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Lab Report: Gene Researchers Map Out Dog Family Tree

First came working dogs — breeds that could guard or herd livestock. Later came the hunting dogs. And all those cute little fluffballs like Pomeranians and Papillons? Thank a single import of a pug from China for donating its genes for small size.<p>Researchers at the National Institutes of Health …

There's now a tool to test for NSA spyware

Has your computer been infected with a suspected NSA spying implant? A security researcher has come up with a free tool that can tell.Luke Jennings …

Google warns journalists and professors: Your account is under attack

A flurry of social media reports suggests a major hacking campaign has been uncovered.<p>Google is warning prominent journalists and professors that …

What’s the Difference Between a Psychopath and a Sociopath?

You see them on the movie screen; you read about them in the news. They’re calculating, charismatic, cold-hearted. But are they psychopaths or …

Psychology

Is Apple Too Far Behind Samsung? iPhone 7 Pre-release Survey May Surprise

Is Samsung’s Galaxy series lead over Apple too wide — even with the imminent iPhone 7 release? A survey may provide the best answer so far.<p>Earlier this month, I highlighted a post at TechnoBuffalo with the headline, “The Galaxy Note 7 is miles ahead of the iPhone.” The author went on to cite the …

Mobile Technology

FBI has 411 million photos in its facial recognition system, and a federal watchdog isn't happy

The watchdog said it had "concerns regarding both the effectiveness of the technology" and the "protection of privacy and individual civil liberties."<p>…

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …