Alex Featherstone

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No sixth sense: '123456' is worst password of 2013

The insecurity of our online accounts provides plenty of reason for insecurity about the state of online security, according to a new list of the most common passwords.<p>Spend a morning or two with "Sesame Street" and you should have all the skills you need to crack the passwords of hundreds of …

Adobe

Polaroid C3 packs an HD camera into a one-inch-cubed form factor

Who fancies a one-inch-cubed action camera with an HD video sensor? Polaroid hopes you're about to say, "Oh, me!"<p>This little video camera was spotted …

Photos+ lets you watch the GIFs you've saved on iPhone

A pro camera roll app that also bundles in maps and EXIF data viewing<p>If you want to watch a GIF you've saved to your iPhone, you've thus far been mostly out of luck. In order to watch that urban samurai GIF on your phone, you need to drop it into an iMessage, or view it on the web. Photos+ is a new …

Nine million in 'serious' debt across the UK

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1031000/1031779_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524681966_c6f519d58a6de8dbd22330c7faa0cd5c<p><b>Nearly nine million people across the UK are living with serious debt problems, according to a new report.</b><p>The Money Advice Service (MAS) also said …

The TSA Is No Match For This Mad Scientist And His Gun Made With Junk From Airport Stores

Evan Booth hacks together working weapons–like a shotgun, a grenade, and a crossbow–with purchases anyone can make after they go through security, to show that the TSA is more spectacle than real protection. And the FBI is taking notice.<p>Things you can’t bring on a plane: Scissors, gel candles, …

Guns

Morning-after pill may be less effective for heavier women

Some morning-after pills may not be a reliable way to prevent pregnancy in heavier women. The European manufacturer of an emergency contraceptive pill, Norlevo, will caution women in new labeling that the product is “not effective” for women over 176 pounds and doesn’t work as well in women who …

Women's Health

Bilingualism could delay onset of dementia

New research suggests that even the illiterate can reap benefits from speaking multiple languages in their old age<p>It’s very difficult to predict whether we’re going to be afflicted with dementia in our old age. But if that’s the trajectory we’re on, we’d surely like to delay its onset as long as …

Screw Snapchat: Here’s tech that’s actually making a difference in the world

Don’t you get a little tired of all the picture-sharing, cab-hailing, first-world crap that pops up on your radar every day?<p>Yeah, we do, too. Here’s a refreshing look at technology applied to some of the world’s most pressing problems: poverty, homelessness, clean water, and rural medicine. We live …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

Steve Young Will Make $1 Million in 2014 from USFL Deal Signed in 1984

Link to Media<p>Before Steve Young became a member of the San Francisco 49ers, before he won three Super Bowls and before he established himself as one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all-time with a Hall of Fame career, he played in the USFL.<p>You're probably either thinking A) What is the USFL? or …

Football (U.S.)

Shake: Hilarious High-Speed Photographs of Dogs Shaking by Carli Davidson | Colossal

<p>Published just today, Shake is a new book of photos from Portland-based photographer Carli Davidson who used a high speed camera to capture …

CDC: “We Will Soon Be In A Post-Antibiotic Era”

In a highly unusual new report, the Centers for Disease Control warned that America is threatened by a wave of new antibiotic-proof germs that could threaten public health, and that overuse of antibiotics in health care and industrial agriculture bears much of the blame.<p>The 112-page report on …

Russia to Back Off on Anti-Gay Laws During the Sochi Olympics

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In an effort to (sort of) smooth things over with the international community, a top Russian …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

Snapchat founders reportedly pocket $20M from funding deal

College-age co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy are said to have netted $10 million a piece from a secondary offering.<p>Rumor has it that Snapchat is such a hot commodity that co-founders Evan Spiegel, 22, and Bobby Murphy, 24, were able to negotiate a cool $20 million just for …

Startups

Burn after reading: Privatext messaging app allows secure texts, pictures to self-destruct

Advertisement<p>23 Comments<p>Knowing that intelligence agents could be collecting and storing your private communications is disturbing. But if you’re not …

Which?: iPhone 5 is 'slowest smartphone'

Tests of the seven most popular smartphones found that iPhone 5 came last, processing requests at half the speed of the Samsung Galaxy S4.<p>The phones were put through a series of benchmark tests by Which? to measure processor and memory performance, which show how quickly the phone will allow photo …

UK cops knew that banks, lawyers, rich people and others routinely hired criminal hackers to spy on people, did nothing about it

The Independent reports that the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency supplied secret evidence to the Leveson Inquiry (on phone-hacking by newspapers) …

If The Government Can Access Our Facebook Data, What Happens When We Have Computers On Our Faces?

Wearables will follow a similar path as the smartphone market, Forrester analysts predicted in April 2012. “Wearables will move mainstream,” they said.<p>But will they?<p>Do you believe this?<p>Do I?<p>Maybe?<p>From fitness trackers to smartwatches to computers you wear on your face, this emerging market, enabled …

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

Income Inequality

How mobile phones are making cash obsolete in Africa

When he rolls into a gas station to fill his tank, Barkhad Dahir doesn't get out of his car. He punches a few buttons on his cellphone and within seconds he has paid for the fuel.<p>With the same quick keystrokes on his phone, he pays for virtually everything he needs: groceries at the supermarket, a …

Tom Thibodeau Fined $35,000 by NBA for Criticizing Officials of Game 3 vs. Heat

Link to Media<p>Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau's wallet is officially $35,000 lighter.<p>Per K.C. Johnson of the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>, the NBA has fined Coach Thibs $35,000 for his postgame comments about the officials following a Game 3 loss to the Miami Heat.<p>Game 3 saw three technical fouls called …

Basketball

Apple reportedly inundated with police requests to decrypt iPhones

Examining encrypted iPhones and iPads as evidence in police investigations has become so common that Apple has created a waiting list to handle the inundation of help requests that it receives, reports <i>CNET</i>. Though it's been known that Apple is willing to assist government agencies in opening up …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …