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  • Tor, other software to get around Twitter ban popular in Turkey

    Tor, other software to get around Twitter ban popular in Turkey
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Turks are finding clever ways to defy the government and get around the ban on Twitter. Workarounds such as DNS and VPN are now part of the lexicon and are being freely shared on social media and are even being painted on walls in...
  • Microsoft Game Studios' Phil Spencer Takes Charge of Xbox

    Microsoft Game Studios chief Phil Spencer has been given oversight of Xbox and Xbox Live, which are combining under the games group. In the new role, Spencer will oversee the designers behind the Xbox One video game console, its Xbox Live interface, as...
  • Privacy concerns arise over monitoring software

    Privacy concerns arise over monitoring software
    As students in school districts in the northern suburbs and elsewhere increasingly trade pencils and spiral-bound notebooks for laptops and iPads, educators say digital distractions also have begun to become a part of the classroom. It's an...
  • Is Apple done supporting Snow Leopard and 19% of Macs?

    Recent behavior by Apple appears to suggest the tech giant may no longer have plans to issue security updates for Snow Leopard, a version of its desktop operating system that is used by nearly one in five Mac users. The Cupertino tech company has not...
  • Naughty Dog's 'The Last of Us' Wins Game of the Year at the D.I.C.E. Awards

    Naughty Dog's apocalyptic zombie survival game "The Last of Us" won game of the year at the D.I.C.E. Awards in Las Vegas Thursday night. Game took home 10 prizes, including outstanding achievement in story, outstanding innovation in gaming, adventure...
  • Microsoft hoping users will get friends, family to leave Windows XP

    Microsoft plans to end support for Windows XP on April 8, but there are still many users whose computers run the outdated software. That's why the company has asked tech-savvy users to encourage their friends to upgrade their computers or buy new ones....
  • Nokia Android phone coming before Microsoft deal closes, report says

    Nokia will reportedly unveil a smartphone running Google's Android operating system later this month, before its acquisition by Microsoft closes. The Finnish phone maker, which agreed to sell its hardware business to Microsoft for $7.4 billion last...
  • Supreme Court seems ready to kill patent for computerized risk analysis

    Supreme Court seems ready to kill patent for computerized risk analysis
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sounded ready Monday to curtail the use of certain business patents in a case involving a patent for a computerized risk analysis of international financial transactions. Use of such business-method patents has...
  • Mike Judge dives gleefully into the tech world with 'Silicon Valley'

    Mike Judge dives gleefully into the tech world with 'Silicon Valley'
    There was a time when Mike Judge feared that he'd missed the Google bus to the tech boom. The writer-director, best known for creating MTV's "Beavis and Butthead," first thought of a TV series about the digital world in 1999. At the time, he was in...
  • Apple and Samsung make opening statements in second patent case

    SAN JOSE -- Setting aside all the technicalities of patent law and intricate technologies in smartphones, the second trial involving Apple and Samsung comes down to each side trying to stick the other with an unflattering label. During opening...
  • Ethan Cutkosky gets room to grow in 'Shameless'

    Ethan Cutkosky gets room to grow in 'Shameless'
    Ethan Cutkosky stood in front of a large microphone at a Near North Side recording studio recently wearing the teenage-boy uniform of a baggy hoodie, jeans and sneakers while the screen in front of him played back a scene from Showtime's "Shameless." On...