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High school student claims to have hacked CIA chief's personal email

<i>The New York Post</i> reports that an unnamed source claiming to be an American high school student has contacted the paper with evidence that he had compromised the personal email account of CIA Director John Brennan. Among the documents reportedly stored in Brennan's unsecured personal email: his …

High School

Training Horses on the Beach in Australia: Pictures

The Most Underrated Tourist Attractions in Europe

Let me just come out and say it: I hate tourist attractions. Or rather, I hate touristy tourist attractions. Don’t get me wrong, the Mona Lisa’s got …

European Travel

The new reserve currency for the world’s rich is not actually currency

Here’s an interesting question: If the world’s economy is filling markets with a pervasive sense of uncertainty, why is the art market picking up steam for yet another season of what would appear to be massive sales?<p>For the very rich, art is a store of value—which is not a very new idea and one …

Real Estate

Vertu's posh smartphone is probably more powerful than yours

If you're going to shell out $9,900 or more on a smartphone, you're either nuts or you've really made it in life. Or both. Either way, Vertu's done its part by updating its flagship luxury smartphone line, the Signature Touch, with pretty much all the best specs available in the current market. As …

Mobile Technology

BlackBerry's Android phone will be known as the 'Priv'

BlackBerry's upcoming Android phone has been called "Venice" for quite some time, but that's apparently nothing but a moniker meant to be shed and replaced by its real model name. According to Evleaks and <i>N4BB</i>, it will be released as the BlackBerry Priv, presumably due to its privacy features. …

Android Phones

Google OnHub review

The lowly router is a necessary evil. It’s a device we can’t live without, but often feels like an arcane relic from an era when boxy tube monitors and dial-up modems ruled. The router is the gateway to high-speed internet in our homes, and it enables us to wirelessly connect countless gadgets — …

In Geek Heresy, computer expert Kentaro Toyama warns against our over-reliance on technology and explains why people, not smart tools, are the key to social change<p>When Microsoft programmer Kentaro Toyama was sent by his employers to India in 2004, charged with using technology to improve education, …

Silicon Valley

iBackPack Backpack Shows off Integrated Power Bank, Bluetooth Speaker, GPS Tracking System and More

iBackPack shows off many advanced features that make it not only help you organize your numerous items, but also bring you much convenience on the …

Indian immigrants are tech's new titans

It's no secret that parents in India urge their kids to excel in math and science, believing that it's the clearest path up the social ladder.<p>But education is only part of the reason Indian immigrants are reaching the top executive ranks at major U.S. corporations — most recently Google Inc.'s …

18 Clever YouTube Food Hacks to Make You a Smarter, Faster Cook

Perfect poached eggs, softened butter in a flash, and more hacks from the internet.<p>We've learned lots of interesting food hacks (we usually call them...tips) over time, and many of them come from the depths of the internet. Some people fall down the YouTube rabbit hole while watching music videos …

Recipes

Docker, now valued at $1B, paid someone $799 for its logo on 99designs

If you asked me to name the hottest enterprise tech startup right now, I would have to say it’s Docker. The startup’s open-source container technology has become a hit among developers, and several major tech companies have moved to integrate with it.<p>When Docker announced its $95 million funding …

11 apps that will make you smarter

Despite the constant hand-wringing that smartphones will lead to the downfall of society, there’s mounting evidence that your phone habit may not be so bad after all.<p>In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We’ve compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your …

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12 Secret Eco-Friendly Housecleaning Tricks

Turns out, a lot of your store-bought cleaners are actually pretty harmful and--quite frankly--not nearly as effective as stuff you already have lying around your home.<p>Read on to learn 12 secret eco-friendly ways to clean your everyday household items.<p><b>How To Clean The Garbage Disposal With Ice Cubes</b><p>…

Photograph: Empics Entertainment<p>Stewart gave Barack Obama one of his toughest interviews, suggesting his 2008 election slogan should have been ‘Yes we can, …

Comedy

Xiaomi just sold 2.11 million smartphones in 12 hours

<b>Update:</b><p><b>Original post:</b><p>Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi may not be the most prominent device maker in the world, but they’re sure trying to change that. At the company’s Mi Fan Festival 2015 in celebration of its 5th anniversary, Xiaomi discounted quite a few popular smartphones and accessories …

Countertop Is A Connected Kitchen Gizmo To Simplify Balanced Meal-Making

Meet Countertop: the latest connected kitchen gizmo from Google Ventures-backed Orange Chef which reckons it has found the perfect blend of smart and dumb kitchenware to help consumers prepare healthier meals and quantify the nutritional balance of what they eat.<p>Countertop is going up for pre-order …

Basics of quantum teleportation now fit on a single chip

Until now, quantum teleportation (that is, sending quantum data from one place to another) has required a room-filling machine. That's not going to usher in a brave new era of quantum computing, is it? However, a team of British and Japanese researchers has shrunk things down to a much more …

Quantum Computing

Why I Hope The Apple Watch Fails

A short time after the Apple Watch launches, probably when the first sales estimates come in from the analysts, I expect to see stories along the lines of ‘the Apple Watch has failed’. It is likely that these will tie in with reviews from the leading geekerati who’ll place the Apple Watch in …

FCC spells out Net neutrality rules -- in 400 pages

"This is Title II tailored for the 21st Century. Unlike the application of Title II to incumbent wireline companies in the 20th Century, a swath of utility-style provisions (including tariffing) will not be applied."<p>FCC report on its Net neutrality order

Net Neutrality

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

Coffee

Stuart Dredge picks ten general and ten gaming apps to brighten up your smartphone for springtime

Apps

The must-see gadgets from Mobile World Congress 2015

Signal Keeps Your iPhone Calls And Texts Safe From Government Spies

Don’t want someone else handing your text messages, pictures, video or phone conversations over to the government? There’s an app for that.<p>An iOS app called Signal is a project out of Open Whisper Systems, a not-for-profit collective of hackers dedicated to making it harder for prying government …

Veteran PC graphics manufacturer promises video-on-demand streaming at 4K resolution and access to the Android app store<p>Nvidia, a major manufacturer of PC graphics technologies, will enter the home console market this summer with the launch of its Android-based entertainment system, Shield.<p>Part …

Smart TV

Apple Still A Hedge Fund Haven As Stock Hits New Highs

Apple can often seem like the only game in town given the intense scrutiny and widespread attention the company receives courtesy of its incredible stock performance and blockbuster iPhone sales. But it turns out hedge funds have just as much a vested interest in the company’s success as mom and …

Investing

Measles death in Germany prompts calls for mandatory vaccinations

A senior German health official has called for mandatory measles vaccinations after an 18-month-old boy died of the disease amid the country’s worst outbreak in more than a decade.<p>The Berlin health minister, Mario Czaja, confirmed on Monday that the child - who had not been immunised against …

Public Health

First glimpse shows fierce-looking Aquaman from 'Batman v Superman'

Since his debut in 1941, Aquaman has generally been depicted as a blond-haired all-American type -- on the pages of comics, in cartoons and in the short-lived TV show from 2006. A tweet from Zack Snyder, the director of next year's " Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" movie however, hints that the …

Justice League

Visualizing 15 Years Of Acquisitions By Apple, Google, Yahoo, Amazon, And Facebook

You grow old, you slow down, and you die. That is, unless you can inject some fresh blood. After watching the last generation of tech giants wither or stagnate, today’s juggernauts are relying on acquisitions to keep them young and relevant. Check out the interactive infographic below to compare …