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Physicist and author Louis Del Monte warns that the “top species will no longer be humans, but machines” within three decades.  (THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Author: ‘Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans, But Machines’ By 2045

Physicist and author Louis Del Monte warns that the “top species will no longer be humans, but machines” within three decades.

07/07/2014

Big data breaches of identity theft increased nearly 20 percent from last year and more than 10 million cases of Americans’ personal records being exposed or published have already been reported in 2014 – making it the most common consumer complaint in the U.S. (Photo by Patrick Lux/Getty Images)

Report: 10 Million Identity Theft Cases, Most Common Consumer Complaint In US

Big data breaches of identity theft increased nearly 20 percent from last year and more than 10 million cases of Americans’ personal records being exposed or published have already been reported in 2014 – making it the most common consumer complaint in the U.S.

07/01/2014

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NASA to Launch Global Warming Satellite

Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy — this time on a different rocket.

06/30/2014

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: Warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products -- a measure being applauded by tech companies and privacy advocates. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Facebook Secretely Involved Thousands of Users In Massive Social Experiment

The news feeds of nearly 700,000 Facebook users were manipulated as part of a psychological experiment about “emotional contagion” in January 2012 and no one knew it until the results were published in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

06/30/2014

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World Cup 2014 Is Facebook’s Most Talked-About Event Ever

Facebook announced Monday that its data editors have recorded 1 billion interactions about the 2014 World Cup since it began June 12.

06/30/2014

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Cosmic Caffeine: Space Station Adds Italian Espresso Machine

The astronauts in space will soon be sipping some good coffee. The International Space Station is getting a real Italian espresso machine.

06/27/2014

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NASA to Test Mars ‘Flying Saucer’ Vehicle on Earth

A NASA flying saucer designed to test Mars lander technology could be launched on Earth this weekend.

06/24/2014

The Apple logo is displayed on the exterior of an Apple Store on April 23, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report Says Apple Smartwatch To Come This Fall

Apple is likely to launch a computerized wristwatch this fall that includes more than 10 sensors to take health measurements and other data, according to a published report.

06/20/2014

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: Warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products -- a measure being applauded by tech companies and privacy advocates. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

House Passes Bipartisan Bill Blocking Warrantless NSA Searches, Tech ‘Backdoors’

The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products.

06/20/2014

The Smithsonian announced the first presidential portraits created using 3-D technology. The prints and the 3-D data will become part of the collection of the National Portrait Gallery. (Photo: Smithsonian Institution)

Smithsonian Creates First 3D ‘Life Mask’ of Obama

A team at the Smithsonian Institution has scanned President Barack Obama’s head to create the first 3D portrait of a sitting president.

06/18/2014

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