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John Oliver, Net Neutrality, and the Ghost of SOPA-PIPA

John Oliver, Net Neutrality, and the Ghost of SOPA-PIPA

So now the net neutrality debate has its very own pop culture hook.  It’s been a week since HBO’s John Oliver unleashed hi...

Jun 9 2014, 9:27am CDT

The CIA Gets Twitter

The CIA Gets Twitter

The Central Intelligence Agency gets Twitter and by that I don’t mean it now has a handle on the site and sent out its first tw...

Jun 9 2014, 6:45am CDT

Turing Test Passed for the First Time, But...

Turing Test Passed for the First Time, But...

In a breakthrough of engineering a computer has successfully passed the infamous ‘Turing test‘. You may have already read the h...

Jun 9 2014, 3:15am CDT

New OpenSSL Defects: Is this another Heartbleed?

New OpenSSL Defects: Is this another Heartbleed?

OpenSSL is the same software that recently hit the headlines for the Heartbleed vulnerability. The 6 software defects (details...

Jun 6 2014, 3:20am CDT

Verizon says to Netflix: Stop blaming us for bad Video

Verizon says to Netflix: Stop blaming us for bad Video

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc., the country's fourth-largest home Internet service provider, sent a letter to Netf...

Jun 6 2014, 1:15am CDT

Intel's super-thin 'Core M' tablets will be cheaper than you think

Intel's super-thin 'Core M' tablets will be cheaper than you think

According to Intel's PC client chief Kirk Skaugen, the prices could run as low as $600 which is just equal to all the mid...

Jun 5 2014, 12:10pm CDT

Softbank's 'Pepper' robot understands feelings

Softbank's 'Pepper' robot understands feelings

Pepper will cost less than $2,000 next year...

Jun 5 2014, 6:13am CDT

Humanoid Robot Pepper Reading Emotions Goes on Sale in Japan

Humanoid Robot Pepper Reading Emotions Goes on Sale in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Softbank Corp. is entering the robotics business with its cooing, gesturing and sympathetic Pepper humanoid-on-whe...

Jun 5 2014, 4:59am CDT

Netflix blames Verizon for slow streaming speeds

Netflix blames Verizon for slow streaming speeds

Who is to blame when Netflix is slow on your computer?...

Jun 5 2014, 4:33am CDT

MIT's robotic limbs pave the way for real-life Doc Ock

MIT's robotic limbs pave the way for real-life Doc Ock

They are unlike the prosthetic limbs; they wont replace but will compliment the real ones...

Jun 4 2014, 12:53pm CDT

Every Internet User Needs to Watch This: John Oliver on Net Neutrality

Every Internet User Needs to Watch This: John Oliver on Net Neutrality

John Oliver calls for action against the FCC's plans to break net neutrality. Watch the insanely funny and at the same tim...

Jun 4 2014, 8:18am CDT

Google Glass is Still Trying To Look Cool

Google Glass is Still Trying To Look Cool

When Google announced its Google Glass partnership with Ray-Ban and Oakley maker Luxottica in January, headlines blared that Gl...

Jun 4 2014, 4:01am CDT

Instagram gets updated with more photo-editing tools

Instagram gets updated with more photo-editing tools

Finally, Instagram is giving more photo-editing powers to its users....

Jun 4 2014, 3:16am CDT

Google announces Chrome extension that encrypts emails

Google announces Chrome extension that encrypts emails

The new tool, which uses the OpenPGP standard, allows encryption and decryption of messages sent from the browser....

Jun 4 2014, 1:02am CDT

Alan Alda announced Winner of Flame Challenge Contest

Alan Alda announced Winners of Flame Challenge Contest

Famous actor Alan Alda of M*A*S*H fame has a heart for science. He announced the winners of Stony Brook University’s Flame Chal...

Jun 3 2014, 1:42pm CDT

Updated Google Glass with Diane von Furstenberg design

Updated Google Glass with Diane von Furstenberg design

It will launch tomorrow in 5 frames and 8 different shades...

Jun 3 2014, 12:30pm CDT

Kepler-10c is a Mega-Earth

Kepler-10c is a Mega-Earth

New data on a planet discovered by the Kepler space telescope back in 2011 has helped scientists to determine that Kepler-10c i...

Jun 3 2014, 1:36am CDT

Watch Fabien Cousteau Live in Mission 31

Watch Fabien Cousteau Live in Mission 31

Fabien Cousteau, grandson of legendary Jacques-Yves Cousteau is right now attempting to set a new record in living under water...

Jun 2 2014, 5:02am CDT

Samsung Teaming With Oculus for Virtual Reality Gear

Samsung Teaming With Oculus for Virtual Reality Gear

Virtual Reality headsets will soon be part of the Samsung mobile phones...

Jun 1 2014, 2:26pm CDT

Usain Bolt is no Match for Velociraptor Machine

Raptor Outran Usain Bolt

A new version of the erstwhile Cheetah robot, the Velociraptor machine shows that Usain Bolt is no match for it as regards spee...

