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Hackers Have Figured Out A Major Security Flaw In USB Sticks

Wired reports that the "BadUSB" vulnerability, first developed by security researchers, has been released online. This means that hackers can now start using it to infect computers.<p>The "good" news is that vulnerability only comes from one USB manufacturer, Phison of Taiwan. The bad news is that …

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What Microsoft And Apple Can Learn From Adobe About Cloud First

Adobe introduced a host of new apps and innovations to its Creative Cloud service today at its MAX Conference in Los Angeles. The biggest surprise was at the end of this morning’s keynote when Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen brought out Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella. The two companies announced a …

Google announces HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet, coming November 3rd

Prices start at $399, and you can pre-order beginning October 17th<p>Google has just announced the Nexus 9, an Android 5.0 tablet that the company designed in collaboration with HTC. Pre-orders will begin on October 17th and you can expect the tablet to start showing up in stores on November 3rd. …

Goodbye webOS: HP will discontinue services for the last remaining devices running the OS

HP says webOS, the once promising mobile OS built by Palm, has reached “end of life.”<p>HP said on its developer site Wednesday that it would be shutting down the webOS Cloud Services and App Catalog January 15, 2015. Those services are still used by some remaining users of weOS devices.<p>Today that …

How IBM's Watson could be good for your health

Technology giant IBM has been talking about the value of its Watson software, which processes great quantities of text and then provides answers to people’s questions on the fly, for many industries, including media, mining, retail, and security. But its most visible, useful application for …

14-Year-Old Who Built Low-Cost Battery Is Named ‘Top Young Scientist’

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Reeva Steenkamp’s parents received payments from Pistorius, court told

Steenkamps have promised to return ‘every cent’ of money sent by the man who killed their daughter, prosecutor Gerrie Nel says<p>The parents of Reeva Steenkamp have been receiving secret monthly payments of 6,000 South African rand (£341) from Oscar Pistorius since her death, but have turned down a …

Head Back to School Via Flipboard’s Virtual Classroom

It seems early, but here in California many kids are already back to school. And while we don’t really miss the days of homework and gym class, we do …

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

The Week in Review: Celebrity Images Hacked

Over 100 stars were exposed in the latest round of photo leaks to hit the Internet, this time revealing nude or nearly nude images of household …

On the Red Couch with Refinery29’s Angela Tafoya

<i>Fashion’s a lifestyle. It can be boiled down to those two words: “life” and “style.” But beyond the glitz and good looks, it can get a little murky.</i> …

Exclusive Clip from Fury Director on Flipboard

In support of its upcoming movie, WWII drama Fury, Sony Pictures has included a special clip that’s exclusive to Flipboard in its brand magazine. The …

The Week in Review: Scotland Votes Against Independence

From JK Rowling to David Beckham and Vivienne Westwood, everyone offered their opinion on whether Scotland should have become an independent country …

Feds to Probe Fatal Police Shooting of Black Man at Ohio Wal-Mart

The Justice Department said Wednesday it will launch an investigation into the shooting death of a black man inside an Ohio Wal-Mart, just hours after a local grand jury voted not to indict the white police officer who shot him.<p>Immediately after Wednesday's grand jury decision, the city of …

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NYPD investigating video of officers pushing pregnant woman to the ground

Amateur footage shows an officer struggling with a woman who police say tried to intervene in arrest of her son<p>New York City police are investigating an altercation between officers and a pregnant woman that was captured on amateur video, officials said Wednesday.<p>The video shows an officer …

How Nigeria Plans To Protect Schoolgirls From Boko Haram

NEW YORK -- Schoolgirls in Nigeria are asking for measures as simple as electricity in schools to help protect them from kidnapping by Boko Haram, a Nigerian official said Wednesday.<p>Five months after the Islamist group abducted over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, the Nigerian government and …

Apple releases iOS 8.0.1 with fixes, but many users reporting it breaks Cellular + Touch ID

