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Here's what MacKeeper is

MacKeeper, the anti-virus software for Macs, accidentally exposed the details of over 13 million users, according to a researcher.<p>The details included names, phone numbers, passwords, user names, and more and were discovered by security researcher Chris Vickery who alerted the company which makes …

Anti-Virus Software

National Geographic Travel

Want to Change Perceptions of Muslims? Support Students of All Beliefs

Matthew Mayhew, <i>New York University</i><p>Members of a Muslim fraternity at University of Texas, Dallas. AliMMahmoud94, CC BY-SA<p>In the wake of the recent terror attacks in Paris, Baghdad and Beirut, our national discourse has been full of conversations about Muslims in civic life.<p>Presidential candidates …

Religion

Microsoft thinks Sad Keanu is only 0.01831 sad

Microsoft generated its own meme earlier this year when it tried to guess everyone's age. That produced some pretty amazing results, from 30-year-old kids to zombies aged 87. Microsoft is back at it again, but this time its trying to guess facial expressions in images. Emotion recognition is the …

Machine Learning

London's 'walk the Tube' map reveals the real distance between stations

Londoners know it, but not all visitors do: sometimes it's quicker to walk than take the tube. The official London Underground map — designed by Harry Beck in 1933 and arguably the most recognizable transit map in the world — is a masterpiece of compressed design, but this can also make it …

England

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.<p>Zhangye Danxia Landform: Gansu, China<p>These striped, technicolor mountains are Mother Nature's answer to …

New Zealand

Slack's Stewart Butterfield says email is 'the cockroach of the internet' and we'll be living with it for the next 30 years

Once your company is on Slack, gone are the reply-all emails where someone just says "Thanks!" Those crushing inboxes full of dozens, hundreds or thousands of unread emails, seem so much less urgent when your company is on Slack.<p>And you've probably also noticed that the Slack mobile app has a …

Slack

Tired of those full page ‘Install this App’ Mobile web blocks? Google is doing something about it

There’s nothing worse when browsing the web — or hitting a search result — and coming across a page completely obscured by a huge pop-up window asking you to install the site’s (or someone else’s) app. In fact, full-page interstitial ads in general are incredibly frustrating, when all you want to …

15 Gorgeous Unseen Pictures From India By The Photojournalist Behind “Afghan Girl”

The man behind the famous "Afghan Girl" photo has released a new set of pictures of life in India, spanning three decades.<p>Thirty-seven pictures by American photographer Steve McCurry of everyday life in India are to go on display at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York in November, including many …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

A Canadian couple took an extremely bizarre trip to North Korea — here's what happened

Of all the places they've been, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has been the most memorable by far.<p>They were shocked to see how heavily tourists are supervised there, as well as how little some North Koreans knew about outside cultures.<p>"It's like traveling to a different world," Justin …

North Korea

Charlotte Brontë sketch identified as self-portrait

Experts say author made drawing, sketched on her school atlas, years before writing Jane Eyre in which protagonist draws herself in similar fashion<p>A sketch of a woman’s head by Charlotte Brontë, previously thought to be of another pupil drawn while the author was at boarding school in Brussels, has …

Literature

Brad Pitt on Working with Angelina Jolie Pitt: 'I Trust Her with My Life'

While many people might find it challenging to work alongside their spouse, for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt, the arrangement seems to suit them …

Bookstore-Themed Tokyo Hotel is a Charming Literary Haven Lined with Shelves of Books

Designed to resemble an inviting book store, the Book and Bed Hostel in Tokyo offers its guests the chance to experience what they consider the “greatest moment of sleep”–the point where you are so absorbed in a really good book that you just nod off in the midst of reading. The recently opened …

Books

The Beginner's Guide to Vegetarian India by Madhur Jaffrey

The recipe for Tomato and Ginger Chutney in Madhur Jaffrey’s new book Vegetarian India comes not from Kolkata but from a South Indian Muslim cook in Albany, New York.<p>There are recipes from Jaffrey's physical therapists, from store clerks, and from notes she made while trying to put lunch together. …

