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New credit cards aim to protect consumers, banks from hackers

A chip implanted in new cards is designed to stop cybercrime. Starting Thursday, stores that haven't upgraded their card-reading terminals will be on the hook for fraudulent charges.

By September 30, 2015


Google promises Nexus 6P tweak to improve video

The upcoming flagship smartphone lacks a technology called optical image stabilization, which counteracts blurry or shaky images. But improvements are on the way.

By October 1, 2015


'We're a long way from a singularity' says 'Ex Machina' AI consultant

Geneticist Adam Rutherford, who served as artificial intelligence consultant on recent robo-flick "Ex Machina", says robots have always played the villain in human stories.

By June 4, 2015


Apple CEO Cook shuts the door on iOS, Mac OS X merging -- again

Apple's iPads and Macs are going to stay separate products even with all the new similarities between them.

By September 29, 2015


Deflategate: NFL consults with physicists

Technically Incorrect: It seems one can never know enough about how temperature affects the air pressure in a football. As part of its investigation, the NFL team reportedly is researching gas physics. Really.

By January 28, 2015


Quanta's relationship with Apple may be its saving grace

Big orders from its top client are propping up the Taiwanese company in an increasingly tough market.

By September 17, 2015


Taiwan's PC makers search for new cash cow

The PC isn't dead, but, as computer makers Asus and Acer are discovering, it's increasingly unprofitable.

By September 16, 2015


French sci-fi aesthetic comes to 3D-printed Mars habitat

What will our homes on Mars look like? If French 3D printing firm Fabulous has anything to do with it, like something out of a Moebius comic.

By September 15, 2015


Can't get your startup funded in Silicon Valley? Think Minnesota

Minnesota's entrepreneurs are fiercely loyal to the North Star State and proud of its non-cutthroat, collaborative atmosphere. They also say it's easier to attract investors there.

By September 13, 2015


​Canon's 250-megapixel sensor powers eagle-eyed camera

Technology in the super high resolution design could trickle down to consumer products in coming years -- but Canon fans should think twice before boasting about the achievement.

By September 7, 2015