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Identifying a sick face from a healthy one new research

A new study has revealed small changes in a person's face can give away that they're sick after a few seconds glance.<p>6:40<p>2018 Commonwealth Games …

If you don’t cover your webcam you could end up a ‘slave’

<b>Mark Zuckerberg does it. The FBI does it. And you should do it too.</b><p>No, not collecting mass amounts of data through surveillance – this is about …

I’ve travelled the world but this island is No.1

Kendall Hill recaps some of the highlights from his extensive travels in 2017:<p><b>BEST CASTAWAY ISLAND: MAGNETIC ISLAND</b><p>You can keep the Caribbean, the …

Review: Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat

It’s impossible to write a review of any smart thermostat without addressing the elephant in the room—the Nest thermostat. As WIRED’s David Pierce …

The Creator of Signal Has a Plan to Fix Cryptocurrency

In the early bitcoin years, proponents promised that you would soon be able to pay for anything and everything with cryptocurrency. Order pizza! Buy …

Don't Buy Anyone an Echo

Three years ago, we said the Echo was “the most innovative device Amazon’s made in years.” That’s still true. But you shouldn’t buy one. You …

The Motherboard Guide to Avoiding State Surveillance

A straightforward guide to privacy, messaging, and keeping yourself safe from passive and active surveillance.<p><i>This is excerpted from the Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked, our comprehensive guide to digital security. We recommend you read that entire guide if you are generally looking to</i> …

Coalition could allow firms to buy access to facial recognition data

Partially redacted documents from attorney general disclose private sector’s interest in facial verification service<p>The federal government is considering allowing private companies to use its national facial recognition database for a fee, documents released under Freedom of Information laws reveal.<p>…

Surveillance

Linux creator Linus Torvalds: This is what drives me nuts about IT security

Torvalds explains why he gets angry with security people.<p>Developers are often accused of not thinking about security, but Linux kernel founder Linus …

Linux

Fintech startup Glint de-cloaks to offer a multi-currency account and card that supports spending gold

London-based Glint has been pretty stealthy about what it planned to offer, despite several funding rounds and a vague description that it wanted to a create new “global currency” based on gold. Well, today the fintech startup is finally de-cloaking with a staggered launch of its multi-currency …

The Lost Boys

The young men of the alt-right could define American politics for a generation.<p>The sudden emergence of the so-called alt-right from the dark recesses of the internet into the American mainstream was at first more baffling than shocking. The young people sharing strange, coded frog memes and …

Men at Work Wonder if They Overstepped With Women, Too

SAN FRANCISCO — It has been a confusing season for America’s working men, as the conversation around workplace harassment reveals it to be a nationwide epidemic — and many men wonder if they were involved or ignored the signs.<p>Consider Owen Cunningham, a director at San Francisco’s KBM-Hogue design …

Sexual Harassment

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Apple’s FaceID Could Be a Powerful Tool for Mass Spying

This Tuesday Apple unveiled a new line of phones to much fanfare, but one feature immediately fell under scrutiny: FaceID, a tool that would use …

The Best Christmas Movie of All Time Is Being Turned Into a Must-Have Children's Book

It’s unfortunate that <i>Die Hard</i>, the best Christmas movie of all time, isn’t really a film you can watch with your kids. But this year, instead of …

The threat of terrorism in Australia is a scam that costs us dearly

In the past two decades, just three people have died as victims of terrorist attacks (broadly defined) in Australia. They were the two victims of the …

Roomba's Next Big Step Is Selling Maps of Your Home to the Highest Bidder

The Roomba is generally regarded as a cute little robot friend that no one but dogs would consider to be a potential menace. But for the last couple …

American military backs an entirely new kind of processor

Virtually every processor you see is based on the same basic (Von Neumann) computing model: they're designed to access large chunks of sequential data and fill their caches as often as possible. This isn't the quickest way to accomplish every task, however, and the American military wants to …

The MacBook Pro 2017 With Kaby Lake And 32GB RAM Might Make An Appearance On WWDC 2017

There is no denying that the MacBook Pro is a beautiful piece of hardware. Sleek and slim, the 2016 machine packs a lot of power in its portable …

Anki's Cozmo robot is the new, adorable face of artificial intelligence

Humanizing smart robots for the masses<p>Human beings have an uneasy relationship with robots. We’re fascinated by the prospect of intelligent machines. At the same time, we’re wary of the existential threat they pose, one emboldened by decades of Hollywood tropes. In the near-term, robots are …

What Wall Street’s Obsession With Blockchain Means for the Future of Banking

<i>Howard Yu</i> <i>is professor of strategic management and innovation at IMD. He specializes in technological innovation, strategic transformation and change</i> …

How to Make a Week of Meals with Marcella's Genius Tomato Sauce

Marcella Hazan’s recipe for tomato sauce with onions and butter is long-beloved, and for good reason.<p>As with most of her classic Italian recipes, this sauce is a celebration of simplicity. It utilizes three basics—tomatoes, onion, and butter—to prove that high-quality ingredients and a little time …

Italian Food

How to Make Tater Tot Nachos (Totchos) with Kimchi Cheese Sauce

Tater tots on their own are good. Tater tots dipped in cheese sauce are even better. Tater tots turned into nachos are THE BEST.<p>We upgraded this …

A Canadian Province Is About to Start Trialling Universal Basic Income

"The government remains committed to leaving no one behind."<p>People living in the Canadian province of Ontario could soon start receiving an …

Teaching Children How To Code, Without Screens

How a wooden toy called Cubetto may help foster the next generation of digital groundbreakers.<p>It’s generally agreed upon that the ability to code is going to be an invaluable job skill for upcoming generations. So how do you teach preliterate children aged three to seven how to program without …

Kids

Homemade Corned Beef

1K<p>1K<p>Shares 3K<p>My desert island food is corned beef. Hot, piled up on a sandwich, between two pieces of rye bread with spicy brown mustard smeared …

Beyond Kimchi: 15 Essential Tools & Ingredients for Korean Cooking

While writing <i>Koreatown: A Cookbook</i>, a deep dive into Asia’s most beautifully mysterious cuisine, I was sometimes challenged by language—foreign words like <i>kongnamul muchim</i> don’t quite roll off the tongue of this white boy—and the slightly nebulous cooking techniques and quantities. Koreans often …

South Korea

The Right Way to Sauce Pasta

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>"I'll have a glass of the grappa, please," I said to the bartender at the Italian restaurant down the street from my house.<p>"You are the first person I have ever seen order that," she exclaimed in response. I asked her how long she'd been working there, figuring it …

everyday meatballs

If you’d told me as a spaghett-and-meatballs loving kid that in Italy, these two things are never served together, I wouldn’t have believed you. …

Italian Food

Seeking an edge, these brain hackers mix up risky chemical cocktails for breakfast

<i>Editor’s note: PBS NewsHour is a partner with STAT, a new national publication reporting from the frontiers of health and medicine.</i><p>SAN FRANCISCO — …

Coconut