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Advertisers have not had much success in getting people to scan Quick Response codes.

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Advertisers have not had much success in getting people to scan Quick Response codes.

3 QR Codes People Actually Scan

Those black-and-white boxes found in many advertisements may look like an alien language, and to many people, they might as well be. Advertisers have not had much success in getting people to scan Quick Response codes. For those who do...

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David Karp, co-founder of Tumblr, speaks at a TechCrunch conference in New York last month.

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David Karp, co-founder of Tumblr, speaks at a TechCrunch conference in New York last month.

Tumblr Begins Selling Bloggers Service to Promote Their Posts

  Tumblr, the social-networking website that had long eschewed advertising, has started letting users pay to promote their blog posts, the New York-based company said. The service puts paid blog posts at the top of Tumblr home pages of users...

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Google hired a team of skydivers to jump from a zeppelin a mile or so above San Francisco.

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Google hired a team of skydivers to jump from a zeppelin a mile or so above San Francisco.

Google’s Demo With Skydivers One-Ups ‘One More Thing’

Google pulled off what may well be the most thrilling and gutsiest product demo in history. To show off prototypes of its augmented reality goggles, being developed by an internal initiative called Project Glass, Google hired a team of skydivers to jump...

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Jay Radcliffe displays a radio device he uses to perform an attack on an insulin pump at the annual Black Hat conference last year.

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Jay Radcliffe displays a radio device he uses to perform an attack on an insulin pump at the annual Black Hat conference last year.

Insulin Pump Hacker, Medical Device Maker Come to the Table

When Jay Radcliffe went public last year with his discovery that some insulin pumps can be hacked, he didn’t expect it would take a year to get a meeting with the company that makes the vulnerable products. Yet that’s about...

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Peer-to-peer filesharing bandwidth consumption jumped to 14 percent of overall bandwidth from 2 percent.

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Peer-to-peer filesharing bandwidth consumption jumped to 14 percent of overall bandwidth from 2 percent.

Working Hard or Hardly Working? Video Taking Up More Bandwidth

Ever get that feeling your colleagues are “working” through their Netflix queue while at the office? You might be right. Computer-security appliance seller Palo Alto Networks Inc. analyzed Internet traffic on the networks of more than 2,000 large companies between...

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Waze’s free app for iPhones and Android devices has 19 million users.

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Waze’s free app for iPhones and Android devices has 19 million users.

Waze to Drive Its Social GPS Software Into Cars This Year

Waze, which makes one of the most popular GPS applications for smartphones, is planning to break into a platform it hopes will provide greater fuel for its business: the car. The first car models to integrate Waze’s social mapping software,...

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About 43 percent of teens would like to disconnect sometimes, according to a national survey of more than 1,000 people aged 13 to 17.

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About 43 percent of teens would like to disconnect sometimes, according to a national survey of more than 1,000 people aged 13 to 17.

Social Media Survey Finds Many Teens Feel the Need to Unplug

Today’s teens may love their Facebook and mobile phones, but even they feel the need to unplug and smell the roses. About 43 percent of teens would like to disconnect sometimes, according to a national survey of more than 1,000...

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The average cost per victim of medical ID theft was $22,346 this year, up from $20,663 last year, the survey found.

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The average cost per victim of medical ID theft was $22,346 this year, up from $20,663 last year, the survey found.

One Year of Your Life and $100,000: Growing Cost of Medical ID Theft

If your credit card is stolen, it may take a few minutes on the phone with the bank to reverse the fraudulent charges. But if your identity is stolen and used for medical treatment, it could take a year or...

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