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More than 1.7 million e-mails and passwords from a popular image service leaked

The Imgur image-sharing site suffered an attack in 2014 that compromised data from 1.7 million of its users. Though old, the breach was only discovered last week. Imgur revealed the leak on Friday, 24, and said he discovered it a day earlier through security researcher Troy Hunt, responsible for Have ...

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Intel announces ‘death’ of BIOS in 2020

The BIOS, a system that was so important in the age of popularization of the personal computer, will be permanently retired from 2020. Intel has confirmed the plan to eliminate any support for the technology from the date, requiring the use of a more modern alternative , called UEFI Class ...

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Patent suggests that next iPhone may be foldable

The US Patent and Trademark Office yesterday awarded Apple the patent on “an electronic device with a flexible display”. The document describes a cell phone with a foldable screen, similar to a book. Instead of using two separate panels linked by a hinge, the company plans to create a screen ...

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Scientists create nanorobots that navigate the human body to treat cancer

A team of Chinese and English researchers has been able to create robots of nanometer scale (in the millionth of a millimeter) capable of navigating fluids of the human body. They can be guided remotely through magnetic fields and can therefore be targeted to administering drugs at specific sites in ...

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Microsoft would have infringed patents to develop HoloLens

Earlier this month, a Connecticut company called HoloTouch filed a lawsuit against Microsoft for alleged infringement of patents in the development of HoloLens, the mixed-reality viewer of the maker of Windows. Founded in 2002, HoloTouch develops solutions such as buttons and virtual keys. The company has installed holographic switches in ...

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Bitcoin mining consumes more energy than 159 countries together

Bitcoin mining worldwide consumes a total of 29.05 TWh (Terawatt-hour) of electricity annually – which equals 29 billion kWh (Kilowatt-hour), according to a survey conducted by the Digiconomist. In addition, data from Power Compare reveals that figure is equivalent to 0.13% of overall global electricity consumption, which does not seem ...

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This is the first interstellar asteroid to be identified in our system

A group of researchers published this week in the journal Nature, a study describing for the first time an interstellar asteroid. The object, dubbed “Oumuamua” (a Hawaiian word meaning “first messenger from afar”), was first seen in October this year, and has a shape reminiscent of a giant cigar. “Oumuamua” ...

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Group of companies wants to create unique digital identity for internet

Passwords are not secure and frequently credentials for accessing websites are leaked on the web, exposing username, email, and password users. A Swiss group wants to increase the safety of the country’s residents and has announced a project to create a unique digital identity for use on the internet. The ...

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New Google system may be compatible with iOS apps

Google may be eyeing the iOS apps for its new operating system: Fuchsia. According to recent findings in the platform code, the company is working on Apple’s programming language support, Swift, for the possible replacement for Android and Chrome OS. Compatibility could make the new system more attractive to developers. ...

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Studies say that sites monitor everything you do

The web sites you access collect much more information about your use than you think. A study published last week indicates that hundreds of web pages use scripts to collect what the user types, mouse movements and more in real time. Of the 50,000 sites with the most web traffic, ...

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