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0-day bug in fully patched OS X comes under active exploit to hijack Macs
Mon, 03 August 2015 18:45 - Privilege-escalation bug lets attackers infect Macs sans password.
Exploits start against flaw that could hamstring huge swaths of Internet
Mon, 03 August 2015 08:12 - If you haven't installed Bind update, now would be a good time to do so.
NSA report shows China hacked 600+ US targets over 5 years
Fri, 31 July 2015 15:15 - NSA/US Cybercom chief and DOD continue calls for "cyber-deterrent" capability.
Windows 10’s weirdly disjointed music, video, and store apps
Fri, 31 July 2015 15:05 - Windows 10 shakes up the store, music, and video experiences and it's all a bit muddled.
Facebook: Our drones will use lasers to deliver 10Gbps Internet access
Fri, 31 July 2015 13:07 - Facebook finished construction on first drone, will test in "real world" soon.
New attack on Tor can deanonymize hidden services with surprising accuracy
Fri, 31 July 2015 11:42 - Deanonymization requires luck but nonetheless shows limits of Tor privacy.
Epic’s Tim Sweeney: Augmented reality will replace traditional screens
Fri, 31 July 2015 08:58 - Unreal dev sees a single, unified AR platform taking over in ten years' time.

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BBC News - Home

Heath investigated by abuse police
Tue, 04 August 2015 05:17 - The Met Police is investigating late ex-PM Edward Heath as part of their inquiry into historical child sex abuse claims, the BBC understands.
Government sells £2.1bn of RBS shares
Tue, 04 August 2015 03:28 - The government begins its sell-off of shares in part-nationalised lender Royal Bank of Scotland, raising £2.1bn, a third below the price it paid.
UK to extend Tornado strikes in Iraq
Tue, 04 August 2015 04:28 - The RAF Tornado mission against Islamic State militants in Iraq is to be extended until at least 2017, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
SQA admits maths exam 'too hard'
Tue, 04 August 2015 02:34 - Scotland's exams body admits this year's new Higher Maths exam was "too hard" but says grading was adjusted.
NHS trust finances 'unaffordable'
Tue, 04 August 2015 03:13 - Regulator tells hospitals in England to "look again" at their financial plans as current proposals are "simply unaffordable".
Last Dambusters pilot dies aged 96
Tue, 04 August 2015 00:52 - The last surviving Dambusters pilot, Les Munro, has died in his native New Zealand at the age of 96, the country's Bomber Command Association says.
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AutoRemote Lets You Control Your Android From Cortana in Windows 10
Tue, 04 August 2015 05:30 -

Chrome: Cortana is a pretty awesome voice assistant for Windows 10 . If you run Android, you’re probably also used to Google Now being pretty great as well. Now, AutoRemote allows you to control your Android phone with Cortana.

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The Tech CEO's Daily Bag
Mon, 03 August 2015 18:00 -

Being the CEO of Automattic is no easy task, but Matt Mulenweg shares the tools he brings along with him to get the job over on Everyday Carry.

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Add Tahini to Make Any Sauce or Dip Creamier 
Mon, 03 August 2015 17:00 -

Tahini is a versatile ingredient that can be used to create all sorts of delicious toppings, like salad dressing and garlic sauce for steak or roasted veggies, and of course, hummus. If you remember to keep some in your fridge, you can add it to any sauce or dip for extra richness.http://skillet.lifehacker.com/make-flavored-...

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Turn Off This Setting to Remove "Most Used" From Your Start Menu
Mon, 03 August 2015 16:00 -

Windows 10: The new Start menu is a welcome addition after it was removed from Windows 10. However, it does come with some new annoyances. Now, by default, your Start Menu will show you all the most used apps on your computer. If you’d rather not see that, here’s how to turn it off.

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Status Board Goes Free, Adds New Dashboard Panels
Mon, 03 August 2015 15:30 -

iPad: Status Board is one of the best dashboard apps out there , and today it gets a little better. The new version includes a new UI, multiple boards, new panels, and more.http://lifehacker.com/the-best-dashb...

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CNET News

What you need to know about artificial intelligence, and the imminent robot future
Tue, 04 August 2015 03:53 - From autonomous warfare to still-distant sentience, artificial intelligence in 2015 is nothing like we expected. Here are three things every geek who dreamed of a robot future needs to know.









NASA photographer grabs rare shot of space station in front of moon
Tue, 04 August 2015 03:47 - The International Space Station once again steps into the moonlight in an extraordinary photo. See if you can spot it.









How you'll benefit if Apple becomes a cellular carrier
Tue, 04 August 2015 03:43 - Apple looks into becoming a MVNO, Siri will transcribe your voice mails and Dr. Dre is bringing his first album in 16 years to iTunes and Apple Music.









Stunning footage of cranes crashing through buildings
Mon, 03 August 2015 22:55 - Technically Incorrect: As the Queen Juliana Bridge in Holland is being restored, two of the project's cranes mysteriously collapse.









Chevrolet releases 2016 Volt EPA label, now with 53-mile EV range
Mon, 03 August 2015 22:01 - Chevrolet's second-generation Volt RE-EV improves both its stated electric and gasoline-powered efficiency.









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AP Top Technology News At 4:28 p.m. EDT

AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless discount
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - NEW YORK (AP) -- AT&T customers will save $10 a month and get a single bill for their TV and wireless services under a new package the company is offering after its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV 10 days ago....
Yahoo tries to get more fashionable with Polyvore purchase
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo is buying style-tip specialist Polyvore in its latest attempt to become a more fashionable place to advertise....
Facebook's Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby....
Researchers warn of bogus emails offering Windows 10
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Some hackers are exploiting Microsoft's offer of free upgrades to its new Windows 10 operating system....
Online viewers won't miss Super Bowl ads shown on TV
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Next year, you won't have to worry about missing the buzziest commercials of the Super Bowl if you can't get to a TV....

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AP Top Headlines At 7:33 a.m. EDT

Debate stage drama: GOP awaits top 10 announcement
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- They crowded the stage in New Hampshire for a debate-style faceoff....
Massive California wildfire jumps containment line
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) -- As firefighters battled a massive Northern California wild land blaze threatening numerous homes, some of the 13,000 people urged to flee their residences were spending what may be just one of many nights in evacuation shelters....
10 Things to Know for Today
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
Israeli arrested after West Bank arson that killed toddler
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel said Tuesday it was interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group in the first arrest of an Israeli suspect following last week's arson attack in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler and wounded his brother and parents....
More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the aftermath of the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle....

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ABC News: Top Stories

Suspected Cop Killer Surrenders, Says He's 'Not a Coward'
Mon, 03 August 2015 19:28 - Police say suspect felt the "walls closing in on him."
Idaho Big Game Hunters Defend 'Kill' Photos
Tue, 04 August 2015 05:12 - Idaho big game hunters Sabrina Corgatelli and Aaron Neilson strongly defended legal trophy hunting, saying it helps with conservation.
Military Unit is Lifeline for Scientists on Unique Mission
Tue, 04 August 2015 04:50 - Airmen from the 109th Airlift Wing support scientists in harsh environments.
New Zealander Who Was Last WWII 'Dambuster' Pilot Dies at 96
Tue, 04 August 2015 04:54 - New Zealander Munro, last surviving pilot from special WWII 'Dambuster' mission, dies at 96
Facing Islamic State Threat, Iraq Digitizes National Library
Tue, 04 August 2015 04:18 - As Islamic State group threatens its history, Iraq moves to digitize its national library
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