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A 16-year-old kid passes himself off as a Benedict Cumberbatch lookalike, then gets annoyed after his Instagram page attracts legions of adoring followers in China. The game is on!
Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. has restored its websites a week after they were hacked.The Las Vegas-based company pulled down its sites Feb. 13 after hackers defaced them with images condemning comments CEO Sheldon Adelson had made about using nuclear weapons on Iran.
Silk Road 2.0, the reincarnated Internet black market for drugs and other illicit goods, is promising to pay back customers and vendors who were victimized by a hack that drained the site of millions of dollars in bitcoins.
Much dogecoin. So controversy. Wow.Or, in non-Internet English, the founder of dogecoin ruffled some feathers last week with his comments about virtual currencies.
Six days a week, hundreds of people gather at Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant to watch women wearing bikinis do mock battle with hardwired combatants in the shape of dinosaurs, giant pandas, and transformers.
Google has acquired Israeli start-up SlickLogin in a move that could make signing into your Google accounts a lot more secure.
You share desserts. You share smiles and laughter, good times and bad. You've even shared a toothbrush, in a pinch.But would you share the password to your email account? What about sharing an online calendar, or a social media profile?
They're hidden in babies' diapers, ramen noodle soup packages, footballs, soda cans and even body cavities.Not drugs or weapons, but cellphones.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday for his "naive" call for more Internet freedom in the country, and wondered why his discussion with Chinese bloggers had not touched upon Edward Snowden.
Major bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox announced Monday that users should soon be able to withdraw funds from their accounts amid growing tensions and a price collapse for the virtual currency.Japan-based Mt.
It looks like gamers aren’t quite ready to let go of Flappy Bird, the wildly popular game that was pulled from the Apple and Android stores last week. The evidence? A flock of clones that are currently dominating the app charts.
A woman attempting to take a picture with her point-and-shoot camera at Thursday's Russia--Slovenia men's hockey game in Sochi has become one of the viral hits of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Company CEO says no credit card data was compromised, but intruders got passwords, email addresses and more.
The data scientists at Facebook have crunched the numbers and figured out who is talking about the Sochi Winter Olympics worldwide -- and what they're talking about. The results offer great insight into the top mentions by sport, by country.Some top-level insights:Europeans love the biathlon.
Is a new high-tech skinsuit to blame for the U.S. team's miserable performance in the first week of the Winter Olympics?
Homemaking revolutionary Martha Stewart wanted to make one thing crystal clear: She’s stone-cold sober when she tweets.
No sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? That’s OK, the Internet — specifically, Google — is spreading the love.
It's a first: a bike frame created entirely via 3-D printing. Empire's prototype, on display at the London Bike Show, is solid (or rather hollow) titanium, and weighs just 1,400 grams — around 3 pounds.
The Internet retailer's Curated Flower Collection marketplace, which sold fresh flowers directly to online shoppers, seems to have vanished.
State lawmakers have pushed for a mandatory smartphone "kill switch" that would render a stolen device useless -- and Senate Democrats introduced a federal bill on Thursday, although much of the wireless industry is worried hackers will exploit the system.