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Warm temps blamed for massive avalanche that cut off Alaskan town

A warmer winter is being blamed for the mammoth Alaskan avalanche that has cut off a port city’s sole road to the outside — stoking fears of flash floods and future landslides.<p>Snowy debris hundreds of feet long and up to 40 feet deep slammed onto Valdez’s Richardson Highway early Friday and again …

No Black Holes Exist, Says Stephen Hawking—At Least Not Like We Think

Black holes do not have "event horizons" beyond which there is no return, according to renowned physicist.<p>Black holes do not exist—at least, not as we know them, says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, potentially provoking a rethink of one of space's most mysterious objects.<p>A new study from …

NBC News poll: Pessimism defines the state of the union

As President Barack Obama enters his sixth year in the White House, 68 percent of Americans say the country is either stagnant or worse off since he took office, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.<p>Just 31 percent say the country is better off, and a deep pessimism continues …

Stratasys reveals a full-color, multi-material professional 3D printer

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Stratasys<p>Stratasys, one of the largest 3D printer manufacturers in the world, just went technicolor. The company has …

Angry Birds and 'leaky' phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ for user data

The National Security Agency and its UK counterpart GCHQ have been developing capabilities to take advantage of "leaky" smartphone apps, such as the wildly popular Angry Birds game, that transmit users' private information across the internet, according to top secret documents.<p>The data pouring onto …

Google to buy artificial intelligence company DeepMind | Reuters

(Reuters) - Google Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire privately held artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies Ltd.<p>A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in Toronto September 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren<p>Technology news website Re/code, which reported …

Obama vows to review data privacy impact

Privacy groups that have pushed for controls on commercial use of consumer data see an opening as President Barack Obama tackles government surveillance reform — and they’re hoping to hear more in the State of the Union address.<p>Obama, in a Jan. 17 speech proposing surveillance changes in the wake …

Netflix now lets you disable Post-Play to avoid binge watching entire TV seasons

If you've binged on a season of <i>House of Cards</i> or <i>Breaking Bad</i>, you're likely familiar with what Netflix calls Post-Play. It's the feature that queues up and automatically plays the next episode of whatever TV series you're currently watching. Netflix <i>does</i> take some measures to ensure viewers haven't …

AutoGrid, and its big data energy analytics, grow up

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Picture how Netflix and Amazon are using big data to predict and recommend the movies you want to watch and the products you …