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Old Fashioned Bourbon Milk Punch

<i>Courtesy Pamela Wiznitzer, creative director, Seamstress, New York City</i><p>The sweetened condensed milk nicely cuts through the high-proof bourbon in …

PSA: The new Apple TV remote might shatter if you drop it

The new Apple TV remote is amazing, particularly because Apple finally added a trackpad so it’s easier to get around the device. Unfortunately, it might break just as easy as your iPhone does.<p>A Reddit user says his slipped off the couch about two feet onto a tiled floor and shattered into pieces — …

Smart TV

There's An Android Peeing On Apple On Google Maps

There’s something weird going on over on Google Maps today. A user on Hacker News spotted what appears to be the Android logo peeing on Apple in satellite view.<p>At these co-ordinates in Pakistan the odd image appears, depicting the famous picture of an Android logo relieving itself on Apple’s logo. …

Google Maps

US lottery security boss charged with fixing draw

<b>The former security boss of a lottery in the US has been charged with fraud after allegedly hacking the computer that picks the winning numbers.</b><p>Eddie Raymond Tipton was the security director for the Multi-State Lottery Association when he was arrested in January by the Iowa Division of Criminal …

Corruption

The lack of HTTPS at Amazon: identifying items purchased using information leakage

April 3, 2015<p>If you were to browse Amazon right now and someone was eavesdropping on your connection, they could tell exactly what you were looking …

Information Security

Thousands of Spaniards leave Twitter for GNU social

<i>This guest post was submitted by Daniel Dianes, a Spanish free software activist.</i> Leer esto en español.Unlike Twitter, which is controlled by a …

Social Media

Dyre Wolf attack swipes $1 million in wire transfers

Hackers continue their brazen attacks on organizations and are even having their victims call them on the phone to hustle them out of their company's money. That's what IBM's Security Intelligence division has discovered while researching a malware-based attack they have dubbed The Dyre Wolf that's …

Elon Musk Says Self-Driving Tesla Cars Will Be in the U.S. by Summer

For many drivers who commute long distances, the prospect of owning a self-driving car — where a driver takes his hands off the wheel and feet off the gas — has been an elusive dream.<p>But on Thursday, Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla, took a big step in that direction when he announced that the …

Tesla

Google Apps bug exposed personal data of nearly 283,000 website owners

According to a cadre of Cisco security researchers (via <i>Ars Technica</i>), a Google Apps bug inadvertently caused nearly 283,000 WHOIS registration records -- which can include the domain owner's name, address and other contact information -- to be made public even though those owners expressly wanted …

Using Names Pipes and Process Substitution in Bioinformatics

It’s hard not to fall in love with Unix as a bioinformatician. In a past post I mentioned how Unix pipes are an extremely elegant way to interface …

5 things Apple didn't say about the new MacBook

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook sure is a beautiful notebook.<p>It's only 13.1mm thick and weighs two pounds. It's got a beautiful high-res Retina display …

Apple exec Eddy Cue explains Apple Pay on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch won’t officially launch until Monday and while many details — like the price — are still up in the air, Apple exec Eddy Cue just …

Apple and Google 'FREAK attack' leaves millions of users vulnerable to hackers

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as “FREAK attack.”<p>There’s no evidence so far that any hackers have exploited the weakness, which companies are now moving to repair. …

Information Security

Apple officially wants to be recognized as a car maker

Whether Apple is actually building a car, or it’s just a controlled leak to show that the company has more planned after the Apple Watch, isn’t known yet. What is sure, though, is that Apple is now legally covered if it wants to slap its name and logo onto an automobile.<p>Using its regular law firm …

Automotive Industry

The Pierce/Garnett trade is a gift that keeps on giving

It’s so hard to keep track of all the moving parts in Danny Ainge’s rebuilding plan. There are so many picks with so many protections from so many …

NBA

Apple changes how OS X apps treat memory with move to ARC

Apple is ready to ask Developers to make improvements to incoming Mac Apps. Through the Apple Developers portal, Apple is asking OS X Developers to …

Apple Titan self-driving electric car rumors gain traction

Apple‘s auto ambitions are shaping up to be far more broad than simply dominating the dashboard with maps and multimedia, with multiple sources …

NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2015: Grading Every Dunk and Every Participant

Link to Media<p>The folks at Barclays Center in Brooklyn were treated to the "Zach LaVine Show" during the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday night.<p>The rookie out of UCLA dominated the competition from start to finish. LaVine, a Seattle native, scored perfect 50s on both of his opening-round slams …

NBA

Here's what will happen to Earth when our galaxy collides with the Andromeda Galaxy

An epic war is coming: A gruesome battle between two, gigantic galaxies will be well underway in just a few billion years, and one of the contenders is our home, the Milky Way.<p>Right now, the Andromeda Galaxy is racing toward the Milky Way at a speed of 250,000 mph— fast enough to circle the Earth …

Dominique Wilkins recalls the time Larry Bird told him he didn't 'belong in this league, Homes'

LBDW2915.jpg<p>With his rampaging Atlanta Hawks in Boston on Wednesday to meet the rebuilding Boston Celtics, Hawk legend Dominique Wilkins thought it …

Is Apple planning its own search engine?

What is Apple Search? That's a question a lot of people will be asking over the coming months, after <i>Cult of Mac</i> spotted a job ad that references the as-yet-unknown service. The job summary calls for a project manager to work on "a search platform supporting hundreds of millions of users" and "play …

New sapphire glass screens could be coming to the iPhone 6s

In the lead-up to the iPhone 6, everyone expected Apple to give it a sapphire glass display. Sapphire glass, it was said, would lead to nigh-indestructible screens: Scratched and shattered iPhone displays would become a thing of the past.<p>Of course, we all know what happened from there. Apple’s …

Gorilla Glass

Mysterious 'Apple Electric Car, Inc.' files for patent

Apple has long been rumored to be interested in electric cars, so when a patent was granted Tuesday to "Apple Electric Car, Inc.," that raised more than a few eyebrows.<p>The patent, first discovered by blog Patently Apple, isn't necessarily from Apple, maker of various iGizmos. The patent is for an …

San Francisco

How your iPhone could start your car before you get in it

Apple already has its in-dash operating system CarPlay, which it hopes will make its way into more than 24 million vehicles over the next five years. But if a new patent published today is anything to go by, that’s the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Apple’s hopes for the car-world.<p>What Apple …

James Bond

This case transforms your iPad's screen to make typing easier, and it looks like magic

Touch screens are designed for tapping and swiping, but typing has not been their strong suit. A startup called Tactus Technology is looking to change that.<p>Tactus is getting ready to release its Phorm accessory for the iPad mini — a combined case and screen protector that enables small "finger …

Army open sources cyber defense code in new GitHub project

Army cyber defenders released code to help detect and understand cyber attacks.<p>The forensic analysis code called Dshell has been used, for nearly …

U.S. Army

Check out the neck on this new dinosaur discovered in China

Holy moly, this is cool. A new dinosaur discovered in China boasts a neck that takes up more than half the length of its body.<p>The new dinosaur called</i> …

Tesla's 'insane mode' stuns woman - CNN Video

The YouTube channel DragTimes published a clip of passengers reacting to Tesla's "insane mode" which can accelerate a car from 0 to 70 mph in a few seconds.

Tesla

Casio's new iOS app turns your whistling into full-length tunes

Apps have done wonders for music creation, and now there's mobile software from Casio that aims to make it even easier. The Chordana Composer app for iPhone creates a track basked on a melody that you create by singing or whistling two bars of a tune. Casio's handiwork records you, and then …