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Boston Marathon: A Social Media Manhunt

How the Boston Marathon bombing rocked Twitter and Reddit.







Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:48:38 GMT
Hackers Use Heartbleed Bug to Attack 'Major Corporation'

Hackers took advantage of the Heartbleed vulnerability to break into a major corporations network, less than a day after the bug was brought to the publics attention, security experts told The New York Times.Officials with Mandiant, an Alexandria, Va.







Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:02:07 GMT
Sgt. Star Wants You: Inside the Army's Multimillion-Dollar Chatbot

If you've ever wondered what mysteries lurk behind the friendly but stern visage of the U.S. Army's official chatbot, Sgt. Star, today is your lucky day. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has learned everything there is to know about this semi-intelligent living FAQ.Sgt.







Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:02:06 GMT
Virtual Reality Offers a Last Walk in the Sun for Sick Grandmother

Most of us think of virtual reality as the next big thing in gaming. But this sad yet inspiring story of an ailing grandmother's last days puts a powerful new spin on the technology.







Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:09:17 GMT
It's a Bird, It's a Plane...It's Superman on The Mall

In an attempt to break a Guinness World Record, people dressed as super heroes and villains gather on the National Mall in Washington D.C.







Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:53:42 GMT
Uber and Lyft Price Wars Could Take Their Toll

Uber and Lyft are driving in opposite directions when it comes to how much they charge you for a ride.On Thursday, Uber announced that it would tack on a $1 safe rides fee to its UberX car service to cover the cost of insurance, background checks and more.







Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:53:42 GMT
Twitter's Turkey Headache Just Won't Go Away

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has challenged the microblogging service on its ideas of censorship, libel and restricted content.







Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:22:34 GMT
Five Things to Know About Alibaba, 'The Hottest Thing in Tech'

Alibaba, the Chinese internet behemoth that's relatively unknown in the U.S., is preparing to file the prospectus for a U.S.-based initial public offering next week, Reuters reported on Wednesday.







Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:15:26 GMT
Phone Thefts Soar as Kill-Switch Debate Heats Up

Smartphone thefts rarely make national news anymoreunless the victim was seriously hurt or killed during the robbery.But the crime spree has not gone away. It seems to have gotten worse.About 3.







Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:13:47 GMT
Air Force Drone Pilots Are Bummed Out, Overworked: Report

A new report from the Government Accountability Office says the U.S.







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