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39 min ago | Macworld

Using Instagram for iOS on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher says

A configuration problem in Facebook's popular Instagram application for Apple devices could allow a hacker to hijack a person's account if they're both on the same public Wi-Fi network.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Computer Security, Twitter

3 hrs ago | Outlook

NASA's Opportunity Rover Breaks Distance Record

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA has said.

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Related Topix: Space, NASA, Robots, Pasadena, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Raw Story

Rocket carrying U.S. 'neighborhood watch' spy satellites launches from Cape Canaveral

An unmanned Delta 4 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday with a pair of U.S. military satellites designed to keep watch on other countries' spacecraft.

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Related Topix: US Military, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, US Air Force, Cape Canaveral, FL, Space

The Campbell Reporter

eBay to try selling auto mechanics' services in new offering

"eBay will start a small test this fall in a couple of U.S. cities" for providing mechanics' services, Wenig said in an interview Monday at Bloomberg's headquarters in New York.

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Related Topix: e-dialog, Hunch, eBay, Startups, GSI Technology, Magento, Internet

ITworld

Attackers install DDoS bots on Amazon cloud, exploiting Elasticsearch weakness

Attackers are exploiting a vulnerability in distributed search engine software Elasticsearch to install DDoS malware on Amazon and possibly other cloud servers.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Internet, Spyware, Programming Languages, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

KMIZ

Investors help the rich pay off student loans

Investors are so hungry for yield in the bond market that they're giving rich college grads money to help pay off their student loans.

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Related Topix: P2P, New York University, Financial Markets

Customer Interaction Solutions

AIS Announces New Aluminum Die Casting Tooling for Their Affordable,...

The new aluminum die cast tooling improves quality, mechanical engineering and manufacturing efficiency among other things.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science, CPU

Thanh Nein News

Satellites and seafood: China keeps fishing fleet connected in disputed waters

On China's southern Hainan island, a fishing boat captain shows a Reuters reporter around his aging vessel.

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Related Topix: World News, China, GPS

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WOZZ-FM Appleton

From virtual reality to stars, five highlights fro...

Every year, around 130,000 comic book fans and entertainment enthusiasts trek to San Diego's Comic-Con International, where thousands of booths and hundreds of panels are set up by industry outlets to cater to attendees.

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Related Topix: Virtual Reality, The Hunger Games

Trinidad Guardian

T&T-born HIV activist fights on

HIV activists stage a silent protest on July 20 at the opening ceremony of the International Aids 2014 conference, which commenced with a memorial for six HIV activists who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

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Related Topix: Wi-Fi, Air Accidents, World News, Malaysia, Pakistan

Medical News

Neuroscientists analyze imaging data using new technologies

In an age of "big data," a single computer cannot always find the solution a user wants.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Cloud Computing, Health

Lexington Herald-Leader

UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts

Dr. Robert Howe says his medical practice in Massachusetts showed him how computerized tomography could make precise 3-D images of body parts.

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Related Topix: Inventions

Brandon Sun

Retired Canadian astronaut Julie Payette had early doubts about becoming astronaut

Five years after her final flight, retired astronaut Julie Payette admits she had doubts she would ever fly as she watched the Americans send astronauts to the moon in the late 1960s and early '70s.

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Related Topix: Space, NASA

Examiner.com

Ross Harris hot car death: Computer forensics expert, profiler talks deception

Cobb County hot car death, the many Cobb County warrants against Justin Ross Harris detail precisely what technology the Cobb County High Tech Unit is looking at, and what they are looking for.

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Related Topix: Cobb County, GA, Apple, Startups, Ipad

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Middlesboro Daily News

Armstrong on the moon, 45 years ago

It's July 19 and I'm at Wapakoneta, Ohio, at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum. Tomorrow is July 20, 2014, the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon.

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Related Topix: Space, Wapakoneta, OH, Children, Vocal, Opinion

CIO

Criminals Ride Google Coattails in DDoS Attacks

The easy access Google's web crawlers have to sites is increasingly being exploited by cybercriminals in launching distributed denial of service attacks, a security vendor says.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Internet

Lexington Herald-Leader

Kids learn to use minds, hands at 'Camp Invention'

Using a recycled box, packing paper, foam, duct tape and other materials items, 6-year-old Sylvia created her very own "alone-time house" in response to a camp assignment that asked her to create something that will help solve one of her problems.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Family, Kids, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, Vigo County, IN

PC World

Phone unlocking bill clears US House, next step is president's signature

A bill that allows consumers to unlock their cellphones for use on other carriers passed its last hurdle in Congress on Friday, opening the way for it to become law once it is signed by President Obama.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Libraries, DMCA News, Digital Rights Management, AT&T

Brandon Sun

Robot to hitchhike Sunday from Halifax to Victoria in study of trust

Travellers in Canada may have some unusual company on the highway this summer as a Wellie-wearing, social media-savvy robot hits the road on a mission to hitchhike its way from Halifax to Victoria.

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Related Topix: Robots, North America, Canada, World News

Daily Times

Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data : July 26, 2014,

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, iPod touch App, iPad App, Google+, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Computer Security

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