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Dubai to Create the World's First Climate-Controlled City

While some of the planet's richest nations are focused on the issue of climate change and how to lessen humanity's impact on the environment, …

Behind the NSA's mysterious coded tweet

When the National Security Agency sent a tweet Monday filled with garbled nonwords like "tpfccdlfdtte," the Internet was confused, and intrigued.<p>Was the NSA drunk? Had a cat skittered across someone's keyboard?<p>Or maybe the spy agency, under fire for eavesdropping on Americans, had accidentally …

Hackers can 'un-brick' stolen iPhones

Two hackers have figured out a way to unlock lost Apple devices -- a boon for criminals with stolen iPhones and iPads.<p>The hackers have discovered a method for bypassing a protective feature on Apple (AAPL) devices. Lost your iPhone? No worries. Something called "Activation Lock" turns it into a …

How the NSA can 'turn on' your phone remotely

Even if you power off your cell phone, the U.S. government can turn it back on.<p>That's what ex-spy Edward Snowden revealed in last week's interview with NBC's Brian Williams. It sounds like sorcery. Can someone truly bring your phone back to life without touching it?<p>No. But government spies can get …

What you really agree to when you click 'accept'

You can spot the words "privacy policy" at the bottom of nearly every website. Don't be fooled. Those policies are more about data collection than privacy.<p>Companies use these policies to alert you to how they track your location, read your emails, spy on your Web browsing -- and sell some of that …

MIT: Without patent trolls, VCs would have invested $8B more

A new paper from MIT’s Sloan Business school finds that hyperactive patent litigators robbed the tech industry of billions in investment dollars.<p>“[Venture capital] investment would have been at least $8.1 billion higher over the course of five years but for litigation brought by frequent patent …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Urbanism

Five Tips For Making Your Produce Last Longer

<i>After the popularity of my Five Things You Should Never Throw Away & How to Reuse Them post, I knew I had to write another informative article on</i> …

BlackShades malware bust ends in nearly 100 arrests worldwide

Law enforcement agencies seize more than 1,000 computers, smartphones, and hard drives in a massive operation that goes after malware said to have "sophisticated" capabilities and "breathtaking" invasiveness.<p>Law enforcement officials from 19 countries joined forces over the last two days to …

European Union

Illuminating neuron activity in 3-D

Researchers at MIT and the University of Vienna have created an imaging system that reveals neural activity throughout the brains of living animals. …

New algorithm shakes up cryptography

Researchers have solved one aspect of the discrete logarithm problem. This is considered to be one of the 'holy grails' of algorithmic number theory, …

'We Got Married' gives a preview of 2pm's Wooyoung and Park Se Young's wedding in Singapore with still cuts http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/05/we-got-married-gives-a-preview-of-wooyoung-and-park-se-youngs-wedding-in-singapore-with-still-cuts

Yahoo Buys Blink, a Snapchat Rival, and Will Shut It Down

Yahoo has purchased Blink, a self-destructing messaging app that itself will soon disappear.<p>Blink, which was founded in 2011, confirmed the purchase …

Public School Teacher To North Carolina Senate: 'I Am Embarrassed To Confess: I Am A Teacher'

That was the subject line of an email Sarah Wiles, a science teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina, sent to all 170 members of the North Carolina General Assembly last week.<p>Wiles talked about her concerns that teachers were not being paid enough. She says she personally has only seen a pay increase …

OMFG World! on Twitter: "White Wolf: http://t.co/tOvYH2wZL3"

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This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

Nutrition

Chris Martin: Coldplay's new album is a response to life's 'colourful challenges'

Singer says the end of his marriage to Gwyneth Paltrow was not a breakdown, 'more a realisation about trying to grow up'<p>Coldplay's new album inspired by the need to "really be honest" about the "colourful challenges" of life, Chris Martin has said in an interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe.<p>When …

Foodgasm! on Twitter: "Ice Cream Taco. http://t.co/od6I3VnEe5"

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Whatever you call this sweet Czech bread (houska? vanocka? mazanec?) it's simply delicious and you should probably make it for Easter: http://thekitc.hn/1hTgOD2

The Week in Review: Heartbleed Strikes

Inside Flipboard / April 12, 2014<p>Last Monday, news broke that sensitive user information stored by most major websites was vulnerable to hackers–and …

The new GI Bill's strangest provisions: from surveillance to diseases

Earlier this week, the House voted to pass the GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013, which will save some veterans up to 200% of college tuition. The bill, which passed with 390 yeas and no nays, seeks to extend in-state tuition to veterans attending public US colleges. However, the bill doesn't …

Forex: Confidence In The Dollar Wavering

Today’s U.S. retail sales report is this week’s headliner – it is the definitive measure of consumer spending during the holiday shopping season on this side of the Atlantic. Investors require a relatively strong distraction from last Friday’s disappointing job numbers. So far, they have been kept …

Microsoft's Twitter account: Don't use our e-mail

In an apparent hacking of the Microsoft News Twitter account, a tweet emerges saying the company sells customer data to the government. The Syrian Electronic Army claims responsibility.<p>Sometimes, irony adorns Twitter like the sugar on a doughnut.<p>On Saturday morning, however, the Microsoft News …

E-Mail

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

What Happened On Easter Island — A New (Even Scarier) Scenario

We all know the story, or think we do.<p>Let me tell it the old way, then the new way. See which worries you most.<p>First version: Easter Island is a small 63-square-mile patch of land — more than a thousand miles from the next inhabited spot in the Pacific Ocean. In A.D. 1200 (or thereabouts), a small …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

You Built What?! A Supersize Robotic Chess Set

Inspired by Harry Potter's magic chessboard, a Lego roboticist takes his creations to the next level<p>A veteran designer of Lego robots (he built one that plays Connect Four), Indiana programmer Steve Hassenplug was looking for something still grander. When he watched the first Harry Potter movie …