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American public will finally get account of illegal CIA torture under Bush

Today, the Senate Intelligence Committee is sending the White House its six-year investigation of CIA interrogation practices, and the results look like bad news for the nation's intelligence agency. According to a McClatchy report, the committee has concluded that the agency illegally detained 26 …

Cybercrime

7 Powerful Truths That Can Improve Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.”<br>– Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort<p>How you live is determined by your …

Motivation

Make An LED Holiday Light Out Of Pennies

And a lemon, and some other stuff. But mostly pennies.<p>Skip the tangled strings of holiday lights this year and go wireless using a few copper-coated cents. U.S. pennies minted since 1982 conceal a zinc core. If exposed to acid, the zinc dissolves and frees electrons for use in a circuit. The …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Tesla

Hackers Are Attacking Millions Of Computers And Demanding Ransom In Bitcoins

The National Crime Agency in the U.K. issued an alert last month saying that hackers have targeted "tens of millions" of computers.<p>CryptoLocker is a form of a virus called "ransomware," meaning hackers do something bad to your computer and then demand money to reverse what they've done. In this …

UK Home Office

10 Uncommon Gifts For Someone Who Has Everything

We already gushed about how much we love UncommonGoods’s unique art collection, but now that it’s gift-giving season, we can’t help but also …

Shopping

Learning To Code On The Street

It’s 7:33 AM. Leo is leaning over his laptop writing some practice lines of code while I sit nearby on leftover sandbags from Hurricane Sandy. It’s cold, but it is a great morning.<p>A little less than three months ago, Leo became an Internet icon when he declined my offer of $100 in cash in favor of …

Amazon adds AT&T & Sprint to $0.01 Moto X promotion

Earlier this week, Amazon began offering Motorola’s Moto X starting at just $0.01 on a two year contract, and now it looks as though the promotion is expanding.<p>While use of the Moto Maker customization tool isn’t available with this deal, Amazon has now added additional carriers alongside Verizon …

The 8 Ways To Start Every Day Like A Winner

Beyond Reading a Book: 3 Hands-On Methods of Self-Education | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you’re trying to learn a new subject, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the information you read in books. However, reading a book isn’t …

Language Learning

6 Entrepreneurial Skills You'll Need to Succeed | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

In the past few years the world has witnessed a growth in small businesses. This growth has been caused partly by the spreading of the internet, and …

Disney Infinity review: Imagination land

Disney Infinity nails the feeling of play<p>I stole pigs from my son. We had slap fights. We raced helicopters and talking cars. We tossed each other into the infinite more times than I can remember. We played, we created, we giggled.<p><i>Disney Infinity</i>, powered by a treasure trove of characters, …

Why pressing ‘upload’ means losing your rights

If you store your precious photos and documents online, then you may be disturbed to discover the rights you give away, says Tom Chatfield.<p>“The cloud” is one of my least favourite internet neologisms. It suggests something fluffy, white and weightless: a global atmosphere within which our email, …

Steve Wozniak

Jingle Hoops

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Håndvaerk

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T-shirts

10 Strange Discoveries on Google Earth Part 2

Super Typhoon Haiyan: The Most Powerful Cyclone in History?

What Ender's Game Gets Right About Communicating With Aliens

<i>Ender’s Game</i> is about a misunderstanding.<p>I know, I know. The story is about a terrible war and child soldiers and morality and all that. But at the …

47M Americans hit by food stamp cuts starting today

The cutbacks amount to the loss of 21 meals per month for a family of four<p>Food stamp benefits will be cut to more than 47 million Americans starting Friday as a temporary boost to the federal program comes to an end without a new budget from a deadlocked Congress to replace it.<p>Under the program, …

Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here

After decades of dreams, the idea of flying around on your own machine could soon be upon us, and the first adopters may well use them to save your life.<p>Inside a warehouse in Christchurch, New Zealand, a man is fulfilling a fantasy many of us have had. He is levitating, a few metres above the …

Big nanotech: an unexpected future

How we deal with atomically precise manufacturing will reframe the future for human life and global society<p>In my initial post in this series, I asked, "What if nanotechnology could deliver on its original promise, not only new, useful, nanoscale products, but a new, transformative production …

Astronauts and cosmonauts call for global cooperation on asteroid threat

“Asteroid impacts have dramatically altered the course of life on Earth and a rogue asteroid will certainly strike Earth, posing a global threat to …

Space Exploration

7 Architects On How To Design For Disaster

Diana Balmori, Michael Manfredi, Peter Gluck, and more top architects speak exclusively to Co.Design on how to safeguard cities against the next Hurricane Sandy.<p><i>A year after Hurricane Sandy struck the United States, destroying houses and public infrastructure along the Eastern Seaboard, we reached</i> …

Clothing

Why The Lego-Style 'Phonebloks' Concept Will Fall Apart

The idea of a modular smartphone with individually swappable pieces is genius. Too bad it's impossible.<p>The Phonebloks concept, an idea for a block-based "modular" smartphone, is a borderline-brilliant, environmentally conscious, I-should've-thought-of-that victory of design. If you aren't familiar, …

How to Shoot Like a Pro - Subject Matters

Must-See Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Shows Off an Incredibly Creative Way to Use the Effect

We don’t typically share two time-lapses in the same day, since most people see that genre as over-saturated as it is, but today we have good reason …

The Week In Numbers: The Farthest-Ever Confirmed Galaxy, NASA's New Moon Laser, And More

<b>7.5</b>: the redshift of light from the farthest-ever confirmed galaxy (it's so distant, it shows us what was happening just 700 million years after the Big Bang)<p><b>21 days</b>: the time these "pillownauts" spent lying in bed to help scientists study the effects of spaceflight on the human body<p><b>622 megabits</b> …

THOR: THE DARK WORLD Director Hates End-Credits Scene SPOILERS!