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UK spies have scanned the internet connections of entire countries

You may know that the UK's GCHQ intelligence agency pokes its nose into people's internet service accounts, but it's now clear that the spy outfit is mapping the internet connections of whole nations, too. <i>Heise</i> has obtained documents showing that a GCHQ system, Hacienda, can scan every internet …

Eduardo Campos Death: Flight Data Was Not Recorded On Black Box

Brazilian officials said Friday said that the black box recovered from the plane that crashed and killed Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo …

How To Make Your First Million Dollars - Yo, Hailo And Others Explain

<i>“Never be worried about failure; with the right attitude failure doesn’t exist” – Michael Tobin, CEO of TelecityGroup</i><p>What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? Grit? Determination? A helping hand? All of the above? Possibly. Everyone’s startup story is different and there are no guarantees …

Out on the tiles: a rooftop tour of St Petersburg

I can see five cathedrals puncturing St Petersburg’s skyline, including the Trinity’s magnificent blue dome, the Vladimirskaya’s neoclassical bell tower – Fyodor Dostoyevsky was a parishioner – and St Isaac’s, with space for 14,000 worshippers. This chain of Russian Orthodox showstoppers is raked …

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

Thousands Of People Oblivious To Fact That Anyone On The Internet Can Access Their Computers

There are technologists who specialize in “scanning the Internet.” They are like a search team making its way through a neighborhood, but instead of checking the knob of every door, they check Internet entrances to online devices to see which ones are open. These people have been screaming for some …

African safari alternatives that don't cost a fortune

The Big Five (buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant and rhinoceros) sometimes elude safari goers in more ways than one. Rates for a five-night luxury safari - including guided wildlife drives, sunset cocktails, and tents with more puffy pillows than London's Ritz Hotel - can cost anywhere between …

CloudFlare’s CEO On Expanding In Key Markets Like China And Brazil

As Web security startup CloudFlare grows internationally, it plans to take a slow and steady approach to dealing with the challenges of expanding in key markets like China and Brazil. In a discussion with TechCrunch senior editor Jonathan Shieber this week at TechCrunch Beijing (organized with …

India's Modi vows to modernise governance

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has voiced dismay at the government infighting he found on assuming office in May and vowed to fire up the bureaucracy to deliver results.<p>During his first Independence Day speech on Friday, Modi emphasised the need for better governance but announced none of the …

Apple’s Sapphire iPhones Costs Could Be Lower Than Expected

Apple’s plan is to work synthetic sapphire into pricier next-generation iPhone models, according to the WSJ, provided they can get enough supply. While some analysts quoted expect this to potentially increase the consumer price of iPhone hardware, I’d be very skeptical of next-gen smartphones from …

Treating Cancer With Bacteria Shows Real Promise

Bacteria are generally considered more foe than friend, but that may change, if results from a pioneering study are confirmed.<p>Reporting in the …

This Stealth Technology For Future Japanese Aircraft

Prototype of Japan's new stealth fighter, the Advanced Technology Demonstrator-X, or ATD-X.via The AviationistReports in the Japanese press recently suggested that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is planning on launching the maiden flight of their stealth technology experimental aircraft as early as …

Health Benefits Of Coffee: A Couple Of Cups A Day Could Do You The World Of Good

When your alarm goes off and the thought of facing the day makes you want to crawl back under the covers, there are few things that get you and up …

10 Tips for Cleaning Your Camera Lens

A well maintained, clean lens is vital to any photographer. Here are 10 simple top tips for cleaning your digital camera lens.<p>“Camera Cleaning” …

Introduction

To determine the most influential cities in the world, Joel Kotkin, urban geographer Ali Modarres, former Accenture analyst Aaron Renn and demographer Wendell Cox graded 58 leading metropolitan areas in eight categories: the amount of foreign direct investment they have attracted; the concentration …

The 10 Most-Visited Countries In The World

The World Tourism Organization just came out with new data on the most visited tourism destinations in the world in 2013, and France took the top spot.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, France was the most-visited country in 2013 with 84.7 million visitors. The U.S. came right behind with 69.8 million …

39 Stellar Supermoon Images You Need To See

Over the weekend, we challenged you to capture the phenomenal Supermoon that lit up the sky last Sunday night. And like the full moon, many of you …

Five Questions for Brad Domke

Brad Domke, stalling en route to a finless shack. Photo: Hinkle<p>Brad Domke, 25 years old, from Wabasso, Florida, is a pro skimboarder who spent most …