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An Ingenious Way To Keep People From Spying On Your Password

As many a snoopy significant other knows, it’s pretty easy to figure out a smartphone passcode. On the iPhone, the numbers helpfully light up when they are tapped. But thanks to new technology, you don’t have to use the side-eye technique to compromise someone’s privacy. A snoopy Google Glass app …

OkCupid Brags About Experimenting on Users

Dat­ing web­site Ok­Cu­pid re­vealed Monday that it pur­pose­fully set up people with bad matches to test its own al­gorithm.<p>A sim­il­ar …

The Shkadov Thruster, or: How to Move an Entire Solar System

In our cosmic megastructures series, PM explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in building gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today: the Shkadov Thruster, a mirror potentially larger than the sun.<p><b>Name</b>: Shkadov Thruster<p><b>Named for</b>: Russian physicist Leonid Shkadov, …

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'Bring back Crash Bandicoot? I definitely wouldn't close the door on that'

Andrew House has overseen the development of PlayStation for over 20 years. What does the next 20 hold, asks Rhiannon Williams<p>Let it be known to frustrated parents everywhere that even one of the most powerful men in the computer games industry struggles to maintain total control over his living …

LG Display unveils flexible TV panel that can be rolled up to 3cm

The display tech company comes out with two new 18-inch television panels, one extremely bendy and another virtually transparent.<p>LG Display has come up with a new flexible TV panel that people can roll up just like a newspaper.<p>The South Korean company on Thursday unveiled two 18-inch OLED panels -- …

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