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Police make computer hijack arrests Police make computer hijack arrests 11/21/2014 05:21 AM
Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers.
Google tries ad-free net experiment Google tries ad-free net experiment 11/21/2014 09:30 AM
Search giant Google has unveiled an experiment that lets people pay to visit sites rather than see adverts.
Robots face new creativity test Robots face new creativity test 11/21/2014 08:43 AM
A US professor is proposing a successor to the famous Turing test devised to spot when artificial intelligence becomes "human".
Warnings on 'complex' Android virus Warnings on 'complex' Android virus 11/21/2014 04:59 AM
Hundreds of thousands of Android phones have been infected with malware that uses handsets to send spam and buy event tickets in bulk.
Russian site lists breached webcams Russian site lists breached webcams 11/20/2014 05:21 PM
Data privacy watchdogs are warning the public about a Russian website that provides links to breached webcams, baby monitors and CCTV feeds.
'Poorest of poor' test talking tech 'Poorest of poor' test talking tech 11/20/2014 10:22 AM
A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.
Amnesty releases anti-spying program Amnesty releases anti-spying program 11/19/2014 05:28 PM
Amnesty International has released a program that can spot spying software used by governments to monitor activists and political opponents.
Embrace the arts, engineers told Embrace the arts, engineers told 11/21/2014 05:00 AM
Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.
Google and Rockstar end patent suit Google and Rockstar end patent suit 11/20/2014 11:58 AM
Google and patent consortium Rockstar - which includes Apple as an investor - agree to settle a patent litigation suit.
Iran frees 'Blogfather' Derakhshan Iran frees 'Blogfather' Derakhshan 11/20/2014 11:10 AM
Iran's Supreme Leader has pardoned the pioneering Iranian-Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan after six years in prison, Iranian media report.

CNN


Flip phones are hip again Flip phones are hip again 11/20/2014 11:31 AM
Hipsters, rejoice. Next time you ride your fixed-gear bicycle to the the thrift store, where you find a vintage, grease-stained mechanic's shirt that matches your Rollie Fingers mustache and Grizzly Adams beard, there's an edgy, if technologically sub-optimal, way to tell your friends about it.
Flip phones are hip again Flip phones are hip again 11/20/2014 11:31 AM
Hipsters, rejoice. Next time you ride your fixed-gear bicycle to the the thrift store, where you find a vintage, grease-stained mechanic's shirt that matches your Rollie Fingers mustache and Grizzly Adams beard, there's an edgy, if technologically sub-optimal, way to tell your friends about it.
The security gadget that's always listening The security gadget that's always listening 11/20/2014 05:29 PM
For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?
First a comet, then Mercury First a comet, then Mercury 11/20/2014 10:01 AM
After landing a probe on an icy comet, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now heading to scorching-hot Mercury with its BepiColombo spacecraft.
Africa's mobile money comes to Europe Africa's mobile money comes to Europe 11/20/2014 10:01 AM
Snapchat may be the latest application to offer a mobile payment feature, but the idea that made Snapcash possible was spawned more than seven years ago in Africa.
The home security device that's always listening The home security device that's always listening 11/20/2014 04:45 PM
For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?
After hopping on a comet, Mercury is next up After hopping on a comet, Mercury is next up 11/20/2014 10:06 AM
After landing a probe on an icy comet, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now heading to scorching-hot Mercury with its BepiColombo spacecraft.
Website streams private webcams Website streams private webcams 11/21/2014 04:43 AM
A Russian website is streaming video from private webcams around the world. Laurie Segall reports.
How close can a drone fly to your plane? How close can a drone fly to your plane? 11/21/2014 04:42 AM
Attorney Danny Cevallos explains a few of the legal questions surrounding civilian drones.
No bank required: Peer-to-peer is changing lending No bank required: Peer-to-peer is changing lending 11/20/2014 10:05 AM
It's said that lending to friends is a good way to lose them, but how about lending to a complete stranger?