25 Of The Most Beautiful Staircases That Have Ever Existed

What is it about stairs that draws us to photograph them? People have always had a fascination with steps not only because they are functionally necessary to our daily lives, but also for the unintelligible draw they have on our psyche.<p>Songs like "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zeppelin have been …

Rio De Janeiro

19th Century Postcards Predicted the World in the Year 2000

Like many of us today, people living in the 20th century were curious about what the future would hold. French artist Jean-Marc Ct and his colleagues attempted to predict the world in the year 2000, and they did so through playful illustrations. Known as <i>France in the Year 2000</i>, these futuristic …

Isaac Asimov

A Mediterranean diet could protect your brain from shrinking in old age

Following a Mediterranean diet high in fish and low in meat may slow down the signs of aging in your brain, according to a new study.<p>Researchers found that among 684 elderly people with an average age of 80, those who stuck more closely to a Mediterranean diet that includes lots of vegetables, …

Apple Releases iOS 9.1 With New Emoji, Live Photos Improvements

Apple today released iOS 9.1 to the public, marking the first major update to the iOS 9 operating system that launched in September. In testing since before iOS 9 was even released, iOS 9.1 was beta tested for more than a month before its launch, with developers and public beta testers receiving …

Microsoft Surface Book review

I’ve always wanted Microsoft to build a laptop.<p>Some days I’ll be seated on my couch, other days I’ll be seated on the floor of a convention center or press event, so I need a laptop that just works and won’t annoy me when I’m in the middle of writing an article. The Surface line (from the RT right …

Note-Taking

The Next Big Competitors for Android Pay and Samsung Pay: Banks

Capital One just became the first U.S. bank to release tap-to-pay functionality in its Android app. Others are expected to follow suit.<p>Eighteen months ago, rulings by Visa and MasterCard gave banks the chance to become big players in the emerging industry of mobile payments. They are finally …

FinTech

10 Eye-Catching Metro Stations Worth a Stop

Stepping into this Stockholm station is like stepping into a very elaborate cave. The only place where all three of Stockholm’s metro lines meet, …

Urban Design

How to Write a Book

I’m going to jump right to the punch line. I’m going to start by telling you exactly what you need to do in order to finally write that book you’ve …

Where in the World Will Kate and William Head on Their Next Tour?

It’s been about nine months since <b>Kate</b> and <b>William</b> visited New York (that they haven’t erected some sort of bronze commemorative monument in the exact location where <b>Beyoncé</b> and Kate greeted one another is hard to fathom), and about a year and a half since their weeks-long trip (with <b>Prince George</b>) to …

Family

10 Incredible Things Inside Botanic Gardens Across the Country

We love plants and all, but these unexpected exhibits are especially inspiring.<p>We love plants and all, but these unexpected exhibits are especially inspiring.

The west has so much to apologise for in the Middle East

Your front-page article (21 August) states that Jeremy Corbyn, if he becomes leader, will issue a public apology over the Iraq war on behalf of the Labour party. This apology is made to, among others, the Iraqi people for the suffering we have helped cause.<p>Maybe, on behalf of us all, he could …

Middle East

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates Warn About Artificial Intelligence

Google-owned Boston Dynamics released a video showing a 6' tall 320-lb humanoid robot named Atlas running freely in the woods<p>Some of the most popular …

Artificial Intelligence

Jane Austen's life to be turned into a big-screen romantic comedy

Jane by the Sea will combine the life story of the Pride and Prejudice author with scenes from her books to illustrate her inspiration<p>The life of Jane Austen is being dramatised yet again in an upcoming film called Jane by the Sea, based on the novel by Carolyn V Murray.<p>The romantic comedy, which …

Literature

'Frozen' director embraces 'Tarzan' theory

<b>(CNN) —</b> Disney, stop playing with our emotions.<p>There may never actually be closure when it comes to the fan theory that the animated star of "Tarzan" is the little brother of Elsa and Anna from "Frozen."<p>It all started when "Frozen" co-director Jennifer Lee shared during a Reddit AMA that her …

Walt Disney Company