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Tiny $9 computer CHIP rocks Kickstarter, promising tons of free apps
A $9 computer created in California, does everything any average family PC is supposed to do including surfing, programming and entertainment. The tiny gadget has raised more than $1.5 million on Kickstarter – 30 times more than its developers asked for.

23.05.2015 12:40

Apple, Google and 140+ tech firms urge Obama not to give police 'backdoor' access to encrypted phone data
Apple, Google, and a host of other tech companies and cryptology experts have signed a letter sent to President Obama calling on his administration to stem any proposal that seeks to weaken encryption security to benefit policing agencies.

19.05.2015 16:30

FBI now says StingRay surveillance can be disclosed
Local law enforcement is not prohibited by the FBI from disclosing use of StingRay surveillance technology that can mimic the behavior of mobile phone towers, the agency says in contradiction with previous interpretations.

15.05.2015 17:39

Google's 'accidental' evil robot army worries Elon Musk - book
Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk is worried that internet giant Google could create an evil robot army bent on annihilating the human race - by accident.

13.05.2015 14:18

​Berkeley to vote on 'right to know' law on cellphone radiation risks
The city council of Berkeley, California, will vote on a cellphone 'right to know' law on Tuesday, which would require phone retailers to include a notice informing customers of the recommended distance a phone should be kept away from the body.

12.05.2015 13:46

Woman fired for uninstalling app on company phone that tracked her 24 hrs a day
A California woman has sued her former employer, which fired her shortly after she disabled a GPS tracking feature on her company iPhone. The app was used to monitor employees even on their personal time, the lawsuit alleged.

11.05.2015 21:34

Roboforce: Chinese plant replaces 90 percent of workers with robots
A Chinese company has begun building the first factory in the Dongguan manufacturing hub in the south of the country which will be staffed almost exclusively by robots, in a countrywide automation drive.

06.05.2015 17:08

Unmanned, not untested: FAA unveils 2 drone programs to gauge UAV use
The Federal Aviation Administration is testing the skies with more drones. It has allowed three private companies to fly UAVs on data gathering missions and is launching an application that would tell amateur drone operators how not to break the law.

06.05.2015 18:37

​iPad glitch affects dozens of American Airlines flights
An issue with the software on Apple iPads used by American Airlines pilots affected dozens of flights on Tuesday evening, representatives for the airline say.

29.04.2015 13:37

Precious waste: 300 tons of gold end up in landfills in 2014
A dangerous amount of toxic waste, 1,000 tons of silver and 300 tons of gold were dumped across the world in 2014 due to inadequate recycling - says a recent United Nations University study.

19.04.2015 14:15

Detective reveals expansive use of StingRay surveillance in Baltimore
The Baltimore Police Department used controversial cell phone surveillance tools more than 4,000 times since 2007, an officer revealed this week, but has stayed largely silent on the topic until now upon orders from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

09.04.2015 13:30

​Marines use Android tablets to order laser-guided airstrikes
Pentagon researchers say a new tool in the military’s arsenal will enable soldiers on the ground to order laser-guided missile strikes from high in the sky about seven-times faster than before.

07.04.2015 18:35