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Malware turns hundreds of security cameras into a botnet

Closed-circuit security cameras are supposed to make you safer, but some malware is turning them into weapons. Researchers at Incapsula have discovered code that turned about 900 Linux-based CCTV cameras into a botnet, which promptly bombarded an unnamed "large cloud service" that serves millions …

Security

Tiny ‘engineers’ caused first mass extinction

We tend to associate mass extinctions with catastrophic events, like giant meteorite impacts and volcanic super-eruptions. The world’s first known …

Biology

7 things I learned from the designer of the NES

Wisdom and humor from Masayuki Uemura<p>Late last week, eight floors above a Five Guys in a common space of a completely mistakable building, the man who created the most famous game console spoke to a crowd of <i>maybe</i> 100 people. Masayuki Uemura was responsible for designing the Nintendo Family Home …

Ultrathin 'invisibility cloak' can match any background

In the movie "Predator," an alien uses a cloaking device to hide in plain sight, but the effect is far from perfect: The alien's attempt to conceal itself is thwarted by distortions of light bending around it. Now, researchers have built an ultrathin "invisibility cloak" that gets around this …

Can robots make your life easier? We look at 14 of the best

As a Panorama investigation looks at the possibility of robots taking over our jobs, we look at the top 14 robots that could actually add to your life<p>A <b>BBC Panorama investigation</b> airing tonight will look at the <b>white collar jobs under threat</b> from machines, and experts have predicted the advances in …

Robotics

Uber Powerful: The Car Service's Brazen Plan To Become A Robotic Superpower

Should we be excited or afraid?<p>This past spring, two engineers huddled behind computer monitors as they fine-tuned a robotic ape. The 443-pound simian-inspired machine, called Chimp, would soon be competing in the Pentagon-funded DARPA Robotics Challenge. The competition to build disaster-response …

Why we haven't discovered life on other planets - and why it hasn't discovered us (yet)

The Night Sky in September: If other planets share Earth's history of ice ages, why would aliens have found us? That, and news about this month's Blood Moon, in our monthly astronomy column<p>The Nasa image by Niccolo Bonfadini shows columns of ice driven by wind into giant towers in Finnish Lapland, …

Game Insight delivers The Tribez and Flower House for Windows 8 and RT

Game Insight, the king of city building games, has just released two new titles for Windows 8 and RT. First up, The Tribez (which already launched on …

Apple’s new Chinese ad will make you cry whatever language you speak

One of the most interesting things about Apple’s continued expansion into China is going to be watching how it tweaks its marketing to target a country Tim Cook has claimed will soon be Apple’s biggest market.<p>Ahead of Chinese New Year on February 19, Apple has debuted a new ad in China, updating …

Cadbury plans to cut the size of its family blocks of chocolate to save costs

Cadbury reduced the size of its family blocks of chocolate in 2009 from 250 grams to 200 grams, before partially lifting it in 2013 back to 220 grams …

Less Than 2% Of Android Devices Are Running Lollipop, Three Months After Launch

I really, really like Android 5.0 (or “Lollipop” as it’s known by those of us who probably care too much about these things). It cemented my preference for Android, and has earned the Nexus 5 another few months as my go-to phone.<p>Alas, most Android devices still aren’t running 5.0. In the grand …

Android News

You can buy Lockheed Martin's experimental cruiser for just $180,000

Ladies and Gentlemen, Pacific Coast Yachts is delighted to offer you an exclusive opportunity to purchase a unique piece of maritime history for a rock-bottom price. After being pressed into service in 1996, Lockheed Martin's experimental naval vessel, the Sea Slice, is now being offered into …

10 magnificent minimalist GIFs by Florian de Looij

GIF: gif.flrn.nl<p>Here are some of my favorite very simple animations by artist and GIF-master Florian de Looij.<p>More from him: portfolio, and GIF …

GIF Animations

Samsung Reveals Galaxy S6 Curves As Prices Leak

Rumours come and go, but one consistent in recent months has been that the Galaxy S6 will come in two versions, one with a curved edge display. Now Samsung has given us a strong hint that this is exactly what it has been working on.<p>Today the South Korean giant issued press invites for its ‘Galaxy …

Phones