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Solar storm barely missed earth in 2012


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


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.


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."


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.


Only 3 in 10 Twitter workers are women


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


Apple sued by employees over labor issues


Apple has another employee lawsuit to contend with.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

MORE merging technology, art art installation will be displaying his new work "Pyramidi" in London over the summer.


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.


Facebook users fire back over social experiment

facebook logo on computer

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


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.


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.


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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