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39 min ago | 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

2 hrs ago |

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

4 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

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

R & D

Dissolvable fabric loaded with medicine might offer protection against HIV

Univ. of Washington bioengineers have discovered a potentially faster way to deliver a topical drug that protects women from contracting HIV.


Related Topix: Biotech


Facebook to shut down Gifts service

You will no longer be prompted with a wrapped-present icon to send your friends a Starbucks or Target gift card on their birthdays -- Facebook's Gifts service is set to be discontinued.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Internet


Oracle hits back at ex-employee's claims over in-memory database option

Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean more An SSL/TLS handshake requires at least 10 times more processing power on a server than on the client.


Related Topix: Blog News, CPU

The Jewish Journal

Israel's Iron Dome makers were hit by hackers

Three Israeli defense contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011, a U.S.-based computer forensics expert said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Prison, World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East,

Tue Jul 29, 2014


In rare move, Canada accuses Chinese of trying to hack govt network

Canada on Tuesday took the unusual step of singling out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing, raising tensions at a time when Ottawa wants to boost oil sales to China.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Computer Security, Computers, Stephen Harper


Google, Linaro develop custom Android edition for Project Ara

Google is working with open-source development organization Linaro to develop a special edition of Android for the Project Ara customizable smartphone.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Cameras, CPU


Flipkart Raises $1 Bn Funding From Investors

India's largest e-Commerce firm Flipkart today said it has raised USD 1 billion in fresh funding from a group of investors, the largest so far in the fiercely competitive online shopping segment in the country.


Related Topix: Flipkart, Internet, Travel, Asia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel, World News, India

Detroit Free Press

Apple beefs up processors, memory in Macbook Pro

Apple unveiled upgraded Macbook Pro laptop computers that will boast faster processors and twice the memory for entry-level models.


Related Topix: Apple, Laptops/Notebooks, Computers, Startups, Intel

KHOU-TV Houston

Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space.


Related Topix: Telecom, Corning, Electronics, Corning, NY, NASA

Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

The not-for-profit BoldlyGo Institute wants to put its ASTRO-1 telescope in orbit by the mid-2020s.


Related Topix: Space, Telecom, Corning, Electronics, Corning, NY, NASA

China holding anti-monopoly probe into Microsoft

A Chinese regulator has said it was conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft because the firm has not fully disclosed information about its Windows and Microsoft Office software.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, World News, China, Asia, Microsoft Office, Redmond, WA

Chinese hackers break into National Research Council computers, Canadian spy agency says

But the Treasury Board says the NRC's computers have been isolated from the rest of the government's systems as a precaution.


Related Topix: Computer Security


Using Instagram for iOS on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher says

A configuration problem in Facebook's popular Instagram application for Apple devices could allow a hacker to hijack a person's account if they're both on the same public Wi-Fi network.


Related Topix: Wireless, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Computer Security, Twitter


NASA's Opportunity Rover Breaks Distance Record

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA has said.


Related Topix: Space, NASA, Robots, Pasadena, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Raw Story

Rocket carrying U.S. 'neighborhood watch' spy satellites launches from Cape Canaveral

An unmanned Delta 4 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday with a pair of U.S. military satellites designed to keep watch on other countries' spacecraft.


Related Topix: US Military, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, US Air Force, Cape Canaveral, FL, Space


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