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Tech Tips: Guide to protecting Internet accounts

Some services including Twitter have responded by disabling the affected passwords. But there are several things you can do to minimize further threats -even if your account isn't among the 2 million that were compromised. Here are some tips to help you secure your online accounts.

Comic superheroes inspire games

From the Joker and Galactus to Superman and Wolverine, the last quarter of 2013 has seen some big game launches that celebrate comic book superheroes and villains.

Vuzix's smart glasses go on sale

It might have arrived six months later than planned and with a price tag double that originally quoted, but the company that builds headsets and heads-up displays for the military has beaten Google in becoming the first to officially launch a smart headset for consumers.

YotaPhone dual-screen handset goes on sale

The Russian-built smartphone that features screens on front and rear is now ready to buy in Russia, Germany, France, Spain and Austria.

In first, Google Glass wearer gets driving ticket, pleads not guilty

Cecilia Abadie, who was wearing the hi-tech eye-wear but says it was not turned on at the time, was charged with speeding and distracted driving on a San Diego area freeway on October 29.

Amazon unveils futuristic drone that will deliver packages to doorsteps

Want that Amazon order in just 30 minutes? The CEO of the US online retail giant, Jeff Bezos, says he hopes to soon deploy an armada of mini-drones able to drop small packages at your doorstep.

New smartphone app to help you save money

A new smartphone app that keeps tabs on your expenses, creates a monthly budget and suggests ways to curb over-spending has been developed.

2014 tech trends: messaging apps go mainstream

WhatsApp and Line already have almost 700 million users between them and Snapchat claims to share 400 million pictures a day, but these huge numbers are just the start.

Smart TVs, security cams now on hackers' radar: Symantec

Besides PCs and mobile phones, internet-connected devices like smartTVs, routers and security cameras are also now vulnerable to attacks from cybercriminals, security software provider Symantec said.

Now, a smartphone app to help you save money: HelloWallet

On the basis of the financial information you provide to HelloWallet while signing up, the application will instantly show you recent transactions, accounts and a budget summary.

Wii U's social plaza preps for 3DS launch

The MiiVerse, Nintendo's genial social network for the Nintendo Wii U, is to arrive on Nintendo 3DS in December, with a November 27 Wii U service update laying the groundwork.

Nokia presents latest low-cost smartphone: Lumia 525

Nokia has confirmed that it will soon release the successor to the Lumia 520, first in Asia and then worldwide. The Lumia 525 is a 4-inch smartphone running Windows 8 and available for less than €200.

Microsoft admits three operating systems is a crowd

The company accepts that having two tablet platforms has caused confusion and that, as a result, Windows RT's days could be numbered.

Motorola low-cost smartphone hits US early

Motorola's smartphone aimed at cost-conscious consumers hit the US market ahead of schedule on Tuesday, in time for the key holiday season.

Messaging coming to Instagram before 2014

The famous photo editing and sharing app could soon include an instant messaging feature, according to tech news website GigaOM.
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