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Hack Attack on PlayStation: Work of Spoilsports or Cyber-Terrorists?

By Rhuaridh Marr | Aug 30
When you think of terrorism, images of terrific damage, large-scale loss of life, tragedy and destruction come to mind. But an interruption of multiplayer gaming?


Hacker's Warning: Grindr Bug IDs Users' Exact Locations

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 23
A hacker has sent warning messages to over 100,00 users worldwide of the popular hookup app Grindr, claiming that a flaw in the app allows determiation of the exact locations of users.

Personal Technology

Apple to Unveil Next Products at Sept. 9 Event

By Michael Liedtke | Aug 29
Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology.

Alisa Palson works on a project at HeatSync Labs in Phoenix.

Hackerspaces :: Turning Ideas into Reality

By Emaun Kashfi | Aug 28
The tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things. They are part of a growing global movement of so-called hackerspaces.

Artist Leopold Allen

POBA Site Helps Preserve Legacies of Artists Lost to AIDS

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 28
The new online platform, POBA/Where the Arts Live, keeps alive the legacy of artists, some of whose early success was cut short in the early years of AIDS.

Luxury Fashion Takes On Fitness Technology

By Leanne Italie | Aug 27
Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage.

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Video Games

Video Games Come of Age as Spectator Sport

By Barbara Ortutay, Ken Sweet | Aug 28
Twitch is an online network that attracts visitors who watch live and recorded footage of other people playing video games-in much the same way that football fans tune in to ESPN. You think that's weird? Twitch has 55 million monthly users.

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Science

Humpback Whales Have an Appetite for the Big Apple

Aug 29
Researcher Paul Sieswerda counts humpback whales in and around New York City, and they're on the rise, allowing a whole new generation of whale watchers to make acquaintance with the majestic animals. Jim Axlelrod reports.

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