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FBI Director James Comey Cancels Upcoming SXSW Appearance

Will Comey make it six and a half more years without Trump intervening? His comments came soon after the Wikileaks released documents claiming to have exposed the Central Intelligence Agency's "global covert hacking program". "You're stuck with me", he told the conference's attendees. FBI Director James Comey has warned citizens that "absolute privacy" does not exist in the USA and he argued in favour of weakening encryption technology to allow the FBI to access devices and assist them in ...

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FCC promises investigation into 911 outage for AT&T customers

AT&T is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it, according to the tweet . "Issue has been resolved that affected some calls to 911 from wireless customers", the carrier wrote on Twitter . As always, we'll keep you up to date as soon as more information becomes available regarding what caused the AT&T 911 outage. It is unclear how many 911 call centers are affected in Georgia.

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IBM boffins develop nano hard drive from a single atom

For comparison, current mechanical hard drives rely on approx 100,000 atoms for magnetic storage of a single data bit. While many IT departments grapple with big data, IBM says it has the smallest data in the world: one bit on one atom.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War - here's 16 minutes of gameplay

Talion joins the fray, setting a small army of adversaries ablaze, before stealthily introducing his blade to the brain stems of two roof-squatting archers. We see Talion (with Celebrimbor riding spiritual shotgun) attack a fortress in the mountain valley of Seregost. The unsung hero Ragdug Iron Mount is promoted - which helps to shape a distinct new fortress which benefits from his looting abilities.

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NASA proposes magnetic shield to make Mars habitable

Scientists think Mars lost all of this when its protective magnetic field collapsed billions of years ago , and solar wind - high-energy particles projected from the Sun - has been stripping the Red Planet's atmosphere away ever since. "A greatly enhanced Martian atmosphere, in both pressure and temperature, that would be enough to allow significant surface liquid water would also have a number of benefits for science and human exploration in the 2040s and beyond".

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What do you know about Komodo dragons?

The Komodo dragon is now classified as " vulnerable " by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, meaning it's "at high risk of extinction in the wild". The site was established on March 6 1980 and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991. The Timor deer is the main source of food for the Komodo dragon which can, according to the interactive quiz, eat over 50% of its own weight in one meal.