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Facebook Offers A Bug Bounty

Facebook is about to get a little safer with the social networking site’s announcement that it will offer a bounty to independent researchers for any bugs they uncover, to the tune of $500 a pop (or potentially more, if you bag an especially prized bug). To receive a bounty, you have to agree to certain terms and meet specific criteria....

 
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Verizon 3G FaceTime Only on Tiered Data?

We noted earlier that it seemed that AT&T Wireless' move toward data throttling for its highest 5 percent of end users could, in fact, act to push some of those grandfathered unlimited users to data tiers. Here's another move that could do so, if true. The new report concerns Apple's FaceTime video calling service. Reportedly, despite...

 
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Microsoft Patent Filings Reveal Multiple Touch and Stylus Gestures

With the massive influx of Android-based tablets and seemingly unstoppable assault of Apple iPads, it should come as no surprise to even the least tech-savvy among you that Microsoft plans to make a serious push into the tablet space when it launches Windows 8. Over the last year or so, we’ve already posted a number of stories that portend...

 
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USM Brings Tablets To Classroom

We've heard many people talk about the educational value of a tablet, but the majority of schools still aren't using tablets in the classroom. The University of Southern Mississippi believes tablets can be a useful asset in education and is working with Samsung Mobile to prove it. This fall, students who participate in an Honors College pilot...

 
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Motorola Report Reveals Terrible Xoom Sales

Prior to its launch, Motorola's Xoom tablet was touted as the first of the iPad killers, with features and capabilities the iPad lacked as well as a brand-new version of Android codenamed Honeycomb. Once the tablet hit shelves, it was clear that Motorola had rushed production in a bid to beat the iPad 2 to market. At launch, the Xoom's...

 
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Foxconn to Hire 1 Million Robots to Replace Blood and Flesh Workers

According to China's Xinhua's news agency, Taiwanese technology bigwig Foxconn (otherwise known as Hon Hai Precision) plans to employ 1 million robots in the next three years to help curtail the rising costs of having to play real life humans, and also to improve efficiency. Terry Gou, founder and chairman of the company, told Xinhua that...

 
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NEC Upgrades E Series Commercial Grade Big Screen Displays

NEC today said it made some big changes to its large screen E Series displays aimed at commercial applications, such as cost-effective digital signage duties for conference rooms, retail stores, waiting rooms, and corporate lobbies. Upgraded second generation models include the 32-inch E322, 42-inch E422, 46-inch E462, and 55-inch E552. These...

 
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Kingston's SandForce-based HyperX SSDs Set Sail for Retail

Andy Samberg, Kiv Schaffer, and T-Pain aren't the only ones who got to ride on a boat. Kingston Technology's HyperX solid state drives set sail for U.S. shores and are now shipping starting at $270, the memory maker announced today. These SandForce-based drives are Kingston's first SATA 6Gbps SSDs. They're available in 120GB and 240GB capacities...

 
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ViewSonic Announces New 3D Vision LED Monitor

ViewSonic is adding a new 3D LED monitor to its lineup. The new V3D245 is a 24-inch 3D, full HD (1080p) LED monitor that features a built-in NVIDIA 3D Vision wireless emitter and comes with NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses. This monitor features a 120Hz frame refresh rate, 2ms video response time, 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 300 nits high...

 
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Announcing HH Deal of The Day! $200 Off Dell UltraSharp U2711 IPS LCD

We've recently been looking for ways to offer HotHardware readers good deals on great tech gear from manufacturers and retailers we trust.  So we teamed up with the folks from LogicBuy in order to bring you hand-picked deals on top brand name products.  Every day we'll have a new deal for you to check out and consider.  Yes,...

 
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Llano, Bobcat Helped AMD Nip Market Share From Intel During Q2

AMD's second-quarter results showed a small decline in sales revenue, but according to Mercury Research, a drop in ASPs year-on-year hid the smaller company's market share gains. AMD's total share of the x86 industry stood at 19.4 percent in Q2, up from 17.8 percent a year ago. Intel is estimated to have held 79.9 percent in Q2 2011, down...

 
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Nokia Slips From #1 To #3 In Smartphone Sales

Ouch. Nokia's just not the company they once were, but it seems that newly-appointed CEO Stephen Elop isn't stopping on his path to recovery. Or, Nokia's path. Either way, Nokia has fallen from #1 to #3 in smartphone sales, which is something that most intelligent analysts would've said was impossible just five or six years ago. But when Apple...

 
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Google Brings 2-Step Verification To 150 Nations

Can you really ever have too much security? If you look at America's airports, the answer is probably "yes," but if you're considering your online going-ons, well, that answer is probably "no." Google understands that, as they've had their fair share of security backlashes the past few years. A few months ago, the search company rolled out...

 
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Best Buy's Insignia HDTV Brand Gains TiVo Guide Technology

Will TiVo ever become the wildly profitable company that next to everyone expecting them to be after first unveiling their world-class user interface / DVR system? Perhaps, but relying on Best Buy to make it happens is definitely an interesting move. Today, the company announced a partnership with the well-known big box retailer, with BB's...

 
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