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A rare manuscript written by British mathematician and code-breaker Alan Turing has gone up for auction along with several other pieces of computer science history, including a fully functional Enigma machine. Used by the Germans during WWII, Enigma machines helped the Nazis send encrypted messages until Turing and a team of code-breakers at Bletchley Park cracked the code.
Some big companies are shelling out to preemptively register domain names ending in ".suck," but critics of the new domains say they're essentially a shakedown tool. CNET senior editor Jeff Bakalar has more.
CNET senior editor Jeff Bakalar tells CBSN's Meg Oliver and Vinita Nair about the backlog of Apple Watch orders. Although consumers have been able to pre-order watches this month, they won't receive them until June or later.
The lots offer "extraordinary insight into the working mind of one of the greatest luminaries of the 20th century"
One domain registrar is under fire for a "shakedown scheme" to sell company and celebrity ".sucks" URLs for exorbitant sums
Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including Indiana Jones in real life, a human-powered theme park and an epic math class April Fools' Day prank. Plus, a fox is reunited with his best friend and unbelievable cuteness ensues.
Hidden corner of cyberspace established in part to help dissidents in China, Russia and Iran evade censorship is being used for more sinister purposes
Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos
Figure 1, a mobile app for the medical set, helps clinicians all over the world share expertise and solve difficult cases
Spring is here and for many it’s time to clean up and organize their home. But computer security experts say it’s also a good time to clean up your digital life. The National Cyber Security Alliance is offering several tips to help protect your online information.
New evidence from a fossil of a teenage dinosaur shows it was attacked and partially eaten by its own kind
The takedown of the Beebone botnet is the first major victory for a multinational cybercrime-fighting group
Need pizza? Coffee? Yoga lessons? Someone to change a lightbulb? Apps will bring the services you need right to your door
Here's how to give your online presence a good scrubbing, to boost your security - and minimize embarrassment
The curious disease is one of only three known forms of cancer than can be passed from one animal to another
Members of Congress will tour the Nevada site amid new talk about a decades-old problem: where to dispose of radioactive waste
The video site is betting on a "yes"
Google is developing an algorithm so that people won't have to face spoilers for their favorite TV shows before they get a chance to watch the episode.
For those who go crazy watching ads before a YouTube video, the company will start offering a subscription service for those willing to pay a fee to avoid seeing advertisements.
Scientists are searching for the source of a giant concentration of the heat-trapping gas over the Four Corners region