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CULINARY COUNTERFEITS

China hacked the FDIC - and US officials covered it up, report says

China's spies hacked into computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 2010 until 2013 -- and American government officials tried to cover it up, according to a Congressional report.<p>The House of Representative's Science, Space and Technology Committee released its investigative …

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A Step By Step Guide On How To Remove Your Online Presence

Can you ever really disappear from a world where your face is plastered all over Facebook, your location is stamped all over Instagram, and your …

Private browsing: How to surf the web without big brother watching

Thanks to things like targeted advertising and data collection many of us have become increasingly concerned about “big brother” watching our every …

3D Fashion Technology Brings Sci-Fi to the Runways

<b>An Eagle Borg costume made of leatherette and plastic turned fashion designer Monica Vaverová into a 3D printing pioneer in the Czech Republic.</b><p>Once …

Intel Corporation

Verizon and Sprint customers can apply for millions in refunds before year-end

'Tis the season to ask for a refund.<p>If you're in the U.S. and your carrier is either Verizon or Sprint, there's one thing you mustn't forget before …

The Beautiful, Dark And Very Twisted Fantasies Of Surrealist Pierre Molinier

How the late surrealist photographer used art to explore his sexual identity.<p><i>Warning: We're serious. It gets (gloriously) dirty down there.</i><p>At the age of 50, well before his death in 1976, French photographer Pierre Molinier fashioned himself an imaginary grave. It read: "Here lies Pierre Molinier …

These 10 work apps have gone bonkers in the last few months

Cloud security company Okta works with 4,000 of them, helping big companies manage employee passwords for them.<p>By analyzing the data from its 2,500 enterprise customers in 185 countries, it discovered the 10 apps that are growing the fastest among business users last quarter, from April 2015 to …

June 2015

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Download.com and Others Bundle Superfish-Style HTTPS Breaking Adware

It’s a scary time to be a Windows user. Lenovo was bundling HTTPS-hijacking Superfish adware, Comodo ships with an even worse security hole called …

Cybersecurity

The Threat of Gravity Payments

I won't pretend that I understand what the digital company Gravity Payments actually does (in fact, I don't understand what most digital companies do) but I want to congratulate CEO Dan Price for providing us all with a useful economics lesson.<p>You've undoubtedly heard that Price recently decided to …

Swimming In Molasses

Would you have survived the Great Molasses Flood of 1919?<p>In the Grimm Brothers’ tale, Sweet Porridge, a magic kettle, run amok, drowns a town in porridge. In Tomie dePaola’s <i>Strega Nona</i>, an out-of-control pasta pot inundates a village with noodles. In real life, however, food floods aren’t all that …

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

The 33 Best Ramen Shops in America

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p>Ramen used to cost 10 cents. Now it costs a trained crew of culinary professionals several days of their lives watching broth boil.<p>Like a pot of pork bones, ramen's popularity has been simmering for a long time. In the years since we released our initial list of the 21 best shops in …

A new US-EU free trade agreement could make countries subservient to corporations

The potentially game-changing trade deal is aimed at radically reconfiguring the legal and regulatory superstructures of the world's two largest markets, the United States and the European Union - for the almost exclusive benefit of the world's biggest multinational corporations.<p>However, resistance …

Survey: Nearly 60% of Marketers Plan to Boost Influencer Marketing Budgets

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Marketing

Apps Even the Most Professional Photographers Would Love

As a professional photographer, you may scoff at all the photo-taking apps out there. Sure, people seem to be obsessed with selfies and random photos …

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

A comprehensive look at the role color plays in marketing and how it impacts customer engagement.<p>11 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Help Scout<p>The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting--and most controversial--aspects of marketing.<p><b>The reason:</b> Most …

Graphic Design

11 startups to bet your career on

These companies could make (or break) your whole career.<p>If you're looking to make a switch, and if you're willing to gamble on some startups disrupting their traditional industry equivalents, look no further than the companies on this list.

The 10 most important Youtube videos of all time

In the past decade, the website has become a huge part of our culture and an important platform for brands to engage with users.<p>It's where music videos live. It's where movie trailers premiere. It's where a whole new class of multimillionaire "Youtube stars" have cropped up.<p>To chart Youtube's …

Insider reveals why investors are going crazy about companies like Uber, Snapchat, and Pinterest

After the dotcom bust destroyed the paper profits of a generation of speculators, the regulatory ethos in the U.S. shifted from facilitating the free flow of capital to preventing the public from losing money. Specifically, regulators imposed so much red tape, cost, and scrutiny on public companies …

One of the coolest things about the Apple Watch may be a feature no one really talks about

It will be able to share your heartbeat, prompt you to stand up when you've been sitting all day, and, of course, show you the time in a bunch of different ways.<p>But, one of its most interesting capabilities is a somewhat minor one that's easily overlooked.<p>Apple's industrial design chief Jony Ive …

How NewsWhip helps newsrooms track the web’s top-trending stories

If you’re not fast, you’re last — or so the saying goes. In the dizzyingly paced world of online media, that sentiment couldn’t be truer, and it’s something that Ireland-based NewsWhip is setting out to capitalize on.<p>Founded out of Dublin in 2011, NewsWhip has emerged as a key tool in newsrooms …

Thousands Renounce U.S. Citizenship Hitting New Record, Not Just Over Taxes

In an unfortunate record, more Americans gave up their U.S. citizenship in 2014 than ever before. The chart below shows a steep uptick, and although the numbers aren’t big in absolute terms, the trend is marked. The names of individuals who renounced their U.S. citizenship or terminated their …

Finance