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Voyager 1: 'The little spacecraft that could'

Hurtling across the Milky Way like an eternal explorer -- the Voyager 1 spacecraft continues to nonchalantly reveal the mysteries of the solar system to a captivated Earthbound audience.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, NASA

Fri Aug 01, 2014


Train robots hands-on to dump trash with this new OS

Don't program robots -- train them. That's the stated goal of Brain Corporation, whose operating system is designed to allow robots to learn how to dump trash or open doors via hands-on training, not programming.


Related Topix: Robots, CPU

Hitchhiking robot is halfway across Canada

As far as hitchhikers go, this one looks harmless enough. He or she -- it's hard to tell -- is short and friendly, if a little fashion-challenged.


Related Topix: Robots, Canada,

Brandon Sun

Hackers 'constantly probing' federal computers: Canada's electronic spy chief

The head of Canada's electronic spy agency says malicious hackers are "constantly probing" federal computer systems so they can break in and steal valuable information.


Related Topix: Computer Security


Is Your Car One of the Most Hackable?

A report shared exclusively with CNNMoney shows that the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Cadillac Escalade and 2014 Toyota Prius were the most 'hackable' of 20 car models reviewed by automotive security researchers.


Related Topix: SUV, Jeep, Jeep Cherokee, Cadillac, Hybrid, Cadillac Escalade, Toyota Prius, Coupe, Hatchback, Toyota, Sedan, Audi, Convertible, Audi A8, Dodge Viper, Dodge, Computer Security

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Non-students can take advantage of back-to-school deals

You can still take full advantage of the back-to-school sales and state's tax-free holidays, fulfilling various needs from new computers to new clothes.


Related Topix: Computers, Laptops/Notebooks, Apple, Startups, Dell, Ipad


Texas man gets probation in revenge porn case

A Texas man has pleaded guilty to seeking revenge on his ex-girlfriend by emailing out videos of them having sex.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Tarrant County, TX


Windows Server 2003 support expiration could push sales next year

Server sales could spike with the expiration of extended support for Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 OS in July next year, a Dell executive said.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Laptops/Notebooks, Microsoft Windows, Intel

Thu Jul 31, 2014


PHP gets a formal specification, at last

Despite becoming one of the most widely used programming languages on the Web, PHP didn't have a formal specification -- until now.


Related Topix: Programming Languages, PHP, Startups, Facebook

Washington Times

NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars

Space agency officials Thursday unveiled seven instruments they plan to put on a Martian rover that would launch in 2020, including two devices aimed at bigger Mars missions in the future.


Related Topix: NASA, Space

PC World

AMD's Kaveri processors coming to smaller, cheaper desktops

Advanced Micro Devices wants to help gamers build cheaper, smaller desktops through new processors the company started shipping on Thursday AMD's A10, A8 and A6 chips-code-named Kaveri-are targeted at small-form factor and even larger desktops starting at $399, said Adam Kozak, AMD's desktop product marketing manager.


Related Topix: CPU, Advanced Micro Devices, Startups, The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Intel, Microsoft Xbox, X360

KXLY-TV Spokane

Six obstacles to being a cyborg

When Neil Harbisson gets out of a car, the antenna coming out of his head sometimes gets stuck in branches.


Related Topix: Color Blindness, Health, RFID News


Is the iPad doomed?

Tablet sales are "crashing," says Best Buy's CEO! IPad sales are sinking fast! Is this the beginning of the end for the tablet? Easy, there, tiger.


Related Topix: Ipad, Kindle, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Apple, Startups, iPhone


Cronut creator unveils ice cream sundae in a can

"For someone less gourmet, it tastes like a souped-up root beer float," said a spokeswoman for Dominique Ansel Bakery.


Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Inventions, Dining

Bellingham Herald

China denies hacking Canadian tech research group

"It is irresponsible for the Canadian side to make groundless accusations against China when there is no credible evidence," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said.


Related Topix: Computer Security

WBAL-AM Baltimore

NASA Picks University of Maryland Proposal For Space Station Project

NASA has chosen a University of Maryland proposal for a new instrument to observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station.


Related Topix: NASA, Maryland

Chinese man brings gay conversion therapy lawsuit

The Beijing LGBT Center, which campaigns for gay rights, said it was the first court case involving so-called conversion therapy in China.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Internet, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Baidu, World News, China, Asia


Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns

USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.


Related Topix: Computers, Computer Security, Keyboards, Mice, Cellphones

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

Red Hat has developed a version of the Linux operating system that can be used to test chips and associated hardware based on the ARMv8-A 64-bit architecture for servers with the aim of standardizing that market.


Related Topix: Red Hat, Open Source Software, Linux, Marketing, CPU, Advanced Micro Devices, Startups


S&P 500 nearly flat as investors digest Fed statement

The S&P 500 was near flat on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve gave a rosier assessment of the U.S. economy while reaffirming that it is in no hurry to raise interest rates.


Related Topix: Biotech, Financial Markets


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