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Robokiller Wins Ftc Prize By Annihilating Robocalls
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Robokiller Wins Ftc Prize By Annihilating Robocalls

A new technology called "RoboKiller" has won a $25,000 grand prize from the Federal Trade Commission in the agency's "Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back" contest...

Here Are Eff's Most Influential Cases from Its First 25 Years
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Here Are Eff's Most Influential Cases from Its First 25 Years

On Friday, July 10, the Electronic Frontier Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Toss Your Manual Overboard; Augmented Reality Aims at Big Industry
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Toss Your Manual Overboard; Augmented Reality Aims at Big Industry

For better or for worse, augmented reality (AR) is charging forward in the consumer space—but there's a place for AR in the industrial world as well.

'epic' Fail—how Opm Hackers Tapped the Mother Lode of Espionage Data
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'epic' Fail—how Opm Hackers Tapped the Mother Lode of Espionage Data

Government officials have been vague in their testimony about the data breaches—there was apparently more than one—at the Office of Personnel Management.

Number of People with Access to U.s. Classified Data Down 12% in One Year
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Number of People with Access to U.s. Classified Data Down 12% in One Year

The U.S. government is tightening the reins on the number of employees and contractors with access to classified information.

How to Crack Many Master Lock Combinations in Eight Tries or Less
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How to Crack Many Master Lock Combinations in Eight Tries or Less

There's a vulnerability in Master Lock branded padlocks that allows anyone to learn the combination in eight or fewer tries, a process that requires less than two...

As Demand Grows, Midwestern Colleges Prep Students to Fly Drones
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As Demand Grows, Midwestern Colleges Prep Students to Fly Drones

On the night of May 4, 2007, a tornado classified as a 5 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale reached the town of Greensburg, Kansas.

For a Brighter Robotics Future, It's Time to Offload Their Brains
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For a Brighter Robotics Future, It's Time to Offload Their Brains

Robots already stand in for humans in some of the dullest and most dangerous jobs there are, handling everything from painting cars to drilling rocks on Mars.

Apple's Contribution to the Smartwatch: An App-Centric Approach and Wi-Fi
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Apple's Contribution to the Smartwatch: An App-Centric Approach and Wi-Fi

As much as patent and trade-dress lawsuits would like to stop it, getting to today's idea of a modern, mature smartphone was a collaborative effort.

New Chip Lets Gadget Developers Build Mobile Apps Into Their Devices
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New Chip Lets Gadget Developers Build Mobile Apps Into Their Devices

Two years ago, a small group of engineers from a company called RF Digital launched a Kickstarter campaign for the RFduino, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.0-enabled...

Intel Forges Ahead to 10nm, Will Move Away from Silicon at 7nm
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Intel Forges Ahead to 10nm, Will Move Away from Silicon at 7nm

This week at the 2015 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Intel will provide an update on its new 10nm manufacturing process and new research...

Microsoft's Continuing Efforts to Be Cool
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Microsoft's Continuing Efforts to Be Cool

There's an old saying in Silicon Valley: "nobody ever got fired for using Amazon Web Services."

Washington Lawmakers Want Computer Science to Count as Foreign Language
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Washington Lawmakers Want Computer Science to Count as Foreign Language

Two Washington state legislators have recently introduced a bill that would allow computer science class (e.g., programming) to effectively count as a foreign language...

Tetris Creators Talk Virtual Reality, Touch Screens, History, E-Sports
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Tetris Creators Talk Virtual Reality, Touch Screens, History, E-Sports

As the second and final day of the 2015 DICE Summit came to a close, Alexey Pajitnov took the stage in a rare public appearance to talk frankly about the history...

Catching ­p with Stern Pinball on Its New Spike System and Wrestlemania Limited Edition
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Catching ­p with Stern Pinball on Its New Spike System and Wrestlemania Limited Edition

When we were in Las Vegas last week, we unexpectedly ran into some representatives from Stern Pinball, who said the company would be announcing a brand new game...

Baer's Odyssey: Meet the Serial Inventor Who Built the World's First Game Console
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Baer's Odyssey: Meet the Serial Inventor Who Built the World's First Game Console

Even if you're a devoted fan of video games, there's a decent chance you're not familiar with the name Ralph H. Baer.

Prepare For the Part-Time Self-Driving Car
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Prepare For the Part-Time Self-Driving Car

Self-driving AI cars have been a staple in popular culture for some time—any child of the 1980s will fondly remember both the Autobots and Knight Rider's KITT—but...

Apple: Beginning February 2015, App Store Submissions Need to Be 64-Bit
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Apple: Beginning February 2015, App Store Submissions Need to Be 64-Bit

Apple released iOS 8.1 to the public today, but it delivered something else to developers, too.

Apple Explains Why Your Ios App Keeps Getting Rejected
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Apple Explains Why Your Ios App Keeps Getting Rejected

If you've ever developed an app for the iPhone or iPad, you've had to deal with Apple's App Store Review Guidelines.

Id Shows Off Double-Jumping, Skull-Crushing New Doom at Quakecon
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Id Shows Off Double-Jumping, Skull-Crushing New Doom at Quakecon

The bad news is that only people who were actually at Dallas' QuakeCon last night were able to see the world-premiere gameplay footage from the next Doom game,...
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