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U.S. government can now sue companies that fail to protect customer data

Companies that fail to protect customer data from hackers and other sources could soon face the wrath of the FTC, after the federal commission successfully sued the Wyndham hotel chain over its failure to provide safeguards for customer information. More>>

Two commit suicide over Ashley Madison leak, say police

The Toronto Police reported two suicides in connection to the hack of Ashely Madison accounts. More>>

Sprint kills two-year phone contracts

Rest in piece two year contracts on Sprint. You will be missed by no one. The service provider is doing away with contracts in favor of monthly fees, which will include costs for texting, calling, and data plans. More>>

Windows 10 exceeds 50 million downloads

Microsoft took a gamble by offering Windows 10 for free, but it seems that the risk has reaped a massive reward, with more than 50 million installs being reported after just three weeks. More>>

Say goodbye to mail-order CD service Columbia House

The CD and DVD mail-order company, which once brought home as much as $1.4 billion a year, has gone bankrupt. The precursor to modern streaming music services, Columbia House fell to the age of iTunes, Spotify and Netflix. More>>

Netflix institutes 'unlimited' maternity and paternity leave for workers

In a game-changing move that is as much a win for parents as it is for gender equality, Netflix is offering "unlimited" maternity and paternity leave, complete with pay, for all new parents. More>>

Are bigger smartphones killing off the tablet?

Have you purchased a new tablet in the last 12 months? And what are you using it for? According to the latest data from IDC, slate sales are continuing to drop -- but a comeback is possible. More>>

Apple Music racks up 10M subscribers, but will they stick around?

Sources say that Apple Music has racked up over 10 million subscribers in the four weeks since the streaming service's June 30 launch. The question is whether the user base will stick with the streamer once free trials end. More>>

Google, Facebook, and others support Samsung in its patent battle against Apple

Google, Facebook, and others filed a brief in support of Samsung in its patent battle against Apple. The coalition of Silicon Valley companies fear a decision in Apple's favor would harm innovation. More>>

Messenger app giving Facebook's own main app a run for its money

Facebook's Messenger app is getting more and more popular these days. So much so, that it actually has been downloaded more times in the last 2.5 years than Facebook's own main app. More>>

Google has a plan to bring free Internet to low-income Americans

In a joint effort by the White House and Google, a new program known as ConnectHome will bring free Internet to around 275,000 homes in 27 cities across the United States, attempting to close the so-called "homework gap." More>>

Why the end of New Music Tuesday signals the true death of the CD

With CD shipments declining by tens of millions each year, the format could become obsolete in the music industry by 2020. More>>

Wal-Mart counters Amazon’s Prime Day with discounts of its own

Not to be outdone by Amazon's 20th anniversary Prime Day celebration, Wal-Mart has announced it'll offer sales and free shipping on thousands of items on July 15. More>>

Look out Apple Music, Facebook is launching its own music streamer

Facebook will develop a "Spotify-style audio streaming service" to compete with Apple Music, Spotify, and others. The service is in early stages, and will be linked to an ad-supported music video platform as well. More>>

Mozilla describes plan to tempt users back to Firefox

Mozilla Firefox once looked like the browser to beat, but in recent years it has lost considerable ground to Google Chrome. More>>

Windows 7 still dominates the desktop OS market with a 60 percent majority

Not only does Windows 7 maintain the highest market share in the desktop OS space, but its figures are actually growing from month to month. More>>

Amazon's Prime Now heads out of the U.S., offering one-hour deliveries in London

After launching its Prime Now one-hour delivery service in December 2014, Amazon has slowly but steadily increasing the cities in which the service is available. Now Prime Now has expanded out of the U.S., bringing one-hour deliveries to London.

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Realtor.com and Airbnb let you try a neighborhood before buying a house

If you're thinking of buying a new home, it's a pretty a big commitment. It's not just the house itself but the surrounding area that you're going to be stuck with for years. Now you can actually try out your new neighborhood before you sign on the dotted line.

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Attention frequent fliers: This app claims to lessen jet lag

For all you perpetually time-zone-confused, out-of-suitcase living, constantly jet-lagged frequent flyers, there may just be a light at the end of your runway.

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Amazon to start paying some authors based on how many pages you read

Amazon's about to make a pretty major change to the way it pays some of its authors.

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Court rules Uber drivers are employees -- not freelancers

In a landmark ruling, California's Labor Commission ruled that Uber drivers are employees, not independent contractors.

