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  • Your modem and router lights are blinking all the time – even when you know that no one is using the Internet. Is that a warning that something’s wrong?

    Mostly, the lights on your modem or router indicate perfectly normal activity. Even when you aren’t actively browsing the web or downloading a video, your computer busily monitors all its network connections – to your Internet Service Provider, to your Wi-Fi-connected phones, and to other connected devices, like your cable box, AppleTV, or Xbox. And all of this communication shows up as activity on your modem or router.

    Real Threats

    While most blinking lights are nothing to worry about, there are some real threats that you should know how to protect yourself from.

    Botnets: Botnets are software programs that scan through the Internet looking for unsecured computers they can take over and turn into zombie spam machines. But no need to panic here; any computer that has even a basic firewall or is behind a router is

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  • If Apple’s regular release schedule is to be trusted, we should expect a new iPhone this summer. Will it be called the iPhone 5S with small improvements over the iPhone 5? Or will the pressure from rival Android phones force Apple to go big and make a complete overhaul?

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  • Imagine a device that could find your keys with the push of a button or track down your wallet in seconds when you’re frantically searching for it. Those devices have arrived, but they are not all equal. We test the competing technologies that want to help you find your lost keys and wallet.

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  • Forecasters Are Already Predicting a Massive Tornado Outbreak This Weekend
    Forecasters Are Already Predicting a Massive Tornado Outbreak This Weekend

    Spring 2014 has been a quiet tornado season thus far, but that's about to change this weekend, if the predicted forecasts that meteorologists are looking at hold true. Weather experts say conditions are lining up for a series of powerful tornadoes to hit an area ranging between Tennessee and Texas from Saturday through Monday. That will cause the creation of supercell thunderstorms, Slate's Eric Holthaus explains, all kept in place in the South-Southwest by a high-pressure system in Canada. That makes the area ripe for a "big severe threat" this weekend, according to The Weather Channel, an extra level on top of today's "severe threat." That includes the April 26, 1991, stretch of tornadoes from Texas to Iowa that caused a billion dollars in damage and included a rare F5-strength tornado.

  • Tori Spelling Not 'Comfortable' With Dean Moving Back In
    Tori Spelling Not 'Comfortable' With Dean Moving Back In

    Viewers got a glimpse into Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott's marital woes on the premiere of their new docuseries, "True Tori" on Tuesday night - and it was a doozy. The new show began with Tori explaining why she chose to let cameras document such a personal and difficult time in her life, and she recalled her initial disbelief over rumors Dean had an affair with a woman in Toronto.

  • Should You Try Oil Pulling?

    Every morning for 10 days, Jennifer Beckinsale woke up, poured a tablespoon of coconut oil in her mouth and swooshed. "I had been hearing about oil pulling everywhere, and I was curious, so I figured why not," says Beckinsale, 30, a Chicago-area blogger who runs The Allergista. Advocates claim swishing any type of oil in your mouth every day will whiten your teeth, reduce bacteria, strengthen your gums and jaw, improve your skin, clear your sinuses, prevent ?bad breath and even protect against heart disease and Alzheimer's disease. Beckinsale says her teeth looked a little whiter around day five of oil pulling, and the eczema on her left foot began to clear up.

  • Ukraine launches operation against insurgents
    Ukraine launches operation against insurgents

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces launched an operation Thursday to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east, prompting new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Inside Oprah’s Bizarre Love Triangle
    Inside Oprah’s Bizarre Love Triangle

    Winfrey’s stepmom gives an unfiltered Daily Mail interview about the former queen of daytime’s unusual relationship with her boyfriend—and even stranger one with her best friend.

  • 10-Year-Old Escapes Kidnapper by Repeatedly Singing Gospel Song
    10-Year-Old Escapes Kidnapper by Repeatedly Singing Gospel Song

    A 10-year-old in Atlanta escaped a kidnapper in the most improbable way. Now, a number of organizations in the area are teaming up to offer a $10,000 reward in the investigation. On the night of March 31, Willie Myrick was outside taking care of his pet Chihuahua. The boy spotted a few dollars near a tree. When he walked over to the money, a man grabbed Willie and forced him into a four-door Honda Civic.

  • Court filing says ship in Texas spill was speeding

    HOUSTON (AP) — The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship last month, dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, claims in court filings the ship was speeding and being operated in a reckless manner.

  • Why This Guy Sold His Digital Soul for $500
    Why This Guy Sold His Digital Soul for $500

    Dutch Student Auctions Off His Most Private Online Information to the Highest Bidder

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