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Diving Into Kepler Data, Astronomers Discover Hundreds of Planets – New York Times

New York TimesKepler’s view of the sky taken in 2009. Its mission was to hunt for exoplanets among the approximately 4.5 million stars pictured here. Credit NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech. the main story. the main story. the …Kepler spots 715 new planets thanks to detection breakthroughRegisterKepler telescope bags huge haul of planetsBBC NewsNASA announces mother lode of new […]

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The oldest gem – ABC Online

ABC OnlineA tiny gem found on an outback sheep station in Western Australia has been declared the oldest known piece of our planet. The zircon is said to be 4.4billion years old and was found by geoscience professor John Valley from the University of Wisconsin in the …4.4 billion-year-old crystal is oldest piece of EarthCNNScientists […]

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Why did Google acquire sound login startup SlickLogin? Because security … – VentureBeat

VentureBeatSecurity breaches are on the rise, and we humans still have trouble creating and remembering secure passwords, so it’s clear we need another solution for our ongoing security. SlickLogin, a startup that uses sound to authenticate website logins, is one such …Google Makes Move That Could Let Users Sign In With SoundNBCNews.comGoogle Acquires Security Startup […]

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Flap no more: Google, Apple rejecting flappy-branded games – Ars Technica

Ars TechnicaFlappy Bird knock-offs proliferated almost as soon as Flappy Bird became a (blessedly short-lived) phenomenon, and it seems that Apple and Google are both fighting back. The companies have started rejecting submissions with the word “flappy” in their …Apple and Google now rejecting games with “flappy” in the titleDigital TrendsApple and Google are fighting […]

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Watch nearly invincible crazy ant dominate fire ant by neutralizing its venom … – Science Recorder

Science RecorderWatch nearly invincible crazy ant dominate fire ant by neutralizing its venom [VIDEO]. The researchers believe this newly found detoxification process is the result of an ancient evolutionary arms race between fire ants and crazy ants. Watch nearly invincible …Crazy Ants Detoxifies Fire Ants Poison To Compete For Food: StudyThe AlmagestCrazy ant in chemical […]

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AT&T intros Mobile Share Family Value plan, but read the fine print first – Ars Technica

Ars TechnicaEnlarge / AT&T’s new Mobile Share Family Value Plan. These monthly costs don’t include what you’ll pay for the phones you use. AT&T. It seems like everyone is going “un-carrier” these days, slowly branching out from the standard two-year contracts that …AT&T Cuts family wireless data plan pricingMarketWatchAT&T launches compelling new pricing on family […]

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Microsoft buys Gears of War franchise from Epic Games – Ars Technica

Ars TechnicaAnyone holding out hope that the next Gears of War game would somehow be available on a non-Microsoft platform has had those hopes dashed this morning. That’s because Microsoft has announced its acquisition of the entire Gears of War franchise from …Microsoft has acquired Gears of War from Epic GamesGamasutraMicrosoft (MSFT) Acquires ‘Gears of […]

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FCC Chairman Says AT&T Sponsored Data Plans Warrant Watching – CNBC.com

CNBC.comAT&T, which announced its plans on Monday, has tried to characterize the move as simply another billing option and argued it shouldn’t raise net neutrality concerns because sponsored data will be treated with the same speed and priority as traditionally …Will the FCC strike down AT&T’s Sponsored Data plan?Washington Post (blog)The lurking danger behind AT&T’s […]

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CES 2014: Pebble Steel smartwatch announced – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe creators of the Pebble smartwatch have unveiled a sophisticated version of the wearable device that features a stainless steel body and Gorilla Glass. The Pebble Steel, available in Black Matte and Brushed Stainless Steel, are available to order now on …Meet Pebble Steel: A smartwatch for day and nightFortunePebble Unveils Slimmer SmartwatchReutersHands On […]

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BlackBerry Sues Seacrest’s Typo Over IPhone Case Design – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(Updates with excerpt from complaint in second paragraph.) Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) — BlackBerry Ltd., the smartphone maker that has lost business to Apple Inc. and Google Inc., sued Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Products LLC alleging it copied designs for a keyboard …BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrest-backed Typo iPhone keyboard, alleges patent …Apple InsiderBlackBerry suing Typo, […]

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US spy agency developing computer to crack privacy codes: report – NDTV

NDTVThe computer, which would be able to perform several calculations at once instead of in a single stream, could take years to develop. The U.S. National Security Agency is trying to develop a computer that could ultimately break most encryption programs, …NSA working to build computer to crack encryptionUSA TODAYNSA working on quantum computerCNETReport: NSA […]

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Report: NSA looking to crack all encryption with quantum computer – PCWorld

