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Solar storm barely missed earth in 2012

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Two years ago, modern infrastructure came very close to a serious disruption. The culprit? One of the largest solar storms in recorded history.

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Robot furniture that builds itself

Robot furniture that builds itself

Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your furnishings could move out of your way as you walk through a room. These thoughts could one day become reality through research being conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

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US reveals secret plans for '60s moon base

Apollo 8 earthrise photo from the Moon, 1968

The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to beat the Russians to the punch. Maybe test a nuclear weapon on the surface. Consider a lunar-based bombing system to target earthbound foes. That was the plan in the 1960s, according to declassified national security documents released this week -- some of them stamped as "SECRET."

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Facebook at all-time high on mobile might

Facebook mobile blurb

It wasn't long ago that Facebook was widely seen as having a "mobile problem." Those days are gone, and investors couldn't be more pleased.

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Only 3 in 10 Twitter workers are women

Twitter

Twitter's staff looks just like that of other tech companies: overwhelmingly male and white. .

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Apple sued by employees over labor issues

Apple

Apple has another employee lawsuit to contend with.

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Dark Mail: Email that hides from the NSA

NSA, National Security Agency HQ, Fort Meade, Md

You can run from NSA surveillance -- but you can't hide. One way or another, the U.S. government will be able to snoop on your personal conversations.

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Is this Apple's new iWatch?

Possible Apple iWatch

Apple was granted a patent for a smartwatch Tuesday, lending credence to rumors that the company will unveil a new "iWatch" this fall.

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Verizon's offer: Let us track you, get free stuff

Verizon Wireless

Are you comfortable having your location and Web browsing tracked for marketing purposes? If so, Verizon's got a deal for you.

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Israeli tech talent tapped to fight in Gaza

West Bank, Gaza

When Israeli soldiers wrap up their three years of mandatory service, many go on to launch tech startups.

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The dangers of sex, lies and technology

Google exec heroin death yacht

Two high-profile criminal cases have put a spotlight on secret lives and affairs -- perhaps perpetuated by technology.

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How to avoid summer identity theft

lock on computer keyboard online safey crime

Summer can be a hot time for identity theft. Here are some tips to avoid putting yourself in risky situations.

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App lets you take pictures with your mind

Google Glass pictures

A new app allows Google glass users to take pictures ... with the power of the mind.

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Man turns to Kickstarter to make potato salad

Man behind potato salad Kickstarter

Kickstarter. The website where you can help people turn their big ideas into reality....or help a guy in Ohio make his first batch of potato salad.

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Will.i.am merging technology, art

will.i.am art installation

Will.i.am will be displaying his new work "Pyramidi" in London over the summer.

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Google Glass wearers can steal your passwords

password stealing

New technology is making it that much easier for hackers to steal your password without you even knowing.

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Facebook users fire back over social experiment

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Facebook users fire back at the social media giant over a secret psychological experiment.

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Device lets you print makeup in any color

3D printer makeup

Going to the drug store is so 20th century. Now you can print your own makeup at home.

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First Bitcoin ATM in US opens

Bitcoin ATM

A virtual currency is making its way into the real world. The first Bitcoin ATM in the United States is up and running in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Losing weight? There's an app for that

Online exercise, weight loss, personal trainer

Online technology can bring a personal trainer inside your home -- through the Internet.

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