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Is This Psychedelic iOS Keyboard The Craziest UI In Design History?

WHAT IS THIS…I DON’T EVEN…WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MEEEEEE????<p>On December 16, 1997, an episode of the popular animated series <i>Pokemon</i> aired in Japan, during which the lovable electric gopher Pikachu spent a few minutes frenetically blasting rainbow-hued missiles out of the air with his rapid-fire …

Cotton Candy

The Army is getting serious about cyberwarfare

When Laura Jackson went to her local Army recruiter, she wasn't actually sure what she wanted to do in uniform. She was interested in intelligence, figuring it would be challenging, with some good career prospects to boot. One of the options was a job labeled "35Q."<p>"I had another semester of school …

Dark Net Paedophiles To Be 'Hunted Like Terrorists' In New Global Crackdown

Millions of "sickening and depraved" child abuse images will be removed from the internet as part of an international crackdown being launched by the …

This hacker movie isn't screwing around

Hackers sure have come a long way since 1995 Hollywood and the cult classic <i>Hackers</i>. Next year, movie-goers will get a chance to see a new, creepier, Big Brother-fueled take on hackers in the cyber thriller <i>Black Hat.</i><p>Where the computer misanthropes of <i>Hackers</i> were all about embarrassing that one …

Malware as Extreme as Stuxnet Has Been Spying for Nearly Six Years

A new piece of malware likened to Stuxnet has been discovered.<p><i>(Photo Credit: © stock.xchng)</i><p>A new piece of malware likened to Stuxnet has been discovered.<p>Security firm Symantec believes Regin is one of the most sophisticated examples of malicious software it has ever found and is likely to be the …

A New Chip Could Double Your Phone's Data Rate

A University of Texas team invents a circulator using conventional electronic parts.<p><i>(Photo Credit: University of Texas)</i><p>A simple circuit could double data rates on most cell phones, opening up wider possibilities for sending and receiving information.<p>Known as the "circulator," the device invented at …

How to Keep Your Car Battery Alive Through a Long Cold Winter

Cold weather is negative, but focus on the positives.<p>(Photo Credit: Alex Kierstein)<p>Batteries are a lot like people in winter; they like to stay warm and be fed regularly to keep their internal chemical reactions happy, even if they're getting less exercise. We compensate with multiple holiday …

Check Out Google's Interactive Periodic Table of Elements

Ever wonder which elements have been mentioned the most in literature? No? Well, you can find out anyway.<p>A plain old poster of the periodic table of elements can tell you a lot about them, like their atomic numbers, atomic weights, and chemical symbols. It cannot, however, tell you how much of each …

Chemistry

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

High School

Watch Five Minutes Of 2014’s 10 Best First-Time Features

In case you couldn’t tell, today is December 1st, the start of what we in the clicks business call the first day of year-end list season. Following up on Edgar Wright’s top 10 movies of 2014, Fandor (a movie magazine written by condors) has released their list of the top 10 features from first-time …

Cyber Monday brings insane SSD deals, so treat your gaming PC right

Adding solid state storage to your gaming PC is a simple way to freshen up your system. Even an entry-level SSD will mean your PC boots faster, games load quicker and everything feels just a bit zippier. The problem is the cost: solid state drives are usually more expensive than standard hard …

Watch this amazing three-minute look at a possible human future across space

"Wanderers" is a beautiful short film, featuring the voice and words of Carl Sagan, that shows what life could be like as human beings move onto other planetary bodies. Be sure to watch in fullscreen, on the highest quality possible your connection will allow.<p>There is no story here, just a …

Wireless Implant Eliminates Bacteria, Then Dissolves

Researchers at Tufts University and University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana successfully delivered an antibiotic treatment to mice with a bacterial infection with what’s considered to be the first resorbable wireless electronic implant.<p>The wireless implant, made of silk and magnesium, delivered …

What Can You Do With Code?

