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Earth's Infrared Radiation: New Renewable Energy Frontier?
The Earth continuously emits 100 million gigawatts of infrared heat into outer space. That’s enough to power all of humanity many thousands of times over. Capturing even a fraction of that would mean an end to our energy woes. Harvard University researche
IE zero-day exploit being used in widespread attacks
The number of attacks exploiting a yet-to-be-patched vulnerability in Internet Explorer has increased dramatically over the past few days, indicating the exploit is no longer used just in targeted attacks against particular groups of people.
Apple security flaw: what you need to know
Apple has released a mobile operating system update to fix a critical security flaw, but many users could still be vulnerable to hackers attempting to intercept internet communications.
Edmonton Public Library launches makerspace
The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) has opened one of the first 'makerspaces' in Canada. A makerspace is an open area that provides people a chance “to learn, create, collaborate and discover with free access to the latest technology and equipment.”
US drone use highlights questions for journalists
HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) — As police responded to a deadly car crash, they noticed an increasingly familiar sight: a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage.
BlackBerry 10 update adds data-free FM radio to latest models
BlackBerry has launched a new feature that it can boast even the latest iPhones don’t have: FM radio. A new version of the BlackBerry 10 operating system, which the Waterloo, Ont.-based company says includes hundreds of enhancements and new features, star
Target And Neiman Marcus Just The Tip Of The Iceberg
The past month or so has been a really bad one for US retailers when it comes to information security - both Target and Neiman Marcus have had high profile data breaches. And while the public and the industry are wringing their hands about the ongoing nat
3-D printing tries to find a home
The companies that make 3-D printers want a spot in your home. They're just not sure exactly why you need one of their futuristic devices yet.
CES 2014: The Knightscope K5 Robot Redefines Security Industry
We know Hollywood loves to glamorize and criminalize robots and their usefulness or demise to humans in our fictional future. But we don’t need to because that future just started with the introduction of Knightscope K5, the first real, practical security
Games may be free, but add-ons add up to angry parents
Just in time for Christmas, a number of new games are hitting the app marketplace this week, but tech experts worry parents are neglecting the fine print and will get an unwanted present when they get their next phone bill.
NSA uses Google cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking
The National Security Agency is secretly piggybacking on the tools that enable Internet advertisers to track consumers, using "cookies" and location data to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance. The agency's internal present
Data haul by Android Flashlight app 'deceives' millions
Millions of Android users have been "deceived" by a developer who covertly gathered personal data, says the US Federal Trade Commission. GoldenShores Technologies took ID and location data from the millions using its Brightest Flashlight app.
Faux plane crash SOS from Avery's puzzles authorities
The Canadian military mobilized search aircraft in a desperate hunt for a large passenger plane they believed had crashed in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley, after a farm market inexplicably emitted an electronic SOS signal, CBC News has learned.
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