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Brain-Controlled Bionic Legs Are Finally Here
For a full decade, Gudmundar Olaffson was unable to move his right ankle. That's because it wasn't there. Olafsson's amputated lower leg was the delayed casualty of an accident from his childhood in Iceland, when he was hit by an oil truck. “I lived in pa
'How Old Do I Look' Tool Raises Concerns Among Privacy Experts
People who upload photos of their faces to the new How Old Do I Look website are giving Microsoft the right to use the pictures for nearly any purpose, despite the company's promise not to retain them, privacy experts say. The age-guessing site was unveil
Hello Facebook, Goodbye Privacy: FB's Rogue
Smartphones these days tend to be more about the "smart" and less about the phone. With all the cool apps and features we can use on our devices, the phone almost seems an afterthought. Facebook must have felt the same way when it decided to design its ne
Hacking into a plane's controls no easy feat
Aviation has become increasingly automated, but experts say hacking into an aircraft's controls — as a U.S. security consultant recently mused about on Twitter — is still a very difficult thing do.
China Is Said to Use Powerful New Weapon to Censor Internet
Late last month, China began flooding American websites with a barrage of Internet traffic in an apparent effort to take out services that allow China’s Internet users to view websites otherwise blocked in the country.
Initial security reports suggeste
Automakers Say You Don’t Really Own Your Car
EFF is fighting for vehicle owners’ rights to inspect the code that runs their vehicles and to repair and modify their vehicles, or have a mechanic of their choice do the work. At the moment, the anti-circumvention prohibition in the Digital Millennium Co
IBM Uncovers Bank Transfer Cyber Scam
IBM has uncovered a sophisticated fraud scheme run by a well- funded Eastern European gang of cyber criminals that uses a combination of phishing, malware and phone calls that the technology company say...
Cutting the TV cord' Call the anti-cable guy
The cable guy has a new competitor: the anti-cable guy. He helps you cut the cord on traditional television services and hooks you up with alternatives. Most Canadians still watch cable or satellite TV, but cord-cutting is catching. Help is available for
Eureka! 7 easy steps to becoming a genius
Legend has it that the Greek mathematician Archimedes had the first Eureka! moment of inspiration 2,200 years ago. CBC Radio's Ideas explores the neuroscience behind Eureka! moments and provides tips on how to make your own.
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