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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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  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: On Assignment Inc. fell 22.6 percent to $27.01. A10 Networks fell 16.5 percent to $10.80. hhgregg Inc. ...

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: VistaPrint Ltd. rose 30.6 percent to $49.26. LivePerson Inc. rose 15.9 percent to $11.78. Open Text Corp. rose 14.9 percent ...

  • Home sweet shipping container?
    Home sweet shipping container?

    Apartment building under construction in Washington D.C. built with used shipping containers

  • AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine
    AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad.

  • Wall Street hammered, Dow closes down more than 300 points
    Wall Street hammered, Dow closes down more than 300 points

    Stocks got hammered on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling as much as 300 points before recovering slightly near the closing bell.

  • Sprint again shows why it’s America’s worst wireless carrier
    Sprint again shows why it’s America’s worst wireless carrier

    Amazing but true — Sprint’s “Framily” ad campaign has done little to stop subscribers from fleeing in droves. The Un-uncarrier last quarter reported losing another 245,000 contract subscribers and now it’s fallen behind T-Mobile and is now America’s fourth-largest wireless carrier. And how’s T-Mobile doing? Over the same period this year it added 1.5 million net customers, including a hugely impressive 579,000 branded postpaid subscribers. And as BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk points out, T-Mobile’s wireless service revenue grew by 8.1% last quarter while Sprint’s fell by 6.3%. So, things are looking pretty awful for Sprint, just as they have for years. Bloomberg is reporting, however, that Sprint may finally be waking up to the realization that ads with talking hamsters

  • Witnesses: No security-camera videos show blast
    Witnesses: No security-camera videos show blast

    The FBI capped off its attempt to persuade a federal judge that it is not hiding unreleased surveillance videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing by bringing witnesses Thursday who testified that there has never been any security-camera videos of the bomb going off.

  • Congresswoman who co-sponsored Bush impeachment bill said Democrats never tried to impeach Bush
    Congresswoman who co-sponsored Bush impeachment bill said Democrats never tried to impeach Bush

    Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said Democrats had never moved to impeach former President George W. Bush, but she co-sponsored a bill to do just that in 2008.

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