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CBC.ca
Tattoo studio files copyright suit over Kobe Bryant's ink in NBA 2K16 video gameCan a work of art be copyrighted when its canvas is a living human body? And do
Tattoo studio files copyright suit over Kobe Bryant's ink in NBA 2K16 video game
CBC.ca / Posted 19 hours ago
Can a work of art be copyrighted when its canvas is a living human body? And do things change if that body belongs to an NBA superstar who gets photographed nearly every day? These are the questions at the heart of a rather unusual legal dispute... Read more
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MacDailyNews
Sony PS4 trounces Microsoft’s Xbox One over the 2015 holiday season – MacDailyNews“2015’s all-important holiday quarter… saw Sony continuing to extend its sales
Sony PS4 trounces Microsoft’s Xbox One over the 2015 holiday season – MacDailyNews
MacDailyNews / Posted 21 hours ago
“2015’s all-important holiday quarter… saw Sony continuing to extend its sales lead over the competition,” Kyle Orland reports for Ars Technica. “In recent earnings reports for the fourth calendar quarter last year (October through December), Sony... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Why Did Dish Network Corp. Stock Drop 14% in January?After a rough 2015, when its stock dropped from $72.82 when the year started to
Why Did Dish Network Corp. Stock Drop 14% in January?
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
After a rough 2015, when its stock dropped from $72.82 when the year started to $57.18 as it ended, DISH Network saw another big drop in January, 2016. The company was on a mostly downward path for the entire month, opening at $56.11 on Jan. 4 --... Read more
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Engadget
eBay bug lets hackers embed malicious code into auction pagesAccording to Check Point Software's blog post, the firm notified eBay of the fl
eBay bug lets hackers embed malicious code into auction pages
Engadget / Posted yesterday
According to Check Point Software's blog post, the firm notified eBay of the flaw back in December, but the company said it didn't have plans to fix the vulnerability. eBay told Ars Technica, however, that it's been in touch with Check Point Software... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Has Amazon Found a Back Door Into the Smartphone Market?Amazon.com's Fire Phone was a rare misstep for the company that will go down as
Has Amazon Found a Back Door Into the Smartphone Market?
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 2 days ago
Amazon.com's Fire Phone was a rare misstep for the company that will go down as one of the biggest flops in technology history. Given the hype and the success of the company's Fire TV products, as well as its Kindle tablets and e-readers, Fire Phone... Read more
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FOX News
Oklahoma university makes Fitbit-wearing mandatoryIn a move that critics say is more Orwell than Oral, freshmen and transfer stud
Oklahoma university makes Fitbit-wearing mandatory
FOX News / Posted 2 days ago
In a move that critics say is more Orwell than Oral, freshmen and transfer students at Oklahoma's Oral Roberts University have been told that Fitbits are now mandatory—and failure to log at least 10,000 steps per day will affect their grades. The... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Sprint Cuts Customer Service Jobs, Says It Won't Affect ServiceOnly a wireless company, or maybe a cable provider, could try to advance the id
Sprint Cuts Customer Service Jobs, Says It Won't Affect Service
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 2 days ago
Only a wireless company, or maybe a cable provider, could try to advance the idea that cutting thousands of customer service positions actually helps customers. It's like when a coffee shop won't add milk and sugar to your beverage and instead... Read more
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ExtremeTech
Apple envy: Google reportedly wants more control over Nexus devices One of the stark differences between the Android and iOS ecosystems is the am
Apple envy: Google reportedly wants more control over Nexus devices
ExtremeTech / Posted 3 days ago
One of the stark differences between the Android and iOS ecosystems is the amount of control Google and Apple wield over their operating systems and devices. A new report claims... Read more
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ExtremeTech
Dutch researchers develop ‘flexiramics’ — low-cost, flexible ceramics for circuit boards Ceramics make up a whole lot of useful technology, such as body armor, space
Dutch researchers develop ‘flexiramics’ — low-cost, flexible ceramics for circuit boards
ExtremeTech / Posted 3 days ago
Ceramics make up a whole lot of useful technology, such as body armor, space shuttle heat-shield tiles, and transparent aluminum. Now a trio of alchemical... Read more
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The Washington Times
Super Bowl 50: Surveillance systems and 60 agencies handling security concerns ahead of gameAll eyes will be on Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara for this weekend’s Super Bowl
Super Bowl 50: Surveillance systems and 60 agencies handling security concerns ahead of game
The Washington Times / Posted 4 days ago
All eyes will be on Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara for this weekend’s Super Bowl, but football fans won’t be the only ones attentively watching the big game: National security concerns worsened by recent terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino has... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Best Science, Technology, and Health JournalismHere’s our collection of engrossing, original, troubling, and all-around extrao
The Best Science, Technology, and Health Journalism
The Atlantic / Posted 4 days ago
Here’s our collection of engrossing, original, troubling, and all-around extraordinary stories from around the web in the month of January. My mind’s still swimming from some of this stuff—dogged reporting, expert storytelling, fascinating thinking,... Read more
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SiliconANGLE
IoT security is the least of manufacturers’ worries: Here’s what they should doAs more things connect to the Internet, it seems security is taking a back seat
IoT security is the least of manufacturers’ worries: Here’s what they should do
SiliconANGLE / Posted 6 days ago
As more things connect to the Internet, it seems security is taking a back seat to cost for manufacturers. According to a report from Technavio (Infiniti Research Ltd.), the global connected market is expected to reach $6,217 million by 2020. Though... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Which Looks Like the Better Long-Term Growth Stock: Apple Inc. or Alphabet Inc.?If you had to pick only one long-term growth stock, would you pick Apple or Alp
Which Looks Like the Better Long-Term Growth Stock: Apple Inc. or Alphabet Inc.?
