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Designing Cameras That Work Like Eyes

Scientific American - Technology - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 15:00
To improve photography, engineers are designing cameras that behave more like eyes

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Flexible, Bio-Inspired Machines Are the Future of Engineering

Scientific American - Technology - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 14:00
Flexible, one-piece machines could soon make today's assemblages of rigid parts look like antiques

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Outrage Against the Machines

Scientific American - Technology - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 14:00
A short history of tech wrongs righted by widespread indignation

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Tracing Photos Back to the Camera That Snapped Them

Scientific American - Technology - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 14:00
A unique camera “signature” to identify online criminals

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Graphic Geeks Can Now Give Their Characters Curly Locks

Scientific American - Technology - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 14:00
Simulating a single spiraling hair strand may prove a boon to computer animators

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In Defense of Outrage over New Technology

Scientific American - Technology - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 14:00
Sometimes the Luddites have a point

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The Fluid Future of Shape-Shifting Technology [Video]

Scientific American - Technology - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 14:00
Breakthroughs in morphing design endow machines with the flexibility found in nature

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Dunes on Mars Resemble Starfleet Logos

Scientific American - Space and Physics - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 14:00


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Proof that the Universe Inflated Rapidly After the Big Bang

Scientific American - Space and Physics - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 14:00
Traces of primordial gravitational waves could tell us how and when the early universe went through its precipitous expansion

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Researchers slurp unencrypted Viber messaging data with ease

The Register - 1 hour 20 min ago
Images, videos, location and other data easily exposed, they claim

Popular Whatsapp-like messaging service Viber is exposing users to man-in-the-middle and other attacks because it isn’t encrypting various data at rest and in transit, security researchers have warned.…

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Oz Ombudsman calls for wiretap oversight

The Register - 1 hour 46 min ago
Sniffs at poison chalice

With both political parties and most law enforcement agencies devoted to implementing more data retention in Australia's Internet, the Commonwealth Ombudsman has suggested it could have a role in overseeing such a regime.…

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Boffins claim machines now beat humans at face-matching

The Register - 2 hours 47 min ago
On the Internet, GaussianFace knows you're a dog

A pair of Hong Kong researchers is claiming a first, developing software that can identify people from photographs better than humans can.…

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Cisco: you're <i>all</i> malware hosts

The Register - 3 hours 47 min ago
Security report also notes skills shortage

Everybody – at least every multinational that Cisco checked out for its 2014 Annual Security Report – is hosting malware of some kind, and there aren't enough security professionals to go around.…

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FCC might kill off net neutrality with new pay-for-speed rules – report

The Register - 4 hours 44 min ago
Financial fast track to replace level competitive playing field

US Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler appears to have had a major change of heart when it comes to net neutrality, according to The Wall Street Journal.…

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Cross-border kids used as Easter iPhone MULES in China

The Register - 4 hours 46 min ago
HK schoolkids loaded up with handsets, sent back to Shenzhen

Cross-border school kids as young as 10-years-old are being used as mules to smuggle iPhones and other electronic gadgetry from Hong Kong into China where they can be sold at a premium.…

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Whoops! 'Immune' Apple posts Heartbleed fixes for AirPort, Time Capsule

The Register - 4 hours 53 min ago
Don't worry, everything else is still safe ... we think

Apple has posted a security update to address instances of the Heartbleed security vulnerability in its AirPort router line, despite having earlier said that its products were immune to the flaw.…

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Apple to make stock 'more accessible' with rare seven-way split

The Register - 5 hours 17 min ago
The price of a single share will drop by almost 86%

Less than one month after Google executed its first-ever stock split, Apple surprised Wall Street on Wednesday by announcing the most aggressive stock split in its history.…

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Amazon loads Docker app containerization into its cloud

The Register - 5 hours 53 min ago
Virtualization's likely successor gets another boost

Although admins have been free to run Linux containerization technology Docker on top of Amazon Linux running on its rentable EC2 servers for some time, the company on Thursday announced that Docker had been integrated with Elastic Beanstalk.…

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Zuck talks up mobile shift as Facebook money mill rolls on

The Register - 6 hours 41 min ago
Social network will get new CFO as Ebersman departs

Facebook once again topped analyst forecasts with the delivery of a $2.5bn revenue quarter on the strength of a 72 per cent jump in revenues.…

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Space station astronauts pop outside to replace crippled computer

The Register - 6 hours 48 min ago
Speedy space walk by snorkel-equipped spacemen followed by trash day

Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station have taken a wander over the outside of the station to replace a critical backup computer that conked out.…

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