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Petya ransomware encryption system cracked

<b>Petya ransomware victims can now unlock infected computers without paying.</b><p>An unidentified programmer has produced a tool that exploits shortfalls in the way the malware encrypts a file that allows Windows to start up.<p>In notes put on code-sharing site Github, he said he had produced the key …

8 apps to take the hassle out of travel in 2016

There's something to be said for a digital detox while on vacation, but technology doesn't always deter from the travel experience. When used wisely, …

Apps

These are the first 17 PlayStation 4 games headed to virtual reality

As if virtual reality headsets weren't popping up everywhere else these days, Sony's PlayStation 4 is about to get its own VR headset. Guess what it's called!<p>You guessed correctly, literally everyone — it's called PlayStation VR, and it looks like this:<p>It's comfortable and easy to use: just slip it …

Samsung’s huge Black Friday sale now live: Hundreds of deals on world’s best HDTVs and more

Samsung has had a rough ride for the past couple of years where profits are concerned, but it’s not easy to continue growing when you’re as big as …

'Selfie rat' crawls on to sleeping man's phone on the New York subway and takes a self-portrait

You know that feeling when you have the urge to take a selfie, but forgot to bring your phone with you? This rat empathises<p>A narcissistic rat has caused intrigue and revulsion after crawling over a sleeping man on the New York subway and taking a selfie on his phone.<p>The resulting picture isn't his …

Mobile Photography

You’ve been driving on ice all wrong – here’s how to do it

Winter brings lots of fun, like playing in the snow, but also lots of dangers, like driving in the snow.<p>When the roads are covered in snow or ice, …

How swarm intelligence could save us from the dangers of AI

We’ve heard a lot of talk recently about the dangers of artificial intelligence. From Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates, to Elon Musk, and Steve Wozniak, luminaries around the globe have been sounding the alarm, warning that we could lose control over this powerful technology — after all, AI is about …

Pigeons diagnose breast cancer on X-rays as well as radiologists

The pigeons’ training environment included a food pellet dispenser, a touch-sensitive screen which projected the medical image, as well as blue and …

See 10 Moving Telegrams From Holocaust Survivors Looking for Help

Draft telegram sent by survivors seeking information and assistance.<br>Courtesy of Leo Baeck Institute and Center for Jewish Histor<p>1 of 10<p>Among this …

World History

Enable This Setting to Make Windows 10 Boot Up Faster

Windows 10 came with no shortage of performance improvements, but one of the neatest is its fast boot times. If your machine is taking too long to …

Afzal Kahn’s Bugatti Veyron Vandalized in Leeds Showroom

This morning we came across the following photos shared on social media by Lewis Skene. On the photos, you will notice a Bugatti Veyron vandalized …

Google can now stream apps to your phone

Google's search results have included information from inside of apps for a couple years now, but Google has only ever been able to show those results if you have the app installed or if the app has a website, too. But now Google has another way: stream the entire app to your phone.<p>Streaming will …

Samsung announces BRITECELL image sensor

Speaking at its 2015 Investors Forum, Samsung has revealed details about its new BRITECELL camera technology. The technology is expected to appear in future smartphones, possibly even the Galaxy S7.<p>BRITECELL is designed to improve performance in low light environments, as the name implies, by …

Google offers 'helipad view' of the world's most luxurious hotel

The world’s self-proclaimed most luxurious hotel has launched a Google Street View that allows prospective guests to explore the building, including its Royal Suite and helipad.<p>Dubai’s Burj Al Arab, which is set on its own artificial island and gives itself seven stars, is renowned for its opulent …

Articles about 8 stunning modern bedrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily, these eight vacuum cleaners are here to help you eliminate even...<p>These modern gems are slated for demolition, in need of repair, or the subject of fundraising campaigns.<p>Are you planning to remodel your bedroom? Check out these …

Meet the Coin-Size Rape-Prevention Device That Beat Its Crowdfunding Goal 5 Times Over

A young entrepreneur heard one too many accounts of women being victimized.<p>What would you have if you designed a device the size of a quarter that a woman or girl could press in an emergency situation to set off a loud alarm, message family or friends, and summon the police? Especially if that …