PCWorldThe U.S. National Security Agency is attempting to build a new breed of supercomputer that theoretically could make short work of cracking most keys used for encrypted communications. The project to build “a cryptographically useful quantum computer” is …NSA working to build computer to crack encryptionUSA TODAYNSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack […]

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Ford will work with researchers to determine solar lens viability for production use – DailyTech

DailyTechFord has unveiled a new concept car based on its C-MAX plug-in hybrid vehicle. The concept car is called the Ford C-MAX Solar Energi concept and as its name implies, it has solar panels on the roof. Those solar panels use a special solar concentrator lens …Ford Concept Car Sports Solar PanelsForbesPower Week-in-Review: Ford Solar […]

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NSA team spies, hacks to gather intelligence on targets, report says – CNN

CNN(CNN) — A top-secret National Security Agency team uses spyware and hacking to gather intelligence on targets, according to a new report based on internal agency documents. According to Der Spiegel, a German magazine that published some of the …NSA worked on iPhone spyware to remotely monitor users, leaked documents …Apple InsiderNSA’s top secret hacking […]

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Private Matters: Snapchat Tries to Downplay Hack – Atlanta Black Star

Atlanta Black StarFollowing security researchers announcing a way to match Snapchat usernames to telephone numbers, Snapchat has published a skimpy statement making the hack sound impractical and noting, “We recently added additional counter-measures and …Researchers publish Snapchat code allowing phone number matching after …ZDNetSaucy Snapchat addicts EXPOSED: Exploit code to poke holes goes wildRegisterAttackers could […]

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Looking back at the Snowden leaks that sparked U.S. surveillance revelations – PBS

PBSIn June, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden thrust the once-secret agency into the spotlight when he leaked classified documents. The revelations continued across the year, shedding light on U.S. surveillance practices from phone metadata collection to …Snowden speaks from Moscow: “The mission’s already accomplished”Ars TechnicaInternet founder hails SnowdenIrish ExaminerEdward Snowden as the electronic age Santa […]

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RSA Denies Snowden’s Claims That It Accepted $10 Million From The NSA For … – International Business Times

International Business TimesAn RSA SecurID dongle used for internet VPN tunnelling is seen in Toronto on Dec. 18, 2013. Reuters. RSA, the cybersecurity arm of EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), categorically denied claims that it had entered into a $10 million secret partnership with the …RSA denies taking $10m from NSA to default backdoored algorithmZDNetExclusive: Secret contract […]

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Report: NSA paid RSA to make flawed crypto algorithm the default – Ars Technica

Ars TechnicaSecurity company RSA was paid $10 million to use the flawed Dual_EC_DRBG pseudorandom number generating algorithm as the default algorithm in its BSafe crypto library, according to sources speaking to Reuters.NSA Reportedly Paid A Security Firm Millions To Ship Deliberately Flawed …TechCrunchExclusive: Secret contract tied NSA and security industry pioneerReutersNSA Gave RSA $10 Million […]

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Space station suffers cooling problem; crew safe – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIn a situation described as urgent but not an emergency, NASA engineers worked Wednesday to determine what caused one of the International Space Station’s two cooling systems to shut down. Cooling functions were rerouted to the working system after a …Cooling pump fails on International Space Station; six-man crew OKCNNHot Stuff! NASA mulls ‘urgent’ […]

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Mars One taps Lockheed Martin to build first private spacecraft to Red Planet – natmonitor.com

natmonitor.comAccording to a news release from Mars One, the not-for-profit foundation has contracted lead suppliers for its first mission to the Red Planet. The mission, scheduled to launch in 2018, will include a robotic lander and a communications satellite. The Mars …Mars One’s Red Planet foray is still on – but not until 2018Register200000 people […]

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Microsoft Reports Record Xbox One Sales 11 Days After Debut (2) – Businessweek

BusinessweekMicrosoft Corp. (MSFT:US) said it’s selling every Xbox One player it can make, 11 days after introducing the new game console. Sales are setting records, the Redmond, Washington-based software maker said today in a statement, without being more specific.PS4 sales hit 2.1 million worldwide after rollout in 31 more countries [updated]Ars TechnicaSony: PlayStation 4 has […]

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Google compute cloud load balances 1 million requests per second for $10 – Ars Technica

Ars TechnicaGoogle Compute Engine, the company’s infrastructure-as-a-service cloud that competes against Amazon Web Services, is trying to take reliability and scale to the extreme. Yesterday, the company said it was able to serve “one million load balanced requests …Google takes on Amazon by cutting cloud service pricesReutersGoogle launches compute cloud (and slashes prices) to rival […]