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The Unlikely Alliance of Hackers Fighting the Islamic State

A motley crew of unlikely allies are taking on the Islamic State online, taunting them, taking down Twitter accounts and allegedly jamming the …

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

Heartbleed security flaw may not be as dangerous as thought

After this week's massive Heartbleed bug, one of the biggest concerns was that the bug might leak a website's private SSL keys, the key to the green lock that secures data sent to users. It's especially dangerous because, if an attacker did access the keys, they could be used even after the server …

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being dubbed one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has …

Drones that crashed in South Korea 'came from North Korea'

'Toy-like' drones that crashed on a border island in South Korea was flown by North Korea, military inquiry finds<p>A South Korean military inquiry into two drones found on a border island has concluded that <b>North Korea</b> flew the unmanned aircraft to conduct reconnaissance missions, a South Korean media …

One Second in Baseball Brought To You By The Cloud

Major League Baseball fans are voracious consumers of baseball data. It’s important for MLB to be live and available 24/7, 365 days a year – not just on opening day.<p>And because fans have been obsessed with statistics for as long as the sport has existed, it’s no surprise that the intersection of …

Internet of Things

My Day: Japanese sushi chef Yosuke Imada

<b>Yosuke Imada is among Japan's most renowned sushi chefs. Mr Imada, 68, heads Kyubey, a family-run sushi restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo, with branches in Osaka and four major hotels.</b><p>My father opened a sushi restaurant in Ginza in 1935. During the Second World War, my family escaped to my father's …

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Best Space Pictures: Martian Potholes, Space Diplomats, and an Erupting Star

A Mars rover looks back a decade and the moon intertwines with Venus, in the week's best space pictures.<p>International space cooperation continued this week, even amid earthly diplomatic upheaval over Crimea, with a Russian rocket carrying astronauts and cosmonauts into orbit.<p>Gantry arms closed …

UN: Over one million displaced by South Sudan conflict

<b>More than one million people have been forced from their homes by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, the UN says.</b><p>Of these, 803,200 have been displaced within the country, and another 254,000 have fled to neighbouring countries, according to the latest UN report.<p>It warns that the situation is …

One Year and Seven Million Flipboard Magazines Later, Find One Just for You

Inside Flipboard / March 27, 2014<p>One year ago, we unveiled Flipboard 2.0 — the version of Flipboard that enabled anyone to collect and share their …

Obama Says That Putin Is 'Entirely Misreading the West'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>President Obama implied on Friday that Russia's recent annexation of Crimea may be due to Russian …

FireChat For iOS Is A Hyperlocal Anonymous Chat Network That Doesn’t Need An Internet Connection

We all know that chat apps are pretty hot right now and there are plenty of companies hoping for a WhatsApp-like exit. For the most part, all of those apps are pretty similar, but FireChat, which is launching today, adds a new and fun twist to this genre. It’s a hyperlocal chat network for iOS that …

60,000 miles up: Space elevator could be built by 2035, says new study - ExtremeTech

By on March 6, 2014 at 12:15 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Imagine a ribbon roughly one …

Google CEO Larry Page Spoke At TED, And Everyone Freaked Out Over His Ideas

We didn't see a stream of his talk, but judging by Twitter, it was a doozy.<p>Page talked about the NSA, the future of transportation, curing disease, and why companies fail, to name a few topics.<p>"The main thing that has caused companies to fail, in my view, is that they missed the future," Page …

Charlie Rose

The best and most influential special effects in recent film history

You can agree or disagree with the selection of films in this compilation of the most influential special effects since the 1980s, but your brain …

Pope Francis to mafia: repent or 'end up in hell'

Francis's stance on organised crime in contrast with church's perceived former reluctance to criticise mafia bosses<p>Pope Francis has made his strongest attack to date on the mafia, telling organised crime bosses they will end up in hell if they do not "convert" and give up their lives of …

iOS 7.1 & its impact on networks

Craig Labovitz, founder & CEO of network management services provider Deepfield knowing my interest in all things Apple shared this graphic about the …

NSA can record and search through a whole country’s voice calls, but how remains a mystery

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The NSA devised a system called RETRO that can search through all voice calls in a country over the preceding month, according …

5 Popular Zombie Survival Tactics (That Will Get You Killed)

Everybody has a zombie contingency plan. A unique and ingenious stratagem they've spent hours contemplating that ensures they and their loved ones …

Walking

7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail (Quickly)

·<p>Let's pretend for a moment that zombies are real (as if half of you weren't already daydreaming about that very thing). Have you noticed how most …

Immune System

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

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The ballad of “Bitcoin Jesus”: The tech millionaire who fears for his life

Roger Ver made a killing by investing early in the techno-currency — and now he’s on the run<p>I have sworn not to write the name of the island where Roger Ver is currently residing, the reason being that he fears for his life.<p>It is the second time we have spoken in four weeks, and this time his …

This is how supercomputers cook: IBM’s Watson dreams up creative dishes

Welcome to computer culinary school<p>A master chef can think about a combination of two, maybe three ingredients at a time. Watson, the same IBM supercomputer that won Jeopardy in 2011, can crunch through a quintillion. That's a one and 18 zeroes, as the IBM researchers like to say. But does that …

The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is older than the United States of America — 273 years old, to be exact. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko …

Newsweek stands by Bitcoin story as Reddit offers alleged creator money and model trains

The short, strange saga of a controversial scoop<p>Since its publication yesterday, <i>Newsweek's</i> huge Bitcoin scoop has proved unsurprisingly explosive both online and offline. A cover story by reporter Leah McGrath Goodman strongly stated that a man who went by the name Dorian Nakamoto was in fact …

This Is The Room Where The Internet Was Born

For something as ubiquitous as the internet today, it certainly isn't easy to find where it all started. I don't mean historically, I mean …

inPowered’s Content Discovery Tools Are Now Free — But Advertisers Still Have To Pay

inPowered, a company that helps businesses find and promote positive press coverage of their products, opened the doors to parts of its platform today.<p>Specifically, inPowered said its “content discovery and amplification” platform is now free to anyone. Users can search for any term and find …

This Giant Floating Farm Uses Melting Icebergs To Bring Local Food To Greenland

The Arctic Harvester gathers up freshwater to feed hydroponic greenhouses–and an 800-person on-board community.<p>As glaciers melt at record speeds due to climate change, some (often questionable) startups are beginning to harvest the melting freshwater, bottle it up, and ship it off to distant …

Global Warming

Report: Less than 1 percent of mobile gamers responsible for half of all in-app purchases

With the runaway success of <i>Candy Crush Saga,</i> it's perfectly natural to wonder just how many people are dropping coin in freemium mobile games. One firm's answer, however, might surprise you. A very small number -- 0.15 percent, to be exact -- of total mobile payers contribute half of monthly …