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Only six people managed to enroll in health insurance on Healthcare.gov's first day

Just six people were able to successfully enroll in health insurance through Healthcare.gov, the government's online marketplace, during the first 24 hours it was live. Just 242 people were able to enroll on the second day.<p>That's according to new documents released by the House Oversight Committee, …

Extreme Big Data: Beyond Zettabytes And Yottabytes

If we’re going to talk about big data—and it’s one of the most important discussions in business today—we better all speak the same language. In the hierarchy of big data, there are petabytes, exabytes, zettabytes, and yottabytes. After that, things get murky.<p>The challenge is only partly one of …

DICE: Making Star Wars: Battlefront 'Is Scary'

"You can only screw up, right?"<p>DICE Executive Producer Patrick Bach has spoken about how the studio got tasked with Star Wars: Battlefront and the …

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Private search engine Blippex turns to WebRTC to guarantee surfers’ anonymity

Blippex, the new search engine that launched in July, is all about privacy — OK, <i>mostly</i> about privacy, as it’s also playing around with an intriguing …

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The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

Microsoft's new iOS and Android Remote Desktop apps let you control a PC from a phone

Microsoft is providing a new way for iOS and Android users to access their Windows PCs today. A new Remote Desktop app is now available for both operating systems, letting you simply connect to a Windows PC and control it. While a number of third-party solutions have existed previously, including …

Federal Judge Richard Kopf tells Congress to 'go to hell' in stern blog post

Federal Judge Richard Kopf agrees with the Urban Dictionary definition of the word batshit: "a level of insanity that the word alone cannot justify," and believes that forcing further staff cuts would mean Congress has reached that level of insanity. He took to his blog to admonish Congress for the …

Gamed: Video games and the laws of war

This week’s edition of Gamed will be 100-percent politics free! So sit back, forget all the troubles plaguing the country, and instead let’s discuss …

'Bing It On' Challenge Is 'A Little Fishy,' Says Yale Professor Ian Ayres

Microsoft's search engine, Bing, wants you to believe users prefer its service to Google's in a blind test by a 2-to-1 margin. Yale University law professor Ian Ayres doesn't buy it.<p>Microsoft bases its claim on a survey of 1,000 people conducted by independent research company Answers Research. …

FBI struggles to seize 600,000 Bitcoins from alleged Silk Road founder

The FBI has found that seizing an anonymous decentralised peer-to-peer currency was trickier than it seemed, following the Bureau’s bust of the international drugs marketplace, Silk Road.<p>When Ross Ulbricht, known as Dread Pirate Roberts to users of the site, was arrested last week, the FBI seized …

How does a 3D printer work? The science and engineering behind this emerging technology

There is a lot of excitement building around what 3D printers can and might do. But how does a 3D printer work? It’s actually not very …

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Area 51 'declassified' in U-2 spy plane history

<b>The CIA has officially acknowledged the secret US test site known as Area 51, in a newly unclassified internal history of the U-2 spy plane programme.</b><p>The document obtained by a US university describes the 1955 acquisition of the Nevada site for testing of the secret spy plane.<p>It also explains the …

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Conspicuous labelling: medical marijuana

Health Canada's egregious error that has outed thousands of medical marijuana users requires more than an apology from the department's deputy minister or his assurance that "this does not happen again." The damage has been done, and cannot be undone. The Health Minister, Rona Ambrose, should …

The NSA Is Commandeering the Internet

Technology companies have to fight for their users, or they'll eventually lose them.<p>It turns out that the NSA's domestic and world-wide surveillance apparatus is even more extensive than we thought. Bluntly: The government has commandeered the Internet. Most of the largest Internet companies …

Pirate Bay's censor-thwarting browser snags 100,000 users

The Pirate Bay's new anticensor browser has proven even more popular than the site expected.<p>Launched on Saturday, PirateBrowser has sailed into the hands of more than 100,000 users via Pirate Bay's direct download link, says blog site TorrentFreak. The official torrent file itself has been shared …

Bitcoin gets real as regulator subpoenas top players

Things are getting serious for Bitcoin this month: a federal judge declared it real money, Bloomberg gave it an experimental ticker (XBT), and New York's financial regulator announced an interest in regulating it. Declaring Bitcoin "a virtual Wild West for narcotraffickers and other criminals," the …

One more time: Flash storage vendor Nimbus Data declares hybrid storage dead

Broadly speaking, there are two schools of thought when it comes to flash storage. One holds that flash is perfect for performance-sensitive …

Can This App Put An End To New York's Controversial Stop And Frisk Searches?

The New York Civil Liberties Union wants everyone ready to record stop and frisk searches.<p>The New York Civil Liberties Union has released an app that lets bystanders document New York's stop and frisk searches. The Stop & Frisk Watch app has been out on Android since June, and now it's available …

Bitcoin for Android hit by bug

Android’s Bitcoin apps have been targeted by a random number generation bug, which steals the internet currency from users’ wallets.<p>Bitcoin said in a statement on Sunday that the component of Android responsible for generating secure random numbers “contains critical weaknesses, that render all …

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Meet YouTube’s Michael Bay

You can get a lot of people to watch your video on YouTube. But that doesn’t mean you’ll make a lot of money.<p>So what do you do if you’re one of …

Hyperloop revealed: Elon Musk foresees rapid transit in a tube

Electromagnetic acceleration: That's the high technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop.<p>Musk — who already plays leading roles in the SpaceX rocket venture, the Tesla electric car company and the SolarCity solar-energy company — unveiled his …

A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …