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‘Google is new Skynet’: ‘Ray Kurzweil’ and ‘Alex Jones’ battle over future tech in Juice News
A sci-fi themed special edition of Juice News sees futurist Ray Kurzweil square off against talk show host Alex Jones as they debate whether the blistering pace of technological progress is benign or dangerous.

21.09.2014 14:30

Usain Robot? MIT sprinting droid cat can bolt up to 30mph (VIDEO)
The latest in robotic design has enabled US researchers to build a four-legged robot, which can run faster than Usain Bolt and jump noiselessly – and all without the need for a plug.

20.09.2014 01:27

Mysterious unidentified spying cell towers found across Washington, DC
Washington, DC is littered with surveillance devices designed to trick surrounding mobile phones into logging onto signal-lifting networks, thereby allowing for tracking or call-monitoring purposes.

19.09.2014 14:08

​Apple reveals new operating system it claims is police-proof
Following revelations that the NSA, in cooperation with various telecom companies, was spying on private communications, Apple Inc. has released new technology that it says cannot be compromised by the police.

18.09.2014 13:00

No nuclear waste: Fuel of future produced at Russia's high-tech underground plant
Russia’s ‘Breakthrough’ energy project enables closed a nuclear fuel cycle and a future without radioactive waste. The first batch of MOX nuclear fuel has been manufactured for the world’s only NPP industrially power generating breeder reactors.

17.09.2014 04:37

Space tourism firm offers flight around the moon on Soyuz crafts
US space tourism firm Space Adventures is offering a spaceflight around the moon to private tourists on “proven” Russian Soyuz spacecraft – saying that the sponsors will not have to wait for long for their trip.

17.09.2014 03:13

Hitchcock suspense prompts brain activity in vegetative patient
A man who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years showed neural activity while watching a Hitchcock film. Researchers say that for the first time, they've discovered that “a patient with unknown levels of consciousness can monitor their environment.”

17.09.2014 01:35

​Governments spy on journalists with weaponized malware – WikiLeaks
Journalists and dissidents are under the microscope of intelligence agencies, Wikileaks revealed in its fourth SpyFiles series. A German software company that produces computer intrusion systems has supplied many secret agencies worldwide.

16.09.2014 05:17

FBI's facial recognition program hits 'full operational capability'
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Next Generation Identification System, a biometric database reliant on tens of millions of facial-recognition records, is now fully operational, the agency announced Monday.

15.09.2014 17:36

Supreme Court justice warns of drones creating 'Orwellian' future
US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has voiced concerns that, without sufficient protections, the age of unmanned drones and ubiquitous surveillance will usher in an “Orwellian world.”

15.09.2014 15:54

Australian police spend millions on spyware – WikiLeaks
Police in the Australian state of New South Wales have spent over $2 million on powerful spy programs to monitor the smartphones and notebooks of Australian citizens, according to the latest revelations from WikiLeaks.

15.09.2014 04:48

NSA, GCHQ have secret access to German telecom networks – report
US and UK intelligence services have secret access points for German telecom companies’ internal networks, Der Spiegel reports, citing slides created in the NSA’s ‘Treasure Map’ program used to get near-real-time visualization of the global internet.

14.09.2014 00:43

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