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Jan 17, 2014 4:53PM ET
A security firm has discovered that non-phone or -computer smart devices are also susceptible to hacks, and that 100,000 household devices including at least one fridge sent out tons of spam messages around Christmas-time last year. Thanks a lot, evil fridges.
Jan 17, 2014 1:35PM ET
Yesterday, Google announced that it is working on developing "smart" contact lenses that can assess glucose levels in your tears.
Jan 17, 2014 9:31AM ET
In October, Cecilia Abadie got a ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass. On Thursday, she went to court and won.
Jan 17, 2014 8:55AM ET
The massive data breach that struck Target over the holiday shopping season may have been part of an unprecedented attack on U.S. retailers by Russian hackers, according to a new report by a cyber security firm and the U.S. Secret Service.
Jan 17, 2014 12:07AM ET
It was revealed today that the iOS app for coffee chain Starbucks has some lax security standards.
Jan 16, 2014 2:25PM ET
Apple has agreed to pay a $32.5 million fine in response to a complaint from the FTC over mobile apps purchased by their children without approval. Apparently, that happens a lot.
Jan 16, 2014 2:09PM ET
The proposed new rules over in-flight cellphone use aren’t really about making phone calls. They’re about data.
Jan 16, 2014 9:09AM ET
Cyber security experts are prepared to slam government officials over the embattled Obamacare website during today's HHS is hearing on its "own security concerns about healthcare.gov," citing vulnerabilities they think will make the site easy to hack.
Jan 15, 2014 4:10PM ET
Wikipedia was launched 13 years ago today, a fact you can duly confirm by scouring the Wikipedia page for Wikipedia before your Wifi implodes.
Jan 15, 2014 1:14PM ET
In his first in-depth interview, the creator of controversial viral content site ViralNova, first identified by The Wire, discusses his creation, his thoughts on online media and what's next.
Jan 14, 2014 11:23PM ET
Remember how we thought/hoped that keeping our computer offline would protect us from NSA snooping? Well, it won't!
Jan 14, 2014 1:29PM ET
A court decision today could drastically change the way companies deliver your Internet, and how you consume that Internet. No, it does not involve cats. Or pizza.
Jan 14, 2014 1:11AM ET
On Monday afternoon, Google announced plans to acquire Nest, a hardware developer known for their internet-enabled home appliances, including a thermostat and a smoke detector.
Jan 13, 2014 11:53PM ET
A new Harvard study says that very few asteroids in our solar system are worth mining.
Jan 12, 2014 9:34AM ET
After weeks of delays, the six astronauts on the International Space Station received a bounty of ants, fresh fruit, equipment, and their Christmas presents on the first supply launch by a private company.
Jan 10, 2014 10:40AM ET
Target's investigation into a massive credit card hack this holiday season has turned up even more security problems.
Jan 10, 2014 10:19AM ET
In the middle of a weird weather week, the EPA quietly published one of its first significant climate proposals. Warming reality notwithstanding, we're entering a ferocious new era of Washington climate brawls.
Jan 9, 2014 3:20AM ET
President Obama has spent this week consulting lawmakers, privacy experts and intelligence official in order to consider a number of reforms to national intelligence programs.
Jan 9, 2014 2:16AM ET
The Obama administration granted the International Space Station a four-year extension on Wednesday, pledging to keep it in terrifying high-speed freefall orbit around the earth through 2024.
Jan 8, 2014 12:08PM ET
CES is in full swing, offering a chance to preview electronics that many consumers would never buy. We present actual offerings and ones that we made up. Can you tell them apart?
Jan 7, 2014 10:34AM ET
China officially lifted its 14-year-old ban on selling foreign-made video game consoles, confirming rumors that the likes of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are once again welcome to its nearly $14 billion gaming industry. For now.
Jan 7, 2014 1:05AM ET
At the Consumer Electronics Show this year, chipmaker Intel sought to distance itself from two separate issues that have plagued the company for more than a year: conflict minerals and John McAfee.
Jan 6, 2014 1:34PM ET
Thanks to this year's polar vortex, a number of East Coast journalists are missing out on the fun and are instead grounded at iced-over airports.
Jan 6, 2014 12:45PM ET
Beyoncé has finally taken things too far.
Jan 6, 2014 11:46AM ET
The era of blood splatter on the screen and obnoxious cartoon characters throwing lollipops at your face may be over before as the TV industry's fascination with 3-D seems to finally be coming to an end.
Jan 6, 2014 9:52AM ET
An estimated 2.5 million Yahoo users were likely infected with malicious software, making the company the latest tech firm to be subject to a major security faux pas (again).
Jan 6, 2014 2:59AM ET
Following pressure from shareholders, Apple has altered its corporate charter to include language about considering women and minorities for executive positions within the company.
Jan 5, 2014 12:54PM ET
On Sunday morning, firefighters battled a three-alarm fire in Manhattan that left at least one man, with his wife and child, stranded many floors above. He tweeted his experience.
Jan 4, 2014 12:52PM ET
With the beef squashed, Rap Genius appears on the first page of its own Google search results again.
Jan 3, 2014 3:35PM ET
Scientists from the University of Tokyo are bringing us a tiny bit closer to the dream of land speeders and hover boards, employing "acoustic levitation" to make objects move in unprecedented ways.