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U2 go from rock legends to accused spammers

U2 and Apple planned the gesture for maximum publicity—a concert by the Irish megastars at the tech giant's latest product launch, with the surprise that their new album had just been released for free ...

Oct 11, 2014
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A dozen ways to avoid that $617bn 'fat finger' moment

Have you ever ordered too many items online – say, buying 20 courgettes when you meant two? Then you might feel a little sorry for the anonymous broker in Japan who lost US$617 billion to a trading typo error. ...

Oct 10, 2014
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Clinton papers on Lewinsky, others released (Update)

The White House strategy to defend President Bill Clinton against the political fallout of his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky is detailed in documents the National Archives released Friday, part of a ...

Oct 10, 2014
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Poland to honor Wikipedia with monument

A university professor says that an eastern Polish town is taking up his suggestion and will put up a monument to honor the authors of Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia which allows anyone to contribute.

Oct 09, 2014
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Court mulls secrecy of national security letters

A government lawyer argued Wednesday that national security efforts would be "hamstrung" if the FBI was barred from sending secretive demands for customer data—national security letters—to telecommunication companies, ...

Oct 08, 2014
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New Manhattan Project director documents released

The U.S. Department of Energy has declassified documents related to a Cold War hearing for the man who directed the Manhattan Project and was later accused of having communist sympathies.

Oct 08, 2014
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Game on for a digital revolution in sport stadiums

It's the middle of finals season with tens of thousands of fans turning out at stadiums to cheer their teams to victory. Many fans at these and other sporting events already turn to digital technology by ...

Oct 03, 2014
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Military networks elicit errors

Military interventions in which allies work together supported by technology pose new requirements on the military personnel involved. Now, more than ever before, they must be able to make their own moral decisions. Technology ...

Oct 03, 2014
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California bans paparazzi drones

California on Tuesday approved a law which will prevent paparazzi from using drones to take photos of celebrities, among a series of measures aimed at tightening protection of privacy.

Oct 01, 2014
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Remote healthcare for an aging population

An aging population and an increased incidence of debilitating illnesses such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease means there is pressure on technology to offer assistance with healthcare - monitoring and treatment. Research ...

FAA expected to approve drones for moviemaking

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by ...

Man who raised $55K is throwing potato salad party

An Ohio man who jokingly sought $10 from a crowdfunding website to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad and ended up raising $55,000 is making good on his promise to throw a huge party.

Kickstarter suspends privacy router campaign

Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars (Update)

Privacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate data

A California judge's ruling against a tech entrepreneur seeking access to records kept secret in government databases detailing the comings and goings of millions of cars in the San Diego area via license plate scans was ...

Scots' inventions are fuel for independence debate

What has Scotland ever done for us? Plenty, it turns out. The land that gave the world haggis and tartan has produced so much more, from golf and television to Dolly the Sheep and "Grand Theft Auto."

White House backs use of body cameras by police

Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution for bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of ...

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Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.

Test shows Spain nursing assistant clear of Ebola

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