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America's super-secret X-37B plane returns to Earth after nearly TWO YEARS aloft

674 days in space for US Air Force's mystery orbital vehicle

MasterCard adds fingerprint scanner to credit cards for spending sans the PIN

Robbers could target your wallet and your digits

FCC looks to boost next-gen wireless networks with 24GHz study

Watchdog examines plans to add new spectrum room

Damage control (noun): When Microsoft's CEO kickstarts diversity plan after women pay gaffe

Beep, beep the foot is reversing from the mouth, beep beep

Sign off my IT project or I’ll PHONE your MUM

Something for the Weekend, Sir?Honestly, it’s a piece of piss

Weekend reads: Neil Young and Brian Cox ponder cars and universe (in that order)

Page FileWe also have stroppy teens saving the world

Ploppr: The #VultureTRENDING App of the Now

#VultureTRENDINGThis organic crowd sourced viro- social fertiliser just got REAL

Carry On Cosmonaut: Willful Child is a poor taste Star Trek parody

Page FileCringeworthy, crude and crass jokes abound in Steven Erikson’s sci-fi debut

Citizenfour: Poitras' doco is about NSA and GCHQ – not Snowden

ReviewForget the character - concentrate on the plot... against your freedom

Nobody wants to look at your boobs: Snapchat gets ads 'that interest you'

Time for users to HIT that self-destruct button?

New gadgets and the future of tech with Regina Eggbert

VidTune in for this week's top stories, pre-recorded at Vulture Central

Slabba-dabba-GOLD! Apple kicks off presales of fingerprint-loving iPads

iTouch myself, so Cupertino IDs me

Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores

The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat

NASA eyeballs solar heat bombs, mini-tornadoes and nanoflares on Sun

VidAstro boffins probe fiery star's hidden depths

Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for stolen passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt

Zuck's ad empire doesn't see details in plain text. Phew!

Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots

TV ReviewWe know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already

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