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Google seeks to dismiss U.S. antitrust lawsuit over Android

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An antitrust lawsuit targeting Google’s Android operating system should be dismissed, Google said in a court filing on Friday, partly because smartphone manufacturers are free to utilize Android on their phones without also installing Google apps.<p>A Google logo is seen at …

Chinese man charged with hacking into US fighter jet plans

Su Bin accused of breaking into computers at Boeing and elsewhere to steal files on F-22, F-35 and the C-17 carrier<p>US authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of companies with large defence contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects …

Russia backed in calls for Ukraine ceasefire

The leaders of France and Germany have backed Russia by calling for a new ceasefire in eastern Ukraine but told Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, to prevent separatist fighters and arms from crossing the border into Ukraine.<p>French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel …

One of the Most Earthlike Exoplanets Might Just Be an Illusion

Scientists say that a proposed extrasolar planet, which was hailed as the first known potentially habitable planet outside our own solar system …

Stem cell researchers under pressure to produce

In laboratories across California, scientists are racing to turn stem cells into therapies for some of the world's most debilitating illnesses from cancer to Alzheimer's.<p>Many of those researchers have received funding from a unique source: California's stem cell agency. Created by voters a decade …

Stem Cells

The Big Picture: NASA flies massive SOFIA telescope to the stratosphere

It's a catch-22: the lenses of ground-based telescopes can be made huge, but are hamstrung by distortion from the atmosphere. Hubble-type telescopes don't have that issue, but must be small to be launched into space, and good luck fixing them. That's where NASA's SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory …

400 trucks burn on Afghan roads

More than 400 trucks carrying fuel and oil were burning on roads west of Kabul, Afghanistan, police spokesman Hashmatullah Stanekzai said Saturday.<p>Emergency crews tried to contain the damage, he said.<p>Residents and local news reporters posted images online of a line of red fire and burning trucks on …

Can an Artist Use Video Games to Answer Life’s Biggest Questions?

In the ongoing debate about whether or not video games can be art, there’s little doubt as to where Jonathan Blow stands on the issue. He first …

Gigabyte BRIX Gaming mini PC: as mean as it is green

Gigabyte has rolled out yet another mini computer, this one with a snazzy bright green shell and focus on gamers. The PC, aptly called the BRIX …

Intel Corporation

New Video Games Based On NASA Tech Change Gameplay Based On How Stressed You Are

Promising NASA technology rarely stays cooped up at the agency. Over the years, NASA research has spun off into innumerable commercial applications, including everything from better artificial limb technology to improved water purification systems.<p>On June 17, NASA teamed up with innovation platform …

Computer Scientists Are Building An Internet Of Dogs For Emergency Rescues

“I’m stressed,” a dog’s computerized voice might tell central command. “I don’t want to do it now.”<p>The Lassie of the future will not bark for the sheriff. Instead, a wireless sensor on her harness will detect gas in an earthquake-shattered building, then text the drones and first responders on the …

Firefox heads toward virtual reality for the Web

Mozilla releases prototype versions of the Firefox browser that work with Oculus Rift and any other VR headsets. Google shows a nibble of interest for Chrome, too.<p>Mozilla programmers have begun a project to adapt the Web for virtual-reality interfaces such as the Oculus Rift, starting with test …

Virtual Reality

NSA spying protest takes to the skies in Utah

In the skies above the NSA's data center in Bluffdale, Utah, a lone airship protests mass government surveillance.<p>A team of anti-surveillance activists from Greenpeace, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Tenth Amendment Center came together to protest the US government's mass surveillance …

Surveillance