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London mayor joins NY, SF in battle against smartphone thefts

London Mayor Boris Johnson has signed on to a smartphone anti-theft initiative recently launched by top law enforcement officials in New York and San Francisco. He is the first official outside of the U.S. to join the effort pushing for major smartphone makers to include technology that would render a smartphone useless if it's lost or stolen.

Written by Martyn Williams07 Aug. 13 18:01

Bradley Manning's maximum sentence reduced by a third

The military judge overseeing the U.S. government's prosecution of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has reduced the maximum sentence he faces by a third, but even so it still could mean life in prison.

Written by Martyn Williams06 Aug. 13 22:23

Xerox scanners found to sometimes alter numbers

Xerox scanners have been found to randomly alter numbers on documents when reproducing them if a certain combination of image quality and compression setting is used.

Written by Martyn Williams06 Aug. 13 17:14

Video: NASA's IRIS telescope may help predict damaging solar storms

NASA's newest telescope is giving scientists a clearer picture than ever of the sun's atmosphere, and in doing so could help mitigate the potentially devastating effects an extreme solar storm could have on our power and communications networks on Earth.

Written by Martyn Williams29 July 13 08:44

Video: Astronaut controls robot on Earth from the ISS

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station used an extra-terrestrial remote control system on Friday to maneuver a robot rover at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

Written by Martyn Williams29 July 13 08:39