Cockroach inspires robot that squishes down to crawl through cracks and crevices

For most people, the cockroach doesn't inspire anything but the shivers and a mild sense of revulsion. For scientists at the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley), however, ...

9 hours ago from Gizmag

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Oculus spills the beans on Rift + PC bundles from Asus, Alienware and Dell

When the US$599 Oculus Rift went up for pre-order last month, the company mentioned that you'd be able to buy Rift + PC bundles starting at $1,499. Today we got more details on the bundles, ...

14 hours ago from Gizmag

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Amazon will waive game engine restrictions in the event of a zombie outbreak

Amazon announced a new game engine called Lumberyard yesterday. It's based on the powerful CryEngine and is completely free for developers to use — it's just that they have to buy ...

5 hours ago from The Verge

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What Obama's Cybersecurity Strategy Leaves Out

In two new executive orders, the president makes no explicit mention of fighting terror and limits his administration's privacy goals.

11 hours ago from MIT Technology Review

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Legal breakthrough for Google car

Google's self-driving technology should be considered a legal driver, US road authority says.

2 hours ago from BBC Technology

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Cyanobacteria use their whole bodies as eyeballs

Little spheres of cyanobacteria cells roughly focus light on sensitive compounds that let them walk in the right direction.

10 hours ago from ScienceNews

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Twitter looks to outside help in fighting abuse

Twitter on Tuesday announced that it is pulling together a council of outside experts and organizations to battle abusive behavior at the one-to-many messaging service.

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Record 98 shark attacks worldwide in 2015

A record of 98 shark attacks took place worldwide last year, the highest number ever recorded, a US university said Tuesday, citing warmer waters and more beachgoers as possible explanations.

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India's Blow Against Facebook Sets Up a Grand Experiment in Net Neutrality

Regulators in India have struck down Facebook's scheme that makes it free to access only some parts of the Internet for free.

Mon 8 Feb 16 from MIT Technology Review

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Agencies contend Facebook is breaching French privacy laws

Two agencies contend Facebook is breaching privacy laws in France by tracking and using the personal data of more than 30 million users there without their knowledge.

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