Jun 1 2014, 5:13am CDT

'Star Trek' style teleportation might be possible

'Star Trek' style teleportation might be possible

Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for the first time with tiny bits of data....

May 31 2014, 4:36am CDT

Intel's working on a system to secure self-driving cars

Intel's working on a system to secure self-driving cars

The company is also launching an In-Vehicle Solutions platform...

May 29 2014, 4:34pm CDT

Samsung announces the SIMBAND at the "Voice of the Body" event today

Samsung announces the SIMBAND at the "Voice of the Body" event today

The wristband is a modular reference platform for wearable health sensors...

May 29 2014, 10:47am CDT

The $250 MOD-t delivers simplicity and beauty in a 3D printer

The $250 MOD-t delivers simplicity and beauty in a 3D printer

The folks at New Matter are looking to simplify the process so that anyone can output the items they desire...

May 29 2014, 10:26am CDT

Microsoft Demos Real-time Language Translator for Skype

Microsoft Demos Real-time Language Translator for Skype

Microsoft demonstrates Tuesday a real time language translation tool for Skype at the Code Conference. Microsoft will start rol...

May 28 2014, 5:25am CDT

China calls on United States to stop unscrupulous Cyberspying

BEIJING (AP) — China called for a halt Tuesday to what it called unscrupulous U.S. cyberspying, saying that a monthslong invest...

May 27 2014, 12:55am CDT

Rap Genius co-founder fired for disturbing comments

Rap Genius co-founder fired for disturbing comments

Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam has resigned from the text annotation company. Sources said he was fired for posting ins...

May 26 2014, 11:16pm CDT

Medical Chips Inside Your Body Get Powered Wirelessly

Medical Chips Inside Your Body Get Powered Wirelessly

Engineers at Stanford University have discovered a way to power medical chips or devices inside your body. This is part of a ne...

May 26 2014, 7:17am CDT

Paralyzed teen to kick World Cup's first ball

Paralyzed teen to kick World Cup's first ball

The kid will do so by wearing a motorized exoskeleton which is going to be controlled by the brain....

May 26 2014, 3:21am CDT

Cosmic Collision sent Chelyabinsk Asteroid Towards Earth

Cosmic Collision sent Chelyabinsk Asteroid Towards Earth

The Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia smashed through Earth’s atmosphere on the rebound from a collision with anothe...

May 26 2014, 3:20am CDT

Scientists say that Aliens do Exist And Will Be Found Pretty Soon

Scientists say that Aliens do Exist And Will Be Found Pretty Soon

It used to be that if you asked an astronomer if there was intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, you’d get some sort of h...

May 25 2014, 2:00pm CDT

Nuclear Kitty Litter Response

Nuclear Kitty Litter Response

Inaction following the first radioactive leak at the world’s only deep geologic nuclear waste repository was threatening to sta...

May 25 2014, 1:33pm CDT

Samsung and LG will most likely make use of sapphire in the near future

Samsung and LG will most likely make use of sapphire in the near future

The companies have requested sapphire glass manufacturers / suppliers to review samples...

May 24 2014, 1:15pm CDT

Surgeon In UK Uses Google Glass to Live Stream Surgical Operation

Surgeon In UK Uses Google Glass to Live Stream Surgical Operation

13,000 medical students tuning in live from over 115 countries as the tumor was removed...

May 24 2014, 12:08pm CDT

The Legion Meter allows devices to be charged faster

The Legion Meter allows devices to be charged faster

The Kickstarter project works when the device plugs in in-between the USB outlet and the charging cable just like a dongle...

May 24 2014, 11:53am CDT

Iran Court orders Instagram Block

Iran Court orders Instagram Block

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian court ordered that the photo-sharing app Instagram be blocked over privacy concerns, a semioffic...

May 23 2014, 6:14am CDT

Officials use Yelp to Uncover Food Poisoning Cases

Officials use Yelp to Uncover Food Poisoning Cases

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is using a novel way to uncover cases of food poisoning — reading Yelp restaurant reviews. Health...

May 23 2014, 4:38am CDT

Tim Cook to be Asked to Testify in NSA Case

Tim Cook to be Asked to Testify in NSA Case

According to a new report, German lawmakers may ask Tim Cook and other Silicon Valley CEOs to testify in NSA case....

May 23 2014, 3:48am CDT

Mini Dialysis Machine for Babies Invented

Mini Dialysis Machine for Babies Invented

LONDON (AP) — Doctors in Italy have designed a miniature dialysis machine for babies, used for the first time last year to save...

May 23 2014, 2:48am CDT

Nest Recalls 440,000 Smoke Alarms

Nest Recalls 440,000 Smoke Alarms

NEW YORK (AP) — Government regulators on Wednesday said that they have approved Nest Labs' plans to fix a feature in its smoke...

May 22 2014, 4:05am CDT