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 7 days ago
If you had to pick only one long-term growth stock, would you pick Apple or Alphabet ? Sure, it's a bit of a silly question, as investors usually don't have to go all-in or nothing, and they're certainly entitled to change their opinion over time.... Read more
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International Business Times
LG patches security flaw that affects 10 million G3 phones LG has fixed a security flaw that allows hackers to remotely steal sensitive da
LG patches security flaw that affects 10 million G3 phones
International Business Times / Posted 7 days ago
LG has fixed a security flaw that allows hackers to remotely steal sensitive data stored in the SD card of G3 phones. The vulnerability puts as many as 10 million LG G3 units at risk. According to researchers, the vulnerability could lead to phishing... Read more
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Lifehacker
Google Adds Mobile Comments to Docs, Sheets, and SlidesGoogle takes a small step to improve collaboration on its mobile productivity s
Google Adds Mobile Comments to Docs, Sheets, and Slides
Lifehacker / Posted 8 days ago
Google takes a small step to improve collaboration on its mobile productivity suite, Firefox gets pushy with new notification support, Apple updates Snow Leopard (for real!), and more in today’s news leftovers. Google added mobile commenting to its... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Here's Why DISH is Facing $23 Billion In Fines (More Than Its Market Cap)Enacted in 2005, the National Do Not Call Registry has protected consumers from
Here's Why DISH is Facing $23 Billion In Fines (More Than Its Market Cap)
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 9 days ago
Enacted in 2005, the National Do Not Call Registry has protected consumers from unwanted calls. The rules are pretty simple and they're designed so people can have dinner or watch television without being deluged by a steady stream of telemarketers... Read more
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WKYC Cleveland
For the Record: The endorsement issueHow can it be 70 degrees outside and we’re bundled up with sweaters inside? Be
For the Record: The endorsement issue
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 9 days ago
How can it be 70 degrees outside and we’re bundled up with sweaters inside? Because one-third of Team FTR is recovering from what we’ll call the Las Vegas Death Flu. According to Walgreens’ flu tracker, Nevada and other Western states are getting... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
For the Record: The endorsement issueHow can it be 70 degrees outside and we’re bundled up with sweaters inside? Be
For the Record: The endorsement issue
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 9 days ago
How can it be 70 degrees outside and we’re bundled up with sweaters inside? Because one-third of Team FTR is recovering from what we’ll call the Las Vegas Death Flu. According to Walgreens’ flu tracker, Nevada and other Western states are getting... Read more
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First Coast News
For the Record: The endorsement issueHow can it be 70 degrees outside and we’re bundled up with sweaters inside? Be
For the Record: The endorsement issue
First Coast News / Posted 9 days ago
How can it be 70 degrees outside and we’re bundled up with sweaters inside? Because one-third of Team FTR is recovering from what we’ll call the Las Vegas Death Flu. According to Walgreens’ flu tracker, Nevada and other Western states are getting... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
For the Record: The endorsement issueHow can it be 70 degrees outside and we’re bundled up with sweaters inside? Be
For the Record: The endorsement issue
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 9 days ago
How can it be 70 degrees outside and we’re bundled up with sweaters inside? Because one-third of Team FTR is recovering from what we’ll call the Las Vegas Death Flu. According to Walgreens’ flu tracker, Nevada and other Western states are getting... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
For the Record: The endorsement issueHow can it be 70 degrees outside and we’re bundled up with sweaters inside? Be
For the Record: The endorsement issue
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 9 days ago
How can it be 70 degrees outside and we’re bundled up with sweaters inside? Because one-third of Team FTR is recovering from what we’ll call the Las Vegas Death Flu. According to Walgreens’ flu tracker, Nevada and other Western states are getting... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Creepy search engine lets users watch live videos of SLEEPING BABIESParents are being warned to password-protect their webcams, after it emerged th
Creepy search engine lets users watch live videos of SLEEPING BABIES
Daily Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
