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Outlaw Fasteners revolutionizes simple hardware screw

A new company -- Outlaw Fasteners -- hopes to revolutionize a technology that hasn't changed much since the 1930s, by inventing what it calls "the world's best screw."

Monday - 03/03/2014, 07:28am EST

Tags: Outlaw Fasteners, Ron Elmore, Phillips screw, Neal Augenstein, World

Quantum leap toward future of computing

The world's first quantum computing company is in closed-door meetings in Washington, explaining the possibilities of a computer said to be 100,000 times faster than today's devices.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:15am EST

Tags: Vern Brownell, D-Wave, quantum computer, Neal Augenstein

Super-secure Blackphone unveiled, still not NSA-proof

A newly unveiled smartphone offers encrypted communications, but even its developer says there is no such thing as an NSA-proof phone.

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 04:43am EST

Tags: Blackphone, nsa, Mashable, PCWorld, Phil Zimmermann, Mike Janke, Neal Augenstein

Who are your children hanging with in the cyberworld?

Parents can keep tabs on what their children are doing online, and with whom they're doing it, with a web-based monitoring system developed by a Northern Virginia company.

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 07:43am EST

Tags: Tim Woda, uKnowKids, online safety, Neal Augenstein

Old gadget: Sell it, toss it, recycle it?

Since tech experts say the future is mobile, the number of personal electronic devices will leap exponentially. But what does that mean for the flood of quickly-outdated devices?

Monday - 02/24/2014, 04:04am EST

Tags: recycling, Neal Augenstein

Mapping the long and short of sex

A new study ranks the duration of sex by state. Locally, which jurisdiction do you suppose would have the most loving?

Friday - 02/21/2014, 05:11am EST

Tags: nerve, spreadsheets, sex duration, Neal Augenstein

Charge phone battery in 10 seconds, last 24 hours?

The explosion of mobile phones, tablets, laptops, cameras and power tools have at least one thing in common -- they need to be charged. The men credited with developing the lithium-ion battery that powers the devices have been honored in our area.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 04:15am EST

Tags: Rachid Yazami, National Academy of Engineering, lithium-ion batteries, Neal Augenstein

Website finds hotels where smokers can light up

With many hotel chains banning smoking, customers who choose to indulge often find it challenging to book a hotel room where they can light up. A new website, Smoketels.com, only books smoking rooms.

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 04:21am EST

Tags: Shawn Bradley, Smoketels.com, Marriott Hotels, smoking, Neal Augenstein

Beware: Flappy Bird copycat scam apps taking flight

Hackers haven't wasted any time exploiting the departure of the wildly popular Flappy Bird, by introducing malware in apps that mimic the addictive mobile game.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 04:10am EST

Tags: Christopher Budd, Trend Micro, flappy bird, hackers, Scam, Neal Augenstein

National license plate database sparks privacy fears

The Department of Homeland Security is closer to developing a National License Plate Recognition Database, which is raising privacy concerns.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 12:19pm EST

Tags: j.j. green, DHS, ice, License plate readers, Neal Augenstein

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