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Electrical Device Helps Paralyzed Men Move Legs

Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man’s spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they’ve done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke.

04/09/2014

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Online Security Flaw Exposes Millions of Passwords

An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.

04/09/2014

A Thursday blog post from the social media company’s global legal policy chief, Jeremy Kessel, states that privacy and transparency with Twitter customers is eroded by restrictions put on how much information they can disclose on government requests for information. (Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Twitter Tweaks Website to Attract New Users

As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook.

04/09/2014

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High-Tech Items Giving Deaf-Blind Online Access

Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family.

04/08/2014

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End of Windows XP Support Spells Trouble for Some

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday.

04/07/2014

The director of the International Air Transport Association said Monday he wants to see a globally agreed upon tracking standard in place by the end of this year, which also takes into consideration the cost on airlines, in order to avoid another disappearance like that of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Airlines Push For Continuous Global Tracking System

The director of the International Air Transport Association said Monday he wants to see a globally agreed upon tracking standard in place by the end of this year, which also takes into consideration the cost on airlines, in order to avoid another disappearance like that of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

04/07/2014

A new transparent armor inspired by the shells of a sea creature could provide protection for U.S. troops on the battlefield. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Study: Transparent, Tough Sea Shell Armor Could Protect US Troops

A new transparent armor inspired by the shells of a sea creature could provide protection for U.S. troops on the battlefield.

03/31/2014

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New Watches Can Warn People When They Are Getting Sunburn

Earlier this month, London hosted the Wearable Tech Show; and many new watches were on display.

03/24/2014

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US Appeals Court Upholds Fed Cap On Card ‘Swipe Fees’

A federal appeals court has handed a defeat to a coalition of retail groups that challenged as too high the Federal Reserve’s cap on how much banks can charge businesses for handling debit card transactions.

03/21/2014

From satellites to binoculars, the hardware being used in the search for the missing plane far off western Australia ranges from the sophisticated to the simple. Some of the equipment being used to look for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (Photo by Justin Benson-Cooper - Pool/Getty Images)

High-Tech GPS, Satellite Images, Binoculars Search For Flight 370

From satellites to binoculars, the hardware being used in the search for the missing plane far off western Australia ranges from the sophisticated to the simple. Some of the equipment being used to look for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370:

03/21/2014