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Trump Says Sun Equally to Blame for Blocking Moon

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Attacking the media for its “very unfair” coverage of Monday’s solar eclipse, Donald J. Trump said on Saturday that the sun was equally to blame for blocking the moon.<p>“The fake news is covering the eclipse from the sun’s side instead of the moon’s side, but if you …

The Xbox One X: Initial Impressions

It’s hard to believe that Microsoft was able to make the latest generation Xbox so compact, and yet still so much more powerful.<p>We had the chance to check out the console ourselves, and we were rather impressed. The no-nonsense black box of gaming power is about as simple as it comes where the …

Biology Shows Us How To Prevent Hackers From Stealing Data

Given that digital information is more central than ever, it's worrisome that the history of data security is littered with failure.<p>Organizations seeking to be better prepared for and more resilient in response to information threats may want to draw on a far larger and older source of lessons on …

Google to Upgrade SSL Certificates to 2048-bit keys, Starting August 1

Google on Thursday announced plans to beef up the encryption of the connections made to its services. The company is aiming to upgrade all of its SSL certificates to 2048-bit keys by the end of 2013.<p>Google will also be changing the root certificate that signs all of its SSL certificates, since it …

Ashton Kutcher Dishes on the Mobile Market and What’s on His Phone

Ashton Kutcher is a very social guy, and that extends to his phone.<p>Asked about his favorite apps, Kutcher pulled out his phone to look at his home …

Google Adds Notification Center And Rich Notifications To Chrome Beta 28, Will Work Even When The Browser Is Closed

This isn’t exactly the launch of Google Now for the desktop, which many of us have been patiently waiting for, but Google today announced that it is bringing a richer notifications experience to Chrome, starting with the latest beta. This definitely feels like it brings Google Now yet another step …

The wide world of hacking in China

China has been cited as allegedly hacking into U.S. government and corporate networks for years now. Generally, the thinking has been that the government is the only entity in the country actively hacking. But a new report seems to indicate that's not even close to the truth.<p>The News York Times on …

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Google Starts Using Computer Vision To Let You Search Your Google+ Photos

Google almost completely revamped the Google+ photo experience last week, but somehow the company didn’t get around to announcing one of the coolest photo-related features in its repertoire yet: Google now uses computer vision and machine learning to let you search your own photos for things like …

Chrome for Android automatically translates the web in latest beta

Google Translate is coming to Chrome on Android. The Chrome Beta Android app was updated Thursday with a new feature that can automatically translate webpages into different languages. On a phone or tablet, the feature works a lot like the translation capabilities that are included in Chrome on the …

New IBM project puts Watson to work in customer service

Watson, the powerful computer that rose to fame as a <i>Jeopardy!</i> contestant in 2011, has proved remarkably versatile since then. After a stint fighting cancer, Watson will soon be taking on the less glamorous role of a customer service representative. <i>Forbes</i> writes that over the next several months, …

Sprint Ups Bid for Clearwire to Outbid Dish Network, but Will It Be Enough?

Sprint on Tuesday upped its bid for Clearwire to $3.40 per share, slightly above the amount Dish Network said it was willing to pay for the network …

Leap Motion's quest to bring gesture control to the PC

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Leap Motion's quest to bring gesture control to the PC<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Leap Motion debuted in June 2012 with an impressively polished demo, but after its attention-getting debut, the company's path to market has been a bit rockier. It's …

Hotspot Shield Crosses 10M Installations On Android And iOS, Showing Strong Appetite For Mobile VPN

Virtual private networking is a great way to accomplish a number of things, including making sure that your secrets stay your own, protecting against malware attacks, and getting around the geoblocking of audio and video content from networks, labels and basically anyone who wants to restrict your …

Xbox One-exclusive 'Quantum Break' aims to blend TV with gaming for a 'revolutionary entertainment experience'

Microsoft has just launched its new Xbox One, and one of the first confirmed games for the next-generation console is <i>Quantum Break</i>. Created by Remedy Entertainment, the team behind <i>Max Payne</i> and <i>Alan Wake</i>, and produced by Microsoft Studios, the game was announced alongside Microsoft's <i>Forza</i> and a …

Watch the Call of Duty: Ghosts Trailer

Today at the #XboxReveal event, the Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer was played, releasing it to the world. The game represents a new direction for the Call of Duty franchise, which has produced a number of best-selling console titles.<p>The trailer was immediately posted online. Given that the fidelity …

Here's what we know about Xbox One games

The wait is over. Microsoft's new console is called the Xbox One, and it will be a machine that will wear many hats. But what did we learn about the games?<p>First off, Microsoft tells CNET that the Xbox One will not be backward compatible with any previous Xbox game. Xbox One games will also need to …

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Samsung rumored to roll out fingerprint scanning on future Galaxy devices

It seems Apple isn’t the only company working on fingerprint scanning technology. It looks like Samsung is also getting into the biometrics business …

Google Glass creators talk “staring” and the social implications of wearables

As Google Glass continues to be a unique sort of hardware / software platform in the industry, so too do the creators of the wearable computer stay …

Foc.us gaming tDCS headset uses electrical pulses to overclock your brain

There’s a category of technology that is still more or less in the fringe – the kind designed to improve one’s own physiology, exceeding typical …

NASA funds 3D food printer, pizza is the first item on the menu

Last week we had lab-grown burgers; this week it's powdered pizza. NASA's gotten in on the synthesized food action by awarding a $125,000 grant to Anjan Contractor, head of Systems & Materials Research Corporation, to develop a 3D food printer. The first device Contractor plans to build under the …

Amazon planning giant greenhouse offices for its new Seattle campus

Amazon has proposed to add a huge artificial biome to its new Seattle campus. Rather than being decorative, however, the enormous greenhouse, which comprises of three 80-to-95 feet high connected domes, will serve as a work space. The new building will be filled with plants separated into botanical …

Google's conversational search arrives with new Chrome

Google is enabling a more naturally spoken question-and-answer interface to its search service for people with a new version of Chrome.<p>Google demonstrated conversational search at Google I/O a week ago, a style of search designed to be more like natural human speech than the technically constructed …