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Microsoft's Windows app stores still 'cesspool' of copyright infringement

The software maker is struggling to make sure its online stores are clean, well-lighted places for apps, even as it readies the update to its Windows operating system.

By May 22, 2015


PETA sues on behalf of monkey who took selfie

The do-gooders declare the photographer who profits from the selfie a do-baddie. Astonishingly, PETA now wants to manage Naruto the macaque monkey's monetary interests.

By September 22, 2015


The full moon effect: Chinese seniors attack drone bearing mooncake vouchers

In an attempt to woo his girlfriend, a Chinese man sent her a drone carrying vouchers for a popular Chinese delicacy. Unfortunately, his plan backfired when a group of senior women spotted the UAV.

By September 22, 2015


You're surrounded by a cloud of bacteria right now

A new University of Oregon study says everyone has a cloud made of bacteria particles that's as unique to each person as a fingerprint. We're all snowflakes. Snowflakes riddled with bacteria.

By September 23, 2015


US, China discuss deal to limit use of cyberweapons, says report

The countries are in talks to prohibit first strikes against critical infrastructure, according to The New York Times. The negotiations could lead to first-ever arms-control deal for cyberspace.

By September 19, 2015


Google found to 'abuse' dominant market position in Russia

The search giant faces more scrutiny in Europe. This time, Russia says Google is being anticompetitive with business practices around its Android mobile operating system.

By September 14, 2015


Dance like Chewbacca with this 'Star Wars' remix

Remix masters Eclectic Method pay tribute to all things Chewbacca in this music video worthy of a Wookiee roar.

By September 11, 2015


High-flying startup Slack says women make up nearly half its management team

The productivity software company says tracking diversity issues while the startup is small means being able to prevent bigger problems later, and has helped it to beat back diversity problems that pervade the rest of Silicon Valley.

By September 9, 2015


How a geeky club sparked Apple's first computer and gave Woz a 'Eureka' moment

A 1975 meeting in a Silicon Valley garage inspired the young, shy Steve Wozniak to build the Apple I -- and ignite a legacy.

By September 8, 2015


To stop next spam king, Facebook program helps firms share security info

The company's ThreatExchange program hopes to break longstanding barriers to companies talking about the cybersecurity threats they face. Early indications show they're willing to play along.

By August 29, 2015