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The NSA's Reportedly Been Spying on North Korea Since 2010

A recently disclosed NSA document from Edward Snowden revealed that the agency has had an inside view of North Korea’s hacking capabilities since 2010, reports The New York Times.<p>By tunneling into Chinese networks used for wider connectivity by North Korea more than four years ago, the NSA was able …

North Korea

Google Under Fire For Quietly Killing Critical Android Security Updates For Nearly One Billion

Android smartphone owners who aren’t running the latest version of their operating system might get some nasty surprises from malicious hackers in 2015. That’s because one of the core components of their phones won’t be getting any security updates from Google, the owner of the Android operating …

Android News

Artist Turns DNA From Chewed Gum Into Sculptures

Plus, a perfume that can cover your genetic tracks<p>Two years ago, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg caused a stir in both the art and biosecurity worlds when she displayed busts of people she’d never met. She determined the facial features for her “Stranger Visions” show using DNA found in the streets …

Sculpture

Transport Secretary defends the cost of commuting

Patrick McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary, says commuters know the cost of the journey they are taking on, as fares rise once again<p>Rail passengers should not complain about high fares because they know the cost of commuting, Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin has suggested.<p>With fare …

A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

A century ago, young men in Europe were killing each other by the tens of thousands. World War I, which had erupted just a few months earlier, was raging. Yet on a frozen Christmas Eve, the guns briefly fell silent.<p>The Christmas Truce of 1914 has become the stuff of legend, portrayed in films, …

Sony hack: growing doubts that North Korea was responsible

Experts contradict FBI assertion that North Korea hacked into Sony, as one analyst points finger at disgruntled employee<p>The FBI’s assertion that Sony’s computers were hacked by North Korea in revenge for The Interview depicting the assassination of Kim Jong-Un has been challenged by security …

4 Ways to Recycle Your Old Gadgets

We all have unused and unwanted gadgets — cellphones from the days of yore, laptops long since rendered obsolete — and they usually end up just …

3 Reasons Why The Auto Industry Should Be Terrified Of The Google Car

The first prototypes of its adorable and potentially groundbreaking self-driving vehicle started rolling off the assembly line.<p>Over the next few years, we're likely to see them tooling around California's roads as Google strives to make fully autonomous cars a reality.<p>For the most part, the …

Automotive Industry

Drunk parents 'bombarding private school heads with ranting emails'

A study by Attain magazine finds that a minority of parents are making life tough in schools by firing off emails when the "glass of wine threshold" has been passed at night<p>Pushy parents are bombarding private schools with aggressive late-night “rants” focusing on mundane problems after having too …

New Doubt About Dark Matter

Tantalizing ‘signals’ from a handful of recent high-energy searches for dark matter are more likely the product of conventional astrophysics than the first tentative detections of the universe’s missing mass, say skeptical astrophysicists.<p>“A decade ago, no [one] would make these claims without …

Orkut, we hardly knew ye: 10 tech products we lost in 2014

Every year, the tech industry brings us unexpected surprises and long-predicted changes, and among those ups and downs are usually a few endings to …

The 'What Is' And 'How To' Questions We Can't Stop Asking Google

In 2013 people were most interested in twerking and Miley Cyrus. In 2014, Americans got serious.<p>The "How to..." and "What is..." questions with the highest growth in search traffic compared to last year, revolved around illnesses, international conflicts, technological issues and companies, …

BT faces customer service challenge after £12.5bn EE takeover

French and German executives jetted into London last week to reshape Britain's telecoms landscape<p>Little over a week ago, Gervais Pellissier, second in command at Orange, France’s former state telecoms monopoly, boarded a private jet bound for London.<p>His multibillion-pound mission was to sell EE, …

Dalai Lama Says He'd Prefer To Be The Last Dalai Lama Than Have A 'Stupid' Successor

The Dalai Lama has said yet again that he may be the last person to hold the title, adding that he’d rather there be no Dalai Lama than for someone “stupid” to take his place.<p>"The Dalai Lama institution will cease one day. These man-made institutions will cease," the 79-year-old Tibetan spiritual …

5G visionaries make a head start on the internet of things

The creation of the first truly global mobile network represents a huge opportunity for innovators, says patent attorney Dr John-Paul Rooney<p>With the 5G mobile network set to launch in 2020, the UK’s brightest minds are poised to drive innovation, championing new hardware and technologies that will …

Attack could cost Sony half a billion dollars: experts

The cancellation of "The Interview," which President Barack Obama called a "mistake," has significantly escalated the potential losses of last month's hack, Hemanshu Nigam of the SSP Blue cybersecurity consultancy told AFP.<p>In all, he said, the crisis would lead to "a loss of income of $500 million."<p>…

Apple Rumored to Boost RAM In Next Year’s iPhone and iPad

Apple doesn’t usually get into spec wars which is quite common in Android manufacturers, yet they manage to pull off an excellent user experience …