A few weeks ago, Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates published his personal summer reading list on his blog Gates Notes. Of the eight titles, two are by the same author, a Canadian professor
Can spooks and hackers bury the hatchet post-PRISM? "I haven't sensed this level of tension in the community since the crypto wars in the late '90s," said Jeff Moss, aka "The Dark Tangent," remembering
We’re more than halfway through the second-quarter corporate earnings season. And while the results for US companies show corporate growth, it’s been slower than normal—even the last few years’ normal.
• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data • NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches • Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history • NSA's XKeyscore
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“I can see all of the devices in your home and I think I can control them,” I said to Thomas Hatley, a complete stranger in Oregon who I had rudely awoken with an early phone call on a Thursday morning.
Studies that estimate the effects of any particular activity on the economy often shout out headline numbers and then spend a lot of time explaining the methodology used to calculate that figure. A new
In Rebuke Of Allegations, Armstrong Says U.S. Postal Service Should Have Known He Was Doping Lawyers for Lance Armstrong fired a scathing shot at the U.S. government on Tuesday, asking a federal judge
As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s apis mellifera population that one bad winter could leave
Chromecast, Google’s new video and music streaming product, is a sexy little number. The size of a thumb drive, it promises to deliver digital content to your TV with unprecedented ease. Here’s how Google’s
31 S.F. areas picked, though citywide access still elusive San Francisco is finally getting free Wi-Fi - at least in 31 city parks. Six years after a deal to blanket the city fell apart, Supervisor Mark
People should eat breakfast to keep their hearts in good condition, according to researchers in the US. Their study of 27,000 men, in the journal Circulation, showed those skipping breakfast were at a
Scientific evidence is mounting daily for what many have long sensed: that practices like mindfulness, meditation, and yoga can help us address certain intractable individual and societal problems. Prominent