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Jones Website Hack Reveals Stars' Tricky Cyber Landscape

By Sandy Cohen | Aug 28
The hateful hack of comedian Leslie Jones' personal website reveals the tricky cyber landscape celebrities tread and the murky legal protections that exist for personal digital content.

Yosemite, and President Obama, Head Into Virtual Reality

By Anick Jasdanun | Aug 28
In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality - in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.

Somewhere Over the (Digital) Rainbow

By Andy Smith | Aug 28
Almost five decades after her early death, Judy Garland will make another potentially legendary comeback -- as the star of a 3-D hologram concert film featuring highlights from her 1960s TV variety hour.

Newly-Discovered Planet Has Similarities to Earth

Aug 27
It turns out the next star over in our corner of the galaxy has a planet that looks a lot like ours.

Activist Discovers iPhone Spyware, Sparking Security Update

By Raphael Satter, Jon Gambrell, and Daniella Cheslow | Aug 27
Hidden behind a link in a text message was a highly targeted form of spyware crafted to take advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple's mobile operating system.

Reward Your Ears: 5 Gadgets to Liven Up Your Music

By Ron Harris | Aug 27
Consider quality Bluetooth speakers, finely crafted headphones and even a portable turntable for vinyl on the go, if analog is your thing. Here's a look at some nice gear to consider.

The Edutainment Video Game Pipeline: Why Teachers Should Beware

By Matthew Nelson | Aug 27
Last month, strategy game guru Sid Meier and video game publisher 2K announced the 2017 release of "Civilization Edu," a redesign of the wildly popular "Civilization" strategy game series specially tailored for classrooms.

Trump Unveils 'America First' Mobile App

Aug 26
Donald Trump's presidential campaign now has its own mobile app.

Out Real Estate Entrepreneur Avantika Shahi Launches Haus

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 26
Real estate entrepreneur Avantika Shahi had trouble finding the perfect home. So she created Haus, the website that matches you with the ideal property for your needs.

Celebrate National Dog Day With Life-Saving Tech

By EDGE | Aug 26
August 26 is National Dog Day, and PetPace, the provider of an innovative health-monitoring smart collar, wants dog owners to learn more about their pet's health.

Meet Octobot, A Robot That's A Real Softie, and Cheap

By Seth Borenstein | Aug 26
The latest revolutionary robot isn't the metallic, costly machine you'd expect: It's squishy like Silly Putty, wireless, battery-less and made for pennies by a 3-D printer.

China Sets Sights on New Global Export: Nuclear Energy

By Joe McDonald | Aug 26
On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing's ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology.

Uber Buys Big Rig Company in Self-Driving Tech Push

Aug 26
Uber is putting self-driving on the fast track of its business model. The on-demand car pioneer recently bought Otto, a company that's designing autonomous big rigs.

Wi-Fi? Why Not? Homeless Are Avid Users of Free Web Kiosks

By Karen Matthews | Aug 25
An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city.

Cheating Site Had Inadequate Security, Privacy Officials Say

Aug 25
Privacy officials in Canada and Australia have found that cheating website Ashley Madison had inadequate security safeguards and policies despite marketing itself as a discreet and secure service.

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