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Did Hackers Steal Apple IDs Stored on an FBI Laptop?

The FBI says there is no evidence to support hacker group AntiSec's claims that it stole digital serial numbers for more than 12 million iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches from a poorly secured agency computer.The bureau issued a statement Tuesday indicating the agency "is aware of published reports alleging that an FBI laptop was compromised and private data regarding Apple UDIDs [Unique Device Identifiers] was exposed...

September 4, 2012 — Larry Greenemeier
The Sciences

4-Fingered Robot Can Replace Flashlight Batteries [Video]

A robot that can reproduce the dexterity of the human hand remains a dream of the bioengineering profession. One new approach to achieving this goal avoids trying to replicate the intricacy of the bones, joints and ligaments that produce our most basic gestures.A Sandia National Laboratories research team has adopted just such a strategy by designing a modular, plastic proto-hand whose electronics system is largely made from parts found in cell phones...

August 19, 2012 — Larry Greenemeier
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