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Facebook, Google, Microsoft Join Forces to Prevent Another Heartbleed

More than a dozen tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM, have joined forces to try to prevent another Heartbleed-like …

Billionaires Page and Brin Lose Nearly $2 Billion As Google Earnings Miss

The Google glass might be looking half-empty today for billionaire founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who lost a combined $1.9 billion. While the S&P 500 gained 0.14%, Google stock fell 3.67% Thursday after the company’s first quarter underperformed Wall Street expectations. The company is down …

Bitcoin mining leaves some speculators in a hole

Small-time speculators lose money as larger operators join crypto-currency action<p>The bitcoin mining rush is sputtering.<p>Speculators, known as miners, use powerful computers to solve complex software problems and verify transactions to unlock new bitcoins. They're finding that the enterprise isn't as …

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Silicon Valley gets excited about a small news story | Financial Times

Suddenly, after a prolonged drought, fresh money is pouring into US digital news. The strange thing is where it is going.<p>Instead of mass market …

Lending Startup Fundbox Raises $17.5M From Khosla To Help SMBs Improve Cash Flow

Fundbox, a startup that helps SMBs improve cash flow from clients, has raised $17.5 million in funding led by Khosla Ventures with SV Angel, Vikram Pandit, former CEO of Citigroup; Tom Glocer, former CEO of Thomson Reuters; Jay Mandelbaum, former Head of Strategy and Business Development for JP …

Google Releases First Developer Resources For Project Ara, Its Modular Smartphone

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group has released a Module Developers Kit (MDK) for Project Ara, its forthcoming modular smartphone, providing reference implementations for various design features.<p>The ATAP describes Ara as follows:<p>The Ara platform consists of an on-device …

Apple's Fingerprint ID May Mean You Can't 'Take the Fifth'

There’s a lot of talk around biometric authentication since Apple introduced its newest iPhone, which will let users unlock their device with a …

Has the NSA Been Using the Heartbleed Bug as an Internet Peephole?

When ex-government contractor Edward Snowden exposed the NSA's widespread efforts to eavesdrop on the internet, encryption was the one thing that …

Facebook Will Build Drones and Satellites to Beam Internet Around the World

Mark Zuckerberg is putting together a lab where a team of Facebook engineers will build flying drones, satellites, and infrared lasers capable of …

How the Heartbleed bug works, and what passwords you need to change

Internet security experts are scrambling to patch an alarming encryption vulnerability that has exposed millions of passwords and personal information, including credit-card numbers, email accounts and a wide range of online commerce.<p><b>Latest news</b><p>The Canada Revenue Agency says about 900 customers had …

The bizarre world of India’s political party symbols includes a nail cutter and a stethoscope

Everyone associates the Aam Aadmi Party with a symbol of a <i>jhaadu,</i> or broom, but had the Election Commission (EC) not allowed its usage, the party could have contested under signs ranging from a diesel pump to a frock. These are among the wonderful and slightly bizarre symbols on the EC’s latest …

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Vietnam's Solution for Corrupt Bankers: Firing Squads

BANGKOK — For the most part, American bankers whose rash pursuit of profit brought on the 2008 global financial collapse didn’t get indicted. They got bonuses.<p>Odds are that scandal would have played out differently in Vietnam, another nation struggling with misbehaving bankers.<p>The authoritarian …

Ancient Virus DNA Gives Stem Cells the Power to Transform

Embryonic stem cells can become any type of cell, thanks to an ancient virus, scientists say.<p>A virus that invaded the genomes of humanity's ancestors millions of years ago now plays a critical role in the embryonic stem cells from which all cells in the human body derive, new research shows.<p>The …

The Most Unusual Boy Band In The World

If this were a movie pitch, nobody would buy it: Two guys decide to woo a lady. The lady they choose loves dancing, so they invent a dance — not a polite, gentle prance, not a foxtrot or a waltz, but a crazy, go-for-the-rafters series of leaps, where one of them flings himself up over the other, …

Titanfall, the game that will ruin all other shooters and win over customers for the Xbox One

Titanfall launched earlier this week with a year’s worth of hype behind it and was received with much excitement from the gaming community. Gamers flooded online as it launched at midnight in the US, taking the game’s dedicated servers offline seemingly immediately.<p>Call of Duty changed the way we …

IE10 Falls Below IE9, Firefox Down, Chrome Up

February saw the fourth full month of IE11 availability with Windows 8.1, the release Firefox 27 and Chrome 33. The latest numbers from Net Applications show IE10 has fallen below IE9, and that Chrome was the only winner last month.<p>Between January and February, IE slipped 0.02 percentage points …

Drones Help Thai Media Monitor Political Protests

Forget Amazon Prime Air, the drone-based delivery system Jeff Bezos wants to introduce within five years, for a second… drones are already having an impact today.<p>Thailand’s capital city Bangkok is enduring political protests and, unlike previous disturbances in 2010, media are using drones to get …

The Rise of OpenStreetMap

<b>om·ni·pres·ent</b>adjective \-zənt\: present in all places at all times<p>This definition of omnipresent sums up many facets of society. Fast food chains? Everywhere. Reality TV shows? You know the answer. And what about Google? Yup, right again.<p>What started as a simple search engine back in 1998 is now …

Two college students invented an adapter that allows 3D printers to print in full color for less than $100

3D printing is generally a monochrome affair. Full-color printers are expensive, so the more casual user is likely stuck printing in one or two …