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Top South America Hackers Rattle Peru's Cabinet

The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points.

Their latest stunt may be their most consequential.

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Iran President Urges Clerics to Tolerate Internet

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has urged the country's clerics to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, saying Iran cannot "close the gates to the world."

Rouhani made the appeal during a meeting with clerics in Tehran on Monday, saying that Internet is important for all aspiring students and experts trying to access new knowledge and science. His speech was broadcast in state television.

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Japan Firm Showcases 'Touchable' 3D Technology

Technology that generates touchable 3D imagery was unveiled in Japan Monday, with its developers saying users could pull and push objects that are not really there.

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Sony Founder Nephew Starts as Head of PlayStation Unit

The nephew of a Sony founder on Monday started as head of a regional gaming unit, after the Japanese electronics giant sailed past the 10 million mark in sales of its PlayStation 4.

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For Gamers, Combating Online Abuse Not Easy

While most attendees of the Penny Arcade Expo come to the boisterous convention to play games, bag swag and meet like-minded people, a few take the time to investigate online bullying and why it's so prevalent among the gaming community.

Therapist Stacey Weber, herself a gamer, is a bit mystified.

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Samsung's Shipbuilding, Engineering Units to Merge

The shipbuilding and engineering units of South Korea's Samsung group said Monday they would merge, as the family-run giant gears up for generational ownership succession. 

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Japan Says Electronics OK during Take-Off and Landing

Japan on Monday relaxed a ban on the use of electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets in flight, following similar moves by the United States and the European Union.

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Facebook Tuning Mobile Search at Social Network

Facebook on Friday said it is dabbling with letting members using smartphones or tablets search for past posts of friends at the leading online social network.

Facebook is testing using keywords to find old posts, the California-based company said in an email response to an AFP inquiry.

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Nintendo Launching 'Amiibo' with 12 Characters

Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."

Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters will initially be part of its upcoming toy-game franchise set for release later this year. In addition to the "Pokemon" and "Legend of Zelda" leading men, the starting line-up will include Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Samus Aran, Kirby, Fox McCloud, Marth, the "Wii Fit" Trainer and the Villager from "Animal Crossing."

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IDC: Tablet Sales Slow as PCs Find Footing

Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC).

IDC on Friday cut its forecast for shipments of tablets and "two-in-one" devices combining tablet and laptop features to 233.1 million, saying growth would be about half of what was originally predicted.

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