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The White House wants you to ditch your password and 'lock down your login'

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It's a boy! First baby born with DNA from 3 parents

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Apple's iOS 10 is here – should you update now or wait?

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Following recall, Samsung initiates Galaxy Note7 replacement program

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FAA warns airline passengers not to use Samsung smartphone

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    The White House wants you to ditch your password and ‘lock down your login’

    by Brian Mastroianni / CBS News on Sep 28, 16:57

    We live in an age of massive cyberattacks – like the recently revealed hack on Yahoo that saw 500 million email accounts compromised back in 2014. News like this is worrying for consumers who want to keep their online information safe from hackers. This is where the White House and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) come in. They’re teaming up with more than 35 companies, […]

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    It’s a boy! First baby born with DNA from 3 parents

    by Mary Brophy Marcus / CBS News on Sep 27, 15:30

    In what experts are calling a “revolutionary” medical event, the first baby with DNA from three parents has been born. The little boy, now nearly six months old, was conceived using a controversial technique meant to help people who carry genes for fatal rare diseases. The procedure received widespread media attention when lawmakers in the U.K. became the first to approve its use last year. It […]

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    Apple’s iOS 10 is here – should you update now or wait?

    by Shanika Gunaratna / CBS News on Sep 13, 14:11

    Last Updated Sep 13, 2016 3:55 PM EDT After unveiling the new iPhone 7 and Apple Watch at a highly publicized event last week, Apple officially started to roll out the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 10, today. Now, consumers must ask themselves: should I upgrade to iOS 10 immediately, or wait and see? “Even though it looks just like iOS […]

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    Following recall, Samsung initiates Galaxy Note7 replacement program

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 10, 16:38

    Samsung has announced a replacement program for the Galaxy Note7 after more than 30 reports of batteries catching fire or even exploding led to an international recall. The company has said the program is being implemented through local cellular providers and stores. Alaskans who purchased their devices through a cellular provider in Alaska are urged to contact their […]

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    FAA warns airline passengers not to use Samsung smartphone

    by Associated Press on Sep 08, 17:32

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire. The Federal Aviation Administration issued the warning Thursday night, citing “recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note […]

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    The fight to make the internet safe for women

    by Shanika Gunaratna / CBS News on Sep 08, 9:19

    What does violence against women look like? For years, activists worked tirelessly to show the public that women living under the threat of violence don’t always show up to work with bruises and black eyes – and that violence, particularly intimate partner violence, often takes surprising, subtle forms that aren’t always easy to recognize. Now, activists face a new challenge: getting the […]

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    Colored pavement puzzles drivers, DOT calls it a matter of safety

    by Lauren Maxwell on Sep 07, 19:27

    It’s a question some Anchorage drivers have been asking, “What’s up with the different colored pavement on some local roads?” Patches of light tan pavement have popped up on lots of roads this summer, not just in Anchorage but in Kenai and the Valley as well. Turns out it’s a coating over the asphalt that […]

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    Apple officially kills off the headphone jack with new iPhone 7

    by Brian Mastroianni / CBS News on Sep 07, 17:02

    Well, it’s official – Apple fans and audiophiles can say goodbye to the traditional headphone jack with the arrival of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus smartphones. During Wednesday’s Apple event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, the tech company revealed what has been rumored for weeks — that the new phone will get rid of a […]

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    Double eclipse! Earth and moon cross in front of sun

    by Stephanie Pappas / LiveScience.com on Sep 07, 16:21

    A NASA satellite captured a far-out view last week when the moon and the Earthpassed in front of the sun simultaneously. The double eclipse was captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), a satellite designed to monitor the sun and its atmosphere. The spacecraft holds a variety of instruments to image the sun in 13 wavelengths, enabling researchers to better […]

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    Tlingit to-go: Sealaska launches language app

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 06, 20:15

    Learning a new language means starting with the basics, and Tlingit students now have a new teaching tool. The Sealaska Heritage Institute launched an app that brings sights and sounds to your cell phone. Shirley Kendall, a Tlingit instructor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, said it’s important to get the right pronunciations when you’re trying to […]

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    World’s largest living primate close to extinction

    by Associated Press on Sep 04, 14:19

    The world’s largest living primate has been listed as critically endangered, making four of the six great ape species only one step away from extinction, according to a report released Sunday at the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature, or IUCN, cited illegal hunting in downgrading the status […]

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    Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 after battery explosions

    by CBS News on Sep 02, 14:31

    Last Updated Sep 2, 2016 12:27 PM EDT SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung Electronics recalled all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Friday after finding batteries of some of the flagship gadgets exploded or caught fire. Samsung’s Note 7s are being pulled from shelves in 10 countries, including South Korea and the United States, just […]

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    New FAA commercial drone regulations go into effect

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 22:06

    There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate. The rules governing the operation of small commercial drones were designed to protect safety without stifling innovation, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta […]

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    UAF opens HAARP to the public

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 25, 21:03

    A site long rumored to have the power to control the weather and even people’s minds is opening its doors to show the public what really happens. The University of Alaska Fairbanks recently took over the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP, from the Air Force. The university decided to open the facility […]

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    Liberal, moderate or conservative? See what Facebook thinks of you

    by CBS News on Aug 25, 14:27

    You may think you’re politically subtle on Facebook — especially compared to your neighbor, who constantly reminisces about the good ol’ days of Ronald Reagan, or your grade school teacher, whose newsfeed is 90 percent inspiring quotes from first lady Michelle Obama —but Facebook knows better, and whether you like it or not, the social media giant has already neatly plotted you on the spectrum […]

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    Is Pokémon Go already passé?

    by CBS News on Aug 24, 12:35

    Pokémon Go hit America with the force of a hyperactive rattata, but the augmented reality game may not be evolving the way its creators had hoped. Usage of the augmented reality game appears to have peaked, according to a research report from Axiom Capital Management analyst Victor Anthony. Active users on Pokémon Go have declined 35 […]

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    Study: Your kid’s cyberbully is more likely to be their friend

    by Robert Preidt / Healthday on Aug 22, 16:45

    Cyberbullying among teens is highly likely to involve current or former friends and dating partners, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from a 2011 survey of nearly 800 students in grades 8 through 12 at a public school in a New York City suburb. About 17 percent had been involved with cyberbullying in the previous […]

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    Twitter to let all users filter tweets for higher ‘quality’

    by Associated Press on Aug 18, 16:38

    NEW YORK (AP) – Twitter is making a “quality filter” available to all users, allowing them to hide tweets that contain threats, appear to be automated or spammy. The feature was previously only available to users with “verified” accounts, which are typically celebrities, public figures or journalists, and who can be identified by a blue […]

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    Another blow for VW owners: millions at risk for key hack

    by Aimee Picchi/CBS News on Aug 13, 12:45

    Volkswagen owners may have another headache on their hands: a security vulnerability that allows hackers to wirelessly unlock millions of cars. Unlike research into the security problems of recent tech innovations in cars, this hack involves an older piece of technology: the remote key fob. The researchers said their findings affect VW cars made between 1995 to […]

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    Study: Pacific coast was route for colonizing the Americas

    by Malcom Ritter / AP Science Writer on Aug 10, 9:28

    Researchers have found new evidence that the first Americans migrated south from Alaska via the Pacific coast, rather than a route hundreds of miles inland along the Rocky Mountains. The colonization of the Americas began after people arrived from Siberia, crossing an ancient land bridge into Alaska. Huge ice sheets largely blocked the way south. […]