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Automated parking meters create confusion, anger
VANCOUVER — The parking meters in front of Pacific Central Station aren’t like any others in Vancouver, and the technology that makes them unique is also making some drivers confused and frustrated.
Hasbro introduces robo-kitties for seniors
Hasbro is reaching out to a new demographic with a line of robot cats for seniors. The new "Joy for all" line is a series of robot pets (so far just cats) designed to "bring comfort, companionship and fun for your elder loved ones," without all the feedin
Windows 3.1 Is Still Alive, And It Just Killed a French Airport
A computer glitch that brought the Paris airport of Orly to a standstill Saturday has been traced back to the airport's "prehistoric" operating system. In an article published Wednesday, French satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaîné (which often writes serio
Dinosaur fossils airlifted out of New Mexico wilderness
After years of hard work and some paper pushing, a National Guard Blackhawk helicopter plucked rare dinosaur finds — encased in plaster — from the New Mexico wilderness and airlifted them to a waiting cargo truck on Thursday morning.
Scientists witness death of solar system for 1st time
For the first time, scientists have witnessed the dying moments of a solar system that may once have been similar to our own. Researchers have spotted pieces of an asteroid or rocky planet, similar to those in our own solar system, circling a white dwarf
Microsoft accused of adding spy features to Windows 7, 8
Windows' network activity continues to be scrutinized amid privacy concerns. Windows 10 was first put under the microscope with both new and old features causing concern. With its Cortana digital personal assistant, Windows 10 represents a new breed of op
This 50-Cent Paper Microscope Could 'Democratize Science'
A couple of months ago, I received an interesting package in the mail. It looked like a standard manila envelope, but inside was a device that could quite possibly revolutionize the way we view the microscopic world. I'm referring to the Foldscope, an ori
Microsoft's Vague New Privacy Terms, Explained
Microsoft isn't shedding much light on a controversial portion of its new Windows privacy terms that has people concerned about the company's power to snoop on their computers. The passage in question suggests the company can prevent users from accessing
Downing drone at beach leads to jail
A confrontation over a drone flying above beachgoers ended with damaged equipment, a man behind bars and lingering questions over the line between public air space and personal space.
Windows 10 Starts Charging For Missing Features
Now Windows 10 has launched, Microsoft is starting to fill in the blanks regarding features removed from Windows 7 and Windows 8 and it doesnï¿½t make for pleasant reading. Why? Because behind this free upgrade are the first signs of where Microsoft will
Yahoo! ads! caught! spreading! CryptoWall! ransomware! AGAIN!
Yahoo!'s ad network is still being used to spread ransomware to Windows PCs a year after the last big outbreak.
Adverts served on the Yahoo! homepage as well as the Yahoo! News, Sports, Celebrity, Finance, and Games websites, led to sites hosting malic
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