The language of the 21st century is undeniably digital. We're on our computers and cell phones most of the day, whether responding to emails, checking our social networks or reading the latest news. Tech luminaries like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg loom large in the public …

Computer Science

'Regin' malware comes from western intelligence agency, say experts

‘Usual suspects’ Russia and China thought to be in the clear as attention focuses on US, UK and Israeli agencies<p>Regin is the latest malicious software to be uncovered by security researchers, though its purpose is unknown, as are its operators. But experts have told the Guardian it was likely …

FBI moves to expand computer search powers, complicating Microsoft’s push to protect overseas cloud customers

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Jakub Jirsak/Thinkstock<p>Microsoft is the midst of a defiant stand against the federal government, insisting that a U.S. …

Why you probably won’t understand the web of the future

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>The giants of the connected world are finally waking up to one of the biggest obstacles in their stated missions of connecting billions more people to the internet: The language barrier.<p>This week alone, Google announced the “Indian Language Internet Alliance,” which …

Emerging Markets

The 4 fatal flaws of failed Kickstarter campaigns

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock<p>Crowdfunding is having monumental impacts upon all across all areas of …

Feds Arrest Alleged Silk Road 2.0 Operator Blake Benthall

WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of Blake Benthall, the man they say was behind the website Silk Road 2.0, which allowed users to buy and sell drugs online.<p>The website, described by authorities as "one of the most extensive, sophisticated, and widely used criminal …

Hackers get personal with 'manual hijacking,' Google finds

When hackers target Google users' accounts, they get a lot closer than you might think, the company says.<p>Typically, automated spam bots send out messages and use hacked accounts to send out spam en masse. But in a study released Thursday, Google looked at "manual hijacking" for the first time.<p>With …

In an alternate universe, Motorola is making weird Android phones for cops

A few years ago, Motorola split into two parts. One of those parts made lots of things that <i>Verge</i> readers care about — phones, mainly — and ended up getting bought by Google before landing in Lenovo's lap. This is the part that makes things like the Moto X and the Moto 360. The other part, Motorola …

Odysee Automatically Saves Your Mobile Photos And Videos To Your Home PC

A new application launching today called Odysee offers a different way for consumers to back up photos and videos from their smartphones. Instead of backing up to the cloud, which can be both pricey and sometimes even insecure, with Odysee, content is backed up to your home computer. For free! …

Privacy Group Wins Court Ruling Against FBI’s Facial-Recognition Technology

A fed­er­al judge has ruled that the FBI’s fu­tur­ist­ic fa­cial-re­cog­ni­tion data­base is de­serving of scru­tiny from open-gov­ern­ment …

Study proves that we can control each other's brains over the internet

A group of University of Washington researchers showed a year ago that brain-to-brain interfacing is possible in real life. Now, they're back after conducting a more thorough experiment, proving that their initial success wasn't a fluke. This time, the team performed tests using not just one pair, …

Meet The Network Of Guys Making Thousands Of Dollars Tweeting As "Common White Girls"

The Twitter illuminati that made "Alex From Target" an overnight sensation can drive millions of clicks with a simple retweet.<p>Cameron Asa is a 21-year-old communications major at the University of Tennessee. He's also the owner of Tweet Like A Girl, a Twitter account with 1.2 million followers.<p>Asa …

Social Media

Reddit And Instagram Have A Thriving Marketplace For Fake IDs

For bored teenagers looking to sneak into bars or clubs, buying an illegal fake ID has become scarily easy. They don't need to rely on friends of friends, scribbled instructions or shady meetings in back alleys. Now, the local fake ID vendor is just an Instagram post or Reddit comment away.<p>Entire …

Internet

The US government is hacking Healthcare.gov to make sure it's secure

Weekly attacks launched to probe for weakness<p>The launch of Healthcare.gov, the US government's health insurance website, was beset with technical problems so severe that only six people were able to enroll on its first day in October 2013. Ahead of a second enrollment period, beginning on November …

Got an IP webcam? Here are 73,000 reasons to change from the default password

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>I have three webcams in my home that let me monitor what’s going on with our pets as well as watch for deliveries. And I’m …