Children's toy maker VTech hacked, data on millions of families compromised

Children’s toy maker VTech recently revealed that personal data belonging to nearly five million customers was compromised in a security breach that took place on November 14.

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The NSA's mass US phone surveillance ends tonight

The National Security Agency's long-running mass phone surveillance program is coming to an end. As promised, the USA Freedom Act will forbid the NSA from indiscriminately collecting ...

3 hours ago from Engadget

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Roborace championship will pit driverless electric cars against each other

A new racing championship will do away with drivers. Roborace will pit driverless electric cars against each other in a round-the-world series. It will provide a competitive platform ...

Fri 27 Nov 15 from Gizmag

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Lenovo partners with Razer to tackle gaming PC segment

One of the world’s largest PC makers is joining forces with one of the most recognizable gaming accessory brands to create a new line of gaming PCs. Lenovo and Razer have announced a ...

6 hours ago from Techspot

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Japan to resume 'research' whaling in Antarctic: media

Japan will resume "research" whaling in the Antarctic by the end of March next year, local media reported Saturday, despite a call by global regulators for more evidence that the expeditions ...

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Snakes evolved from burrowing ancestor, new data suggest

A new X-ray analysis of inner ears is the latest to weigh in on whether modern snakes descended from a burrowing or a swimming reptile.

Fri 27 Nov 15 from ScienceNews

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NASA's 'Chemical Laptop' could help future rovers find life on alien planets

NASA scientists have a new device up their sleeves to help find life on other planets. The rectangular box is being called the "Chemical Laptop," but it's really more of a portable, ...

2 hours ago from The Verge

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LG Display plans multi-billion OLED plant

South Korea's LG Display said on Friday it planned to invest close to $9.0 billion in a new plant to produce organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays, anticipating a surge in demand for ...

Fri 27 Nov 15 from

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Slice of Pi gets even cheaper

It's now over three years since the first cheap-as-chips Raspberry Pi project boards started shipping, opening the door to a torrent of DIY electronics projects ranging from robot bartenders ...

Thu 26 Nov 15 from Gizmag

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Microsoft's Cortana iPhone app rolls out to beta testers

Less than a month after kicking off the Cortana for iPhone beta signups, Microsoft has started rolling out the app to people who showed interest in testing it. As TechCrunch points out, ...

Fri 27 Nov 15 from Engadget

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