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Control your computer using a Google mobile app

Nearly three years after the 2011 launch of Chrome Remote Desktop, Google announces it is now available as a mobile app

Heartbleed Bug Leads to Massive Bandwidth Costs

published less than 1 hour ago
The exposure of the Heartbleed vulnerability last week had a number of repercussions, one of which was to set off a mad scramble by companies to revoke the certificates for their domains and services and obtain new ones. The total costs of Heartbleed are yet to be calculated, but CloudFlare has come up with some […]
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Wikipedia searches and sick tweets predict flu cases

published less than 1 hour ago
Flu cases across the US can be accurately estimated using Wikipedia searches, and fluey tweets from Twitter users also give the game away

College Hackers Teach Siri To Unlock Your Tesla

published about 1 hour ago
When Apple first introduced Siri, three years ago, she amazed the world with her warm voice and her human-like voice response. But the years since her debut have been quietly underwhelming, in large part because Siri isn’t able to access the wide range of apps that are available on the iPhone. So a group of […]
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Time Warner Cable launches Hotspot 2.0: Log in once, then never again

published about 1 hour ago
Time Warner Cable launches Hotspot 2.0: Log in once, then never again
It looks like Time Warner Cable just simplified the Wi-Fi hotspot once and for all. Gigaom reports that Time Warner enabled Hotspot 2.0 capabilities across its public Wi-Fi network this week, allowing customers to log in a single time and then remain connected any time their devices pick up a signal in the future. The upgraded software has been available to broadband customers since March, but this marks the first large-scale implementation of the software. The goal is to give Time Warner customers ... more


One-Fifth of China’s Farmland Is Polluted, State Report Finds

published about 2 hours ago
Rapid industrialization, agricultural mismanagement and metals production are all contributing to contamination that is raising alarms about food and physical health.

It’s the End of the World as We Know It . . . and He Feels Fine

published about 13 hours ago
It’s the End of the World as We Know It . . . and He Feels Fine
After decades of fervent environmental activism, Paul Kingsnorth decided it’s too late — collapse is inevitable. So now what?

Judges overturn rulings on Sacramento River contracts

published about 17 hours ago
Judges overturn rulings on Sacramento River contracts
Activists have targeted the 2005 renewal of long-term contracts that entitle senior rights holders to divert water while restricting access by junior rights holders. A ... more

Household rat poison linked to death and disease in wildlife

published about 17 hours ago
Household rat poison linked to death and disease in wildlife
Evidence of rat poison is found in a sickly puma whose territory includes Griffith Park. Researchers suspect a link between poisons and mange.The mountain lion ... more

Dot Earth Blog: A Risk Analyst Explains Why Climate Change Risk Misperception Doesn’t Necessarily Matter

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Dot Earth Blog: A Risk Analyst Explains Why Climate Change Risk Misperception Doesn’t Necessarily Matter
A longtime analyst of risk misperception says leaders can’t wait for the public to “get” global warming.
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Scientists Find an ‘Earth Twin,’ or Maybe a Cousin

published about 3 hours ago
Scientists Find an ‘Earth Twin,’ or Maybe a Cousin
A planet known as Kepler 186f, 500 light-years away, is the closet match to our own yet discovered, astronomers say.

Arts | Westchester: A Tour of the Heavens Gets an Upgrade

published Fri, Apr 11 2014 20:48 GMT
Arts | Westchester: A Tour of the Heavens Gets an Upgrade
At an improved planetarium at the Hudson River Museum, visitors can fly to Saturn’s rings and trace the constellations.

For Space Projects, Zero Gravity

published Mon, Apr 07 2014 15:48 GMT
For Space Projects, Zero Gravity
The Mars rover Opportunity, still operating after 10 years on the planet, and the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn are among the NASA missions facing budget ... more

A Moon of Saturn Has a Sea, Scientists Say

published Thu, Apr 03 2014 13:06 GMT
A Moon of Saturn Has a Sea, Scientists Say
The finding of a body of water makes the moon, Enceladus, a promising candidate for harboring extraterrestrial life, even more than Mars.    

NASA Breaks Most Contact With Russia

published Wed, Apr 02 2014 20:18 GMT
The space agency suspended contact except over operations of the International Space Station, underscoring the rapid deterioration of ties in the wake of the Kremlin’s ... more