Google Chrome OS...

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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...

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What Is a Proxy Server ?

A proxy server is like a middleman which sits between the main server and the client application, such as a browser. When the client computer makes a request such as a file download, web page request or any other type of connection request, it first connects to the proxy server which then sources...

Microsoft Decides to Kill Soapbox, Its Youtube Rival

Microsoft Decides to Kill Soapbox, Its Youtube Rival

The Google-Microsoft War which has so far resulted in some great innovation on both the sides is also responsible for a few casualties; the latest being Microsoft's video sharing site Soapbox. Last month Microsoft had made an announcement that it isn't too optimistic about the prospects of its...

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Massive DDOS Attack Disrupts Functioning of Major Websites

Earlier we reported that Twitter was down due to a Denial-of-service (DOS) attack. While the Twitter team was finally able to restore the service, it turns out that it wasn't the only site which faced the attack. An enormous number of websites including major sites like Facebook, Livejournal and...

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What Is Google Caffeine?

Google has unveiled Caffeine, a "next-generation architecture" for its Web search platform. The new search engine is said to be faster, more accurate, and more comprehensive than the current Google search setup. Google is one of the Internet's most dominant search engines. It accounted for about...

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Paypal Launches Student Accounts

Paypal has launched Student Accounts which is a great tool for parents to help their kids manage money. They can be linked from a parent's account and instead of linking to a bank account all the money is able to be controlled by the Parent Account. It comes with a debit card and could be a great...