Also honored: research into the beer-goggle effect, walking on lunar water, and the probability of cows lying down.
Baxter's learning algorithm teaches the bot not to be menacing. It can apply that knowledge to new situations, like hopefully not stabbing customers.
Two new reports say the agency's warrantless, bulk phone-records program has been sweeping up less metadata than popularly believed -- but that the government and the NSA still want it all.
Two members of the House Intelligence Committee say a secret Pentagon report shows Edward Snowden's leaking of NSA documents has "tipped off US adversaries." But they don't provide any details.
In his speech on recommended changes to the NSA, the president's rhetoric is in the right place. But are his efforts at reform?
A report by Symantec suggests that members of Anonymous may have downloaded a Zeus Trojan that gave hackers access to their financial details. Anonymous, for its part, declares Symantec's report "libelous."
Researchers say they suspect Diebold machines aren't the only ones susceptible to simple man-in-the-middle attacks.
The case of the cartoonist at The Oatmeal who was threatened by a lawyer for FunnyJunk after his work was allegedly ripped off hundreds of times surely offers some hope for humanity and, perhaps, for the legal system.
Google warns users about potential unauthorized account access after spammers use back door at Plaxo, CNET has learned.
Unauthorized ad warns readers that their computer may be infected with a virus and redirects them to a site that purports to offer antivirus software.