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This box can see through walls
Aura looks for intruders based on the subtle disturbances in wireless spectrum their movements make, like ripples in a lake.
Google opts for human touch in fight against fake news
Every year, Google.com makes hundreds of changes to improve the computer code of its search engine, but in an attempt to combat the scourge of fake news and offensive content, its engineers are beginning to collect data from a new source: humans.
Robert Taylor, innovator who shaped modern computing, dies
A half-decade later, at Xerox’s storied Palo Alto Research Center, Mr. Taylor was instrumental in another technological breakthrough: funding the design of the Alto computer, which is widely viewed as the forerunner of the modern personal computer. In 19
Poppy quarter led to spy coin warnings
The surprise explanation behind the U.S. government's sensational but false warnings about mysterious Canadian spy coins is the harmless poppy quarter, the world's first colourized coin.
Now you can track journey of Yosemite bears online
Wildlife enthusiasts around the world can now follow the daily journey of Yosemite National Park's black bears from their laptops and smartphones, tracking the iconic animals as they lope up steep canyons and cross vast distances in search of food and mat
The long, weird history of companies that put your life online
When the first phone book was published in 1878, it had only 50 entries, giving subscribers the names of fellow citizens privileged enough to have a telephone. Today, the ultimate privilege is being unlisted — but thanks to a complex ecosystem of online p
China is now the world’s largest solar power producer
Not only is it the world’s most populous country, it’s now also the world’s biggest producer of solar energy. On Saturday, the National Energy Administration (NEA) noted that the nation officially claimed the title after doubling its installed photovoltai
Astronomers find tail of stray black hole lurking in Milky Way
Japanese researchers have found evidence suggesting there is a trail of a stray black hole hiding in our galaxy. The researchers, studying a molecular cloud — an accumulation of dust and gas — surrounding W44, a remnant of a supernova 10,000 light-years a
2K wins right to store your biometric facial data
Video game publisher 2K has just won a lengthy court case over the right to collect and store players' biometric data. Using your console's camera, the company employs face-scanning tech in its popular NBA series, with both 2K's NBA 2K16 and 2K15 using th
Ukraine's power outage was a cyber attack
A power blackout in Ukraine's capital Kiev last month was caused by a cyber attack and investigators are trying to trace other potentially infected computers and establish the source of the breach, utility Ukrenergo told Reuters on Wednesday.
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