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Next army smokescreen could be eco-friendly, better on lungs

One is easier on the lungs, one on the planet, and two use compounds from fireworks. Any one of these being tested by the US Army could replace the WWII-era smoke grenades still in use.

By May 22, 2014

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EFF: Hollywood's RealDVD suit is a smokescreen

Internet advocacy group accuses Motion Picture Association of America of being less concerned about stopping piracy than it is about controlling innovation.

By October 11, 2008

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Sony blames Anonymous attack as diversion for 100 million data heist

Sony reckons protestors unwittingly provided a smokescreen for cyber thieves to launch the cyberheist that netted unknown wrong'uns data on more than 100 million of its users.

By May 5, 2011

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Street-legal Batmobile up for auction, flame thrower included

Tribute to the vehicle from the 1989 Batman film comes complete with a suite of functioning crime-fighting gadgets.

By November 23, 2013

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Cybercrooks use DDoS attacks to mask theft of banks' millions

Analyst says three unidentified US banks have been hit with "low powered" DDoS attacks to cover fraudulent wire transfers.

By August 21, 2013

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Fez II cancelled after Twitter spat

Indie developer Phil Fish has announced the cancellation of Fez II and his retirement from making games after a vicious Twitter argument with game critic Marcus Beer.

By July 28, 2013

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Microsoft vs.Google: When tech firms fight, you lose either way

The dustup over a YouTube app for Windows Phone serves as a reminder: consumers always wind up as collateral damage in the skirmishing between big tech companies.

By August 16, 2013

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Lady Gaga's UK website hacked, fans' personal info nicked

Lady Gaga's UK website has been hacked, with fans' personal information pinched. Universal Music says no passwords or financial details were taken.

By July 19, 2011

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Jawbone Era is first headset with accelerometer

The makers of the premium Jawbone Bluetooth headsets have released a new version called the Jawbone Era. It features multiprocessor architecture, serial flash, and a built-in accelerometer, a first in Bluetooth headsets.

By January 20, 2011

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Adobe CEO rebutts Jobs' Flash comments (video)

Following Steve Jobs' open letter addressing Apple's stance on the controversy surrounding the lack of Flash in Apple's mobile products, Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe, offered his rebuttal to The Wall Street Journal.

By April 29, 2010