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UPDATED: In AI milestone, computer passes Turing test
— 11:10 AM on June 9, 2014

In 1950, Alan Turing, widely considered to be one of the founding...

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Friday night topic: Do you even lift, bro?
— 5:36 PM on June 6, 2014

Video of Barack Obama's workout routine leaked on the Internet this week. The U.S. President apparently ducked into a hotel gym in Poland to...

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Friday night topic: your worst tech purchase?
— 8:47 PM on May 30, 2014

What was the biggest stinker, the worst bit of tech gear you ever foolishly parted with money to obtain? Mine was a Quantum Bigfoot 5.25" hard...

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Friday night topic: whatchya got cookin'?
— 5:20 PM on May 23, 2014

A long weekend is upon us, it's springtime, and that means festivities—most of them involving food. For many of us, it's time to fire...

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eBay prompts password changes in wake of cyberattack
— 10:41 AM on May 21, 2014

All done changing your passwords to stay safe from would-be Heartbleed exploits? Good, because it's time to change another one. eBay announced this morning...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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AT&T to buy DirecTV for $67 billion
— 10:41 AM on May 19, 2014

The massive combined company of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, if it happens, could be getting some stronger competition from AT&T and its new...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Report: Google to buy Twitch.tv for $1 billion
— 9:08 AM on May 19, 2014

Multiple reports around the web claim that Google may be about to purchase game streaming giant Twitch.tv. News of the potential acquisition originated in

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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FCC Commission approves 'fast lane' rule proposal
— 12:01 PM on May 15, 2014

The FCC Commission has voted on those net neutrality rules we heard about last month. As Reuters reports, the Commission voted 3-2 in...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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More light bulbs? Yep, more light bulbs
— 10:29 PM on May 13, 2014

The Internet is a strange and wonderful place. A couple of months ago, I posted a Friday night topic on light bulbs that incited...

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Friday night topic: A change of perspective
— 7:31 PM on May 9, 2014

I've been spending a fair chunk of the past few evenings watching the official video feed of the International Space Station. The feed went up...

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My first foray into password management
— 11:28 PM on May 4, 2014

For Internet users, the week of April 6 was undoubtedly one of the most annoying and harrowing in recent history. OpenSSL's Heartbleed bug was simultaneously...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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Friday night topic: Are y'all pumped for World War III?
— 5:32 PM on May 2, 2014

I've been keeping track of the situation in Ukraine since the start of the Euromaidan protests last November. Lately, things seem to have gotten much...

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Microsoft plugs zero-day IE hole
— 12:48 PM on May 1, 2014

Attention, IE users: it's over. You can ditch your alternative browsers and return to Microsoft's sweet, sweet embrace. At 10:00 AM, Pacific Time this morning, Microsoft...

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Latest Firefox updates freshens up UI
— 9:37 AM on April 29, 2014

Because of that latest IE exploit, even the U.S. government is recommending that users switch to another browser for a while. Firefox might...

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Internet Explorer hit with zero-day exploit
— 9:05 AM on April 28, 2014

If you use Internet Explorer, you might want to switch to another browser for a little while. On Saturday, Microsoft posted an advisory about...

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Friday night topic: Web-comic serials
— 4:50 PM on April 25, 2014

I believe we've had a Friday night topic at some point in the past about web comics, but that discussion was mostly about day-to-day strips...

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New FCC rules would allow paid traffic prioritization
— 9:51 AM on April 25, 2014

New rules being drafted by the FCC will reportedly allow ISPs to establish so-called Internet fast lanes that prioritize traffic for select services. ISPs...

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Micro-bots are spooky cool, could be used in manufacturing
— 9:57 AM on April 17, 2014

A company called SRI International, working as part of the Darpa-funded Open Manufacturing Program, is developing a series of miniature robots that can move around...

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