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Does Microsoft Help the NSA Hack Your Computer?

Earlier this month, a Bloomberg News investigative piece revealed that Microsoft, anti-virus software maker McAfee and numerous other American technology firms shared advance information about vulnerabilities in their software with the U.S. government. Such knowledge, Bloomberg reported, could be weaponized, giving the United States a tool to break into the computer systems of adversaries — […]

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3 Tech Issues We’re Hoping Come Up at Tonight’s Debate

Wednesday’s presidential debate, the first of three, will focus primarily on domestic policy. Questions on economic growth, job creation and social policies are sure to be discussed — but what, if any, technology issues will arise? Technology policy hasn’t by any means been at the heart of this election. However, as the Internet plays an […]

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In Severe Weather, Experts Look to You for Ground Truth

Amy Freeze is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist for WABC-TV in New York City. After a forecast is delivered on TV, all you can do is wait. The confidence for a forecast grows when there is confirmation — when someone provides proof that the atmosphere is behaving as expected. Meteorologists traditionally wait for storm-spotters outside the […]

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NYC Startups Offer Each Other Power, Internet After Sandy

Following Hurricane Sandy, members of the New York startup community have extended offers of help fellow entrepreneurs and other residents of the tri-state area caught without power and Internet by the storm. Social discovery startup Mirror Media, based out of Lower Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood, opened its offices Wednesday to entrepreneurs seeking power, Internet and workspace. […]

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Watch the Red Bull Stratos Jump — This Time in LEGO

We can’t keep our eyes off the live video of Felix Baumgartner’s fall from space, but this LEGO creation is well worth a two-minute distraction. In this whimsical short, you can watch the Red Bull Stratos jump reenacted entirely by LEGO. You’ll see the team of toy men and women watch from below as Baumgartner’s […]

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Mashable Weekend Recap: 67 Stories You Might Have Missed

The fallout from Apple’s Maps debacle was among the top headlines this past weekend. Mashable brought you those stories, as well as other tech and social media news while you were out of the office. Our staff kept tabs on all the latest happenings, so don’t worry if you missed a few articles. Check out […]

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Will.I.Am Says Coders Are Today’s Rock Stars

Earlier this week, will.i.am became the first artist to have a song broadcast on another planet. Tuesday afternoon, the Curiosity Rover on Mars played the song “Reach For The Stars,” which was audible here on Earth at a NASA event at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Mashable caught up with the former […]

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In Virginia, McAuliffe Crawls Personal Data to Win Undecided Votes

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe was at the forefront of data-driven campaigns about a decade ago, when, as the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, he spearheaded the creation of a database full of 170 million potential Democratic voters nationwide. Now he finds himself in the same spot. This time, he’s the first candidate […]

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The Smart Grid Will Transform the Way Your City Works

Urban populations grow larger every day. Researchers predict that nearly 75% of the world’s population will live in cities by the year 2050. As a result of this continued growth, there’s a need — and a demand — for cities to build smarter infrastructures to ensure reliable operations and provide consistent, sustainable energy. In the […]

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