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    U.K. trial tests whether jokes on Twitter are jokes, or threats

    Posted Jun 27, 2012 - 4:01 pm

    @stephenfry: God I hope common sense & natural justice prevail ‪#TwitterJokeTrial @Joannechocolat: "All writers should be following #twitterjoketrial. The future of humour, hyperbole and the use of common sense is being decided right now..."

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    'God' particle may have been spotted at CERN

    Posted Jun 20, 2012 - 10:34 am

    Experiments at CERN last December produced inconclusive evidence that the Large Hadron Collider had finally isolated the elusive, unproven Higgs boson. Rumors are now flying that repeats of that experiment may confirm the Higgs and may be presented as early as July 4.

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    Anonymous will leak UFO data, or was trolled again

    Posted May 8, 2012 - 12:31 pm

    Anonymous is disavowing knowledge of a YouTube video warning the collective will leak proof that aliens visit Earth, which is funny, but is just one of a growing list of trolling incidents that hold Anonymous up to ridicule.

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    Robot chimp: Teaching apes to talk and humans to run

    Posted Mar 29, 2012 - 6:18 pm

    Ken Schweller's combination computer science/non-profit primatology project may look like prep for a real-life Planet of the Apes, but it's serious science dressed up in enough wack to get computer-science students, bonobos and (hopefully) donors interested in great ape research.

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    Anonymous threat to black out Internet is fake attack, real scam

    Posted Mar 28, 2012 - 7:44 pm

    Operation Global Blackout, a threat by Anonymous to take down the whole Internet Saturday is a scam designed to waste the time and effort of potential victims worried about what will happen if a non-existent attack on the root of the Internet succeeds.

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    Nokia's unbelievably cool, unbelievably bad idea: the phone-ringing vibrating tattoo

    Posted Mar 21, 2012 - 3:18 pm

    Nokia has applied for a patent on magnetic ink that vibrates when the owner's phone rings. Incredibly cool in some ways, it's also one of the worst ideas in personal tech in a long time. Even fans don't like Nokia enough to want it under their skin for the rest of their lives.

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    FBI nabs LulzSec leaders as spokesman Sabu is revealed as informant

    Posted Mar 6, 2012 - 11:05 am

    The FBI told FoxNews it arrested five leaders of the LulzSec hacktivist group this morning after eight months of investigations during which LulzSec leader Sabu worked actively with the FBI to gather evidence, wave off attacks on CIA.gov and lead followers not to victory but prison.

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    Time to clean out old Tweets so they won't define you the rest of your life

    Posted Feb 28, 2012 - 2:40 pm

    DataSift, which already packages data from MySpace, Facebook and other social networks, now has access to approximately 182,500,000,000 individual Tweets clients can use to research brand image, identify new customers or just see what you ate for lunch Jan. 27, 2010.

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    Radio-controlled flying toys have shot down Maverick, Goose and the whole Top Gun culture

    Posted Jan 27, 2012 - 7:07 pm

    In a change as aesthetically and ethically challenging as the shift from beautiful but slow, inefficient men-of-war under sail to smoky, oily steam or diesel warships, drones are taking down the flashiest, most astonishing crafts in which anyone has ever gone to war.

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    Free WiFi net is hackers dream: 4M open WiFi access, passwords stored in plain text

    Posted Jan 3, 2012 - 12:25 pm

    Remember all the idiotically simple hacks that got Sony in trouble, and the intrusive data collected by Android and iOS that got users mad because it was stored in accessible plain text? Open-access WiFi network FON shows not everyone learned a lesson from all that agita.

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