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Apple updates Macs for first time without asking -- to foil hackers

Apple is pushing out its first automatic security update to protect your computer from being taken over.

By December 23, 2014

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Engineering prof: Young people have no clue how to fix things

Engineering professor Danielle George bemoans the idea that when a gadget needs fixing, young people throw it away and buy a new one

By December 28, 2014

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Google, Oxford University team up on artificial intelligence

The company and venerable university will work together to advance the field of machine learning.

By October 23, 2014

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Bionic eye: 3D printing merges contact lens and QLEDs

Quantum dots have been successfully 3D printed into a contact lens, allowing the lens to project beams of light.

By December 10, 2014

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​Professor Wozniak takes on new role at Australian university

Sydney's University of Technology has a new teacher, with Steve Wozniak taking on his first ever adjunct professorship and being dubbed "the coolest person in the universe" in the process.

By October 20, 2014

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Fight or flight: Amazon gets tough with the FAA

Amazon says if the US agency won't play, its drone operations will end up overseas. We'll see whether that threat gets off the ground.

By December 10, 2014

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NSA built search engine to crawl, share data

Newly released documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA isn't just collecting data -- it's also got a custom search engine to carry out the task.

By August 25, 2014

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2014 Tech Car of the Year: A carbon fiber hyper hybrid

CNET's judges weighed in on the best cars we drove this year, picking the most advanced from an impressive field. In addition, check out the Car Tech 10, our awards for a variety of achievements in the automotive industry.

By December 17, 2014

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Google to spend $773 million on Dutch data center

The investment will be made over four years and operations at the facility will begin in the first half of 2016.

By September 23, 2014

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Silicon Valley talent wars: Engineers, come get your $250K salary

Weeby thinks the way to hire superstar engineers in hypercompetitive Silicon Valley is to pay them like superstars, to the tune of $1 million over four years, and be totally transparent about it.

By September 22, 2014