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Senate Bill Would Give DHS a Cybersecurity Whip

A bipartisan group of senators has proposed legislation that would give the United States Department of Homeland Security increased power over critical IT infrastructure owned by the private sector. The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was introduced in the Senate Tuesday by Senator Joseph Lieberman, chair...

Google Zips Up Wallet

In the wake of two security flaws reported in its Google Wallet mobile payment system last week, Google has clamped down on the system and is scrambling to come up with a fix. One of the two flaws affects only rooted devices. But it's the second that troubles Google more. That flaw lets anyone oper...

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NASA Dreams of Floating Space Station Twixt Earth and Moon

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration is looking into setting up a base near the moon to further space exploration. As it's envisioned, the base will go into a halo orbit of the Earth-moon libration point 2, known as "EM L-2," above the far side of the moon. Essentially, a spacecraf...

Samsung Throws Another Galaxy Tab at the Wall

Samsung on Monday announced its latest tablet, the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2. The tablet has a 1 GHz dual-core processor and runs Android 4.0, aka "Ice Cream Sandwich." It will be available in 3G and WiFi versions in Europe from March, starting with the UK market. "Samsung's playing all over the board," ...

Google Wallet a Pushover for Pickpockets

News of two security flaws in Google Wallet, which lets smartphone owners pay for purchases through the devices, has caused some concern about the nascent mobile payment product. One works on rooted devices; the other works on any smartphone with the Google Wallet capability. All it needs is for som...

Tesla’s Model X: The Fast and the Electric

Move over, Marty McFly. Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors on Thursday unveiled its battery-powered Model X SUV, which accelerates from zero to 60 mph in less than five seconds -- without needing a nuclear reaction or a bolt of lightning. The Model X will be able to seat up to seven people, will ha...

Is GDrive Ready to Come Out of Its Shell?

Google may soon launch a paid cloud storage service called "Drive," five years after it first came up with the idea. Google Drive will let consumers store documents, photographs and videos on Google's servers for sharing and easy accessibility from any Web-connected device, according to a report. It...

EPIC Pushes FTC to Get in the Ring With Google

The fallout from changes Google plans to make to its privacy policies and terms of service continues, with consumer advocacy group the Electronic Privacy Information Center suing the Federal Trade Commission over the issue. EPIC is seeking injunctive and other relief to force the FTC to enforce a co...

Storage Tech Sizzles With Hot, Hot Hard Drives

An international team of researchers led by the University of York in England has demonstrated fast data recording on hard drives using heat. They used an ultra-short pulse of heat to reverse the poles in a ferrimagnet in order to write the data. "It was, until now, generally accepted that a direct...

DDoS the Weapon of Choice for Hackers Driven by Politics, Not Profits

Politics, rather than good old-fashioned theft, is increasingly the motivation of malicious hackers who attack websites using DDoS techniques. Arbor Networks has found that ideological hacktivism was the motivation behind most distributed denial of service attacks in 2011. Attacks for profit or comp...

Anon Lets Fly With Symantec Code After Ransom Talks Collapse

A hacker who was negotiating a ransom for stolen source code to a Symantec product released the data via peer-to-peer networks on Tuesday after negotiations fell through. The code is for security vendor Symantec's pcAnywhere remote access software. Symantec had last month warned pcAnywhere users to ...

Google Gets in Your Eyes

Google's apparently taking a cue from movies like "Iron Man" and "The Terminator" in designing one of its upcoming products: Eyewear that displays data and information to the wearer. The Internet giant's glasses are in the late prototype stage, 9to5Google claims. They are likely going to run a versi...

iOS More Crashtastic Than Android

The rivalry between Google and Apple in the cutthroat mobile device world took a new turn recently when mobile-app support platform company Crittercism published a study that found iOS apps crash more often than their Android counterparts. Crittercism analyzed more than 214 million apps launched in...

Facebook May Be Chasing Mobile Ad Pot of Gold

Facebook is reportedly working on a system to put ads in its mobile services. The news comes just days after the social networking giant filed for an initial public offering, hoping to raise $5 billion. In its IPO filing, Facebook stated that the number of active mobile users of its social network i...

Leaked Info Offers Glimpse of WinPho’s Muscular Future

Microsoft is overhauling Windows Phone 8, which is still in development, to make it more competitive with market leaders iOS and Android, according to leaked information. The mobile OS will add support for multicore processors, up to four new screen resolutions, and removable microSD card storage. I...

Anons’ FBI Phone Snooping Casts Long Shadow on Cybersecurity

The hacker community Anonymous on Friday landed another blow in its war with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation. It posted an internal memo from the law enforcement agency about an upcoming international call to discuss hackers. Anonymous also put up a recording of the call itself on ...

Spark Tablet Coming for the FOSS Crowd

The recently announced Spark tablet might prove to be the first Linux-running open source tablet fully capable of being modded by users. It has an open Linux stack on unlocked hardware, and it will come with an open content and services market. The Spark will come under the GNU General Public Licens...

Vizio’s Widescreen 3D TV: Plenty of Features, Little to Watch

Vizio has unveiled a 58-inch 3D widescreen HDTV with a 21:9 aspect ratio -- far more than the standard 16:9 ratio HDTVs use. Users can set the TV to upscale 16:9 content to fill the screen. The sale price for this set will start at US$3,500 -- that includes four pairs of 3D glasses. Vizio did not in...

Super Bowl Advertisers Pile On With Multimedia Blitz

Superbowl Sunday, the biggest, flashiest U.S. sports event of the year, is also the country's biggest advertising event of the year, carrying some of the cleverest ads on TV. This year, Superbowl Sunday may also mark a watershed in advertising, with advertisers reaching out beyond TV to go into digi...

‘Mind-Reading’ Tech May Give Speechless a New Voice

Someday, people whose ability to speak has been damaged by illness or injury may be able to vocalize anyway with the help of technology. Researchers at UC Berkeley have made strides toward translating the words a person thinks into real speech. The researchers used 15 patients undergoing neurosurger...

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