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Astronomers Find Supermassive Black Hole 12 Billion Times Size of the Sun

Astronomers say they have have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow. Scientists said this black hole was formed about 900 million years after the Big Bang. But with measurements indicating it is 12 billion times the size of the sun, the black hole …

Black Holes

Samsung Galaxy S6 Will Cost Over $1000

<i>Update: The article has been updated to factor in EU tax in the rumoured S6 and S6 Edge prices.</i><p>There was always going to be a catch. You can’t pack <i>that</i> much *alleged* high-end hardware, that many features and throw in a curved display without there being a catch.<p>Citing a source who has apparently …

Mobile

'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' US Retail Sales Reportedly Less Than 'Ghosts'

Activision has plenty of bragging rights this year with Destiny the top-selling new IP of the year, Skylanders the top-selling kids game, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare the top-selling game period. And yet there’s a worrying trend about the last franchise on that list. It seems Call of Duty …

Sledgehammer Patches Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Xbox One is next.<p>Sledgehammer Games has released a patch for the PC and PS4 versions of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Among the fixes are various …

Hackers Hit Sony, Again

A group calling itself the Lizard Squad is claiming responsibility for an attack on the PlayStation Network.<p>Hackers hit a second division of Sony today. Sony’s PlayStation online gaming network was offline for more than two hours as a result of an apparent cyber attack.<p>The outage occurred Monday …

This 19-Year-Old College Student Built an Artificial Brain That Detects Breast Cancer

<i>by Elizabeth Kiefer, TEEN VOGUE</i><p>Brittany Wenger is changing the game when it comes to cancer detection technology -- and, at 19, she's just getting started.<p><i>Brittany Wenger explaining her work to President Obama. You know, casual.</i> | Photo: Getty Images<p>Brittany Wenger is one seriously smart cookie. In …

Breast Cancer

Sony Hack: FBI Director Says Not Clear Yet Who's Responsible

FBI Director James Comey says investigators haven't yet determined who was responsible for a massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. Comey told reporters Tuesday that "we're not at that point yet" to assign responsibility. The recent breach disrupted the movie studio's computer system, …

The Death Of The Password Starts Today (Maybe)

Your voice (or fingerprint or iris) is your passport to the online world<p>Passwords are a pain. They're incredibly important for the security of our data, and yet they're hard to remember and keep track of. Plus, it seems like we constantly have to change them as the result of some new hack or …

Samsung Ventures Leads $17M Round In Lithium-Polymer Battery Maker Seeo

Seeo, a Hayward, California-based company that makes lithium-polymer batteries, has closed a $17M round led by new investor Samsung Ventures, the investment arm of Samsung Group. Existing investors Khosla Ventures and GSR Ventures also participated. This brings the total Seeo has raised so far to …

Google introduces Android 5.0 Lollipop

After months of speculation on what dessert would take on the “L” name for Android 5.0, Google has announced it will be called Lollipop.<p>The latest version of Android has over 5,000 APIs and a new aesthetic style called Material Design that is supposed to create a consistent feel across multiple …

'We kill people based on metadata,' and other ways Watch Dogs explores modern war

I’m watching a woman who is about to be attacked by someone from her past. She has no idea she’s in danger, not yet. The man shows up, and my data shows he's about to do ... something. I emerge from the shadows before he attacks, and he slinks off, spooked by my presence.<p>"He’ll be back one day," …