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The Malware That Duped Target Has Been Found
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The Malware That Duped Target Has Been Found

The malicious program used to compromise Target and other companies was part of a widespread operation using a Trojan tool known as Trojan.POSRAM, according to...

Out in the Open: Ex-Google Ad Man Saves You From Ad Hell
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Out in the Open: Ex-Google Ad Man Saves You From Ad Hell

The World Privacy Forum recently told the U.S. Congress the data brokerage industry is making millions of dollars selling lists of all kinds of data to marketers...

Darpa's Robotic Gladiators Will Battle on This Disaster Course
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Darpa's Robotic Gladiators Will Battle on This Disaster Course

In a robotic twist on American Gladiators, 17 robots and their teams will descend upon Florida this week to see which ones have the greatest superhero potential...

4 Reasons Why Apple's Ibeacon Is About to Disrupt Interaction Design
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4 Reasons Why Apple's Ibeacon Is About to Disrupt Interaction Design

You step inside Walmart and your shopping list is transformed into a personalized map, showing you the deals that'll appeal to you most.

Doom's Creator Looks Back on 20 Years of Demonic Mayhem
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Doom's Creator Looks Back on 20 Years of Demonic Mayhem

At the stroke of midnight on December 10, 1993, an executive at id Software uploaded a file to an FTP site on the University of Washington's network.

The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead
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The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead

Dennis Crowley thought his 13-year dream might never come true. 

Falling in Love with AI Virtual Assistants: A Creepy Love Affair Nearer Than You Think
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Falling in Love with AI Virtual Assistants: A Creepy Love Affair Nearer Than You Think

"I've never loved anyone the way I've loved you," swoons Joaquin Phoenix, in the movie Her.

Someone's Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in the Internet
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Someone's Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in the Internet

In 2008, two security researchers at the DefCon hacker conference demonstrated a massive security vulnerability in the worldwide internet traffic-routing system—a...

A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious
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A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious

It's a question that’s perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from?

Circle of Life: The Beautiful New Way to Visualize Biological Data
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Circle of Life: The Beautiful New Way to Visualize Biological Data

When Martin Krzywinski took a systems administrator job at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Center, he didn’t plan on becoming a pioneer of 21st century biological...

Best Microscope Photos of the Year Bring Tiny, Amazing Worlds to Light
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Best Microscope Photos of the Year Bring Tiny, Amazing Worlds to Light


Court Rules Probable-Cause Warrant Required For Gps Trackers
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Court Rules Probable-Cause Warrant Required For Gps Trackers

An appellate court has finally supplied an answer to an open question left dangling by the Supreme Court in 2012: Do law enforcement agencies need a probable-cause...

Killer Robots With Automatic Rifles Could Be on the Battlefield in 5 Years
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Killer Robots With Automatic Rifles Could Be on the Battlefield in 5 Years

Robots armed with automatic weapons, anti-tank missiles and even grenade launchers are marching, er, rolling ever closer to the battlefield now that they’ve shown...

Predicting the Future Could Improve Remote-Control of Space Robots
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Predicting the Future Could Improve Remote-Control of Space Robots

A new system could make robotic space exploration faster and more efficient by predicting the robot's future movements. 

The Future of Prosthetics Could Be This Brain-Controlled Bionic Leg
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The Future of Prosthetics Could Be This Brain-Controlled Bionic Leg

About a year ago, Zac Vawter climbed all 103 flights of stairs of the Willis Tower in Chicago.

Quantum Computer Passes Math Test, But Doesn't Answer the Big Question
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Quantum Computer Passes Math Test, But Doesn't Answer the Big Question

Is the world's first commercial quantum computer the real deal or not?

Interstellar 8-Track: How Voyager's Vintage Tech Keeps Running
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Interstellar 8-Track: How Voyager's Vintage Tech Keeps Running

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has gone interstellar.

How Ios 7 Will Spark a Boom in App Design
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How Ios 7 Will Spark a Boom in App Design

You probably feel strongly about iOS 7.

Rsa Tells Its Developer Customers: Stop Using Nsa-Linked Algorithm
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Rsa Tells Its Developer Customers: Stop Using Nsa-Linked Algorithm


NASA's Plutonium Problem Could End Deep-Space Exploration
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NASA's Plutonium Problem Could End Deep-Space Exploration

In 1977, the Voyager 1 spacecraft left Earth on a five-year mission to explore Jupiter and Saturn. Thirty-six years later, the car-size probe is still exploring...
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