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Comey: FBI Wants 'Adult Conversation' on Device Encryption

By Eric Tucker | Aug 31
Widespread encryption built into smartphones is "making more and more of the room that we are charged to investigate dark," FBI Director James Comey said in a cybersecurity symposium.

Feds Turn to Space Experts NASA for Small-Drone Traffic Plan

By Dave Kolpack | Aug 31
As the unmanned aircraft industry continues to evolve, the United States is depending on its space agency to help manage small drone traffic close to the Earth.

In Drought, Drones Help California Farmers Save Every Drop

By Scott Smith | Aug 31
In the drought-prone West, where every drop of water counts, California farmers are in a constant search for ways to efficiently use the increasingly scarce resource. Drones could be a useful new tool.

Fitbit Motivational Feature to Take Users on Virtual Hikes

By Anick Jasdanun | Aug 31
Fitbit wants to help you exercise more by making you think you're hiking famous trails instead of your neighborhood.

Apple Expected to Show New iPhone at Event Next Week

Aug 30
Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco.

Scientists Exit Hawaii Dome After Yearlong Mars Simulation

Aug 30
Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

Surveillance Program Raises Questions About Tech, Privacy

By Juliet Linderman | Aug 30
Unbeknownst to the mayor, state's attorney or other city officials, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis agreed to let Persistent Surveillance Systems try out its time-traveling technology over Baltimore.

Goodbye, Herring? Biotech Bait Gives Lobstermen Alternative

By Patrick Whittle | Aug 29
With about $1 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, a small company has developed "OrganoBait," a hockey puck-shaped product packed with an artificial attractant crabs and lobsters love.

NASA Nears the End of Its Splashdown Tests for Mars Craft

By Ben Finley | Aug 29
NASA on Thursday conducted the second to last splashdown test for its Orion spacecraft as the agency prepares to eventually send humans to Mars.

Study Finds Most Teens Vaping Fruity Flavors, Not Nicotine

By Mike Stobbe | Aug 29
New research suggests that most teens aren't vaping nicotine at all, but using sweet and fruity flavors like strawberry, chocolate cake and bubble gum.

Amazon Starts Car Research and Review Site

By Mae Anderson | Aug 29
Amazon is starting a site offering research, reviews and other information on new and used cars.

Jones Website Hack Reveals Stars' Tricky Cyber Landscape

By Sandy Cohen | Aug 28
The hateful hack of comedian Leslie Jones' personal website reveals the tricky cyber landscape celebrities tread and the murky legal protections that exist for personal digital content.

Yosemite, and President Obama, Head Into Virtual Reality

By Anick Jasdanun | Aug 28
In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality - in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.

Somewhere Over the (Digital) Rainbow

By Andy Smith | Aug 28
Almost five decades after her early death, Judy Garland will make another potentially legendary comeback -- as the star of a 3-D hologram concert film featuring highlights from her 1960s TV variety hour.

Newly-Discovered Planet Has Similarities to Earth

Aug 27
It turns out the next star over in our corner of the galaxy has a planet that looks a lot like ours.

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