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AOL Hacked

America Offline

As AOL tries to reinvent their company and reclaim some of the glory they held in the days of dial-up, setbacks like this are more damaging than they are for companies on the rise.

The Postmaster subdomain was hacked Saturday and remained that way for 2-4 hours according to Reddit. The html placed after the hack was created in Microsoft Word, adding insult to injury and begging the question, “Does AOL not take security seriously, or are they just incompetent?”

Either way, it doesn’t look good.

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Toothpaste, Re-Imagined

Toothpaste

There are certain day-to-day items that we don’t believe need to be replaced. Toothpaste falls into that category, or rather the containers that they come in. There are very few variations. What works, works.

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The Home of the Future According to Microsoft

Home of the Future

Microsoft has had challenges over the last few years being considered a futurist company. Their roots have definitely been bold and envisioned things that others could not, but lately the Star Trek visions of the future have been left to other tech companies. The company took a step in the right direction with the video below.

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Neodymium Magnets and a Copper Pipe: Great for Parties

Fun with Magnets

 

Many people, particular youths, have a fascination with the pseudo-magical powers of magnets. The things we’re able to do with a magnet can give us a tremendous amount of time-wasting pleasure.

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If Reddit Were in Harry Potter

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For the last two years, I’ve been a closet Reddit fanatic. Some would say I’m not technically in the closet because I spend a good amount of time there every single day (EVERY single day) and I have posted hundreds of articles to the site. The only thing I don’t do often is comment. That’s simply too dangerous.

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High Cost vs High Return: The Alley and the Valley Rule for Tech Companies

Silicon Valley

When you talk tech companies, the first place that comes to mind is Silicon Valley in San Francisco. It is the home of many of the giants, including Oracle, Google, and Facebook. New York City, aka Silicon Alley, is making moves as the new place to be as Wall Street and big money start taking note and investing into new and risky tech firms.

They’re the two places to be, but is it really worth it? In a world where transactions, meetings, and deals can be made instantly over the Internet, how important is it to be physically in one of the two centers of American technology?

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Ugly Girlfriend? There’s an App for That

Ipad Head GirlThere are many uses for the iPad popping up every day. It’s evolving not only in the technology behind it but also in the ways that people use it. While this may be impractical (okay, impossible) to make happen in real life without being staged, the concept behind iPad Head Girl is pretty interesting.

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IT for Small Business: The Ins and Outs

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Information technology is handled completely differently from one company to the next. Even in the same industries, the way that IT gets done can be dramatically different, usually as a result of budget constraints, personnel, or both.

This infographic by our friends at Intuit breaks down the shape of IT for small businesses and offers insights into solutions that may be beneficially, particularly for those who need to save while still remaining cutting-edge. Being small means being nimble, but it can also mean falling behind on technology.

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