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2 hrs ago | The Star

SRNL turns microwaves to law enforcement tool

The Savannah River National Lab, or SRNL, is looking to assist law enforcement through the modification of a tandem microwave, an invention fabricated from two commercial microwave ovens.


Related Topix: Inventions

6 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

Backoff malware infections are more widespread than thought

The number of businesses hit by the data-stealing Backoff malware may be substantially more than the 1,000 or so companies estimated by federal officials, according to security vendor Kaspersky Labs.


Related Topix: Computer Security

9 hrs ago | SFGate

A Startup Is Tackling One Of The Biggest Problems With Wearable Devices - Battery Life

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


Related Topix: CPU, Business News

13 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Your Week in Viral Videos: Little girl in awe of space shuttle

Millions of people were inspired by the space shuttle, and it continues to do that, even though it hasn't flown in more than three years.


Related Topix: NASA, Space

17 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

Space Shuttle Discovery First Launched 30 Years Ago

Saturday marks 30 years since Space Shuttle Discovery's first launch. Discovery, the third space shuttle to join NASA's fleet, left for its first mission on Aug. 30, 1984, to deploy three communication satellites.


Related Topix: Space, NASA

20 hrs ago | KRVN-AM Lexington

Whiskey Particles Stored on ISS Headed for Earth

A Scottish distillery that enlisted the help of astronauts to develop whiskey particles on the International Space Station is now preparing for touchdown.


Related Topix: Drink, Whiskey, Liquor, Space, NASA

Yesterday | Lancashire Telegraph

Tributes for Blackburn poet who died after realising lifelong dream

Bill Austin, of Bute Road, Shadsworth, overcame arthritis to publish 'If You Don't Like Poetry Read This' with the help of his neighbour Amanda Chinery.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Inventions

Fri Aug 29, 2014


Re: How do you kill it?

But the law doesn't spell that out so Google, for example, could implement it in a variety of ways.


Related Topix: iCloud, Find My iPhone, iPod touchiPad App, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

Silicon Alley Insider

Police Officer Will Not Be Charged In Killing Of Napster Executive

Los Angeles sheriff's deputy Andrew Wood will not be charged for fatally running over former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. in his patrol car while the officer was typing a message into his computer.


Related Topix: Startups, Napster, Calabasas, CA, P2P

Professor awarded supercomputer grant

A University of Central Oklahoma professor of engineering and physics has been awarded a $304,745 research grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a cluster supercomputer.


Related Topix: High Performance Computing, University of Central Oklahoma


Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng.


Related Topix: Inventions

The Fresno Bee

Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba

The three companies said they will integrate online and offline selling, with e-commerce services in Wanda's 107 shopping malls, as well as its hotels and resorts.


Related Topix: Internet, Alibaba, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Baidu

The London Free Press

Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods

SAN FRANCISCO Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: WebMD, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Amazon, Internet

Thu Aug 28, 2014


Term Of The Day: 'Google Dorking'

And now the Feds have issued a warning to U.S. businesses to be on the lookout for Google Dorking activity as a sign of hackers.


Related Topix: Computer Security

This Is Lancashire

Some 48% of school children take a mobile phone to school, the uSwitch survey showed

More than a quarter of parents plan to spend an average of A 329 per family on gadgets for their children ahead of the new school year, a survey has found.


Related Topix: CPU

KXLY-TV Spokane

Massive bank hack: What you need to know

Some of the biggest banks -- including JPMorgan Chase -- were recently hacked. The attackers used never-before-seen malware to break into the banks' computer systems, according to someone with direct knowledge of the investigation.


Related Topix: Computer Security


Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.


Related Topix: Internet, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Rocket launch from Wallops Island tests new tech

NASA says a Black Brant IX suborbital rocket was launched at 5 a.m. Thursday from the agency's Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.


Related Topix: Wallops Island, VA, NASA

CBS Atlanta

Feds allow logging after huge California wildfire

At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Inventions, Air Accidents, Violent Crime

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Washington Examiner

NASA's new giant rocket system passes milestone

NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018.


Related Topix: NASA, Space


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