Parents are being warned to password-protect their webcams, after it emerged that a creepy search engine has been allowing users to view live videos of sleeping babies. Web-connected security cameras have become increasingly popular in recent years,... Read more
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Ars Technica
Comcast and Charter may soon control 70% of 25Mbps Internet subscriptionsIf Charter Communications is allowed to buy cable rivals Time Warner Cable (TWC
Comcast and Charter may soon control 70% of 25Mbps Internet subscriptions
Ars Technica / Posted 10 days ago
If Charter Communications is allowed to buy cable rivals Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Bright House Networks (BHN), just two Internet service providers could control about 70 percent of the nation's 25Mbps-and-up broadband subscriptions. Comcast would... Read more
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SiliconANGLE
Amazon wants back in on smartphones, trying to entice OEMs to integrate its servicesDespite the failure of its Fire phone, Amazon.com, Inc. still wants a slice of
Amazon wants back in on smartphones, trying to entice OEMs to integrate its services
SiliconANGLE / Posted 10 days ago
Despite the failure of its Fire phone, Amazon.com, Inc. still wants a slice of the phone market and is attempting to get original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to deeply integrate its services into handsets. According to The Information... Read more
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Daily Mail
Protect your webcam with a password, or hackers could get access to itThe search engine for SLEEPING BABIES: Experts warn webcam security is lacking
Protect your webcam with a password, or hackers could get access to it
Daily Mail / Posted 11 days ago
The search engine for SLEEPING BABIES: Experts warn webcam security is lacking and urge owners to set passwords Shodan lets you browse webcams that haven't changed default password Includes feeds from childrens' bedrooms, living rooms, schools and... Read more
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Quartz
Are you being watched right now? There’s a creepy search engine for unsecured webcams - Quartz I CAN SEE YOU Do you have a webcam? Have you put a password on it?.
Are you being watched right now? There’s a creepy search engine for unsecured webcams
Quartz / Posted 11 days ago
- Quartz I CAN SEE YOU Do you have a webcam? Have you put a password on it?... Read more
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Ars Technica
At the Sundance Film Festival? You can try Airbus and Uber’s new helicopter ridePretend your awful stock car system doesn't exist with Apple's casted interface
At the Sundance Film Festival? You can try Airbus and Uber’s new helicopter ride
Ars Technica / Posted 13 days ago
Pretend your awful stock car system doesn't exist with Apple's casted interface.Watch Ars VideoCES 2016: Ars walks the length and breadth of CES so you don't have to Ars Technica Automotive Editor Jonathan M. Gitlin walked the length and breadth of... Read more
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Ars Technica
Internet of Things security is so bad, there’s a search engine for sleeping kidsShodan, a search engine for the Internet of Things (IoT), recently launched a n
Internet of Things security is so bad, there’s a search engine for sleeping kids
Ars Technica / Posted 13 days ago
Shodan, a search engine for the Internet of Things (IoT), recently launched a new section that lets users easily browse vulnerable webcams. The feed includes images of marijuana plantations, back rooms of banks, children, kitchens, living rooms,... Read more
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Ars Technica
Tor Project raises over $200,000 in attempt to “diversify” its fundingPretend your awful stock car system doesn't exist with Apple's casted interface
Tor Project raises over $200,000 in attempt to “diversify” its funding
Ars Technica / Posted 14 days ago
Pretend your awful stock car system doesn't exist with Apple's casted interface.Watch Ars VideoCES 2016: Ars walks the length and breadth of CES so you don't have to Ars Technica Automotive Editor Jonathan M. Gitlin walked the length and breadth of... Read more
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PC Magazine
Calif. Bill Would Ban Smartphone Encryption The measure wants to top human trafficking, but tech firms argue encryption i
Calif. Bill Would Ban Smartphone Encryption
PC Magazine / Posted 14 days ago
The measure wants to top human trafficking, but tech firms argue encryption is necessary to truly protect your info. How do you fight human trafficking? Prohibit the sale of smartphones with impenetrable... Read more
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Western Advocate
Facebook's Oculus reveals Rift VR headset priceAfter months of teasing, the Facebook-owned Oculus has finally put a price on i
Facebook's Oculus reveals Rift VR headset price
Western Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
