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Apple Electric Cars Expected By 2020 [VIDEO]

February 20th 2015

Apple has been working secretly on a car and wants to start production of an electric vehicle as early as 2020, the first Apple Car is expected to cost less than US$40,000 and will go more than 200 miles (321km) on a single charge, citing “people with knowledge of the matter,” Bloomberg reported that...
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US, UK Steal Encryption Keys From World’s Largest SIM Card Firm [VIDEO]

February 20th 2015

American and British spies reportedly hacked into the network of the world’s largest manufacturer of SIM cards, stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communications, according to documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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Google, Mattel partner on new View-Master with VR technology [VIDEO]

February 14th 2015

Mattel announced it is teaming up with Google to create a virtual reality-based View-Master. The device won’t start selling until the fall and will work with Android smartphones. Check out this gadget for what you can get right now The PrioVR.
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Obama To Urge Companies To Share Cyber Threat Data [VIDEO]

February 13th 2015

President Obama is set to sign an executive order Friday that will encourage companies to share information on cyberecurity threats with each other and with the government. The order is part of a push for ‘information sharing and analysis organizations.’
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SpaceX rocket launch of the DSCOVR observatory Tonight

February 9th 2015

SpaceX rocket with a U.S. weather satellite bound for deep space launch is 6:07 p.m. EST on Monday, after been called off minutes before liftoff on Sunday due to a technical problem
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Tweets to Appear in Google Search In Real Time

February 5th 2015

Twitter reportedly reached a deal to include the 140-character tweets in Google search results. The deal means Google will have automatic access to the stream of data from Twitter’s website, which it previously had to crawl for information. The move is part of a larger effort to attract more people to Twitter as growth...
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Canada Monitoring User’s Websites File Downloads [VIDEO]

January 28th 2015

Canada’s electronic spy agency analyze millions of videos and documents downloaded online every day by people around the world, as part of a sweeping bid to find extremist plots and suspects, CBC News has learned. “Every single thing that you do — in this case uploading/downloading files to these sites — that act is...
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Obama to Propose New Laws to Protect Consumer Data, Privacy [VIDEO]

January 12th 2015

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to pass legislation that would require companies to better protect consumer data as well as tighten restrictions on student data privacy, according to a White House official. The Personal Data Notification and Protection Act, which Obama is expected to announce at the Federal Trade Commission on Monday, comes...
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Happy New Year LNC! Google Doodle Celebrates With 2014 VIDEO

December 31st 2014

Google decided to leave behind the year with a special doodle showing some of the most trending searches of 2014. The image shows a simple animation that reflects some of the most important moments of the last year: The World Cup, the Rosetta Space Mission, India’s Mars Orbiter and the ALS.
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Google’s Gmail Blocked in China [VIDEO]

December 29th 2014

Google mail service Gmail has reportedly been blocked by China’s Great Firewall following months of disruption, an anti-censorship group said Monday. GreatFire.org said many Gmail users were cut off in China on Friday and services were still down Monday. “We’ve checked and there’s nothing wrong on our end,” a Google spokesman in Singapore said...
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Hackers Hit Xbox, PlayStation Networks [VIDEO]

December 26th 2014

Hackers take responsibility for crashing PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox networks over Christmas, asking for retweets in exchange for ending the problem. The group Lizard Squad took to Twitter to announce it was behind the connection failure, adding that it used distributed denial-of-service attacks to flood the networks with traffic and bring down the services....
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Google Closes in Spain Ahead of New Law

December 11th 2014

Google News will shut down in Spain on Dec. 16, due to a new intellectual-property law that requires Spanish publications to charge services such as Google News for displaying even a brief snippet from their publications. While the new regulation, dubbed locally as the Google Tax, did not specifiy how much the online search...
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FBI warns businesses of cyber attack after Sony confirms hack [VIDEO]

December 2nd 2014

The FBI warned businesses on Monday that hackers have used malicious software to launch attacks in the U.S., following an attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last week. The ‘flash’ warning said that unknown hackers have used malware to override data on hard drives of computers, making them inoperable and shutting down networks. It did...
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Amazon Deploys Robot Shipping Army

December 1st 2014

E-commerce giant Amazon.com has boosted efficiency—and given workers’ legs a break—by deploying more than 15,000 wheeled robots to crisscross the floors and aisles of its biggest warehouses, pick up customer orders, and deliver stacks of toys, books and other products to employees. Amazon, which faces its single biggest day of online shopping Monday, has...
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Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

