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Edward Snowden Can “Live” With Idea He Could Be Sent to Gitmo

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden said he could live with himself if he returned to the United States and was sent to Guantanamo Bay. Snowden said the comments during a recent interview with The Guardian, as…

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BT Launches “One Phone” Mobile Service For Businesses

BT is returning to the mobile market for the first time in 10 years with its “One Phone” service that allows business users to make fixed-line and mobile phone calls using the same handset. Designed specifically…

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International Astronomical Union (IAU) Planet-Naming Contest Opening Up

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) will open up exoplanet naming contests starting next year, in an effort to cut off the complicated names following the once-strict naming guidelines. Instead of having the next OGLE235-MOA53 b exoplanet, other…

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SupraPed Humanoid Robot Uses Walking Sticks to Navigate Tough Terrain

Stanford University researchers revealed more information about its SupraPed humanoid robot, described as humanoid contact-supported locomotion that can be used for 3D unstructured environments. SupraPed is being worked on by Shu-Yun Chung and Oussama Khatib, and…

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Mobile Bitcoin Mining Isn’t Worth The Effort, Unless You’re a Cybercriminal

Trying to mine for bitcoins using mobile devices won’t become an industry trend anytime soon, except for cybercriminals hijacking unsuspecting users. Even if cybercriminals hijack smartphones and tablets, which has been noted in the past few…

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Japanese Researchers Want To Create Giant Moving Gundam Robot

Following success of creating a 60-foot life-size statue of a Gundam Robot in Japan five years ago, engineers want to take it a step further by creating an operable, moving version. The life-size statute, based on…

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UK National Crime Agency Disrupts ‘Shylock’ Malware

Distribution of the “Shylock” malware has been disrupted by the UK National Crime Agency (NCA), in an effort to prevent a growing number of users from being compromised. The Shylock malware reportedly infected more than 30,000…

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Google Fixes Android Wear Bug Preventing Paid Apps From Being Installed on Wearables

Google has posted an update on its Android Developer blog to help developers ensure their paid apps work on Android Wear-powered smartwatches. Since developers are still becoming more familiar with wearables, standalone Wear apps aren’t available…

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Luis Suárez World Cup ‘Petition’ Phishing Scam Making The Rounds

A clever phishing website is using the popularity of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, compromising users with a website that mimics FIFA’s official website. Asking football fans to sign a petition in defense of Luis Suarez,…

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‘Copyright Infringement’ Notice With Trojan Software Hits 30,000 Users

Cybercriminals are targeting users with an email that looks like a copyright warning from popular music and movie studios, but instead has an attached Trojan designed to infect users. It might look like an email from…

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Samsung Struggling to Keep up With Chinese Smartphone Rivals

Korean electronics company Samsung has emerged as a global smartphone and tablet powerhouse, but is now struggling to woo consumers in emerging markets. Three major Chinese manufacturers, Lenovo, Xiaomi and Huawei are stepping up to the…

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Selling Your Google Android Smartphone? Might Want to Double Check All Data is Wiped

Consumers reselling their Google Android smartphones need to focus on overwriting data because simply deleting files isn’t enough anymore, AVAST Software recently discovered. The security company was able to easily retrieve personal data from smartphones it…

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New ATM Skimmer Found in Europe Extremely Difficult to Detect

Cybercriminals are becoming inventive in their methods to compromise companies and users, and that includes using skimmers at ATM machines and point-of-sale terminals. The European ATM Security Team (EAST) recently noted the drastic rise of mini-skimming…

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Illegal Bitcoin Exchange Busted by French Police

The French police recently dismantled an illegal Bitcoin exchange website, marking the first time an illegal Bitcoin money exchange was targeted in Europe. There were raids last week conducted in Cannes, Nice and Toulouse, along with…

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Gartner Believes PC Industry Will Receive Brief Reprieve in 2014

Shipment of PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones will grow 4.2 percent from 2013, reaching 2.4 billion units this year, according to research group Gartner. It’s a welcome sign for PC OEMs, trying desperately to get…

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LG Electronics LG G Pad 10.1 to Roll Out Globally Throughout July

Korean company LG Electronics launched its LG G Pad 10.1 tablet, and it will be available worldwide rolling out globally through July. The device has a 1.2GHZ quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and 1GB of RAM powering…

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BAE: Drones Able to Self-Heal Using 3D Printer Technology to Fly By 2040

BAE Systems thinks 3D printing technology will become extremely powerful, and could be able to print small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) technology by 2040. The idea of a 3D-printed UAV able to conduct surveillance or rescue…

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NSA Continues Targeting Tor, Snooping on Users Seeking Additional Anonymity

The NSA continues to target the Tor Web anonymizing service, leaving Internet users with a smaller number of ways to browse anonymously.  Recently, German broadcast company ARD said it believes the NSA is monitoring two Tor…

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Head Hunters Could Use Video Games to Recruit New Talent

To help try to recruit potential new employees, banks could take a look at overall gaming skills to help match job candidates with the appropriate role.  This doesn’t mean Call of Duty, as the games will…

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Heavy Use of Twitter, Facebook Can Damage Your Relationship

Obsessive use of social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook can negatively impact your relationship, according to a recent study published by University of Missouri doctoral researcher Russell Clayton. The use of Facebook and Twitter…

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Bitcoin Supporters Hope to See EU Provide Regulatory Guidance of Cryptocurrencies

European Union countries need to make adjustments to outline regulatory guidance on bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies, according to bitcoin supporters. The European Commission recently noted that it plans to create virtual cryptocurrency rules as quickly as…