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In this Jan. 4, 2015, photo, Rafael Antonio Broche Moreno talks during an interview with The Associated Press, next to his computer, modem and intranet network cabling at his home in Havana. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Cuban youths build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

- Associated Press

Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can’t access.

"Intelligent' computer keyboard can identify users by the pattern of their key taps. (American Chemical Society)

True cybersecurity: ‘Intelligent’ computer keyboard identifies users by pattern of their key taps

- The Washington Times

Protective computer passwords have some competition. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a novel intelligent computer keyboard that not only cleans itself - but can identify users by the pattern and style of their fingertips and keystrokes. The “human-machine interfacing” device, reported in the American Chemical Society’s academic journal “Nano,” could provide a foolproof way to prevent unauthorized users from gaining direct access to computers.

This combination of images made by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 2002 and 2003 shows Pluto at different angles. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is nearing the end of its nine-year voyage to Pluto, and has just over 100 million miles to go before getting there in July 2015. Starting Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, it will begin photographing the mysterious, unexplored, icy world once deemed a planet. (AP Photo/NASA, ESA, M. Buie)

NASA spacecraft almost to Pluto: Smile for the camera!

- Associated Press

It’s showtime for Pluto. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has traveled 3 billion miles and is nearing the end of its nine-year journey to Pluto. Sunday, it begins photographing the mysterious, unexplored, icy world once deemed a planet.

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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Black Hawk helicopter flies above University of Phoenix Stadium, site of the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, for a security demonstration for the media Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

- Associated Press

Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort.

This image made with an iPhone shows emergency vehicles surrounding the southeast corner of the White House complex, near the main Treasury building, right, after a device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the lawn early in the morning Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.  (AP Photo/Nedra Pickler)

The drone debate hits close to home for White House

- Associated Press

The drone-control debate has hit uncomfortably close to home for the White House, thanks to an apparently hapless operator who sent his quadcopter crashing inside the presidential compound.

Stennis Space Center puts South Mississippi on path to Mars

- Associated Press

Every rocket that ever propelled U.S. astronauts into space was tested at Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, and the NASA test center now is focused on testing rockets that will take astronauts into "deep space" - beyond the moon to an asteroid and then to Mars.

Infusion of cash continues for Austin startups

- Associated Press

Venture capitalists significantly stepped up their investments in Austin in 2014 - a sign that the area's strong startup culture continues to be a boon for the Central Texas economy.

Uber caps surge pricing during winter storm

Associated Press

Want a ride home from car service Uber during the major snowstorm descending on the Northeast on Monday? Expect to pay more than the usual fare.

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch demonstrates Sling TV, a live television streaming service, at the Dish Network's news conference at the International CES, in Las Vegas. The Sling TV option, an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than Dish Network's regular service, is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV

- Associated Press

Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either.

Broadband committee helping Branstad still sorting issues

- Associated Press

As Gov. Terry Branstad prepares to introduce legislation aimed at expanding broadband Internet in Iowa, members of a committee tasked with giving him key recommendations for a bill say it's a complex issue that they're still sorting out.