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Google’s Self-Driving Car Hit a Bus (and Is Still a Better Driver Than You)

Last month, for the first time ever, one of Google’s self-driving cars — the ones it insists are safer than human-driven cars — crashed into another vehicle. According to a report filed with the California DMV, the Google car, briefly…
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See That Billboard? It May See You, Too

Pass a billboard while driving in the next few months, and there is a good chance the company that owns it will know you were there and what you did afterward. Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, which has tens of thousands of billboards across…
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Attackers can turn Microsoft's exploit defense tool EMET against itself

Hackers can easily disable the Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), a free tool used by companies to strengthen their Windows computers and applications against publicly known and unknown software exploits. Researchers…
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Computer glitch causes price war between gas stations; customers fill-up for pennies

TOLEDO, Ohio - Gas may be cheap - but how about filling your tank for pennies per gallon? Some drivers in Ohio were that lucky when a computer glitch dropped prices at one gas station in Toledo. A nearby station noticed the crazy prices…
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WALGREENS TO SELL HEROIN OD REMEDY NALOXONE OVER THE COUNTER

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Walgreens stores will soon start selling a drug over the counter that counteracts heroin overdoses. Naloxone will be available at Walgreens stores in Illinois and Indiana. How will sales of the powerful drug work? An…
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Nasa hack: AnonSec attempts to crash $222m drone, releases secret flight videos and employee data

Hackers from the AnonSec group who spent several months hacking Nasa have released a huge data dump and revealed they tried to bring down a $222m Global Hawk Drone into the Pacific Ocean. The hack included employee personal details, flight…

The Big Ben theory: Tech giant Infosys to build the world's tallest clock tower

Indian software giant Infosys is planning to build the world's tallest free-standing clock tower at its campus in the southern city of Mysuru, around 150 kilometres away from its headquarters in Bengaluru. At 135 metres, the proposed tower…
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A huge garbage fire in India’s biggest city was so bad you could see it from space

Last week, a fire in the largest landfill in Mumbai sent smoke across the Indian coastal metropolis. It burned for four days, cloaking parts of the city in a thick, noxious smog. Some 70 schools were forced to close out of public health…
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Look out: Microsoft shifts Windows 10 to ‘Recommended’ update, automatic download

Microsoft has been increasingly aggressive in its attempts to push consumers to download Windows 10. Starting today, the company is upping the ante once again. As of now, Windows 10 is now classified as a “Recommended” update, which…

High-tech attack alert for 2016 Super Bowl

The forthcoming Super Bowl event on 7th February could be at risk of a high-tech attack against fans both inside and outside the San Francisco 49ers Stadium. A security memo issued by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security has warned…

You can now buy a Xiaomi phone in the US

Xiaomi has been the buzz of the upstart smartphone world for the past few years, gaining significant ground in China and other parts of Asia. But its unique blend of direct sales, high-end phones, and low prices has yet to come to the Western…

New Technologies Give Government Ample Means to Track Suspects, Study Finds

WASHINGTON — For more than two years the F.B.I. and intelligence agencies have warned that encrypted communications are creating a “going dark” crisis that will keep them from tracking terrorists and kidnappers. Now, a study in which…
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Louis XIII rare cognac only $1,000 a half-ounce at Shoushin

Think $20 for a cocktail in a restaurant is pushing it? Try sipping King Louie, at $1,000 a “pop.” That’s what Shoushin, a new Tokyo-style sushi restaurant in north Toronto, is charging for 15 millilitres of Louis XIII Rare…

Fans petition Nintendo to get Danny DeVito to voice Detective Pikachu

I signed it, so should you Sairith Aramor has started a petition to get Nintendo of America to hire Hollywood superstar Danny DeVito to voice the English localization of the recently announced Detective Pikachu. "There are a number…
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Hackers post private files of America’s biggest police union

By Jon Swaine and George Joseph Names and addresses of officers, forum posts critical of Barack Obama, and controversial contracts were posted online in the Fraternal Order of Police hack Private files belonging to America’s biggest…