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'The Walking Dead' is turning into a pinball table, complete with moral choices

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This is what it's like to go to killer drone class

Before the US military lets drone operators take their vehicles to the sky, they have to go through something that looks a lot like traditional school in order to learn the ins and outs of piloting and attacking from a command center thousands of miles away. Writer Corey Mead sat in on the Air …

The SEC announces plans to rein in stock trading bots

A move to rein in the trading bots that now account for more than half of daily stock-market activity<p>The head of the SEC, Mary Jo White, has announced a broad set of new initiatives and proposed regulations that are aimed at giving the agency a tighter grip on the high-frequency trading (HFT) firms …

One year of NSA leaks: where are we now?

Exactly one year ago today, <i>The Guardian</i> published a four-page court order that would become one of the year's biggest news stories. Issued by the low-profile Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, it required Verizon Business Network Services to hand over phone metadata, including numbers dialed …

Flexible 'electronic skin' can help heal, detect touch and temperature

Surgeons could one day restore lost feeling in humans by using artificial skin that's been augmented with flexible sensors, and a new development from researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology may bring that closer to reality. The research team has developed a flexible sensor that …

The solar system has a tail, NASA reveals

Our solar system, home to Earth and the other seven planets, may be the equivalent of our own backyard in astronomical terms, but it's still full of surprises. The latest, according to NASA, is that the entire solar system has a humongous tail, estimated to be a cool 93 billion miles long (1,000 …

Private companies plan to put telescope on the Moon

Soon, when you’re looking up at the moon at night, people could very well be looking back down at you. A partnership between two private companies plans to install a long-range telescope there as early as 2016, perching it atop the rim of a crater three miles above the surface near the moon’s south …

Tiny winglet retrofit will cut United's fuel bills by millions

A successful test flight this week by a Boeing 737-800 equipped with a shiny new set of split scimitar winglets has given the green light for United's plans to install them widely across its 737 fleet. Designed to improve the plane's aerodynamic efficiency by routing air around it, winglets have …

Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

Your meat addiction is destroying the planet

<i>“Jesus,” Molly said, her own plate empty, “gimme that. You know what this costs?” She took his plate. “They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. This isn’t vat stuff.” She forked a mouthful up and chewed.” – William Gibson</i>, Neuromancer <i>(1984)</i><p>On Monday, August 5th, 2013, at a …

iOS 8 scans credit card details using iPhone camera

Apple hasn't cracked the mobile payments market yet, but the iPhone maker is aiming to make online orders a little easier. <i>9to5Mac</i> has discovered a new feature in iOS 8 that allows Safari users to scan a credit card with an iPhone camera. The new option is visible at sites like Amazon when you …

Vodafone admits many governments have direct access to user data

Worst snooping fears are confirmed for 400 million customers<p>Vodafone is revealing the existence of secret wires that allow government agencies to directly access conversations on its networks. The surprise revelations are contained within a 40,000 word document published today, designed to shed …