<b>Update</b>: Many users are reporting that cellular functions and Touch ID are no longer working post update, so we would recommend holding off until further notice. Many who have updated their iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5s are reporting no problems, so it appears this problem is likely confined to …

Bending All The Phones: iPhone 6 vs. HTC One M8 vs. Moto X

Before the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus, the idea of people being concerned about how “bendy” their phone is would’ve seemed laughable. A week later, I’m hearing random people in my just-outside-of-the-echo-chamber coffee spot talk about it like they’d talk about the weather. Strange.<p>Yesterday …

App developer warns not to enter personal info using in-app browsers due to security issue

App developer Craig Hockenberry has published an article today titled “in-app browsers considered harmful” warning both devs and users of security issues related to apps that take advantage of the feature. <i>“Would it surprise you to know that every one of those apps could eavesdrop on your typing?</i> …

India's $74 million Mars mission cost less than 'Gravity' movie

When the Mangalyaan spacecraft slipped into orbit around Mars on Wednesday after a 10-month voyage, India became the first country to successfully reach the Red Planet on its first attempt.<p>But the mission's shoestring budget was perhaps its most notable distinction: At a cost of just $74 million, …

3 Girls Won The Google Science Fair With A Bacteria-Based Plan To Solve The Food Crisis

"By the year 2050 we actually need 50 percent more food just to feed everyone," Emer Hickey, one of the three winners, told Scientific American.<p>Hickey worked with her classmates Ciara Judge and Sophie Healy on their project. The three teenage girls, who live in Ireland, were simultaneously learning …

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Facebook says its internet drones will be the size of 747s and fly for years

First test could occur in the US in 2015<p>We've known for a few months now that Facebook wants to beam wireless internet access to unconnected parts of the world using solar-powered, laser-equipped drones. But now one of the leaders of the project has revealed more mind-boggling details, including …

Apple Releases iOS 8.0.1 With Fixes for HealthKit, Keyboards, and More [WARNING: iOS 8.0.1 Causing Issues With Cell Service, Touch ID]

Apple today released iOS 8.0.1, an update that brings several bug fixes to iOS 8, the new operating system released to the public last week. The new version arrives as build 12A402 and can be downloaded via an over-the-air update.<p>The new update fixes an issue with HealthKit, which prevented apps …

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake are bigger than bigger on the new iPhones' sizes

So huge<p>Size does matter, especially when your own is being called into question. <i>The Tonight Show</i> host Jimmy Fallon and musician Justin Timberlake return in two Apple commercials, both of which are focused on the girth of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Of the two, "Camera" is subtler about its …

iPad Air 2 Rumored to Launch in October, Updated Retina iPad Mini May Come Later

Apple has plans to introduce the next-generation iPad Air in October, according to Taiwan's <i>Commercial Times</i> [Google Translate]. The site says the updated tablet will enter production in September, shipping next month.<p><i>Commercial Times</i> also suggests that the next-generation Retina iPad mini might not …

Instagram Ads Arrive in the UK

As promised, Instagram is bringing ads to its users in the UK. They will begin to appear in the app later today and will feature “carefully selected brands” such as Starbucks, Cadbury and Sony Music.<p>Ads will be highlighted with a “Sponsored” tag next to the name of the photo or video’s creator. The …

Bill Clinton lets slip that daughter Chelsea is nearing the end of her pregnancy

Former president says he expects to become a grandfather by the end of the month<p>Bill Clinton has let slip that his family are on baby watch after saying that he expected to become a grandparent by the end of the month.<p>The former president gave a substantial clue to his only child Chelsea's due date …

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Secret Service considering public White House checkpoints after breach

The Secret Service is considering a number of proposals designed to prevent intruders from breaching the security perimeter around the White House, after a man who allegedly was carrying a weapon was able to enter the building on Friday before being apprehended.<p>The Associated Press first reported …