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How 'Flame' Malware Hijacks A Computer

Russian antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab has discovered a piece of malware infecting computers mostly in the Middle East. Flame eavesdrops on conversations, takes screenshots and steals data from infected computers without being detected. Wired's Kim Zetter discusses how the malicious code works.
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Games Launched At Electronic Entertainment Expo

Renee Montagne talks to Harold Goldberg about E3, this week's video game expo in Los Angeles. Goldberg writes about the video game industry, and is the author of All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture.
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Texting And Driving Bans May Make Roads Less Safe

A Massachusetts judge imposed the maximum sentence on a teen driver who was texting when they caused an accident that killed a pedestrian. It's part of a growing effort in a few states to bring tougher charges and impose harsher sentences for texting while driving.
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Like LinkedIn, Last.fm And eHarmony Suffer Password Breach

It's unclear how many user passwords were leaked, but the companies are advising to change them.
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Tiny Ovens For Tots: A Kitchen Evolution

The Easy-Bake oven might be the most widely recognized cooking toy ever made. But it's just one chapter in the century-old history of working toy ovens. We've cooked up a few examples of the Easy-Bake's predecessors, and a few choice morsels from the iconic toy's own evolution.
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Big Data Needs May Create Thousands Of Tech Jobs

The need to store digital information is growing. Tens of thousands of new jobs are expected to be created over the next six years to take full advantage of that ocean of information known as big data.
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Google Shows Map Features, Apple Likely To Follow

Google has announced new features in its mapping service such as 3D and offline maps. The unveiling came just days before Apple is expected to announce its own mapping software.
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Computers Grade Essays Fast ... But Not Always Well

Some schools, looking to cut costs, are intrigued by so-called robo-readers, computer programs that grade students' writing and offer feedback. Some teachers find the programs helpful in the classroom, but skeptics say they're not always the best judge of writing ability.

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