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90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

No industry has been hit harder by hacking and data breaches than health care.<p>Recent numbers show 90% of health care organizations have exposed their patients' data -- or had it stolen -- in 2012 and 2013, according to privacy researchers at the Ponemon Institute.<p>The medical industry faces more …

This tiny, bipedal robot can somersault and run faster than a toddler

Those of you with recurring <i>Terminator</i>-esque nightmares of a not-so-distant future ruled by machines won't have to worry much about one robot developed by a research team at the University of Tokyo. The group (which happens to be the same one that created a robot that'll cheat its way to …

Chubbies Raises $4 Million Giving Bros A Weekend Uniform

Slangy marketing and a singular vision of weekend wear has netted Chubbies, a manufacturer and online retailer of men’s shorts, a $4 million round of funding from some of the biggest names in fashion and retail investing.<p>Chris Burch, the co-founder of women’s fashion accessories company Tory Burch …

Japan Company To Give Maglev Tech To U.S. For Free

Might we get levitating train tech any time soon?<p>The Japanese rail operator JR Tokai said it would not charge the US to license its proprietary "maglev" technology, which allows trains to hover about 4 inches (10 centimeters) above tracks and travel at speeds of 310 mph (500 kph), according to …

Google tries to protect partners, Nexus devices from Rockstar

Google is looking for an early victory against Rockstar, a patent troll company that’s suing several companies invested in the Android ecosystem.<p>Rockstar is a shell company created by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, and other companies that purchased the patent portfolio of the now-defunct Canadian …

What's In Store For Commuting's Future? (Hint: There's Hope)

If you want to look into the future of commuting, you need only go to the graduate transportation program at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif.<p>The program's creator, Geoff Wardle, says he started it because he sees a coming tipping point "where all aspects of transportation, …

2013's Biggest Tech Moments, Told In Photos

Octocopters, hyperloops, bitcoin — in the tech world, this is what we call an "eventful year." But you needn't fear information overload. Looking back, these are the innovations and tech moments to remember from 2013.<p><i>This story appears the special Year in Photos issue of our weekly iPad magazine,</i> …

Scientists Are Using Metamaterials To Build Everything From Wireless Phone Chargers To Invisibility Cloaks

While the holy grail of metamaterials is still to make objects and people invisible to the eye, they are set to have a more tangible commercial impact playing more mundane roles - from satellite antennas to wirelessly charging cellphones.<p>Metamaterials are simply materials that exhibit properties …

Google Wants To Build The Ultimate Personal Assistant

Google Search is changing rapidly. Given the company’s love of small, rapid-fire updates, its sometimes hard to keep track of where the company is going, but earlier this month, at the LeWeb conference in Paris, Google Engineering Director Scott Huffman presented a pretty compelling overview of the …

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

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