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Universe-shaking black-hole collision coming sooner than expected?

Two distant black holes will smash into each other, releasing more energy than 100 quintillion Earths full of TNT, and new research has just moved up the timeline for the explosion.

By September 18, 2015


Black-hole telescope gazes at the sun through X-ray eyes

An X-ray telescope designed to hunt for black holes takes a look at the sun and helps NASA deliver an intense portrait of our closest star.

By December 23, 2014


How to disable iMessage without losing your mind

iMessage is a convenient platform so long as you remain within Apple's walled garden. The following tips help you stay connected after leaving.

By March 16, 2015


A new supermassive black hole puzzles scientists

Scientists have found a black hole 12 billion times more massive than the Sun that was formed so soon after the Big Bang it's challenging what we know about black holes.

By February 26, 2015


BlackShades malware bust ends in nearly 100 arrests worldwide

Law enforcement agencies seize more than 1,000 computers, smartphones, and hard drives in a massive operation that goes after malware said to have "sophisticated" capabilities and "breathtaking" invasiveness.

By May 19, 2014


Sophos tackles new BlackHole RAT malware variant for OS X

A new variant of the relatively old "BlackHole RAT" malware for OS X has been found and definitions have been released for it.

By September 28, 2011


NASA sends NuStar black-hole hunter into space

Using state-of-the-art mirrors and detectors on opposite ends of an extended 33-foot-long mast, a small X-ray telescope launched today will study black holes and the mechanics of supernova explosions.

By June 13, 2012


Black-hole hunter NuStar has X-ray eyes (pictures)

The space telescope will translate high-energy X-ray light into images to give NASA unprecedented views of black holes.

11 Images By June 12, 2012


Sochi hack report 'fraudulent,' security researcher charges

NBC News report that attendees at the Winter Olympics were being hacked immediately is "wrong in every respect," Errata Security's Robert Graham says. NBC defends its story.

By February 6, 2014


Oracle releases software update to fix Java vulnerability

Emergency software update repairs vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

By January 13, 2013