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Ex-BlackBerry CEO admits company didn’t have a chance against the iPhone

In an intriguingly candid talk at an event in Toronto, Jim Balsillie, BlackBerry's former co-CEO, admitted the company couldn't compete with the iPhone and that its attempt to do so led the company to crash and burn. More>>

Netflix is testing ads before and after its shows

In what may either be a simple trial, or a sinister sign of things to come, Netflix is experimenting with advertising before and after its original content.

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Google set to battle Apple with new Android Pay

Android Pay is more than a rebranding of Google Wallet.

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As sales plummet, Keurig promises to bring back refillable K-cups

Keurig's new system was designed to block people from brewing coffee pods from other brands, and despite an overwhelmingly negative response from consumers, the company maintained that implementing this system was a good idea. But now they're singing a different tune. More>>

Older execs bring pluses, minuses to the job

Older executives have some better mental skills than their younger counterparts, but lag behind in others, according to a new study. More>>

4 big trends to watch for at CES 2015

Check out this list of tech one expert predicts will be all over the place at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
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HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords

HP issued a voluntary recall, explaining that a recently discovered overheating issue made the cords a “fire and burn hazard.”
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Why did the man behind Windows jump ship, and who’s left to steer?

What does Steven Sinofsky's abrupt departure from Microsoft mean for Windows … and the way the company will compete with Apple and Google? More>>

Google Free Zone brings the Internet to feature phones for free

Google Free Zone enables feature phone users use mail, Web search and Google+ for free. Is it generosity at work, a savvy market grab, or both? More>>

How Apple's victory over Samsung will affect you

Digital Trends goes over the many ways Apple's $1 billion victory over Samsung could hurt Android users, and a few ways it could help. More>>

Why do McDonald's burgers look different from their advertisements?

McDonald's Director of Marketing tackles a popular fan question by taking you behind the scenes of an advertisement photoshoot. More>>

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  • Antiques Appraiser: Event at Quincy Public Library offers look into family past

    Antiques Appraiser: Event at Quincy Public Library offers look into family past

    Thursday, August 27 2015 11:21 AM EDT2015-08-27 15:21:52 GMT
    Antiques expert Mark Moran appraises many items, including fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, toys, costume jewelry, books and sports memorabilia. He reviewed items in front of a crowd of about 75 people Wednesday at the Quincy Public Library.
    Antiques expert Mark Moran appraises many items, including fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, toys, costume jewelry, books and sports memorabilia. He reviewed items in front of a crowd of about 75 people Wednesday at the Quincy Public Library.
  • The little team that could: Dark River Derby Coalition skates toward success in five years

    The little team that could: Dark River Derby Coalition skates toward success in five years

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 2:25 PM EDT2015-08-26 18:25:20 GMT
    Their derby names are marvelous, their athletic abilities impressive and their concern for the community inspirational. It's been a wild and crazy five-year journey for the Dark River Derby Coalition, Quincy's nationally ranked women's roller derby team. It has evolved from little more than a curiosity in 2011 to a highly popular organization that is as well known off the track for its charitable heart as it is on the track for its well-placed elbows and jet-like jammers.
    Their derby names are marvelous, their athletic abilities impressive and their concern for the community inspirational. It's been a wild and crazy five-year journey for the Dark River Derby Coalition, Quincy's nationally ranked women's roller derby team. It has evolved from little more than a curiosity in 2011 to a highly popular organization that is as well known off the track for its charitable heart as it is on the track for its well-placed elbows and jet-like jammers.
  • City seeking bids for tree cleanup, infrastructure repairs needed from windstorm

    City seeking bids for tree cleanup, infrastructure repairs needed from windstorm

    Thursday, August 27 2015 1:48 PM EDT2015-08-27 17:48:57 GMT
    The city of Quincy requested two bids Wednesday to finish cleanup and make infrastructure repairs resulting from the July 13 windstorm.Companies have until Sept. 9 to submit bids for sidewalk, gutter and curb replacement. That deadline also applies for storm-damaged tree removal or trimming.
    The city of Quincy requested two bids Wednesday to finish cleanup and make infrastructure repairs resulting from the July 13 windstorm.Companies have until Sept. 9 to submit bids for sidewalk, gutter and curb replacement. That deadline also applies for storm-damaged tree removal or trimming.
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