Crowd Funding

Elon Musk Says 500-Mile Electric Cars Are Just 10 Years Away

The cost of batteries is dropping as we write. This kind of range could be possible soon.<p>With battery technology evolving as quickly as it is, an electric car that could drive round-trip between New York and Washington, D.C. on a single charge could be just 10 years away, according to Elon …

Arcimoto Electric Vehicle Moves Closer to Production

“The lighter you make it, the more fun it becomes.”<p>Since 2007, Mark Frohnmayer and his team at Arcimoto in Eugene, Oregon, have been working to create affordable personal electric-powered transportation for the masses. They knew the numbers: most trips are just one or two people in a vehicle …

Hyundai released a touching video that shows one big way driverless cars will make the world a better place

The video chronicles the story of a young, blind boy in Korea who loves cars and plays with toy versions of them in his home.<p>But, unfortunately, his blindness prevents him from having a true driving experience. As the video shows, the boy is unable to participate in go karts with other kids his age.<p>…

We're inching toward being able to print a whole human — here's proof

Advancements in 3-D printing - a machine that can layer materials to create three-dimensional objects - have skyrocketed in recent years. But while many associate the technology with pointless, plastic trinkets, researchers and scientists have been hard at work tinkering with the technology to …

21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030

Many emerging technologies that you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a recent report from The World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.<p>The council surveyed more than 800 executives and experts from the technology sector to …

Cop pulls over Google self-driving car, finds no driver to ticket

<b>(CNN) —</b> No driver? No ticket.<p>That, at least, was the result when a police officer pulled over one of Google's self-driving cars Thursday in Mountain View, California.<p>The car wasn't speeding. On the contrary, it was driving too slowly -- 24 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone, according to the Mountain …

Autonomous Cars

Amazon is opening its first physical bookstore today

Amazon got its start as an online bookseller, and now — over 20 years later — it's decided to sell books the old-fashioned way. On Tuesday, Amazon will open a store in Seattle called Amazon Books. Not only is it one of Amazon's first physical locations, but it's also Amazon's first physical …

Why driverless cars might have to be programmed to kill you in the future

<b>"It's too dangerous. You can't have a person driving a two-ton death machine," Elon Musk, one of the pioneers of the driverless car, said back in</b> …

2017 Acura NSX gallery

Honda’s original NSX made its name as the “everyday supercar” and now the 2017 Acura NSX wants to reclaim that crown. Packing far more technology …

A Google employee living in a truck in the company parking lot is saving 90% of his income — here's what he does with that money

One San Francisco-based Google employee in this exact situation, who lives in a 128-square-foot truck in the company's parking lot, saves about 90% of his take-home pay.<p>Brandon — who asked to withhold his last name and photo to maintain his privacy — doesn't use electricity, and his phone bill is …

Personal Finance

You can now customize Facebook’s notifications tab on Android and iOS

Facebook is rolling out a new way to curate notifications on its mobile apps that it hopes you’ll find more useful. In this update, the notifications tab will display more than just people commenting on your posts or telling you about today’s birthday. Now it’ll show you milestones your friends …

British architect wins Japan toilet award and praise for his innovative lavatory

Entertainment, innovation and advertising in one toilet was praised in a country where lavatories are taken very seriously<p>A British architect has shown the lavatory-loving Japanese the potential of public conveniences.<p>Klein-Dytham Architecture, founded by Mark Dytham, originally from Milton Keynes, …

The cult of Duggar worship must be stopped: There’s nothing glamorous about the family’s ongoing hypocrisy

The family is still enmeshed in a religious organization under fire for covering up its own sex abuse allegations<p>It's abundantly clear that there are still people in this country who care about — in an unironic, non hate-watching kind of way — what the Duggar family is doing. It should also by now …

Samsung unveils new ‘Stripe’ batteries, representing a major breakthrough for mobile devices

As advances continue in the realm of mobile devices and wearable gadgets, we always come back to the same handful of barriers that impede progress. …