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Researcher who exploits bug in Starbucks gift cards gets rebuke, not love

Plenty of poor manners to go around in fraudulent $1.70 purchase.

23 hours ago from Arstechnica

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A computer algorithm that mines rap lyrics to create its own song

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers working at Aalto University in Finland has devised an algorithm that mines a database full of rap songs, picks lines from them based on rhyming and produces ...

Fri 22 May 15 from Phys.org

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Oculus Rift teams with researchers to produce ability to capture and display facial expressions

The Oculus Rift (now owned by Facebook) is very well known in the virtual reality world—the headsets let gamers play in virtual 3D worlds, and interact using avatars. Now, it appears the team ...

Thu 21 May 15 from Phys.org

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CareFirst says data breach affects about 1.1M people

In the latest disclosure of a cyberattack against a health insurer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield says attackers gained access to a database that included the names of 1.1 million people.

Wed 20 May 15 from Phys.org

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Connected cars, data traffic jams, to challenge mobile operators

A press release on Thursday had bracing news about the future of cars as traveling computers on wheels. Rush hour could see data traffic double in certain cells, presenting major challenges ...

Fri 22 May 15 from Phys.org

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Time to move beyond 'medieval' cyber security approach, expert says

The nation's approach to cyber security has much in common with medieval defense tactics, and that needs to change, says a cyber security expert at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Fri 22 May 15 from Phys.org

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FOVE eye-tracking VR headset looks to marketplace reality

An eye-tracking virtual reality headset is in the works. Hands-free, you can play and interact with your digital environment. FOVE knows exactly where the user is looking. Its built-in technology ...

Wed 20 May 15 from Phys.org

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The Bitcoin Blocksize Blackjack Mining Blues

 Bitcoin: it’s at a crucially important crossroads; it’s approaching a crisis that threatens its very existence; it has never been more likely to erupt into enormous global ...

Sat 23 May 15 from TechCrunch

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Freaky, Sticky Logjam Browser Exploit Putting Users And Sites At Risk

Where's Jackie Treehorn when you need him? There's a new browser exploit that's making the rounds across the internet, and it's capable of some pretty nasty stuff. Closely related to the FREAK ...

Wed 20 May 15 from HotHardware

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BAE Systems is preparing to bring VR tech to the battlefield

BAE Systems is aiming to bring augmented reality to the battlefield as it develops a new system that would overlay virtual information on the real world. The company believes that in ...

Thu 21 May 15 from Gizmag

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