Archive: 06/12/2014

Big to tiny robots on risky ground: You go first

Researchers have suggested an approach for protecting expensive components in big robots when on difficult terrain. Send in little, inexpensively made robots ahead of them as scouts. Whether the unanticipated ...

Jun 12, 2014 weblog
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US Marshals to auction seized bitcoin

The U.S. Marshals Service said Thursday it will auction roughly $18 million in bitcoins seized last fall from Silk Road, a website that was effectively the eBay of illegal drugs.

Jun 12, 2014
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Indictment over hacking of Bush family email accounts

A Romanian national using the online moniker "Guccifer" was indicted Thursday on charges of hacking into email accounts of high-profile people including a relative of former presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush.

Jun 12, 2014
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Review: Microsoft wants you to fire Siri

Watch out, Siri. Someone wants your job. Since it debuted on the iPhone 4S three years ago, Apple's Siri technology has been synonymous with the concept of a virtual personal assistant. But now comes Cortana, ...

Jun 12, 2014
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Data breaches create insurance costs

Cyber attacks. Data breaches. Cyber crime. They've made headlines, and dealing with them is a growing business expense that can run into the millions of dollars for bigger companies.

Jun 12, 2014
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US pushing local police to be mum on surveillance

The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated ...

Jun 12, 2014
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The energetic origins of life

(Phys.org) —Imagination is perhaps the most powerful tool we have for creating the future. The same might be said when it comes to creating the past, especially as it pertains to origin of life. Under what ...

Jun 12, 2014 report
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