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Hackers: the Internet's immune system

The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many …

New Awesome Mammal In The Raccoon Family Found In South America

It's been right under our noses for years, and we never noticed it.<p>We don't discover new mammals very often, let alone new mammals in well-known families like Procyonidae (which includes the raccoons, coatis, and ringtails). So we are <i>very</i> pleased to introduce you all to the newest member of the …

Elon Musk will 'probably' build Hyperloop prototype

Elon Musk may have no plans to personally build the full-scale Hyperloop bridging San Francisco and Los Angeles, but he's "probably" going to create a prototype of some sort. During a live conference call following the unveiling of his Hyperloop design, Musk seemingly decided on the spot that he …

inWatch One Smartwatch With Built in GSM And Custom Android UI Launches

A new smartwatch has been unveiled this week in the form of the Chinese inWatch One Smartwatch which is ben added to the ever growing list of smart …

7 Extremely Weird Plants

When thinking of weird plants, the obvious first thought is the bug-eating Venus flytrap— which of course is a very strange plant. But there are …

Talking Robot Astronaut Heads To International Space Station

HAL 9000 he's not. But Kirobo, the first-ever talking robot in space is heading to the International Space Station this week ahead of his human companion, Japanese astronaut Kochi Wakata, who takes over as ISS commander in November.<p>The robot, whose outward appearance was inspired by the cartoon …

6 Secrets Of Super Productive To-Do Lists

While it may appear simple, the to-do list is a many-splendored thing. Here are half a dozen ways to make yours splendid.<p>Just as there’s a difference between typing and writing, convulsing and dancing, and noshing and tasting, there’s a difference between emailing yourself about every project …

This "smart home" makes more power than it consumes http://bit.ly/1cpERXV

Microsoft slashes Surface Pro price for the month of August, 64GB model down to $799

Thought the Surface RT's $150 price drop was enticing? Hold on to your wallet: Microsoft's at it again. Over the weekend, Redmond quietly took $100 off of both its 64 and 128GB Surface Pro slates, bringing their base prices to $799 and $899, respectively. According to the fine print, the discount …

Who Will Disrupt Real Estate?

I don’t even want to imagine what looking for a house was like in the 80s. Over the last few years, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin and others have done a lot to make more information available to those who want to buy and sell their homes. Today, I can easily get an alert on my phone when a house comes on …

Three ways that small, growing companies can screw up their acquisitions

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>When startups begin to get significantly bigger, a world of possibilities opens up, depending on where their products are and …