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Maven spacecraft to reach Mars after 10-month journey
This weekend, NASA's Maven spacecraft will reach Mars following a 10-month journey spanning 711 million kilometres. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday night.
Hacker publishes tech support phone scammer slammer
Security pro Matthew Weeks has released a Metasploit module that can take over computers running the Ammyy Admin remote control software popular among "Hi this is Microsoft, there's a problem with your computer" tech support scammers. Weeks' day job is di
“Loading” Symbols Take Over Internet In Net Neutrality Protest
If the Internet seems a little slower than usual today, it’s probably not. But it may look that way due to a protest from Net Neutrality advocates around the web. Sites like Netflix, WordPress, and Reddit will be displaying loading symbols on their front
Hitachi developing reactor that burns nuclear waste
The problem with nuclear waste is that it needs to be stored for many thousands of years before it’s safe, which is a tricky commitment for even the most stable civilization. To make this situation a bit more manageable, Hitachi, in partnership with MIT,
Mozilla announces $36 Intex Cloud FX smartphone for India
A smartphone that costs just $36 Cdn and runs Firefox OS has been launched this week in India, a country where smartphone adoption is skyrocketing. The Intex Cloud FX, billed as the country's lowest priced smartphone, was announced by Mountain View, Calif
Tool-wielding grizzly bears smarter than the rest: study
It may no longer be good enough to hang your food in a tree to keep it away from bears when you go camping, according to a first-of-its-kind study at the Washington State University Bear Research Education and Conservation Center.
Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada
He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a...
You Can Get Hacked Just By Watching This Cat Video on YouTube
Many otherwise well-informed people think they have to do something wrong, or stupid, or insecure to get hacked—like clicking on the wrong attachments, or browsing malicious websites. People also think that the NSA and its international partners are the o
Russian Hackers Stole 1.2 Billion Internet Credentials
A cybersecurity firm said it has uncovered about 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords and more than 500 million email addresses amassed by a Russian crime ring, the largest known collection of such stolen data, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
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