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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 SSL 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 […]

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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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Today at the New York International Auto Show, Volvo provided a live demo of how Apple’s CarPlay system -- a newly developed in-car interface for the company’s iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c -- will work in the company’s upcoming vehicles.

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The only limitation is its build chamber, which can hold the equivalent of 4,200 sugar cubes or 105,000 calories.

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Astronomers are one step closer to discovering Earth Two. They have found an exoplanet slightly larger than our own, orbiting a star at a distance where it could have liquid water on its surface.

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Hard to believe the utterly amazing Mazda MX-5 Miata is 25 years old, which means it's time for the obligatory anniversary edition.

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A Google ad isn’t worth as much as it used to be. In its quarterly earnings report yesterday, the company said the “cost per click” of an ad on the site dropped again, a years-long trend that shows no sign of reversing. The decline contributed to Google missing Wall Street’s profit expectations. But it wasn’t […]

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It's not often that we think about deep time. Lucky to live for a century, humans flitter like mayflies across Earth's surface, our own epoch an eyeblink in a planetary history that's largely hidden from everyday consciousness. Every now and then, though, that history punches right through into the present.

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Writing today in Current Biology, researchers for the first time describe a critter that has traded sex organs. Females are equipped with a penis-like structure called a gynosome, which “deeply penetrates” the duct leading to the male’s sperm storage organ.

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The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.

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Ed Burtynsky’s Water project is a jaw-dropping survey in photos and film about the most essential substance to life on Earth.

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Here's how the Cadbury factory in Birmingham, England, achieves candy magic, ova and ova.

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The Heartbleed bug crushed our faith in the secure web, but a world without the encryption software that Heartbleed exploited would be even worse. In fact, it's time for the web to take a good hard look at a new idea: encryption everywhere.

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The fantastic sci-fi thrillers is back for a new season. Missed the first one? Never fear: our handy-dandy cheat sheet can help you get through without having seen a minute of it.

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When shares of Chinese microblogging network Weibo -- a.k.a. the Twitter of China -- begin trading on the NASDAQ stock market today, investors will be calibrating their enthusiasm to account for the risk of future censorship by Chinese officials.

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The wireless industry's new pledge to include anti-theft technology in smartphones may be a step in the right direction, but it should have happened years ago. Here's what's been holding it back.

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Kent Kiehl has been interviewing psychopaths for more than 20 years. More recently he's acquired a mobile MRI scanner and permission to scan the brains of New Mexico state prison inmates. He talked with WIRED about what's different in the brains of psychopaths and why he views psychopathy as a preventable mental disorder.

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The Evil Twin is the crutch of the lazy screenwriter. Slap some facial hair on an actor and—POOF! They're evil. Will Jesse Eisenberg's new movie The Double be another dumb evil twin movie? Angry Nerd, naturally, has some predictions.

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Nintendo's really hurting for games for its Wii U console, but now it has a new well to tap: The library of the Game Boy Advance.

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Celestron’s line of robotic, Wi-Fi-enabled telescopes will ensure you never get lost in space.

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Videos in your Facebook News Feed will play automatically, even if you're away from Wi-Fi and browsing on your cellular data connection. Stop that bad behavior with this quick fix.

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I was out on a run when I heard this intriguing sound, a chorus of high-pitched chirping noises. Curious to find out what was making this sound, I strayed off the trail and followed the chirps through a field of reeds. Here’s what I saw (and heard). Hmmm… There wasn’t much I could see, although […]

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For all but the shyest of wallflowers, moving to music is a natural human response. But what is it about a catchy tune that makes us groove? Scientists think they’ve figured out at least part of the recipe: just the right mix of regular rhythms and unexpected beats. The researchers came to this conclusion with […]

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The crossover of the plot from Captain America: The Winter Soldier to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was a shot in the arm for the TV series, but maybe not enough of one.

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The final trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past is here and its packed with more mutants than it knows what to do with. (In a good way.)

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