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U.S. Creates First Sanctions Program Against Cybercriminals

The U.S. wants to slap sanctions on cybercriminals.

Pew: 'Smartphone-Dependents' Often Have No Backup Plan For Web Access

Looking back on the clunky desktops of home offices, smartphones have expanded the definition of what it means to "go online." With all of the apps and mobile capabilities available to us now, it's no surprise that smartphone ownership has grown.
Atlanta Streetcar

Atlanta Streetcar To Continue Offering Free Rides

Atlanta city officials say streetcar passengers may ride for free through the end of 2015.

Hackers Teach Computers To Tell Healthy And Sick Brain Cells Apart

Brain researchers are joining forces with computer hackers to tackle a big challenge in neuroscience: teaching computers how to tell a healthy neuron from a sick one.

Want To Do A Little Astrophysics? This App Detects Cosmic Rays

Scientists in California are hoping to use your smart phone to solve a cosmic mystery. They're developing an app to turn your phone into a cosmic ray detector.

Lockheed To Pay $2M To Settle Allegations It Overbilled Government

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say Lockheed Martin Corporation has agreed to pay $2 million to settle allegations it overbilled the government for fuel it used while manufacturing planes for the U.S. Air Force.

Georgia Senate Passes Ride Sharing Legislation

The state Senate has overwhelmingly passed a slightly tweaked substitute measure to a House bill that apparently clears the way for Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing firms to keep operating in Georgia.

Heinz And Kraft: Before They Were Food Giants, They Were Men

Heinz and Kraft. When we hear those names we think ketchup and Velveeta, right?

A New 3-D Printing Method Is Rising Out Of The Ooze

One of the presentations at the TED Conference in Vancouver this week that had much of the tech elite oohing and ahhing was something called CLIP (no relation to Microsoft's reviled animated helper
Applied Systems

Insurance Software Company Expanding In Atlanta

The expansion of a software company in Atlanta is expected to create 150 new jobs. Gov. Nathan Deal said in a statement Thursday that Applied Systems is planning to expand in the city's Buckhead neighborhood.