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Simon Says

The Emoticon Turns 30, Seems Happy About It :-)

Using three keystrokes to suggest a smile may not be a great scientific advance, but the emoticon has been simple, useful and enduring.

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The Two-Way

Please Tell Us Your Password Isn't 1-2-3-4

When it comes to creating passwords, many of us are amazingly unimaginative. How about you? Or do you have some great tips for how to create unbreakable codes?

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