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Firefox new logo (2013), large
For almost the entirety of Firefox's 12-year history, Mozilla -- and thus Firefox -- has been primarily funded by a lucrative deal with Google. Since 2004, Google has been paying Mozilla around $100 million per year -- or about 85% of Mozilla's total income -- to keep Google as the default search provider. Today, that finally changes: Google is...
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Owners of internet-connected cameras have fallen prey to Russian hackers who created a website to broadcast their privates lives. The site is live-streaming babies asleep in their cots, families at home and potentially sensitive business information from offices...
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Ten years ago, scientists discovered that some people are naturally missing working copies of a gene known as PCSK9. The consequences of the mutation were extraordinary. These people, including a Texas fitness instructor, a woman from Zimbabwe, and a 49-year-old Frenchman, had almost no bad

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Solaroad in Amsterdam
The first solar roadway has opened in Amsterdam -- we've put eyes and hands on the surface and its various characteristics....
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Facebook has announced its strategy to reduce the amount of overly promotional page posts in Facebook users' News Feeds...
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U.S. Mobile Carriers Look to High Speed Laser-Radio Links

AOptix’s devices transmit data using infrared and radio transmitters, which sit side by side.

The rise of Wi-Fi and cellular data services made Internet access more convenient and ubiquitous. Now some of the high-speed backhaul data that powers Internet services looks set to go wireless,

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IN THE eyes of many, a verdict handed out by an appeals court in the Italian city of L’Aquila this week represents a return to sanity on the part of the country’s justice system. Two years ago a lower court convicted seven scientists of manslaughter for advice they gave before the earthquake that laid L’Aquila to waste in the early hours of April 6...

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EVERY year, in early November, researchers gather at a conference called TropMed to discuss tropical diseases. This year it was New Orleans’s turn to host them, and, not surprisingly, the meeting was dominated by Ebola—specifically, how to develop and test treatments for it in a timely and ethical manner.American and European Ebola patients have be...

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When John Bell bought a counterfeit watch on eBay it took months to get the company to refund the purchase...
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Knightscope’s Autonomous Robots Will Take on Security Jobs Normally Held by Humans

The K5 security robot.

As the sun set on a warm November afternoon, a quartet of five-foot-tall, 300-pound shiny white robots patrolled in front of Building 1 on Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus. Looking like a crew of slick Daleks[1] imbued with the grace of Fred Astaire, they whirred

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