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Silicon Valley Ep. 7: Dressed to the benigns

In the penultimate episode of Silicon Valley's premier reality show, nothing much happened and it took an hour for nothing much to happen. Which made it quite riveting. Oh, there was a health scare. But not much of one.

By December 18, 2012

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Click and Grow lets you benignly neglect your plants

Just add batteries and keep an eye on the water tank and this smart planter does the rest of the work.

By August 7, 2012

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Trolls take on 9-year-old girl's Kickstarter project...and lose

The conspiracy theories swirling around a seemingly benign crowdfunding campaign turned into a tornado over the weekend. Crave's Eric Mack investigates.

By March 25, 2013

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What 420,000 insecure devices reveal about Web security

Using a simple technique, a researcher creates a benign botnet to survey the breadth of the Internet, and finds a back door flung wide open and beckoning the bad guys.

By March 18, 2013

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What to do about SMART errors in OS X

SMART errors for hard drives might mean the drive is about to fail, but it also might just be indicating a relatively benign problem.

By March 22, 2012

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Step on it: Virus could lead to motion-powered gadgets

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory designs a benign virus that builds up electric charge, a new approach to motion-powered personal electronics and energy harvesting.

By May 14, 2012

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Vertigo sufferers seek treatment on YouTube

People suffering from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo can find easy relief on YouTube. But they have to be choosy about which video they watch -- only 64 percent of the clips showing the Epley maneuver are accurate.

By July 25, 2012

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Playing molecular Legos with viruses

Researchers at UC Berkeley have turned a benign virus into a tool that assembles structures similar to collagen--a process that could be used to create complex tissues such as corneas and bones.

By October 20, 2011

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Hackers target Sony, Nintendo and FBI partner Web site

Customer data from Sony Europe, InfraGard passwords and benign data from Nintendo server released in separate intrusions, hackers claim.

By June 3, 2011

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Mobile apps accused of privacy violations

Playing a game like Paper Toss on your smartphone sounds like a benign activity. But now, the feds are starting to investigate makers of such applications for privacy violations--sharing your personal information without you knowing it. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.

By April 5, 2011