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State Department unclassified email system shutdown for repairs

State Department unclassified email system shutdown for repairs

The US State Department has shut down its entire unclassified email system after a suspected hacker attack. The email system was shut down it give techs time to evaluate and repair any damage done by the hacking attack. The first word of the attack came Sunday from a State Department official who said that "activity of concern" had been noticed on the email network around the same time as a similar incident targeting computers at the White House was noticed.

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2016 Audi TT Coupe and Roadster debut in LA

2016 Audi TT Coupe and Roadster debut in LA

Audi is making the North American debut of the new 2016 Audi TT Coupe and Roadster at the LA Auto Show. The cars have a new design focusing on innovative technology and driver focused performance according to Audi. Both the Roadster and the Coupe version of the car will share the same 2.0L TFSI engine producing 220hp and 258 lb-ft of torque in standard models.

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Windows 10 upgrades coming to all Lumia Windows phones

Windows 10 upgrades coming to all Lumia Windows phones

If you are the owner of a Nokia Lumia smartphone running Windows Phone as the operating system, Microsoft has some good news. The software giant has announced that all Lumia Windows Phones will be getting an upgrade to Windows 10 next year when the latest flavor of the operating system launches. A lot of Windows Phone users have been wondering if they would get the update, so it's nice to hear something from Microsoft on the subject.

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BlackBerry unveils BBM Meetings Solution for mobile collaboration

BlackBerry unveils BBM Meetings Solution for mobile collaboration

BlackBerry has announced a new mobile solution to help people stay in touch and participate in meetings while on the go. The solution is called BBM Meetings and is a multi-OS voice and video conferencing solution capable of delivering a mobile collaboration experience to enhance productivity for mobile professionals. The system is also designed to reduce costs for businesses according to BlackBerry.

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Biodegradable drone is designed to melt away if it crashes

Biodegradable drone is designed to melt away if it crashes

The drone you see in the picture here is unique in that it is designed to dissolve over time if it crashes or is abandoned in the environment. It’s made from a material called mycelium, which is a root-like fungus. The fungus material is coated in a plant-based cellulose to make it sturdy enough for flight. Inside the biodegradable enclosure, the circuitry is also designed to melt away over time.

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DekaVita 7 turns Vita TV into a portable console

DekaVita 7 turns Vita TV into a portable console

If you have held a PS Vita in your hands and though it needed a bigger screen, you may be interested in the new DekaVita 7 that has debuted in Japan. The device comes from a company called Gametech and it doesn't actually use any PS Vita tech inside, it uses a Vita TV slid into a slot on the back for playing games on the go. It's not the most portable device on the market, but if you already own a Vita TV, it might be appealing.

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Archt One wireless audio system produces 360-degree sound

Archt One wireless audio system produces 360-degree sound

Most wireless speakers have something in common in that they are only able to produce sound that travels in one direction. You have to be in front of the speakers to get the most benefit and best audio quality. There are a few speakers that are designed to produce a 360-degree soundscape allowing you to get optimum sound anywhere in a room, no matter where the speaker is positioned. Those omnidirectional speakers allow everyone in a room to get the best audio quality possible.

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 WaterForce Tri-SLI graphics kit makes geeks weep

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 WaterForce Tri-SLI graphics kit makes geeks weep

If you are a PC gamer, try to not drool all over your keyboard when you check this awesome graphics card kit out. Gigabyte has produced a very cool, and very potent graphics kit for PC gamers called the GeForce GTX 980 WaterForce tri-SLI graphics kit. That means the beastie has three GTX 980 graphics card and comes right out of the massive box with a water-cooling system plumbed and ready to rock. With lots of cooling, you should be able to overclock the snot out of this rig.

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Galaxy Note Edge country availability list published

Galaxy Note Edge country availability list published

When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note Edge with its cool curved screen, it was clear from the get go that the device would be a limited edition concept device. That naturally raised questions for people interested in the device such as will the device come to my country. We now know all of the countries where the device will be landing and the full list of where you can buy the smartphone is below.

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