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Accused Silk Road administrator extradited to U.S. from Ireland

7 days ago   |   By Reuters

Ireland extradited an Irish national on Friday to the United States to face charges that he helped run the now-defunct Silk Road, an online black market where illegal drugs and other goods were bought and sold, U.S. prosecutors announced.
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U.S. indictments show technical evidence for Russian hacking accusations

7 days ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. indictments against a dozen Russian intelligence officers on Friday provided detailed technical evidence to back up allegations of Russian hacking and leaking of information to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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New Xbox One Controller Gives Your Game Session An Athletic Twist

New Xbox One Controller Gives Your Game Session An Athletic Twist

7 days ago   |   By GameSpot

The Sport White Special Edition is the first controller in Xbox One 's new Sport series. The controller will cost $70 and be available in the U.S. and Canada starting July 31, and available for purchase worldwide on August 7. In certain countries, the controller will come with a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass. Xbox describes the new controller as something inspired "by trends in athletics and sports lifestyle." The controller features the same white base color found in Xbox Design Lab, while the buttons, joysticks, and d-pad are colored mint, grey, and silver. The...
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Taxing American wars creates accountability, prevents lengthy conflict

7 days ago   |   By Phys.org

Democratic nations are supposed to fight shorter, smarter wars. So why have the U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan lasted for more than 15 years?
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Army Researchers Teaching Robots to be More Reliable Teammates for Soldiers

Army Researchers Teaching Robots to be More Reliable Teammates for Soldiers

7 days ago   |   By R&D Magazine

NewsResearchers developed a new technique to quickly teach robots novel traversal behaviors with minimal human oversight. Contributed Author: U.S. Army Research LaboratoryTopics: A.I./Robotics
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Theorists publish highest-precision prediction of muon magnetic anomaly

7 days ago   |   By Phys.org

Theoretical physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators have just released the most precise prediction of how subatomic particles called muons-heavy cousins of electrons-"wobble" off their path in a powerful magnetic field. The calculations take into account how muons interact with all other known particles through three of nature's four fundamental forces (the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and electromagnetism) while reducing the greatest source of uncertainty in the prediction. The results, published in Physical...
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Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet to testify at U.S. House hearing

7 days ago   |   By Reuters

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday will hold a hearing to take testimony from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's YouTube unit and Twitter Inc on whether social media companies are filtering content for political reasons, the committee chairman said.
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U.S. intel chief warns of cyber threats to U.S. infrastructure

7 days ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats warned on Friday of a looming devastating cyber assault on critical U.S. infrastructure, saying nearly two decades after the Sept. 11 attacks the "warning lights are blinking red again."
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