Associated Press


TV-over-Internet service Aereo seeks Chapter 11 TV-over-Internet service Aereo seeks Chapter 11 11/21/2014 11:05 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Aereo, an online startup that tried to offer a cheaper alternative to cable TV, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection less than five months after an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court....
Gift Guide: 3 ways to watch streaming video on TV Gift Guide: 3 ways to watch streaming video on TV 11/21/2014 01:07 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV....
Mobile still a struggle for Intel; PC doing better Mobile still a struggle for Intel; PC doing better 11/20/2014 01:31 PM
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Chip-making giant Intel Corp. is still struggling to catch up in mobile computing but says its personal computer business is performing better than expected and its return to revenue growth this year will continue into 2015....
Gift Guide: Help your selfie with some add-on gear Gift Guide: Help your selfie with some add-on gear 11/20/2014 12:47 PM
ATLANTA (AP) -- Not all selfies are created equal. Some are blurry, are poorly framed or miss the action entirely because you might be scrubbing your thumb fishing for a virtual shutter button as the moment passes you by....
Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search 11/20/2014 01:57 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market....
Experts: Home, baby cameras not secure worldwide Experts: Home, baby cameras not secure worldwide 11/20/2014 11:47 AM
LONDON (AP) -- A child playing in Bucheon, South Korea. An empty crib in Absecon, New Jersey. Cattle feeding in Behamberg, Austria. Footage from more than 100 countries is being streamed from bedrooms, office buildings, shops, laundromats, stables and barns....
Human rights groups release anti-surveillance tool Human rights groups release anti-surveillance tool 11/20/2014 03:23 AM
BERLIN (AP) -- Four human rights groups have released a tool that lets users check whether their computer has been infected with surveillance software....
AP Exclusive: Some in NSA warned of a backlash AP Exclusive: Some in NSA warned of a backlash 11/20/2014 09:26 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed, current and former intelligence officials say....
Uber investigating if exec broke 'God' app rules Uber investigating if exec broke 'God' app rules 11/19/2014 04:13 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Uber Technologies confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating whether one of its general managers violated the popular car-booking service's privacy policies by snooping on a reporter's ride....
Billboard ranking to include streams, track sales Billboard ranking to include streams, track sales 11/19/2014 07:44 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Billboard's chart is getting a makeover....

Courier Mail


The truck that drives itself The truck that drives itself 11/21/2014 08:32 PM
WANT to put your feet up on a long drive? The technology that enables it is just around the corner. But will it be legal?
Inside the car that drives itself Inside the car that drives itself 11/21/2014 05:21 PM
THE future has officially arrived. Motoring writer Joshua Dowling takes a (slightly apprehensive) ride in the car that steers, brakes, and drives itself.
European space plane set to launch European space plane set to launch 11/21/2014 11:55 AM
EUROPE has announced the February launch of its first-ever ‘space plane’, just weeks after the fatal crash of Virgin Galactics SpaceShipTwo.
Twitter co-founder’s Australian plan Twitter co-founder’s Australian plan 11/21/2014 06:00 AM
TWITTER co-founder Jack Dorsey talks up his plans to break into Australia with a new app that acts as a real-time cash register for small businesses.
Sorry Google Maps, that’s not quite right Sorry Google Maps, that’s not quite right 11/20/2014 10:33 PM
GOOGLE Maps isn’t perfect at the best of times — and in this particular case, it’s engaged in a blatant piece of wishful thinking.
Why you should play RPG games Why you should play RPG games 11/20/2014 08:48 PM
THE latest Dragon Age game, Inquisition is finally out. Will this finally push traditionally geeky RPG games to the masses?
Yep, summer’s gonna be a scorcher Yep, summer’s gonna be a scorcher 11/20/2014 07:42 PM
AUSTRALIA, go and stock up on ice cream. In fact, it might pay to buy a whole ice cream truck. It’s official. Summer 2014/15 is set to sizzle.
Bus that’ll never run out of gas Bus that’ll never run out of gas 11/20/2014 07:05 PM
A NEW ‘Bio Bus’ which has begun operating in the UK uses a fuel that will never ever run out. Human waste.
Creepy cam site is spying on baby monitors Creepy cam site is spying on baby monitors 11/20/2014 05:34 PM
A DISTURBING website has hacked thousands of closed circuit cameras and even baby monitors — and efforts to shut it down are proving fruitless.
Aussie bedrooms ‘hacked’ by cam site Aussie bedrooms ‘hacked’ by cam site 11/20/2014 05:32 PM
AUSTRALIAN cameras - including baby monitors - are among thousands that have been hacked by a disturbing ‘Peeping Tom’ website. Are you being watched?
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