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Researchers develop system that uses Twitter to predict crime

Turkish Twitter error messages are seen through a Twitter logo in this photo illustration taken in Zenica, March 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

Researchers at the University of Virginia have developed a method of analyzing Twitter use to predict crimes.

Creepy promo for new video game turns your Facebook profile against you

9:58 PM 04/22/2014

Part of the interactive marketing for  the upcoming video game "Watch Dogs" is a Facebook campaign called "Digital Shadow," which inadvertently gives users a frightening look at just how much the dominant social media platform knows about them.

Drone flying through fireworks or satellite through space? [VIDEO]

5:22 PM 04/22/2014

This slow-motion footage captured from the camera of a DJI Phantom drone flying through a live fireworks display looks more like scenes from Star Trek, Star Wars or Cosmos. Either way it looks great, and the addition of Arcade Fire makes it feel all the more epic.

New study states Americans don’t want Google Glass, drones, robots or AI

3:45 PM 04/22/2014

A new study by Pew Research and Smithsonian Magazine shows Americans are fairly optimistic about the future of technology --- they just don't necessarily trust it.

Step into a Star Trek ship with Oculus Rift [VIDEO]

1:55 PM 04/22/2014

Star Trek fans can now "boldly go where no man has gone before" thanks to the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, which for the first time will allow Trekkies to walk through a ship as it cruises through the Star Trek universe.

Russia’s Facebook taken over by Putin allies, founder flees country

1:46 PM 04/22/2014

The founder of Vkontakte (VK), Russia's Facebook equivalent, fled the country Tuesday after the premiere social networking site fell "under the complete control" of close allies of President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Newly released Clinton document describes Internet as ‘right wing’ tool of ‘conspiracy commerce’

6:01 PM 04/18/2014

A previously unreleased White House document among the 7,500 published by the Clinton presidential library Friday warns that the burgeoning Internet of 1995 is being "seized" by the "right wing" and turned into a "communication stream of conspiracy commerce.”

NASA and SpaceX successfully launch new rocket to ISS from US

4:46 PM 04/18/2014

NASA and SpaceX successfully launched a new prototype rocket and spacecraft to the International Space Station Friday afternoon in a mission that, if successful, will make history as the first of its kind.

Snowden says Putin ‘must be called to account on surveillance just like Obama’

2:34 PM 04/18/2014

One day after asking Russian President Vladimir Putin if his government conducts bulk surveillance on citizens similar to the U.S. National Security Agency, former contractor and classified surveillance program leaker Edward Snowden published a statement in The Guardian that said he wasn't satisfied with Putin's "evasive" answer.

Google and NASA team up to build autonomous space robots [VIDEO]

1:01 PM 04/18/2014

The tech behind Google's Project Tango smartphone, which can calculate a quarter-million 3D measurements every second, finally provided NASA with the capability they needed to build fully autonomous space robots - and that's exactly what they're doing.

Rupert Murdoch’s getting in on virtual reality

5:19 PM 04/17/2014

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch stopped by an advertising agency in New York Wednesday to try out the latest in virtual reality tech - the Oculus Rift headset.

Hidden vulnerability in global airline network could cut off entire regions of the planet

2:47 PM 04/17/2014

After an unexpected natural disaster in 2010 forced the closure of airspace above some 20 European countries and caused unprecedented global flight disruption, researchers set out to find out just how vulnerable the worldwide airline network really is.

Creepy autonomous AI CCTV surveillance network watches all of Boston

2:11 PM 04/17/2014

Following the Boston Marathon bombings almost one year ago, the Boston Police Department started looking toward more high-tech means of securing the city against future attacks. They found the solution in the form of an artificially intelligent, self-learning surveillance network that now watches the entire city, and all of its inhabitants.

Ukrainian fighter jet makes EXTREME low, high-speed pass over Russian separatists

8:27 AM 04/17/2014

The Ukrainian Air Force had a loud, clear and close message for pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk Wednesday -- they're not backing off this time.

GOP congressional candidate shoots down drone in new ad

6:07 PM 04/16/2014

In the latest congressional ad to feature a Republican shooting something controversial, a Montana state senator and candidate for the state's open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives shoots down a drone in a statement against spying.

Uncle Joe is about to Biden-up Instagram

5:09 PM 04/16/2014

Vice President Joe Biden announced his entry into the world of Instagram Wednesday with an iconic post capturing that infamous laid-back Biden-ness: his Ray-Ban aviators.

Watch ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ with Patrick Stewart

2:42 PM 04/16/2014

The latest edition to the X-Men film franchise "X-Men: Days of Future Past" not only gives fans a chance to explore the dark past and even darker future of X-Men leader Professor Charles Xavier, a lucky few in the D.C. area will get an advance screening of the film with the man behind the mutant -- actor Patrick Stewart.

The USPS wants to mine and sell data gathered from your mail

2:09 PM 04/16/2014

The United States Postal Service is looking to get in on the big-data-for-profit game played by tech giants like Facebook and Google, and begin mining and selling private data gathered from personal mail sent from and received by Americans everywhere.

Bill Gates files patent to protect you from ‘Glassholes’

12:57 PM 04/16/2014

Google opened up Glass for sale to the general public for the first time Tuesday, and Bill Gates is already taking steps to protect you from the wearable tech that's become infamous for its ability to record and eavesdrop at a tilt of the head.