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A Q&A about the malicious software known as ransomware

Ransomware is a growing threat to computer users, who can suddenly find they're unable to open or use their files when their machines are infected. The malicious software can attack any user—an individual, small business, ...

dateApr 08, 2015 in Security
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A robot prepared for self-awareness

A year ago, researchers at Bielefeld University showed that their software endowed the walking robot Hector with a simple form of consciousness. Their new research goes one step forward: they have now developed ...

dateApr 01, 2015 in Robotics
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Social robots helping children with diabetes

Social robots are helping diabetic children accept the nature of their condition and become more confident about their futures, scientists have announced following a four-and-a-half year research study.

dateNov 14, 2014 in Robotics
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Samsung phones cleared for US government use

Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in ...

dateOct 21, 2014 in Consumer & Gadgets
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