After months of teasing, the Facebook-owned Oculus has finally put a price on its upcoming VR headset, the Rift. After months of teasing, the Facebook-owned Oculus has finally put a price on its upcoming VR headset, the Rift. Australians will pay... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Stokes: 'Smart gun' is not-so-smart ideaThe gun control movement’s latest hobby horse is the smart gun. President Barac
Stokes: 'Smart gun' is not-so-smart idea
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 15 days ago
The gun control movement’s latest hobby horse is the smart gun. President Barack Obama included federal support for smart gun research in his recent executive orders, delighting activists who insist that a locking mechanism capable of preventing... Read more
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The Oklahoman
For defying no-call lists, Dish faces potential fines totaling $24 billionDish’s telemarketers allegedly failed to heed no-call lists, and the satellite-
For defying no-call lists, Dish faces potential fines totaling $24 billion
The Oklahoman / Posted 15 days ago
Dish’s telemarketers allegedly failed to heed no-call lists, and the satellite-TV provider may be fined up to $24 billion, a sum larger than the company’s current market value. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking $900 million in civil... Read more
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iLounge
California bill would require ‘back door’ access to encrypted phones Following New York’s introduction of a very similar bill, California is now c
California bill would require ‘back door’ access to encrypted phones
iLounge / Posted 15 days ago
Following New York’s introduction of a very similar bill, California is now considering a bill that would require smartphones to have a “back door” for access to encrypted content,... Read more
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Daily Mail
Linux bug leaves millions of PCs and Androids vulnerableLinux bug leaves 'tens of millions' of PCs and two thirds of all Android phones
Linux bug leaves millions of PCs and Androids vulnerable
Daily Mail / Posted 16 days ago
Linux bug leaves 'tens of millions' of PCs and two thirds of all Android phones vulnerable to takeovers Linux flaw allows for bug to attack OS functions and gain total root access Hackers could gain control of Android phones with KitKat or later... Read more
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Lifehacker
Facebook Adds Tor Support to Android AppVerizon is dipping its toes in the sponsored data pool, Facebook adds Tor suppo
Facebook Adds Tor Support to Android App
Lifehacker / Posted 16 days ago
Verizon is dipping its toes in the sponsored data pool, Facebook adds Tor support to its Android app, Apple releases a minor iOS update, and more in today’s news. Verizon is launching a new sponsored data service called FreeBee, in which sponsored... Read more
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Newser
A Widow Asked Apple for Her Late Hubby's Password. You Won't Believe What It Told Her– In a move CNET calls "a touch extreme," Apple was contacted by a 72-year-old
A Widow Asked Apple for Her Late Hubby's Password. You Won't Believe What It Told Her
Newser / Posted 17 days ago
– In a move CNET calls "a touch extreme," Apple was contacted by a 72-year-old Canadian widow to get her late husband's password so she could play games on his iPad—and the company refused to hand it over. Peggy Bush's husband, David, died of lung... Read more
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redOrbit
China to send lander to the dark side of the moon in 2018January 16, 2016 by Chuck Bednar Having successfully launched its first lunar
China to send lander to the dark side of the moon in 2018
redOrbit / Posted 17 days ago
January 16, 2016 by Chuck Bednar Having successfully launched its first lunar lander more than two years ago, China on Friday announced an ambitious plan to become the first nation to have a... Read more
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ExtremeTech
Largest dinosaur species ever discovered crammed into American Museum of Natural History Yesterday, the American Museum of Natural History opened the biggest dinosaur
Largest dinosaur species ever discovered crammed into American Museum of Natural History
ExtremeTech / Posted 21 days ago
Yesterday, the American Museum of Natural History opened the biggest dinosaur exhibit in its history, or at least the largest exhibit of any single dinosaur.... Read more
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redOrbit
Scientists test poop pills to treat obesityJanuary 13, 2016 by Brett Smith While it may have sounded absurd at first, do
Scientists test poop pills to treat obesity
redOrbit / Posted 21 days ago
January 13, 2016 by Brett Smith While it may have sounded absurd at first, doctors are increasingly taking a serious look at using feces to treat everything from diseases of the digestive tract to... Read more
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FOX News
Cure for obesity: freeze-dried poop?Atkins, paleo, juice cleanses … people will try most anything to shed some poun
Cure for obesity: freeze-dried poop?
