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This app is the secret to never forgetting your passwords again

Making “password” your password just won’t cut it. You need strong combinations of numbers, letters, and weird characters to stay safe online. But …

These self-destructing electronics can turn your data to dust on command

A radio signal tells the components to vaporize.<p>Engineers have come up with a trick to make electronics disintegrate from far away. The technology represents a new kind of transient electronics, which are designed to disappear when they’re no longer needed. In this case, chemicals that can destroy …

US begins reducing troops in Iraq after victory over IS

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq (AP) — The U.S. has started to reduce the number of its troops in Iraq following Baghdad's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group last year, an Iraqi government spokesman and Western contractors said Monday.<p>The move marks a shift in priorities for the U.S. …

Middle East

Indiana man sues after being ticketed for giving state trooper the finger

An Indiana man has reportedly filed a federal lawsuit claiming his constitutional rights were violated when he was ticketed for giving an Indiana State Trooper “the finger.”<p>Mark May, of Terre Haute, is seeking unspecified damages against Police Master Trooper Matt Ames, the Tribune-Star reported, …

U.S. soldiers are revealing sensitive and dangerous information by jogging

By Liz Sly<p>, Bureau chief<p>BEIRUT — An interactive map posted on the Internet that shows the whereabouts of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit also reveals highly sensitive information about the locations and activities of soldiers at U.S. military bases, in what appears to be a major …

Washington state bill would make hard-to-repair electronics illegal

A number of states are considering right to repair bills, legislation which if passed would make it easier for individuals and repair shops to replace or repair electronics parts. Repair.org reports that 17 states have already introduced bills this year and while most aim to make repair parts and …

Washington State

Atari wants your help to make 'RollerCoaster Tycoon' for Switch

How badly do you want a version of <i>RollerCoaster Tycoon</i> for the Nintendo Switch? Bad enough that you'd be willing to claim a direct stake in the game's success? If so, Atari has a sales pitch for you. The company's Game Partners division (tasked with making money from classic franchises) has …

Retrogaming

Japan’s Intellectual Property Revenue Is Soaring

From Super Mario to Hello Kitty and robotics advances by Fanuc Corp., Japan’s intellectual property is generating soaring income. The country’s IP …

Intellectual Property

Circuit City to relaunch online next month, with stores on the horizon

Circuit City has picked Feb. 15 as the day its website will relaunch, CEO Ronny Shmoel said Monday at CES.

Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6 billion plant in Alabama: sources

(Reuters) - Alabama will be the site of a new $1.6 billion Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp auto plant, a victory for President Donald Trump who had prodded manufacturers to build new U.S. facilities and threatened tariffs on foreign production, sources said on Tuesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: A Toyota …

Fort Lauderdale

Food-Safety Expert Warns Silicon Valley's Bizarre 'Raw Water' Trend Could Quickly Turn Deadly

Let's just not do this.<p>When food-safety expert Bill Marler saw <i>The New York Times'</i> trend piece on Silicon Valley's recent obsession with raw water, he …

Silicon Valley

The Rebellion Awakens: Fan Backlash Mounts Against 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> is well on its way to scoring the second biggest opening weekend in cinema history, but that doesn’t mean that all is well in the galaxy. The $215+ million domestic debut may be a short-term win for Disney/Lucasfilm, but the reaction of moviegoers, especially the reaction …

8 ways that drinking coffee is connected to better health and a longer life

Caffeine is the most commonly used psychoactive drug in the world — for good reason. It wakes us up, helps us stay on task, and provides an extra energy boost.<p>Most people in the Americas and Europe get our caffeine fix from coffee.<p>But people often worry that they should limit their coffee …

Coffee

U.S., Russian, Japanese crew blasts off for space station

(Reuters) - A trio of U.S. and Japanese astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off from Kazakhstan on Sunday for a two-day trip to the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed.<p>Commander Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and flight engineers Norishige Kanai of Japan Aerospace …

More than 450 HP laptop models contain hidden keyloggers capable of tracking everything you type

The keylogger, found in Synaptics software, is disabled by default, but hackers could enable it if they had access to a computer<p>More than 450 HP …

Father Fatally Shoots Robber Who Pointed Gun at His Children in Popeyes

A father fatally shot an armed robber who threatened him and his family at a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in San Antonio, Texas.<p>Officers told Fox San …

Court orders pirate science site to shut down

But enforcing the ruling is a dubious matter<p>The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has ruled in favor of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in its fight against Sci-Hub, a pirate site for scientific papers. The court has issued a default judgment that grants all of the ACS’ …

Judiciary

Scientists Have Identified The Chemical That Suppresses Unwanted Thoughts in The Brain

With huge implications.<p>Most of us know the feeling of being unable to distract ourselves from a particular thought, however much we might want to. …

Red Cross Workers May Have Stolen $6 Million in Ebola Aid Money

Red Cross workers may have stolen millions of dollars meant to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Associated Press reports.<p>The deadly …

Stunning NASA image reveals 'jack-o-lantern' Sun

An incredible image released by NASA shows the Sun bearing a striking resemblance to a jack-o-lantern.<p>The image was captured on Oct. 8, 2014 by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which watches the Sun at all times. The orbiting space observatory was launched on Feb. 11, 2010.<p>“Happy …

19 Meatless Dump Dinners You Can Make In A Crock Pot

Meatless Monday just got easier.