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NSA releases outline of security programs, says it 'only' touches 1.6 percent of internet traffic

Even as President Obama proposes a review of NSA procedures and oversight, the organization published a seven page document laying out in broad terms what it does, how it does it and why it thinks that's OK. As <i>Ars Technica</i> points out, the memo claims "We do not need to sacrifice civil liberties for …

Mosquito Expert Calls Out A Big Problem In The Plot Of Jurassic Park

In the film, scientists extract dinosaur blood from the gut of a prehistoric mosquito, preserved in amber. They then use the DNA in the dinosaur blood to create the terrifying creatures that roam the island and eventually maim and kill many of the characters.<p>Yes, retired Navy entomologist Joe …

Superhero Bits: Kick-Ass 2, Batman vs. Superman, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Amazing Spider-Man 2 – /Film

Want to see some gorgeous concept art for <b>The Wolverine</b> and <b>Iron Man 3</b>? Where can you watch a bunch of interviews from <b>Kick-Ass 2</b>? Why is <b>James Gunn</b> …

Bitcoins banned in Thailand

Thailand has become the first country to ban bitcoins after the central bank ruled it is not a currency.<p>In a <b>statement on its website</b>, Bitcoin Company Limited said it had given a presentation to the Bank of Thailand about how the currency works in a bid to operate in the country.<p>However, at the end …

Martian Manhunter is next Injustice DLC character

Martian Manhunter will be released as a playable Injustice: Gods Among Us character at the end of the month. NetherRealm made the announcement in a …

StarCraft 2 celebrates anniversary by unlocking all three races in free Starter Edition and more

Blizzard is celebrating its third year since the launch of <i>StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty</i> by unlocking all three races in the game's <i>Starter Edition</i>, increasing XP gains for a limited time and offering up a new desktop background.<p>Players who still haven't upgraded from the <i>StarCraft 2 Starter Edition</i> …

Batman: Arkham Origins will feature Mad Hatter in expanded role

<i>Batman: Arkham Origins</i> will turn its focus to its recurring villain Jervis Tetch, better known as the Mad Hatter, according to scans from the upcoming issue of <i>Official Xbox Magazine</i> as reported by VG247.<p><i>Arkham Origins</i> will see Mad Hatter in an expanded role compared to his brief appearance in the …

iblazr Is a Synchronized Portable Flash For iOS and Android Devices

Low-light photography is a tricky business with smartphones, in part due to the smaller sensors packed inside their beautifully thin hardware. Whether it’s in the local bar, a music concert or moonlit walk, users are sometimes forced to use the built-in flash that can often ‘white out’ large parts …

SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card.<p>Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally …

‘Avengers 2′ – Who is Ultron?

At Comic-Con 2013, Joss Whedon appeared on stage at the Marvel to show a quick teaser trailer that revealed the title of 'Avengers 2' - 'Age of …

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Poster Concept Shows Updated Character Designs – /Film

Marvel Studios knocked its panel out of the park today in Hall H at Comic Con. The third film on the schedule was <b>James Gunn</b>‘s <b>Guardians of the Galaxy</b>. …

After 69 years, 'pitch drop' experiment finally caught on video

In 1927, a researcher at the University of Queensland in Australia began what's widely recognized as the longest-running experiment ever, the so-called "pitch drop." It's a simple set up: fill a flask with tar pitch and let it ooze out the bottom to see how quickly it flows, and eventually it makes …

Will technology ever deliver a perfect speaker or headphone?

It's got to be the No. 1 audiophile fantasy: someday we'll have a breakthrough that allows speakers to perfectly reproduce sound. Once the engineers find a new way of moving air -- presumably a more accurate method than a vibrating cone, dome, or flat diaphragm -- the heavens will part and we'll …

How Microsoft spent a decade asleep on the job

Once upon a time, a young man named Bill had a vision. He saw "a PC on every desk, and every machine running Microsoft software". And lo, it came to …

After Mobile: Smarter TVs

This week, Microsoft took a $900 million charge against its Surface effort, showing that the idea of merging PCs and tablets has not resonated with consumers. At the same time, growth in mobile phones and tablets is still increasing while PC sales are dwindling. The PC has now moved to a work tool; …

Google Maps 2.0 for iOS launches with support for iPads

Just a week after a revamped Google Maps for Android launched, an update for iOS devices has hit Apple's App Store.<p>Google Maps 2.0, which began rolling out to users worldwide on Tuesday, features support for the iPad's larger touch screen. As with last week's update to the Android version, the new …

Avengers 2 named at Comic-Con as Thor's Tom Hiddleston recruits army

A superlative day of show-and-tell at Comic-Con ended with near hysteria during the Marvel panel on Saturday evening as Joss Whedon snuck on stage at …

'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Footage Description: Wolverine Travels Back in Time – /Film

Earlier this year, director <b>Bryan Singer</b> made headlines when he revealed the 2014 sequel to <i>X-Men First Class</i>, <i>X-Men: Days of Future Past</i>, would not …