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4 hrs ago | EDGE

Halle Berry :: Weightless and Pregnant in 'Extant'

Halle Berry stars as an astronaut who gets impregnated in space, and returns home to a robot child.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Halle Berry, Robots, Space, Children TV, X-Men, Entertainment, Television

5 hrs ago | SiliconValley.com

Personal computers roar back after death of Windows XP

A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.

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Related Topix: Computers, PC, Microsoft Windows, Hewlett Packard

5 hrs ago | SiliconValley.com

Tonight's TV picks: Halle Berry breeds new life in 'Extant'

"Extant" : If Sandra Bullock can rocket off into outer space, why not Halle Berry? In this suspenseful, futuristic "event" series, the Oscar winner plays an astronaut, who, after a 13-month solo mission, struggles to reconnect with her family, which includes a creepy little robot boy.

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Related Topix: Space

9 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Advocates for blind, deaf want more from Apple

Advocates for the blind are debating whether to use a carrot or a stick to persuade one of their oldest allies, Apple Inc., to close an emerging digital divide in mobile technology.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Computers, Audiology, Medicine, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, LinkedIn, iPhone App, Social Software

13 hrs ago | 94.5 The Fox

Fighting Wildfire With Satellites, Lasers, and Drones

Fire lookout technology has changed a lot since Jack Kerouac's Desolation Angels.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, NASA, Noatak, AK

15 hrs ago | GPB.org

What It Takes To Make A Decent Cup Of Coffee In Space

When our pals at the Two-Way wrote last month that engineers had finally come up with a way to brew some good Italian espresso at the International Space Station, we were thoroughly intrigued.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Space, NASA

19 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

Russia Claims Alleged Hacker Was 'Kidnapped' by US 'Agents'

Russia is accusing "American Secret Service agents" of "kidnapping" a Russian man accused of hacking into computer systems in the United States in order to steal credit card data.

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Related Topix: Prison, Computer Security, US Secret Service, US News

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Salisbury Journal

Hughes: No 'right to be forgotten'

People do not have an "unfettered" right to have links to internet articles containing information about them removed under a so-called "right to be forgotten", a minister is expected to say today.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Internet

Network World

Python bumps off Java as top learning language

Python has surpassed Java as the top language used to introduce U.S. students to programming and computer science, according to a recent survey posted by the Association for Computing Machinery .

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Programming Languages

InformationWeek

Post Your Own Reply

Maybe some bosses worry that they'll be seen as weak by reports, and more committed to their teams than the success of the company by their own bosses, if they advocate too strongly or provide too much flexibility? That's the only reason I can imagine to not treat people like responsible adults with lives outside the office walls.

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Related Topix: Robots

PC World

Vulnerability in AVG security toolbar puts IE users at risk

Implementation issues with AVG Secure Search, a browser toolbar from antivirus vendor AVG Technologies that's supposed to protect users from malicious websites, could have allowed remote attackers to execute malicious code on computers.

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Related Topix: Computers, Microsoft Windows, Mozilla

Amherst Daily News

Halifax bar owner finds (great) escape: Real-life adventure game opens in north end

Dimo Georgakakos, owner of Gus' Pub in Halifax and creator of The Great Escape real-life adventure game, poses for a photo with steampunk props from the experience on Monday.

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Related Topix: Inventions

ITworld

Wireless could come to more Arduino boards with Atmel buy

In a move that could bring faster wireless capabilities to gadgets and Arduino boards, chip maker Atmel is buying wireless chip maker Newport Media for US$140 million.

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Related Topix: Newport Media, Emerging Technology, Wireless, Bluetooth, Robots

CIO

IDC: Apps will drive public cloud spending to sustained double-digit growth

Global spending on public cloud services reached US$45.7 billion last year and will experience a 23 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018, according to analyst firm IDC .

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Related Topix: Software as a Service, Application Service Providers

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The News-Messenger

Schools rewire to close digital gap

The thousands of miles of wiring frantically being strung throughout America's schools this summer might look like everyday Internet cables.

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Related Topix: Computers, Wi-Fi, Education Etc., Clermont County, OH

CIO

Accused Russian point-of-sale hacker arrested, faces US charges

A Russian man suspected of hacking into point-of-sale systems at U.S. retailers has been arrested and faces charges in a U.S. court, the Department Justice said.

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Related Topix: Computer Security

The Globe and Mail

NASA to turn Google smartphones into brains and eyes for robots in space

This May 23, 2011 file photo released by NASA shows the International Space Station at an altitude of approximately 220 miles above the Earth, taken by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nespoli from the Soyuz TMA-20 following its undocking.

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Related Topix: Robots, NASA, Space, The, Video Games, Deep Silver, LucasArts, Star Wars

National Public Radio

Scientists Criticize Europe's $1.6B Brain Project

Dozens of neuroscientists are protesting Europe's $1.6 billion attempt to recreate the functioning of the human brain on supercomputers, fearing it will waste vast amounts of money and harm neuroscience in general.

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Related Topix: High Performance Computing

Brandon Sun

Halle Berry as an astronaut and strangely expectant mom on CBS' sci-fi thriller 'Extant'

She's certainly a welcome TV presence this summer as the star of "Extant," a 13-episode thriller on CBS where she plays Molly Woods, an unexpectedly expectant astronaut.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Monster's Ball, Celebrities, Halle Berry, Space, Robots

Salisbury Journal

Five held in website hoax clampdown

Five people have been arrested as part of a clampdown on online hoaxers who con people out of money via faked copycat government websites A clampdown on online hoaxers who con people out of money via faked copycat Government websites has led to five arrests.

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Related Topix: Internet, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

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