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Realistic Red Cross Photo Campaign Behind-the-Scenes

Millions of people around the world are affected by violence against health care. A carelessly aimed bomb might destroy a local hospital. An …

Red Cross

NSA paid $10 million to put its backdoor in RSA encryption, according to Reuters report

When leaked documents claimed to have caught the NSA inserting bad protocols into the national standards board NIST, it raised more questions than answers. Why would the NSA go to the trouble of inserting a inferior standard into NIST's set of four, when most cryptographers would simply ignore the …

This Guy's Galaxy S4 Caught Fire, And He Says Samsung Won't Give Him A New One Unless He Never Talks About It Again

A man named Richard Wygand recently posted a video on YouTube of his Samsung Galaxy S4 smoking when it was plugged into the wall.<p>The phone was still under warranty and Samsung promised to replace it, according to Wygand. However, Samsung also sent Wygand papers to sign saying he couldn't get a new …

Galaxy S4

A new reversible USB plug is finally on its way

A new reversible USB plug is likely to hit the market next year.<p>The next generation of USBs is currently being developed, according to a press release by USB 3.0 Promotor Group. The new connectors, known as Type Cs, will sport a number of new features, including a smaller and thinner design, but …

Mobile Devices

Stunning! Rare Atmospheric Phenomenon Fills the Entire Grand Canyon with Fog

Stunning, breathtaking, Oh Em Gee, however you want to put it, the photos in this post are incredible to look at and incredibly difficult to capture. …

This Photo of Morgan Freeman Will Blow Your Mind, Because It’s not a Photo at All

One of the most recent videos to go extremely viral over the past several days involves a behind the scenes look at how a portrait of Morgan Freeman …

Loans Aren't Taxable Income, But Convincing IRS Of Loan Status Is Priceless

When your uncle loans you $10,000 to tide you over, is it taxable income? Nope. What about when the bank loans you $100,000? No again. That’s provided it’s a real loan and not income. That’s a key distinction that lands lots of taxpayers in trouble.<p>But if it’s a real loan and is <b>forgiven</b>, it is …

Incredible UNESCO Sites in Danger of Disappearing (Photos)

Threatened Wonders<p>Of the 981 properties on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, 44 are categorized as in danger for reasons ranging from political …

'They're trying to figure out what happened': Malfunctioning drone hits Navy ship

A small fire erupted and two sailors were injured after an aerial target drone malfunctioned and struck a guided missile cruiser during training off Southern California on Saturday.<p>The drone struck the USS Chancellorsville on the side, leaving a 2- to 3-foot hole, said Lt. Lenaya Rotklein of the …

NFL players' brains at work show early signs of concussions' toll

Watching the brains of former football players at work on a demanding mental task, researchers believe they have identified an early warning sign of concussions' cumulative toll, and the cognitive trouble it may portend.<p>The study found only modest differences between the performance of 13 retired …

Stocks Fall As Debt Ceiling Nears; Fitch Warns Of Downgrade

U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as politicians in Washington failed again to reach agreement to raise the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling with less than two days to go until the government’s borrowing limit is breached.<p>After the stock markets closed, Fitch placed the United States’ AAA credit rating on …

China’s central bank now has $3.66 trillion in foreign reserves. But where’d it come from?

China’s central bank now has $3.66 trillion in foreign-exchange reserves. That’s more than the combined reserves of the four runners-up: Japan, the euro zone, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland.<p>What’s even more remarkable is that China amassed these dollars (and other foreign currencies, but for the sake …

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

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Don't Worry Bill Gates, We Still Love Ctrl-Alt-Delete

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>To be clear, Gates is referring to CTRL-Alt-Delete for logging into Windows, not the command for …

JP Morgan boss in talks over penalty fine for sub-prime bond sales

The boss of America's biggest bank, JP Morgan, was on Thursdaypersonally negotiating a new financial settlement with US regulators over allegations stemming from the way the bank sold sub-prime mortgage bonds before the banking crisis. The settlement could reach a record $11bn (£7bn)<p>Jamie Dimon, …

Bill Gates admits Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake, blames IBM

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has finally admitted that forcing users to press the Control-Alt-Delete key combination to log into a PC was a mistake. In an interview at a Harvard fundraising campaign, Gates discusses his early days building Microsoft and the all-important Control-Alt-Delete …

5 Lessons in Luxury Car Design From the Guys Who Park Them

Google<p>“On a hot summer day, after getting in a high-end Lexus, I felt a sensation similar to peeing my pants. I looked down and noticed that the seat had little holes, blowing cool air up from below.” It was just another day for Ben Nesvig, who valet-parked cars in Minneapolis for over eight …