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Stunning video footage like that from a recent tornado in Arkansas (see below) shows the potential for drones to radically change journalism. However, it's illegal to operate them in the US, especially near a disaster or accident scene -- which has prompted a new research project from CNN and the...

June 24th 2014 at 8:21am 0 Comments
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Apparently, hackers wanting to control PCs are wasting their time with elaborate botnets and vulnerability exploits -- all they may really need is some pocket change. A study found that between 22 to 43 percent of people were willing to install unknown software on their PCs in return for payments...

June 15th 2014 at 4:02pm 0 Comments
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The sun has long since set on the days of enterprise users walking around with BlackBerry smartphones on their hips, but what is taking the place of those keyboard-clad handsets? According to a new report soon to be released by Apple-focused IT management app maker JAMF Software (publisher of Casp...

June 10th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Got some spare time on your hands? Apparently so, according to a recently-unveiled report from IHS Technology, which claims that people tuned into eSports-themed video programming for a total of 2.4 billion hours in 2013. Just in case that slipped by, that's billion. With a B. Which is roughly 273...

June 3rd 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Few would say the FBI was doing something wrong by shutting down Silk Road's online black market, but new research suggests that there may have been a silver lining to the service's dark cloud. Researchers Judith Aldridge and David Decary-Hetu claim in a recent study that Silk Road was cutting bac...

June 3rd 2014 at 12:13pm 0 Comments
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Ladies. Gentlemen. Look to your left. Now look to your right. Data from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) suggests that nearly 2 out of 3 Americans - 59 percent, to be exact - play games. That's right. One of you is a non-believer. Shuuuuuuuuuuuuun. Yes, the ESA's data for 2014 has been...

April 27th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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You know those studies that say butter is bad for you one week, but saying the opposite the next? Now those same unidentified gangs of "scientists" are gunning for our smartphones. A study from the United Chiropractic Association (nope, us neither) is claiming that when we lean forward to text and...

March 25th 2014 at 6:07pm 0 Comments
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UK researchers have found that playing a game of Tetris can help reduce cravings for people with addictions. The study, published in scientific journal Appetite, was designed to test Elaborated Intrusion Theory, which suggests that cravings are not just desire-based, but visual as well. The researc...

March 23rd 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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A recent psychology paper picked up by Slate suggests that maybe there's more to bad behavior on the internet than previously thought. Researchers asked study participants to evaluate what they found most fun about commenting on the internet, then gave those same participants a personality test to...

March 4th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments