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The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2016

Everything from NASA’s poop challenge and the most significant advances in Ethernet’s illustrious history to the rise of robot doctor overlords.

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The weirdest, wackiest, and just plain cool sci-tech stories of 2015

This year we have flame-throwing drones, wicked cool pictures of Pluto and quantum computing advancements to name just a few topics. Take a look.

FTC: Identity theft is the plague of the country

The Federal Trade Commission today issued its annual look at what consumers in the United States are complaining about the most.

IRS warns of leading tax scams

The U.S. tax agency releases its "Dirty Dozen" of leading tax scams that have surfaced, urging consumers to take care.

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Websites busted for pushing counterfeit Super Bowl gear

As in the past few years, the U.S. Customs agency teamed with the NFL to cut into the lucrative counterfeit sports gear market.

The FTC says identity theft retains its throne as No.1 consumer scourge

Identity theft is the top consumer complaint to the Federal Trade Commission for the 13th year in a row.

FTC throws down robocall gauntlet: $50,000 for best way to stop annoying calls

The Federal Trade Commission is now offering $50,000 to anyone who can create what the agency calls an innovative way to block illegal commercial robocalls on landlines and mobile phones.

10 common mobile security problems to attack

When it comes to security, most mobile devices are a target waiting to be attacked. That's pretty much the conclusion of a report to Congress on the status of the security of mobile devices this week by watchdogs at the Government Accountability Office.

IBM Pumps Up High-end Mainframe Speed, Capacity

Backed by $1 billion in R&D, IBM's mainframe gets record speed and storage to handle heavy-duty business.

Federal Judges to Discourage Social Media Use by Jurors

Federal judges are getting new instructions on how to discourage juror use of social media via mobile or other computing devices during a trial.