November 21st 2014

Aereo, the streaming TV service that let users watch near-live TV on any internet-connected device, has today announced that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In a blog post, the company stated that a US Supreme Court decision had “effectively changed the laws that had governed Aereo’s technology, creating regulatory and legal uncertainty....
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US spy program targets Americans’ cellphones

November 14th 2014

U.S. Marshals Service program operates aircraft equipped with fake cellphone towers to scoop data, according to people familiar with the program. The technology is aimed at hunting for criminal suspects, but it also collects data from thousands of other phones, The Wall Street Journal report.
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Watch The Rosetta Mission Comet Landing Success [VIDEO]

November 12th 2014

Today, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft will release its Philae lander to make space history: the first soft-landing on a comet. If all goes well, Philae will make a seven-hour descent from Rosetta to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and land at 10:35 a.m. EST (1535 GMT). Update for Nov. 12 at 8:14...
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Google signs $1.1 billion lease for Nasa hangar to use for developing robots

November 11th 2014

Google has signed a 60-year lease for part of a historic Navy air base, where it plans to renovate three massive hangars and use them for projects involving aviation, space exploration and robotics. The tech giant has agreed to pay $1.16 billion in rent over the next six decades for the property, which also...
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Apple fixes bug with lost iMessages & adds deregistration tool

November 11th 2014

Apple fixes bug with lost iMessages & adds deregistration tool to make your Android messages not disappear It’s not uncommon for iPhone users to make the switch to Android — in fact, Google recently published guidelines to make that changeover easier for users. But one recurring complaint of Android adopters has been the iMessage...
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Google Doodle – 25th Anniversary fall of the Berlin Wall [VIDEO]

November 9th 2014

Google Doodle on Sunday celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with an interactive video doodle.The Google doodle shows a video depicting the scenes as West Berliners greet their eastern counterparts on the night in 1989. The video also shows pieces of the fallen wall in various parts of the...
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Russia Removes Steve Jobs Memorial After Tim Cook Comes Out as Gay

November 3rd 2014

A week after Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay, a Russian company took down an iPhone sculpture because it is “public propaganda for sodomy.” ZEFS put the sculpture up outside of a St. Petersburg university last year but pulled it down Saturday. The company says it’s just obeying Russia’s homophobic laws. “After...
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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Has Crashed, Killing At Least One

October 31st 2014

Virgin Galactic confirmed in a statement that the spaceship was lost. This is a developing story. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, the world’s first spaceship designed for space tourism, crashed in the California desert on Friday, according to Virgin Galactic’s Twitter feed.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out as gay

October 30th 2014

Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the focus on our products and the incredible things our...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay a “success”

October 28th 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple’s new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system. “We’re already No. 1. We’re more than the total of the other guys,” Cook boasted Monday during a tech...
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Twitter acquires Twitpic domain and photo archive

October 27th 2014

Twitpic announced today that it has reached an agreement to be acquired by Twitter, saving millions of photos that were set to go up in smoke later today. In a blog post, founder Noah Everett said “we have reached an agreement with Twitter to give them the Twitpic domain and photo archive, thus keeping...
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Internet trolls face up to two years in jail under new laws

October 20th 2014

Internet trolls could face up to two years in jail under new laws, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said. He told the Mail on Sunday quadrupling the current maximum six-month term showed his determination to “take a stand against a baying cyber-mob”. Mr Grayling was speaking days after TV presenter Chloe Madeley suffered online...
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Facebook Launches Natural Disaster Service [VIDEO]

October 16th 2014

Sometimes Facebook’s lack of respect for privacy can have good consequences. The tech company is launching a new service called Safety Check, which will allow people to register themselves as safe when a major disaster happens. It works by Facebook sending the user a push notification if their current location is in an area...
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Man Addicted to Google Glass

October 15th 2014

Scientists say they have treated a man they believe is the first patient with Internet addiction disorder brought on by overuse of Google Glass. The 31-year-old U.S. Navy serviceman had been using the wearable technology that comes with an optical head-mounted display for about 18 hours a day, removing it only to sleep and...
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Tesla unveils new Model S with autopilot mode

October 10th 2014

Tesla CEO Elon Musk showed off a new line of dual-motor, all-wheel-drive versions of its Model S sedans. Musk also announced a new autopilot system that can sense objects around the car and can tell “if there’s a car in your blind spot, or if you’ve got a highway barrier on one side.” The...
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Russian Tried to Sell U.S. Military Tech

October 9th 2014

Dmitry Ustinov, 53, from Moscow, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for trying to illegally export high-tech military night vision equipment from the U.S. Once released he will also have three years of supervision and will be deported. He was arrested in April 2013 in Lithuania. He tried to steal and sell...
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