Marketplace Tech for Friday, June 28, 2013

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School's out, which means millions of American kids are off at camp, pitching tents, roasting marshmallows -- or, hacking. The online security firm ESET runs a camp for young hackers that encourages them to use their skills for good, not evil. And Amazon rolls out a new platform for fan fiction.

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Why Netflix loves suspenseful mad scientists

Netflix introduces a new virtual assistant to help you pick what to watch next. It's just the latest effort to help you pick your next movie.
Posted In: netflix, streaming

The attack of the crazy ants

Tawny Crazy Ants love to swarm inside electronic devices and can short them. That's causing quite a headache in southern states.
Posted In: insects, Tech, electronics

Amazon to open fan fiction bookstore

Amazon is rolling out a new online platform for fan fiction, that is, original stories that use famous characters from TV and movies.
Posted In: Amazon, Kindle, Books, publishing, self-publishing

Hacking away at summer camp

The online security firm ESET runs a camp for young hackers that encourages them to use their skills for good, not evil.
Posted In: hacking, kids

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