FOX News / Posted 24 days ago
Atkins, paleo, juice cleanses … people will try most anything to shed some pounds. How about freeze-dried poop? A clinical trial set to start this year will involve 20 obese patients taking capsules filled with freeze-dried stool from healthy donors... Read more
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iafrica.com
'That Dragon, Cancer' is a tearjerkerGames have served a variety of purposes beyond just entertainment. We've had g
'That Dragon, Cancer' is a tearjerker
iafrica.com / Posted 24 days ago
Games have served a variety of purposes beyond just entertainment. We've had games with an educational slant, games as a form of rehabilitation and more. Now, we've got a game that was made as part of the grieving process, in the form of 'That... Read more
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Lifehacker
iOS 9 to Get F.lux-Like FeaturesToday Apple unveiled a new beta for iOS with some nice features, AT&T brought b
iOS 9 to Get F.lux-Like Features
Lifehacker / Posted 24 days ago
Today Apple unveiled a new beta for iOS with some nice features, AT&T brought back unlimited mobile data—if you sell them your soul—and the TSA will accept your state ID for two more years. iOS will soon have f.lux-like screen-dimming capabilities.... Read more
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The Space Review
Mars via the MoonSpringer-Praxis, 2015 softcover, 170 pp., illus. ISBN 978-3-319-21887-8 US$3
Mars via the Moon
The Space Review / Posted 25 days ago
Springer-Praxis, 2015 softcover, 170 pp., illus. ISBN 978-3-319-21887-8 US$34.99 Arguments for resuming the exploration the Moon have been debated and promoted since Apollo 17 ended America’s most ambitious human spaceflight program in December... Read more
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Daily Mail
Could freeze-dried faeces pills be the key to combating obesity?Can frozen feces pills combat obesity? Transplanting 'healthy gut microbes from
Could freeze-dried faeces pills be the key to combating obesity?
Daily Mail / Posted 25 days ago
Can frozen feces pills combat obesity? Transplanting 'healthy gut microbes from slim people could improve metabolism' Scientists are testing whether faecal pills can aid in weight loss It is known that gut microbes play a role in regulating... Read more
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PC Magazine
GM Invites (Friendly) Hackers to Attacks its Cars GM teamed with HackerOne for a new program that will rely on a community of w
GM Invites (Friendly) Hackers to Attacks its Cars
PC Magazine / Posted 25 days ago
GM teamed with HackerOne for a new program that will rely on a community of white hat hackers to find bugs. General Motors (GM) has launched a new disclosure program intended to catch bugs before... Read more
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Entrpreneur
Could 'Poop Pills' Be the Key to Treating Obesity?Could a regiment of freeze-dried "poop pills" be the key to weight loss? That’
Could 'Poop Pills' Be the Key to Treating Obesity?
Entrpreneur / Posted 25 days ago
Could a regiment of freeze-dried "poop pills" be the key to weight loss? That’s what scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital will try and find out in a randomized, clinical trial that starts this year, Ars Technica reported. On the surface, the... Read more
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CIO
Scammers target Dell customers after apparent data breachAs you likely know, online scammers often contact Windows users and pretend to
Scammers target Dell customers after apparent data breach
CIO / Posted 25 days ago
As you likely know, online scammers often contact Windows users and pretend to be support techs. They say they have detected a problem with the person's computer and want to fix it. Consumers naive enough to grant access to their computers via remote... Read more
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Newser
Cure for Obesity: Freeze-Dried Poop?– Atkins, paleo, juice cleanses … people will try most anything to shed some po
Cure for Obesity: Freeze-Dried Poop?
Newser / Posted 25 days ago
– Atkins, paleo, juice cleanses … people will try most anything to shed some pounds. How about freeze-dried poop? A clinical trial set to start this year will involve 20 obese patients taking capsules filled with freeze-dried stool from healthy... Read more
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Quartz
Scientists are testing whether freeze-dried fecal pills could treat obesity - Quartz lab stool Human fecal matter in a lab—destined for human consumptio
Scientists are testing whether freeze-dried fecal pills could treat obesity
Quartz / Posted 26 days ago
- Quartz lab stool Human fecal matter in a lab—destined for human consumption. (AP Photo/Steven... Read more
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