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Apple used trick photography to make the new iPhones look thinner

When Apple announced its new iPhone today product marketing head Phil Schiller touted its smaller size. The new iPhone 6 is 6.9 mm thick and the iPhone 6 plus—a new, larger device—is 7.1 mm thick. Schiller stood in front of the screen at the Flint Center and showed an image of the iPhone 5s, their …

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The Higgs boson could destroy the universe in the wrong conditions

That Higgs boson that everyone was so eager to find last year? As it turns out, it could be the end of everything -- in the wrong circumstances, anyway. In his upcoming book <i>Starmus</i>, Stephen Hawking notes that the once-elusive particle could become less than perfectly stable at energy levels of 100 …

5 online privacy tips from an ex-FBI agent

If anyone knows about cyber surveillance, it's Mary Galligan.<p>Until recently, she led the cyber and special operations team at the FBI's New York office -- the agency's largest surveillance operation. That included catching hackers like the infamous "Sabu" and using him to hunt down other …

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Here's Google's plan to rid the world of cyberattacks

A new team at Google is aiming to be the cybersecurity superheroes of the Internet.<p>They're looking to exterminate those nasty computer bugs that let hackers and government spies sneak into our computers -- not just for Google, but for everyone.<p>The special team is called Google Project Zero. And …

Snowden asks hackers to protect whistleblowers

Two of America's most famous government whistleblowers made a plea to hackers: Help future insiders secretly expose wrongdoing.<p>Daniel Ellsberg, who famously released the Pentagon Papers, and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden spoke to a packed crowd of computer experts on Saturday at the Hackers …

Big Bang breakthrough announced; gravitational waves detected

There's no way for us to know exactly what happened some 13.8 billion years ago, when our universe burst onto the scene. But scientists announced Monday a breakthrough in understanding how our world as we know it came to be.<p>If the discovery holds up to scrutiny, it's evidence of how the universe …

MakerBot's mammoth Replicator Z18 3D printer goes up for pre-order

If you want some truly heavy-duty 3D printing, you'll be glad to hear that MakerBot's Replicator Z18 is now available for pre-order. Pay $6,499 and you'll get to craft objects up to a lofty 18 inches tall once the printer ships this spring. Should that be a tad overpowered, you'll be just as …

iOS 7.1 Adoption Reaches 12% In Under 48 Hours, Ad Network Reports

iOS 7.1 has already made its way onto as many as 12 percent of active consumer devices capable of running it, according to online ad network Chitika. The firm found that web traffic hitting its network went from 5.9 percent after 24 hours, to 12 percent after 45 hours, which is roughly on par with …

Meet The New Blade, Razer’s Gaming Laptop With A Serious Screen

Razer has built a number of Blade laptops, including an early, massive 17-inch device that cost $2,800. In 2013, Razer released a thin, 14 inch laptop that still contained impressive gaming guts. Best known for its gaming peripherals like high-end keyboards and mice, Razer had hit on a laptop …

Ocarina of Time's Hyrule recreated in Minecraft

<b>One clever Minecrafter has recreated the entirety of Hyrule as seen in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.</b><p>Forget Great Britain, Westeros and …

Real Life Playable Flappy Bird Game

Flappy Bird might be inexplicably gone from the iTunes App Store but that tricky little flying bird still lives on- in real life. Fawn Qiu made this …

Snowden: NSA 'Set Fire' to Internet, Techies Are 'Firefighters'

Edward Snowden accused the NSA and its counterparts of "setting fire to the future of the Internet" during a videoconference discussion at South by Southwest in Texas on Monday, and he called on the tech community members in the audience to be "the firefighters."<p>Snowden spoke remotely from Russia, …

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