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A single researcher made $225,000 (legally!) by hacking browsers this week

For the past two days, security researchers have descended on Vancouver for a Google-sponsored contest called Pwn2Own, which offers top-dollar prizes for anyone who can publicly exploit bugs in popular browsers and other widely used software like Adobe Flash.<p>This year was a particularly lucrative …

Mexican woman who lived through revolution dies at 127: government | Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A woman has died at the age of 127 in western Mexico, a government agency that verified her age said on Friday.<p>Leandra Becerra was born in the northern border state of Tamaulipas on Aug. 31, 1887, and died on Thursday morning at her home in Zapopan in the western state of …

Mexico

Farmers Eye Drones For The Future

Drone, drone on the range<p>Even though humans have been farming for thousands of years, there’s always a new trick to learn or a new technology to try. In modern times, these tricks often come attached to small flying aircraft, a fact evidenced by the continued and growing presence of drones at …

Aerial Photography

Superbug cases reported in North Carolina; 1 dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> The same superbug that contributed to two deaths in Los Angeles has been reported in North Carolina, where one person has died, a spokesman told CNN.<p>Eighteen people have contracted carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, so far this year, said Kevin McCarthy, spokesman with the …

Public Health

Ice storm hits parts of Texas, canceling flights, crippling traffic | Reuters

DALLAS (Reuters) - An ice storm battered parts of Texas on Monday, knocking out power to thousands of homes, causing hundreds of traffic accidents and prompting more than 1,500 flight cancellations.<p>Ice and sleet covers the road, postponing the murder trial of former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh, in …

Weather

Brazen, brutal: 5 terror groups making headlines this month

<b>(CNN) —</b> The terror groups are getting more ruthless, their attacks more brazen.<p>Every few weeks, right when one extremist group is dominating the news with threats of attacks, along resurfaces another with a different, more harrowing claim.<p>Over the weekend, Al- Shabaab released a video urging its …

Terrorism

Killer swine flu strikes India | Asia

<b>Mumbai, India -</b> When one of her relatives became sick with the swine flu virus recently, Preeti Muley raced with her family to get the H1N1 vaccination.<p>But the 26-year-old was too late - two days later she came down with a 38.3 degree Celsius fever and body aches, and within two days her doctor …

Public Health

South Sudan gunmen kidnap at least 89 boys from village near Malakal

Unicef estimates that at least 12,000 children have been taken or recruited in African nation’s civil war for use as soldiers<p>Gunmen in South Sudan have kidnapped at least 89 boys, some as young as 13, while they were preparing to sit school exams, according to the UN.<p>Armed soldiers surrounded Wau …

Africa

Beam is an Android-powered projector that fits into a light socket

We’ve certainly seen some awesome projectors in the tech world lately, but none quite like this. The Beam smart projector is powered by your Android device, and has a ton of functionality like waking you up in the morning with the latest news, showing you your social updates when you come home, and …

Gear & Gadgets

Hacked Hardware Could Cause The Next Big Security Breach

Microchips govern our homes, cities, infrastructure, and military. What happens when they're turned against us?<p>In late summer of 2006, the Japanese division of McDonald’s decided to run a new promotion. When customers ordered a Coca-Cola soft drink, they would receive a cup with a code. If they …