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Lenovo installs adware on its computers that could let hackers steal private data

A vulnerability has been discovered in a piece of software that ships pre-loaded onto Lenovo computers that could grant hackers access to a user's secure browser data, allowing third parties to potentially collect passwords, bank details, and other sensitive information.<p>Superfish, an adware program …

Benedict Cumberbatch used to hate his surname

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch says he used to hate his surname and started using his middle name Carlton as his last name.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Should we give up on the dream of space elevators?

Elevators that can whisk people and cargo up from the planet’s surface into space could spell an end to polluting rockets. But making them reality is a challenge. Nic Fleming investigates.<p>Elon Musk is considered by many to be visionary – a pioneer of private exploration, and the man behind the …

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Lenovo Caught Installing Adware On New Computers

It looks like Lenovo has been installing adware onto new consumer computers from the company that activates when taken out of the box for the first time.<p>The adware, named Superfish, is reportedly installed on a number of Lenovo’s consumer laptops out of the box. The software injects third-party ads …

Until bioprinters are reality, 3D printing can still save lives

A two-year-old girl born with a hole in her heart had a life-saving operation in London last month thanks to a 3D printer. Perhaps equally astounding …