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Addressing Education Costs through Affordable Online Courses

In today’s political environment, one of the loudest calls from the public is for some sort of change related to the cost of a college education and one way of addressing education costs is through affordable online courses. Many activists have called for caps or regulations on the cost of college credits. Others feel as though education is a right …

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Gearing Up for Taxes Online

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As 2015 comes to an end and we begin preparing for a new year, there is one thing that many of us grudgingly accept is just around the corner: tax season. Rounding up all of the necessary information to complete the tax process can seem like a daunting task. But for more and more Americans gathering their information is just …

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Libraries Just Aren’t What They Used To Be


Thoughts of technology and libraries are not two topics that generally coincide. When we think of technology we tend to think of the sleek, shiny, and new. Libraries, regardless of how much we love books, tend to bring about thoughts of old, dusty, and bulky things. However, the two have actually melded together quite well. Libraries have made significant advancements …

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Sony Stops PSP Go Production [Report]

Sony has confirmed that it will no longer manufacture PSPgo, which is a version of the PlayStation Portable handheld game console launched in 2009. While speaking to Japanese site Impress, Sony put the full stop on the rumors and confirmed that production of not-so-successful portable gaming console will cease. Around the world, any unites which are still in warehouses will remain on sale until they’re gone.sony psp goWe may never know that why Sony has killed PSPgo so soon? The reason behind it's failure is that PSGgo is never sold so well and has not been a fan favorite ,and ultimately died in the competition with cheaper Nintendo DS Lite and the do-anything iPod Touch. Also, there is the inability for UMD owners to transfer their games over to the PSPgo as the digitally downloaded games arriving later than those on UMDs. Now, all the speculation has come to an end. Although, Sony did not say exactly that when will be production of the console finally closed but very soon it will be closed.

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YouTube videos now served in WebM


Google has announced on the official Youtube blog that in the future, all the popular video streaming services will be adopting the WebM format for all their videos. WebM is an open media file format for video and audio on the web. Its openness allows any user to improve the format and its integrations which leads to better experience for you. YouTube aims to create one format that fits all standard by adopting WebM by comparing different video formats to power adapters and power outlets. All the videos that played on different devices, will be streamed in the same format in the future and hence are trans-coded in webM.youtubeNow great content will be delivered to you, despite wherever you are - regardless of device, browser or other technical specification which leads you to not to remember that complicated “power adapter converter” to watch a video and you would not have to download a whole bunch of different codecs or plug-ins when using different browsers to watch videos on YouTube. This means that there is no need to create mobile-optimized content as the mobile devices like smartphones can access the same content as desktop computers.

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eHarmony Hacked, In the time of Valentine’s Day

eHarmony_logo_0 Online dating site eHarmony has been hacked, eHarmony is asking some of its users to change their passwords after being alerted by KrebsOnSecurity to a potential security breach of customer information. Aziz Maakaroun, business development director at vulnerability management specialist Outpost24 said- “In the run up to Valentine’s Day, the timing of this purported breach could be fairly disastrous for dating website eHarmony," Maakaroun said. "For any existing customer, being told that your details have potentially been hacked is hardly an aphrodisiac." Databases are a popular attack vector for hackers. A SQL injection vulnerability (An attack technique used to exploit web sites by altering backend SQL statements through manipulating application input) on a secondary site created a possible means for screen names, email addresses and hashed passwords to be extracted. eHarmony has a massive infrastructure (MapReduce, Hadoop, MySql, etc). Doing security audits is difficult enough, even more so on third-party software.

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To Stop Piracy, 5 Movie Studios sue File Sharing service -"Hotfile"

Hotfile Movie studios are now suing a website that provides file sharing service "Hotfile". It seems like movie studios are bringing down the heat on file-sharing services , one at a time, all over the internet. According to documents filed with the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida Miami Division, Five Hollywood studios including Disney Enterprises Inc, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp, Universal City Studios Productions, Columbia Pictures Industries and Warner Bros Entertainment Inc on Tuesday filed suit against Hotfile Corp and Hotfile manager Anton Titov. The Motion Picture Association of America Inc said -"Hotfile profits from this theft by charging a monthly fee to users who download content from its servers. Hotfile also operates an incentive scheme that rewards users for uploading the most popular files -- which are almost exclusively copyrighted works. Hotfile profits richly while paying nothing to the studios for their stolen content."

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Usage-Based billing plan threatened to be killed – Canadian Government

Canada’s Industry Minister Tony Clement has announced via Twitter that the Harper government will repeal the CRTC’s decision if the commission does not rescind it itself. He has announced it after fews days when Canadian Radio-Telecommunications Commission (CTRC) sanctioned “Usage-Based Billing” (also called metered Internet) for Bell. Usage-based billing arguably destroys any competitive advantage because it forces third party Internet access providers, who lease lines from ISPs such as Bell, to cap their bandwidth.

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News.me – New York Times iPad social Newspaper Revealed!

The New York Times has just announced News.me a social news iPad App that seeks to rival The Daily. Apple and News Corp 's The Daily, iPad newspaper which is still yet to be announced by has already garnered a competitor. News.me is a social news app that gives you news based on news sites you follow, as well as news from your friends’ Twitter stream. From what we’ve seen so far, it looks pretty interesting. You can be sure to receive the most popular news available on the internet by using advanced filtering techniques to check how many times stories are checked and shared- Is'nt interesting?

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Facebook: Contract Giving Up Ownership Was ‘Forged’

Last month Paul Ceglia , (the owner of a wood-pellet fuel

company in rural Wellsville, N.Y.)has filed acomplaint against Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of facebook) alleging that he has signed a contract with Mark Zuckerberg ten years ago i.e., in 2003 , that makes him to be an 84 percent stake holder in the company. "Mark has made it clear that Ceglia's claims are absurd and we strongly suspect the contract is forged," Facebook said in a statement released to ABC News today.

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