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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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  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Ardelyx Inc. rose 33.7 percent to $19.00. Lakeland Industries Inc. rose 29.6 percent to $9.01. Angie's List Inc. rose 19.2 ...

  • Ailing North Korea leader sends message to China
    Ailing North Korea leader sends message to China

    Seoul (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who has not been seen for nearly a month due to apparent health problems, sent a congratulatory message to China on its national day Wednesday, state media said.

  • Turkey, frustrated with West, clings to fading vision for the Middle East
    Turkey, frustrated with West, clings to fading vision for the Middle East

    By Jonny Hogg and Nick Tattersall ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Frustrated by Western failure to heed his advice in Syria and Iraq and still smarting over the collapse of the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu makes no apology for a foreign policy that has left his country isolated. His dream of a Middle East with political Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey at its heart seems to be fading as chaos in Syria and Iraq threatens its borders and diplomatic ties with Egypt, the Arab world's most populous nation, remain broken. ...

  • Sophisticated 600-Year-Old Canoe Discovered in New Zealand
    Sophisticated 600-Year-Old Canoe Discovered in New Zealand

    Sophisticated oceangoing canoes and favorable winds may have helped early human settlers colonize New Zealand, a pair of new studies shows. The remote archipelagos of East Polynesia were among the last habitable places on Earth that humans were able to colonize. In New Zealand, human history only began around 1200-1300, when intrepid voyagers arrived by boat through several journeys over some generations. A piece of that early heritage was recently revealed on a beach in New Zealand, when a 600-year-old canoe with a turtle carved on its hull emerged from a sand dune after a harsh storm.

  • Wambach, players file lawsuit over World Cup turf

    American soccer star Abby Wambach and a group of elite international players filed a lawsuit in Canada on Wednesday challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf.

  • Coin star: Man donates $21,495 in loose change to charity
    Coin star: Man donates $21,495 in loose change to charity

    A Florida man who has collected more than $21,000 in loose change over the last 10 years has donated it to a local animal rescue group.

  • Jeff Goldblum Stars in Hilarious GE Light Bulb Commercial
    Jeff Goldblum Stars in Hilarious GE Light Bulb Commercial

    A great way for advertisers to have viewers remember their client's product is to use laughter. Just ask Geico, which had an insanely popular commercial in 2013 featuring a hump-day-loving camel. You remember it, right? "Guess what day it is?"

  • Reporter Finds Missing 10-Year-Old Boy While Covering Story
    Reporter Finds Missing 10-Year-Old Boy While Covering Story

    Reporters sometimes face a dilemma: Witnessing events in their communities, they are tasked to report what they see, for their viewers and readers, without crossing any lines of involvement. But sometimes, on a human level, that is just not possible.

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