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For first time ever, feds asked to sit out DefCon hacker conference

Call for a "time out" underscores tensions over breadth of NSA spy program.<p>Since its founding in 1992, DefCon has been a venue where anarchists, …

Obama gives himself control of all communication systems in America

US President Barack Obama quietly signed his name to an Executive Order on Friday, allowing the White House to control all private communications in …

Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National …

NSA: If Your Data Is Encrypted, You Might Be Evil, So We'll Keep It Until We're Sure

There's been plenty of commentary concerning the latest NSA leak concerning its FISA court-approved "rules" for when it can keep data, and when it …

Encryption

Woz: This is not my America

As the passions and justifications swirl around the revelations concerning the NSA, the rest of the world sits and wonders.<p>Is only the U.S. involved? Or might, perhaps, every government on Earth be rather keen to use all technological methods to protect its interests?<p>What do ordinary Americans …

Oldest man in the world EVER dies at 116 in Japan – The Sun

THE oldest man in history has died at the age of 116 in hospital in Japan, the<br>country’s government has said.<p>Ancient Jiroemon Kimura was verified as …

Saudi Arabia bans messaging app Viber. WhatsApp and Skype could be next

Saudi Arabia has suspended popular internet messenger application Viber for failing to comply with unspecified regulations. The Communications and Information Technology Commission also warned that “appropriate action will be taken against other applications or services that do not comply with …

fast L0 train floats above the ground and can go 500 km/h

This week, the first test runs for Japan’s new 500 kilometre-per-hour magnetic floating supertrain was a success.<p>The new generation of “L0 Trains” — …

Microsoft shows off Windows 8.1 Start button, other upgrades in video

Windows 8.1 will contain a whole bunch of sensible interface improvements.<p>If you want to know what the Start button will look like in Windows 8.1 …

Confirmed: The NSA is Spying on Millions of Americans

A Laid-Off Zynga Employee Trashed The Company On Reddit Last Night

Last night, an employee laid-off from the San Francisco office decided to go on Reddit to give a tell-all about what it was like to work at the company.<p>Here 's some of the dirt he had:<p>The company offers employees "unlimited vacation days," but these vacations were entirely at the discretion of team …

Zynga

The Wi-Fi in your home can track your moves like Xbox Kinect

Gestures made in mid-air are tracked by WiSee, a low-cost Wi-Fi-based technology.<p>Want to switch off the living room lights from bed, change channels while washing dishes, or turn the heat up from the couch? A team at the University of Washington has rigged a standard Wi-Fi home network to detect …

University of Washington

Hogwarts for Hackers: Inside the Science and Tech School of Tomorrow

Author: Klint Finley. Klint Finley Business<p>Date of Publication: 05.31.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Evan Derse, a junior at the Illinois …

The Facebook experiment has failed. Let’s go back.

I am signed into Facebook right now. At a quick glance, the entire list of posts on the first screen are irrelevant to me. If I scrolled down I can …

Phone Unlocking Made Legal

The Unlocking Technology Act of 2013 is good for consumers and innovators.<p>Finally, Congress has before it legislation that would make it permanently …

Privacy

Cold fusion reactor independently verified, has 10,000 times the energy density of gas - ExtremeTech

By on May 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Against all probability, a device …

It's settled! Creator tells us how to pronounce 'GIF'

We can't settle iPhone vs. Android or "Star Wars" vs. "Star Trek" for you. But another long-running geek debate was put to rest Tuesday night.<p>Those short, animated loops that have captivated the Web for decades? They're pronounced like a brand of peanut butter.<p>Steve Wilhite created the Graphics …

Ethernet turns 40 years old today

<b>FOUR DECADES AGO</b> the Ethernet protocol made its debut as a way to connect machines in close proximity, today it is the networking layer two protocol …

How does copyright work in space?

CHRIS HADFIELD has captured the world's heart, judging by the 14m YouTube views of his free-fall rendition of David Bowie's "Space Oddity", recorded …

Windows 8 Causes the Biggest Drop in Customer Satisfaction After the Vista Disaster

<b>Windows 8 has reportedly failed to boost the collapsing PC market, but the new operating system has also led to a dramatic decline in customer</b> …

Kim Dotcom to Google, Twitter, Facebook: I Own Security Patent, Work With Me

While the United States Government paints Kim Dotcom as some kind of international super criminal, the Megaupload founder sees himself rather …

Hollywood studios issue takedowns for the Pirate Bay documentary

<b>Several Hollywood studios have issued takedown notices for TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard, the Pirate Bay documentary that was legally</b> …

Peer-to-peer

7 Tips From Entrepreneurs On How To Have A Fearless Career

But fears at work can be particularly debilitating. <i>What if I fail? What if I'm not good enough? What if the ground opens up and swallows my cubicle whole?</i><p>Letting fear get the best of you at your job can keep you from getting the recognition that you deserve—whether it hinders you from nabbing a …

Entrepreneurship

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These apps are helpful even if you've got a built-in battery-saving feature to help you in a dire situation, …

Clipping Magic Helps You Easily Remove Picture Backgrounds

Here’s a tool you may not have heard about but may useful at some time in the future. It’s called Clipping Magic, and it’s designed to remove …

Mercedes-Benz shows off self-driving car technology in its new $100,000 S-Class

Google has been pushing self-driving car technology for much of the last few years, and Audi showed off its own self-driving vehicle at the last CES, and now Mercedes-Benz is throwing its hat into the ring. According to <i>The New York Times</i><i>,</i> the automaker showed off its "virtual chauffer" technology …

RapidShare lays off most of its staff as it struggles to find new business model

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How I Make Sure My Photos Are Backed Up and Safe From Harm

I had a hard drive fail on me once. It was a total nightmare. I lost two years of digital photos and all of my music that i’d digitized. <i>Never …