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Why China’s Payment Apps Give U.S. Bankers Nightmares

Thousands of wallets are buried in a glass box to raise awareness of mobile payments in Shanghai, China. Source: VCG/Getty Images<p>By Jennifer …

FinTech

How to Safely Retrieve Files Off Failing HDD, SSD, or SD Cards Using Free Tools

All of the drives we are using to store our precious photos and videos are not 100% reliable. Everybody should know that by now (and back everything …

Linux

Futurism - Building the future together

The administration is reportedly already swabbing children's cheeks.<p>2 hours ago<p>The bot can decrease patients' risk of infection and need for …

4G LTE

Winners of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has announced the winners of its Open categories and National categories for 2017. This year's contest attracted 227,596 entries from 183 countries. The organizers have again been kind enough to …

Here's why NASA should be worried about China’s blossoming space program

This launch marks "a moment when China firmly staked its position as one of the world's great space-faring nations," Ars Technica reports.<p>"The launch of Long March 7 shows them stepping into the modern era if you will," Leroy Chiao, a former NASA astronaut and commander of the International Space …

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Explainer: what is ocean energy?

Renewable ocean energy harnesses the power of the oceans to produce electricity. This can be done in several ways, but the resources that have the …

Hydroelectric Power

Got Back Pain? Check Your Posture

You probably spend hours in front of a computer every day—so make sure you’re doing it right<p>Your job shouldn’t be a pain in the neck—at least not literally. Yet two out of three office workers have felt physical pain in the last six months, according to a new survey released by the American …

Photos by Aaron Groen

Mind-Blowing Smeared Sky Photography by Matt Molloy

Canada-based photographer Matt Molloy brings sky photography to a new level. By stacking hundreds of separate sky shots he is able to achieve an …

Photography

Macro Photos of Insects with Water Droplets on Their Heads

Photographer Dmitriy Yoav Reinshtein shot these wonderful macro photos of insects with water droplets on their heads. The Tel Aviv-based photographer …

Photography

Africa's Rift Valley from above – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/apr/19/africa-rift-valley-kenya-ethiopia-in-pictures<p>720<p>German photographer Michael Poliza travelled by …

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Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Brain Exercises Better than Drugs in Preventing Cognitive Decline

With an aging population, rates of dementia will only climb, yet doctors have few effective strategies for addressing the worst symptoms.<p>Mild …

How to fast-charge your iPhone or iPad using a standard USB port

Back in January I wrote about the "inconvenient truth" of trying to charge your iPad from a USB port: there's not enough juice.<p>My recommendation at the time was Digital Innovations' ChargeDr, a USB dongle that allows tablets and other devices to charge more quickly. It works (quite well, in fact), …

Consumer Tech

How to uninstall apps in Windows 8

If you're new to Windows 8, I suspect you're finding certain things confusing. (Never mind the lack of a Start button; that's been covered to death.)<p>For example, if you're using the Metro UI (i.e. the new Start screen with all the tiles), you've undoubtedly installed some apps. That's half the fun, …

Honey-Glazed Baby Back Ribs | Easy Delicious Recipes

Mix all the ingredients for the Marinade Sauce in a bowl. Stir well to combine.<p>Lightly season the baby back rib with salt, to taste.<p>Brush the ribs …

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Terrifying Volcanic Lightning Photographed by Martin Rietze | Colossal

<p>Photographer Martin Rietze recently traveled to Japan where he had the incredible opportunity (or near grave misfortune?) of photographing the …

Bright Neon Portraits of Exotic Life Underwater

Photographer Mark Laita captures the plentiful patterns and beautifully vibrant colors of marine life that can be found submerged in the oceans in his ongoing series of animal portraits. Following his series <i>Serpentine</i>, which focused on multihued snakes from around the world, Laita has compiled this …

Aurora Borealis, Svalbard