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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.
Chinese cyberattack hits Canada's National Research Council
A 'highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor' recently managed to hack into the computer systems at Canada’s National Research Council, confirms the country's chief information officer, Corinne Charette. Rosemary Barton has the details.
Planet-naming contest launched by IAU
While Mars and Jupiter are named after gods, planets outside our solar system are stuck with ugly names like HD 108874 b. Luckily for them, you'll soon get a chance to give them names they deserve.
Bigfoot hair samples discounted by DNA testing
Scientists analyzed more than 30 hair samples reportedly left behind by Bigfoot and similar mythical beasts like the Himalayan Yeti, and found all of them came from more mundane creatures like bears, wolves, cows and racoons.
Analysis suggests that solar thermal can provide baseline power
With the cost of photovoltaic devices and wind power dropping dramatically, the economics of some forms of renewable power are becoming increasingly compelling. But these sources of power come with a significant limitation: intermittency. Solar can't gene
San Francisco parking space auction app ordered to shut down
San Francisco's new crackdown on a mobile app that allows people to auction off their public parking spots marks yet another clash between innovative technologies and regulators trying to maintain law and order, public safety and a sense of social decorum
Eerily lifelike androids join staff at Tokyo tech museum
They might not be your idea of the ideal museum guide, but two androids designed to be lifelike have landed “jobs” at a prestigious Japanese technology center. Named Kodomoroid and Otonaroid, the droids are designed as hyper-realistic androids that look l
Sharper satellite images allowed, as U.S. loosen rules
Satellite images sharp enough to show details such as manhole covers, stop signs and lamp posts will soon be available in Canada and around the world, after the U.S. loosened limits put in place years ago due to national security concerns.
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