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League of Legends' DJ Sona Is The Mona Lisa Of Microtransactions

I will fully admit the strangeness of spending my limited column space here discussing a singular item of cosmetic DLC in a game. After all, League of Legends is a game with 123 champions, each of which have anywhere from two to eight skins (character costumes) a piece, and this is just one more on …

Mobile Gaming

Which creature makes Sir David Attenborough’s jaw drop? It’s not what you’d expect

Octopus, ravens and weedy seadragons all fascinate Sir David Attenborough but none of them makes his 'jaw sag' like one creature does<p>He has visited all seven continents in the search of elusive and intriguing animals over the course of his 60 year television career.<p>But when asked what he thought …

Google discloses three severe vulnerabilities in Apple OS X

Researchers with Google's Project Zero security team say they've found three flaws with high severity that have yet to be patched.<p>Google's Project Zero security team revealed the existence this week of three vulnerabilities with high severity that have yet to be fixed in Apple's OS X operating …

Information Security

Articles about 8-products-help-you-be-more-productive on Dwell.com - Dwell

When it comes to saying goodbye to summer, just remember the magical feeling that autumn can provide—thanks to the changing...<p>Driving in the car, working at your desk, watching TV at night—it’s not hard to find a good seat these days.<p>The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times …

Small Spaces

Mystery ‘alien’ radio signal picked up in space

Radio waves in space could be evaporating black holes, alien communication or merging neutron stars<p>A mysterious radio signal which may have come from a black hole, a neutron star or even an alien civilisation, has been picked up by astronomers.<p>Fast radio bursts, which last only milliseconds, are …

NASA's Dawn gets its best glimpse yet of dwarf planet Ceres

At a resolution of just 27p, images captured by the Dawn probe as it approaches Ceres are the most detailed of the dwarf planet to date.<p>Between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter spins an asteroid belt, and in that asteroid belt is the inner solar system's dwarf planet. Ceres makes up a third of the …

Astronomy

Samsung smartphones dominate global market, but margin narrows

Worldwide, Samsung's market share drops from 32.5 percent in 2013 to 28 percent in 2014, while competitors, like Apple, maintain or gain ground.<p>Samsung had a somewhat rough 2014, as its global smartphone market share slipped almost 5 percent, new data from research firm TrendForce shows.<p>According …

Selling

This List Of 2014’s Worst Passwords, Including ‘123456,’ Is Embarrassing

The year 2014, in many respects, was all about digital security. It wasn’t just tech pundits or early adopters who were victimized – Snapchat, Target, and Sony Entertainment all showed us that no one is immune. And don’t get me started on the NSA. It’s our responsibility as internet explorers to …

Mathematics