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What's on the menu? Just ask Google

Now you can tell the search engine to "show me the menu" and it will oblige your request straightaway.

By Feb. 28, 2014

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Supreme Court passes on NSA surveillance case

Supreme Court declines an early look at a challenge to the NSA's bulk collection of American's phone records -- but that doesn't mean it won't hear the case down the road.

By Apr. 7, 2014

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Record-breaking DDoS attack in Europe hits 400Gbps

A distributed-denial-of-service attack peaked some 33 percent higher than last year's Spamhaus attack, the previous DDoS record-holder.

By Feb. 11, 2014

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Judge: NSA phone snooping likely unconstitutional

A federal judge issues -- and then stays -- a preliminary ruling that the NSA's bulk collection of US citizens' phone metadata violates expectations of privacy.

By Dec. 16, 2013

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Watch the first public Macintosh demo in newly released video

After the Macintosh's initial unveiling for shareholders, Steve Jobs gave the first public demonstration of the computer just a few days later. The video of that meeting has just been unearthed for the first time.

By Jan. 26, 2014

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White House tries to prevent ruling on NSA surveillance

The Obama administration acknowledges for the first time that the NSA's collection of data on American's Internet and phone activity was authorized by President Bush in 2001.

By Dec. 22, 2013

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Apple could smarten up Siri using crowdsourcing

A newly-published patent application describes how Apple might use information from actual human beings to supplement Siri's own knowledge, or lack thereof.

By Nov. 14, 2013

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NSA swept up thousands of U.S. e-mails as part of illegal program, ruling reveals

Newly released 2011 ruling by Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court found NSA e-mail and data-collection program illegal and decried government's "substantial misrepresentation" of scope of NSA activities.

By Aug. 21, 2013

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Japanese robot pours fake drinks with fake ice

Tokyo Institute of Technology SOINN robot can adapt its previously acquired knowledge to tackle new challenges.

By Aug. 1, 2011

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Lambda Labs readying Google Glass face-recognition API

Are you bad at remembering faces? Let Glass do it for you. This API will reportedly be available to developers within a week.

By May. 23, 2013