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Something New to Worry About: Connected Toy Security

By Bree Fowler | Feb 4
Your smartphone or tablet is most likely pretty secure - not perfect, maybe, but generally unlikely to be hacked or to store, say, your email where other people could read it.

Cheers! Internet Welcomes .WINE and .VIN Domain Names

Feb 4
Wineries, vintners, retailers, and wine aficionados have two new homes on the Internet as .WINE and .VIN join the ranks for generic top-level domain names.

Indiana Man Gets 27 Months in International Spam Case

By Joe Mandak | Feb 3
An Indiana man who helped send millions of illegal spam messages to U.S. and international cellphones and computers has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison by a federal judge in Pennsylvania.

Hoaxers Increasingly Going Online to Threaten Schools

By Christine Armario | Feb 3
Hoaxers are using proxy servers, virtual private networks and other high-tech identity-disguising tools to anonymously threaten schools online and trigger a huge police response.

A Cosmetic Surgery Consult - From Your Phone

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 2
A new app allows you to consider plastic surgery and non-invasive options for cosmetic procedures.

Wearable Fitness :: Workout Gadgets

By Joel Martens | Jan 31
Want to be stylish and fit? Check out RAGE Monthly's rundown of all the chic wearable devices that will keep you on track -- and keep you looking good.

Review: Going Offline with Google Maps

By Anick Jesdanun | Jan 31
It wasn't exactly painless; while I mostly got where I needed to go, it sometimes came at the cost of delays that had nothing to do with traffic. But being able to navigate with no cellular connection certainly beat getting lost because I had no signal.

Facebook Announces Stricter Policy on Firearms Sales

By Brandon Bailey | Jan 30
Facebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network.

Spain Activists, Whistleblower Creating Digital Pay System

By Joseph Wilson | Jan 29
Herve Falciani and the Xnet group said their peer-to-peer payment system would work like PayPal on a local basis within European cities for citizen payments to participating businesses and governments.

Chase Planning Rollout of Card-Free ATMs

By Ken Sweet | Jan 28
Soon, losing your ATM card won't be the financial life-stopping event it used to be. Just don't also lose your phone.

Rihanna Releases New Album, 'ANTI,' on Jay Z's Tidal Service

Jan 28
Rihanna has released her much anticipated new album through Jay Z's Tidal streaming service, which she co-owns.

That's Not Grrrreat: Frustrated Furries Angry After Tony the Tiger Blocks Them on Twitter

Jan 28
A number of horny furries are voicing their frustrations with the sexy Frosted Flakes spokesanimal, Tony the Tiger, Gawker reports.

Apple's iPhone Success May Be Reaching Its Peak

By Brandon Bailey | Jan 25
Apple could soon face one of its biggest challenges to date: Peak iPhone.

Tech At the Symphony: Boston Orchestra Loaning Patrons iPads

By Philip Marcelo | Jan 21
As part of an effort to draw in a younger audience, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is loaning select patrons iPads loaded with content specific to each performance.

Review: Under Armour's Fitness Gadgets Need to Shape Up

By Anick Jesdanun | Jan 19
You may know Under Armour mostly for its heavily marketed line of athletic sportswear. But the company is jumping into the crowded market for wearable gadgets.

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