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Microsoft sniffed blogger's Hotmail account to trace leak

The company's legal department determined that it had the right to go through a private e-mail account, citing a leak of proprietary Microsoft code.

By March 20, 2014

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Bacteria-sniffing wand could help prevent foodborne illnesses

Researchers hope their real-time detection system that uses a magnetoelastic sensor can speed up testing at food processing plants.

By October 22, 2013

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RIP robot dogs: Funerals held for metal mutts

Saying final goodbyes to personality-filled pet robotic dogs isn't easy. Now that Sony has shut down its AIBO customer support, robot dog owners are holding funerals for their broken pooches.

By March 4, 2015

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East Coast outselfies West Coast 2:1, study says

Technically Incorrect: A study by social network On.com claims there's a time of day when it's best to post photos. And would you believe that photos with women in them get almost 6 times the "likes" of photos with men?

By March 4, 2015

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London tosses out Wi-Fi-sniffing 'smart bins'

The rubbish receptacles were all about serving up targeted ads -- a trick that required them to track phone data of passersby.

By August 12, 2013

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The scent of a comet: Rotten eggs and pee

The Rosetta spacecraft's mass spectrometers have been sniffing out the various aromas of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

By October 26, 2014

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New Yorkers protest 'Internet people' invading neighborhood

On the Upper West Side, locals object to a sidewalk cafe where people allegedly do awful things such as have Internet dates.

By October 5, 2014

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Tech that nags drivers: It's about safety (and GDP)

In an interview with CNET, Seeing Machines CEO Ken Kroeger says data collected by his company's eye- and head-tracking tech, which is reportedly being put in GM cars, is only for the driver (currently).

By September 15, 2014

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Researchers find data leaks in Instagram, Grindr, OoVoo and more

Private messaging isn't so private, say University of New Haven researchers who found Android apps transmitting and storing unencrypted images, chats, screenshots and even passwords.

By September 8, 2014

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Smelling farts could be the best thing you do today

Exposure to hydrogen sulfide, commonly found in rotten eggs and human flatulence, could have amazing health benefits in small doses, researchers at the University of Exeter say.

By July 11, 2014