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HBO Without Cable, Coming In 2015

HBO has announced that beginning in 2015, it will offer what many have long wanted: access to HBO without having cable.
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Montgomery County Makes It Easier To Trade-In Old Cellphones

The Montgomery County Council has passed a bill that will likely please many when they upgrade their electronic devices.
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Microsoft Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, Report Says

A weakness in Microsoft Windows has been exploited by Russian hackers to spy on Western governments, NATO, European energy companies and an academic organization in the U.S., according to a report.
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At 113, Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join Facebook

Born in 1900, Anna Stoehr has seen dramatic shifts in technology. But when the Minnesota woman tried to create a Facebook account, she hit a snag. The service couldn't handle her early birthdate.
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Snapchat And Dropbox Breaches Are Really Third-Party-App Breaches

While troves of data from the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat and the cloud storage provider Dropbox were leaked, the companies put the blame elsewhere.
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Key To Securing Online Accounts May Be Just A Squiggle Away

Engineering researchers at Rutgers University have discovered that the free-form symbol might be the ultimate password. The uniqueness of someone's squiggle makes it a tough password to rip off.
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Mortifying Screen Names A Millennial's Rite Of Passage

Modern Family writer Megan Ganz, Grantland writer Rembert Browne and Rookie Mag founder Tavi Gevinson recall their most embarrassing monikers for our New Boom series.
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How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity And Online Giving

The generation now coming of age is spending — and giving — differently. New York-based Charity: Water gets it, and it's been a boon to its cause.
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Slippery When Coated: Helping Medical Devices Resist Blood Clots

When blood flows over an artificial surface, whether it's an implanted pacemaker or tubing for a dialysis machine, there's an increased risk that a dangerous clot will form.
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The Holidays Bring A New Season For Credit Card Breaches

Shoppers are heading into the heavy-spending season with no new credit safeguards in place. Experts say it'll be at least another year before the U.S. system moves beyond technology from the 1970s.

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