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Are You Ready for Self-Driving Cars?

You may not be, but they're still on their way.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</i><p>Self-driving cars sound wonderful: A computer program can ferry you to work while you kick back and read a book. But are they safe? Many Americans have mixed feelings and don't entirely trust software to take …

Driverless Cars

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Frozen Phones: Antarctica gets its own cellular network

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / grafvision<p>The government of Australia has built a cellular network in the most inhospitable clime in its …

A Punt Gun. Used for duck hunting only 120 years ago, but were banned because they depleted stocks of wild fowl. http://t.co/T5qY5IRqJw

Panty Protest: Kazakhstan Women Outraged by Lace Underwear Ban

Women took to the streets wearing panties on their heads Sunday as they protested new laws banning lace underwear in Kazakhstan.<p>The legislation - which includes provisions covering the required level of moisture absorbtion in the garments - will come into force this summer in Kazakhstan as well as …

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Monopoly: Legend of Zelda!

So you’ve probably seen the custom fan-made Monopoly sets for your favorite Disney movie, or for your favorite game series. Well, fans of Legend of …

Legend of Zelda

The Power Rangers command center is a real building located in California University! http://t.co/dCRPGdQslX

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British university accepts course fees in Bitcoin

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The University of Cumbria has become the first public institution of its kind to accept its fees in bitcoins – at least, for …

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TV Reporter Accidentally Unveils Bitcoin's Private Key QR Code On Air, Gets It Stolen Immediately

Because reporters generally understand very little about what they're reporting, Bloomberg TV reporter Adam Johnson recently revealed the private key …

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Mozilla is testing the first Firefox OS tablet prototype

The US might not see it immediately, but the world will soon get its first Firefox OS tablet. Mozilla has begun testing its browser-based operating system on tablets and has developed its own tablet prototype. Currently Firefox OS runs on smartphones and may eventually power smart television …

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PlayStation '14 for 14' sale starts tomorrow

Sony is following up last year's 13 for 13 sale with another one, predictably titled "14 for 14." Starting tomorrow, the PlayStation Store will be …

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'Tomb Raider' for PS4 shows how next-gen consoles can beautify your favorite game

The first steps toward crafting a next-gen Lara Croft<p>When Sony and Microsoft released their latest consoles in November, the thing everyone wanted to know was how much better the games would look. While improvements were immediately noticeable in numerous games straddling the next- and last-gen …

11 Polar Sea Extremophiles

The cold doesn't agree with everyone. Humans are largely specialized to live in a temperate environment, and even then, we need clothes to keep us …

Tiktaalik fossils reveal how fish evolved into four-legged land animals

A fish called Tiktaalik that lived 375m years ago already had strong hind limbs – even though it still lived in water<p>The fossilised remains of an ancient beast have revealed how prehistoric life hauled itself from the water and took its first unsteady steps along the path that led to four-legged …

What Happens To Lost Bitcoins?

James Howells of Wales is one of the Bitcoin community’s most tragic figures.<p>Last June, Howells inadvertently tossed a hard drive containing 7,500 bitcoins, which he had mined back when they were worth very little. Now that a bitcoin is worth somewhere around $1000, that drive has an estimated …

5 Hacking Myths You Probably Believe (Thanks to Movies)

In movies, the word "hacker" is interchangeable with "wizard." Screenwriters can have a character mutter something about "nodes" or "encryption," …

The NSA Has Been Infiltrating Online Games

Looking for terrorists in World of Warcraft<p>The National Security Agency, still under the microscope because of leaks from former employee Edward Snowden, has been straddling the line between terrifying digital panoptican and almost comically inept government institution. Now, in the latter …

U.S. judge says NSA phone surveillance is lawful

1 / 2<p>National Security Agency Bluffdale,<p>A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen in Bluffdale, about 25 miles (40 kms) south …

Samsung foldable AMOLED display secretly show-off at CES

There was plenty on show at this year’s CES, but it seems that Samsung was also sneaking around the event with some new secret technology. Samsung was reported showing off a prototype foldable AMOLED display to selected guest behind closed doors.<p>Samsung Display showcased a 5.68 inch high resolution …

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Study: Why anonymity makes players cheat, but can still be a good thing

Anonymity, long thought to be one of the reasons people misbehave in online games and online in general, may actually be a powerful tool for correcting bad behavior, according to researchers in Singapore.<p>In a recently published study into the effects of player anonymity on cheating in online games, …

Play this: 'Catlateral Damage,' a game about cats knocking things over

There's a certain subset of games devoted to letting us break cultural taboos: stealing cars, picking fights with pedestrians, performing all the wanton acts of ultraviolence that polite human society won't tolerate. But for cats, pointless destruction is just another way to pass the time between …

How To Use Trees To Prospect For Gold

There's gold in them leaves!<p>They say money doesn't grow on trees, but gold and other precious metals can accumulate in plants. Researchers recently discovered relatively high levels of gold in the leaves of a eucalyptus tree in Western Australia, before uncovering a deposit of the metal more than …

How to be a hacker

When our reporter turned up for a masterclass in hacking, he was astonished how easy entry-level hacking could be<p>I had signed up to become a hacker for the day.<p>I had no idea what to expect, or how difficult it might be. But it turned out that the hardest part about taking control of somebody else's …

MIT website hacked by Anonymous on anniversary of Aaron Swartz suicide

Late on January 10, the hacktivism entity Anonymous hacked and defaced MIT letting the institution know Anonymous will not forget the tragic suicide …