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Russian hackers stole US secrets from NSA

Russian government-backed hackers stole US secrets on how to penetrate foreign computer networks in 2015. This after a National Security Agency …

Super-thin semiconductors delay the 'death' of silicon

Silicon has been the backbone of processors for decades, but it's rapidly approaching its physical limits: making a chip on a process smaller than 5 nanometers is usually impossible without introducing problems. How is Moore's Law for chip complexity going to survive? Stanford researchers have a …

Facebook snuck an app past China's firewall - and nobody noticed

Facebook and its family of apps been banned in China for years, but it appears the company found a way to get past the country’s Great Firewall. The <i>New York Times</i> reports Facebook snuck an app called ‘Colorful Balloons’ through – without anybody noticing.<p>Facebook approved the app’s release back in …

28 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know

Think you're a Facebook expert? There are probably a few tricks you don't know.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

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London to Sydney in eight hours? How supersonic jets are set to transform travel

It is rare indeed for something to exist as a notable, celebrated slice of the past, and as an almost inevitable, glittering part of the future – but be absent in the present.<p>Supersonic flight is just such a shape-shifter. It floats in the general consciousness as a chic ghost of journeys of …

Hacker shows how easy it is to take over a city’s public Wi-Fi network

In a perfect example of how public wireless networks can be dangerous for privacy and security, an Israeli hacker showed that he could have taken …

Windows 10 is a Bing honeypot — and it's working

On Microsoft's earnings call on Thursday afternoon, CFO Amy Hood announced that the much-maligned Bing search engine is a $1 billion business, and profitable for the first time.<p>Indeed, there's an interesting nugget about the Bing search engine buried in Microsoft's earnings:<p>"Search advertising …

Putin Just Warned Global War Is Increasingly More Likely: Here's Why

Vladimir Putin is basking in Russia’s triumphant return to the world stage.<p>What began with a land grab in Crimea and escalated with support for the …

Surface Pro 4 REVIEW: Microsoft’s hybrid is the laptop of the future

# Microsoft # Surface Pro 4 Laptop Reviews & News Featured Gallery Review Video<p>It was a frightening scene for Microsoft. At an important Surface …

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NSA advisory sparks concern of secret advance ushering in cryptoapocalypse

Once elliptic curve crypto was viewed as a savior. Now its future looks doomed.<p>In August, National Security Agency officials advised US agencies and …

Are Those Really Alien Megastructures? How Astronomers Plan To Investigate

There's something weird happening around a faraway star.<p>Skywatchers have noticed something "bizarre" in the data from the planet-hunting Kepler telescope. Located 1,480 light-years away, a star named KIC 8462852 has something big circling around it, and it's not a planet.<p>Usually when a planet …

Is this region empty of stars?

Meet the Coalsack Nebula, a cloud of dust and gas in space – birthplace for new stars. In millions of years, the Coalsack’s stars will light up and …

Would YOU have a robot in your house?

IT Crowd star Katherine Parkinson on her creepy new sci-fi drama Humans, from the makers of Mad Men and Broadchurch<p>The advert for “Persona Synthetics” recently broadcast on Channel 4 caused a social media sensation.<p>It was selling “Sally”, a “synthetic human” who is maid, nanny and housekeeper …

The Online Privacy Lie Is Unraveling

A new report into U.S. consumers’ attitude to the collection of personal data has highlighted the disconnect between commercial claims that web users are happy to trade privacy in exchange for ‘benefits’ like discounts. On the contrary, it asserts that a large majority of web users are not at all …

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Air strikes against Isis continue day after US general defends bombing campaign

Islamic State,US military,World news,Iraq,Middle East and North Africa,US news,Syria,John McCain,Al-Qaida<p>US-led coalition attacks 21 sites in Iraq and Syria. Air Force general said more than 1,000 militants have been killed a month while avoiding civilian casualties

IBM and USAA put Watson to work in the military

IBM(s ibm) continues its epic push to entrench Watson in applications — including consumer-facing applications with customer USAA, which provides …