The space agency powers down its last System Z machine, years after IBM stopped selling them for the mathematical calculation jobs for which NASA originally bought them.
In evidence to a phone hacking tribunal, former News of the World reporter Paul McMullan says the practice was simply part of getting the story at any cost. He adds that reporters swapped celebrities' numbers, in his case Sylvester Stallone's mom's number for David Beckham's.
Gene-Z, which runs on Android-based tablet or iPod Touch, performs genetic analysis on microRNAs to detect cancer. It could be especially welcome in developing countries with few, if any, cancer screening services.
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A security expert testifies to a House subcommittee that Sony knew it was in possession of outdated security software, according to a report.
A man sends a text to his friend. Unfortunately, his phone uses predictive texting and changes the spelling of a word. The resulting text so enrages the recipient that a fatal argument ensues.