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Intel designs a safe meeting place for private data

March 3, 2014 1:10 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

A super-secure place for sensitive data to mingle could free companies to get the benefits of sharing it without risking leaks. As companies from the financial sector to the health industry amass ever larger, more detailed databases of information about people, it is clear that combining different...

DeGeneres' selfie crashes Twitter

March 3, 2014 1:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ellen DeGeneres' goal of setting a retweet record with her star-studded selfie was achieved before the Oscars telecast was even over. During a comic bit, the Oscars host prevailed upon actor Bradley Cooper to take a picture with her and several other stars crowding around, including Meryl Streep,...

Ahead of the Bell: Apple to hold annual meeting

March 2, 2014 8:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple stockholders will get a chance to grill CEO Tim Cook about the company's product strategy, acquisition plans and money management at the iPhone maker's annual meeting. Friday's gathering, scheduled to start at 9 a.m. PST, isn't expected to be as dramatic as it was shaping up to be until...


Promise and peril in an ultra-connected world

March 2, 2014 3:08 am | by Anick Jesdanun - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

We're in the beginning of a world in which everything is connected to the Internet and with one another, while powerful yet relatively cheap computers analyze all that data for ways to improve lives. Toothbrushes tell your mirror to remind you to floss. Basketball jerseys detect impending heart...

How fragrant pine forests fine-tune climate — new research

March 1, 2014 1:08 pm | by AllVoices | News | Comments

The invigorating scent of pine assaulting the nostrils is one of the pleasures of any walk through a pine forest but an international team of scientists has established that there's a lot more to pine-scented vapors than olfactory indulgence. New...

DARPA awards announced - Google's Schaft robot wins the challenge

March 1, 2014 12:08 pm | by AllVoices | News | Comments

DARPA is the acronym of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the US department of defense and it has conducted a challenge for robots in Miami, Florida - Google's Schaft robot won the two-day challenge. There were a total of 15 teams....

Huge data breach: 360 million cyberaccounts compromised, 1.25 billion emails hacked

March 1, 2014 7:08 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

A cybersecurity company has uncovered a "mind boggling" cache of stolen credentials that was available for sale in the online black markets over the past three weeks. Around 360 million compromised login credentials and around 1.25 billion email addresses stemming...

Sands: Some customer data stolen by hackers

February 28, 2014 6:08 pm | by Hannah Dreier - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer hackers stole the personal information of tens of thousands of Las Vegas Sands customers during a data breach earlier this month, the casino company said Friday. The company said in a regulatory filing that information about some patrons at its Bethlehem, Pa., hotel-casino was...


UCLA study finds robotic-assisted prostate surgery offers better cancer control

February 28, 2014 4:47 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

An observational study from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that prostate cancer patients who undergo robotic-assisted prostate surgery have fewer instances of cancer cells at the edge of their surgical specimen and less need for additional cancer treatments like hormone or radiation therapy than patients who have traditional "open" surgery.


Hybrid polymer-aluminum electrolytic capacitors feature capacitance values from 10 to 330 µF

February 28, 2014 4:35 pm | Cornell Dubilier Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Cornell Dubilier Electronics (Liberty, SC) announces the release of type HZA Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Combining the advantages of each technology, type HZA has the ultra-low ESR characteristics of conductive aluminum polymer capacitors packaged in a V-chip....


Noting tech needs, mining companies seek graphite

February 28, 2014 4:08 pm | by Dan Joling - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Tear apart an electric car's rechargeable battery and you'll find a mineral normally associated with No. 2 pencils. It's graphite. And experts say the promise of expanded uses for "pencil lead" in lithium-ion batteries — used in cars, cellphones and tablet computers — as well as a decrease in...

California court: Drivers can read cellphone maps

February 28, 2014 4:08 pm | by Scott Smith - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Drivers in California can legally read a map on their hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, a state appeals court ruled Thursday. The 5th District Court of Appeal reversed the case of a Fresno man who was ticketed in January 2012 for looking at a map on his iPhone 4 while stuck in traffic....

Smartphone cameras step closer to high-end power

February 28, 2014 4:08 pm | by Youkyung Lee - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Expect sharper, clearer selfies this year. Samsung Electronics Co. has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone due for April release and added smarter camera software, following Sony and Nokia in their upgrades of handset cameras. The tweaks mean smartphone photos, ubiquitous nowadays...


Gadget Watch: Fastlane in Nokia X shows promise

February 28, 2014 4:08 pm | by Anick Jesdanun - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

By design, Nokia's new Android smartphones will underwhelm users of high-end phones. The Nokia X line was created with emerging markets in mind, so the company emphasized keeping prices low, meaning the user interface is relatively simple. The home screen resembles the one on Nokia's...

Push for Web addresses in era of search, apps

February 28, 2014 4:08 pm | by Anick Jesdanun - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

In the early days, you typed in a domain name address to reach a website. Then came the ability to reach websites directly through a search engine. The mobile era brought us phone apps for accessing services without either. Yet the organization in charge of Internet addresses is pushing a major...


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