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E-Cigarette From China Infected Man’s Computer With Malware

  Smoking will not only damage your health but also your computer, as e-cigarettes manufactured in China are reportedly being used to spread malicious software through the USB connection used to charge the device.A recent post to social news site Reddit detailed how the computer of an executive at a “large corporation” had been infected […]

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Hey, Teens: Back in Our Day, Video Games Were Actually Hard

  Kids today have things so easy. A group of teenagers found out just how tough games used to be when The Fine Bros. asked them to play the original Mega Man for its Teens React series. Mega Man, released in 1987 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, had a reputation of being tough. Players generally […]

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Google's 'Rivalry' With Amazon? It's Complicated

  Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, said this week in Berlin, “Many people think our main competition is Bing or Yahoo. But, really, our biggest search competitor is Amazon.” Schmidt likely intended to persuade a skeptical European audience that Google is not all powerful, and faces more competition than some might assume. Even so, he […]

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The Wearable Drone Camera, for When You Just Can't Manage a Selfie

  It’s a drone that doubles as a wristband, and it’s one step closer to being around your wrist. Nixie takes your GoPro’s vantage point one step further: On your command, you can unstrap the band from your wrist; it then transforms into a quadcopter and takes flight. Then, from above, the camera snaps photos […]

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Constant Phone Calls Allowed On European Flights

  European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights. Under the guidelines issued Friday by the European Aviation Safety Agency, European airlines can allow passengers to use electronics during the entire flight, […]

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The Space Station Is Getting Its First 3D Printer

  The first 3D printer ever to fly in space will blast off this month, and NASA has high hopes for the innovative device’s test runs on the International Space Station. NASA officials said, the 3D printer , which is scheduled to launch toward the orbiting lab Sept. 19 aboard SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon cargo capsule, […]

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