Jonathan McConnell

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The gentle art of cracking passwords

<b>On the internet, the most popular colour is blue, at least when it comes to passwords.</b><p>If you are wondering why, it is largely because so many popular websites and services (Facebook, Twitter and Google to name but three) use the colour in their logo. That has a subtle impact on the choices people …

Information Systems

5 Great Outdoor Mason Jar Lighting Projects

Everyone loves the mason jar… it holds a sense of nostalgia and is a versatile decorating element in any style garden! Here are five great ways to …

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Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 20, 2013 101<p>It’s a BIG day.<p>A big birthday day that is. Someone in this house …

Top Bunks ⋆ Handmade Charlotte

The top bunks in this quad of bunk beds are as easy to access as the lower level—minus the scary ladder. (<i>via Lonny Magazine, March 2013</i>)<p>A library …

Awesome Outdoor DIY Projects for Kids

With summer in full gear, it’s getting harder and harder to entertain the kids. But before you let them park it in front of the TV or gaming console, …

This loft bed packs every­thing a child needs into a sin­gle, self-contained unit. But what really makes it cool are the secret hide­aways, trap doors and passages. http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/swiss-army-knife-kids-rooms/

Can't Concentrate On Studying? Try This Box

Dubbed the "Study Cube," this wooden box allows you or someone you love to buckle down and study, study, study. And when they are tired of studying, …

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This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

Playing Video Games Can Boost Brain Power

<b>Certain types of video games can help to train the brain to become more agile and improve strategic thinking, according to scientists from Queen Mary</b> …

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6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Avocados

<i>Photo credit: Tashka2000 via Getty Images</i><p>You know they make a killer eggocado and are beloved among guacamole aficionados. You might also know you can feel good eating one, thanks to healthy fats and loads of nutrients. But the mighty powers of the avocado stretch farther than you probably</b> …

Control a dSLR camera with your Android phone or tablet

That Android phone or tablet you've got? Consider it your dSLR's best new accessory. With the help of a little adapter and an innovative app, you can use it to augment your camera, opening doors to a range of new shooting options and flexibility.<p>It's all thanks to the ever-useful USB On-the-Go …

North Korea to put US spy ship captured in 1968 on display

The only US navy ship being held by a foreign government is expected to go on display this week as the centrepiece of a North Korean war museum.<p>With …

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What Steve Jobs Taught Me After I Said “No” To Him

James Green, CEO of the search retargeting company Magnetic, was once hired by Jobs as a VP at Pixar Animation Studios. And, curiously, it was while working for one of his biggest business heroes that Green learned what not to do when leading a company.<p>I worked for Steve Jobs at Pixar Animation …

Rock Station Keeps It All In the Family, With Photoshop Job for the Ages

Perhaps inspired by Awkward Family Photos, a new series of ads for Brazilian rock radio station Mundo Livre FM features the faces of some of rock music’s finest, all photoshopped into portraits of nuclear families. Each of these is pretty much perfect.<p>Created by Brazilian agency CCZ Comunicação, …

IG: Park Police lose track of guns

U.S. Park Police couldn’t account for hundreds of weapons in its inventory, according to a new Inspector General report, which found that the agency’s firearms could be vulnerable to “theft or misuse.”<p>Investigating an anonymous tip alleging the USPP couldn’t account for military-style rifles and …

Man creates 'invisible headphones' by implanting magnets into his ears

A man has implanted magnets into his ears to use as invisible headphones in a remarkable example of DIY transhumanism.<p>Rich Lee, a self-described …

Cambodia's vast lost city: world's greatest pre-industrial site unearthed

It's 7am at Angkor Wat and there's not a tourist in sight. It's blissfully quiet, the first clear June morning after two days of torrential rains. …

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A Surprising New Way to Use Salt on the Grill

You've probably seen those imposing slabs of Himalayan pink salt at your local cookware shop. Maybe you even bought one. I did and plunked it down on my grill and tried grilling shrimp on top of it. The process looked cool (hey, that's one of the reasons we grill). The result was pleasant enough, …

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Singapore is choking on smoke and pointing the finger at Indonesia, which is pointing right back

Air quality hit a 16-year low in Singapore this week, prompting residents to hide indoors with a stash of eye drops and face-masks. Malaysia is similarly affected, but the main cause lies to the southwest, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where farmers are stoking roaring blazes to clear their …

PS4 appearance on Jimmy Fallon highlights Microsoft's struggle to explain Xbox One policies

As part of <i>Late Night</i>'s"Video Game Week," Jimmy Fallon has had the opportunity to play with both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. But while Monday night's Xbox One demo ran through the console's multimedia features and showed off <i>Killer Instinct</i> and <i>Forza</i>, Sony Tuesday night also took the …

TWA Flight 800 Investigators Claim the Official Crash Story Is a Lie

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new film claims the official government report on the crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996 is an …

NSA fears spark traffic surge on DuckDuckGo search engine

Media coverage of the US National Security Agency's Prism electronic surveillance program, as well as wider publicity for online privacy issues, is …