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Herbal Portraits

The 16th Century witnessed the increasing interest in the natural world and the recording of the discoveries of Asia and the new world. The use of herbal remedies was on the rise as well as the beginning of the classification of plants resulting in the need for scientific illustration. These …

Painting

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North Korea Threatens US With Nuclear Strike - US Negotiators Worried

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said his country’s nuclear weapons can strike the US. North Korea recently had its first successful test for its …

Street shooting with the Leica M 262 by Allen Bourgeois

Street shooting with the Leica M 262 by Allen Bourgeois Hi Steve, I know that you know me more for my B&W street work and a lot of that work you have …

5 Ways Wearing Makeup Actually Makes You Feel LESS Beautiful

I'm a big advocate of doing anything that makes you feel more beautiful and self expressed, including with beauty, makeup, and fashion (you can read this article on how my favorite denim jumpsuit changed my life, and this article on my favorite mantras for beauty). However, after years in fashion …

The radiant beauty of art made from light

Light has moved from being an obsession of painters to a material in its own right, from which artists have created beautiful and moving works, writes Alastair Sooke.<p>Six Facets of Light, a new book by the award-winning writer Ann Wroe, is, in the author’s own words, “a love song to light”. …

HP and MSI hope to convince you to carry a VR rig on your back like a Ghostbuster

A number of companies seem to have a firm grasp on the headset bit, and while the controller aspect is certainly in flux, we’ve seen a handful of compelling solutions on that front. But what about the PC part?<p>Sure, plenty of computer makers have created powerful, compliant systems ready for the …

Virtual Reality

See the Dreadful Memorial Day Traffic of 1949

Traffic jam in New York City on Memorial Day Weekend, 1949.<br>Cornell Capa—The LIFE Picture Collecion/Getty Images<p>1 of 8<p>This Memorial Day weekend, more …

Memorial Day Weekend

Delhi's first designer auto-rickshaw is inspired by Vincent van Gogh

If Mumbai is synonymous with <i>kaali-peeli</i> (black-and-yellow) taxis, then Delhi has its ubiquitous auto-rickshaws or autos in local parlance. The …

Google chief: Current high-end phones likely won’t be Daydream VR-ready

A few days ago, it was revealed that most of today’s best and most powerful phones won’t support Android N’s seamless updates feature. Sadly, in order for updates to install in the background, the phone needs a special partition in its memory to make that possible. As it happens, it’s also very …

Jolla Partners To Build Secure Version Of Its Sailfish Mobile OS

Another security-focused development in the European mobile space: Finnish mobile startup Jolla, which develops the Sailfish mobile OS and its own brand mobile hardware, has just announced it will be partnering to create a “security hardened” version of the platform, called Sailfish Secure.<p>Jolla …

Gear & Gadgets

How Often Does an App Share Your Location? You May Be Surprised

Even for researchers experienced at examining technology that might be invasive, this warning was alarming: “Your location has been shared 5,398 times with Facebook, Groupon, GO Launcher EX and seven other apps in the last 14 days.”<p>The warning was sent to a subject as scientists at Carnegie Mellon …

Tech Giants Call For “Clear, Strong And Effective End” To NSA’s Phone Metadata Surveillance

As expected, technology companies, tech trade groups and privacy organizations sent a letter today to the President Barack Obama, various members of Congress, and governmental security officials, urging reform of the U.S. government’s surveillance practices.<p>Tech companies represented by groups that …

Surveillance

Someone is attacking government websites, and a new anonymous hacking group is taking credit

Last Monday the central internet portal controlling all of Maine's government websites went down for about three hours, due to a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. On Tuesday Maine.gov went down again, this time only for two hours.<p>A hacking group called Vikingdom2015 took …

Pilot: US Government Claims Of Plane Wi-Fi Hacking Wrong And Irresponsible

The US government released a report yesterday warning of security threats facing modern aircraft, leading to stories from major publications claiming in-flght Wi-Fi could be hacked to take control of a passenger plane. But according to Dr Phil Polstra, a qualified pilot and professor of digital …

In-flight Entertainment

In-flight Wi-Fi is 'direct link' to hackers

Aeroplanes with in-flight Wi-Fi are vulnerable to hacks by passengers and could be targeted by a "malicious attacker" on the ground, a US report has …

Target settles with MasterCard for $19M over data breach

Target has ended a dispute with MasterCard over the 2013 data breach at the retail giant's stores by agreeing to pay up to $19 million to credit-card issuers worldwide.<p>The money will compensate them for the costs of canceling accounts, creating new accounts and sending out new cards, the companies …

Identity Theft

Cybersecurity firm accused of staging data breaches to extort clients

Have you ever heard of a cybersecurity firm called Tiversa? No? Well, you'll likely be hearing about it a lot in the coming weeks, because an ex-employee is accusing it of fraud. Richard Wallace, one of its former investigators, has recently testified against the firm in a Washington DC courtroom. …

Russia and China promise not to hack each other

Russia and China have further solidified their growing friendship this week by making a cybersecurity pact. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the two countries have sworn not to launch cyberattacks against each other. They've also agreed to an exchange not only of technologies, but also of …

Security experts warn of bogus emails containing malware disguised as Microsoft's new program

Some hackers are exploiting Microsoft's offer of free upgrades to its new Windows 10 operating system.<p>Security researchers are warning about a wave of bogus spam emails with malicious attachments, labeled as if they're legitimate copies of the new program.<p>The attachments contain a "ransomware" …

Ultra-secure Turing Phone now available to reserve online

Right at the beginning of July, Turing Robotics announced a brand new phone which promised to be ultra-durable and ridiculously secure. Now, the phone is available to reserve online. There are three colors to choose from: Beowulf, Pharaoh and Cardinal. Those will be available in three storage …

Hacks turn Square's reader into a card-stealing machine (updated)

As helpful as a Square Reader may be for purchases at trendy stores, you'll want to watch out -- in the right circumstances, they can also be used to steal your credit card info. Security researchers have discovered that you can physically disable the encryption the device uses to protect your …

Identity Theft

Six bailed teenagers accused of cyber attacks using Lizard Squad tool

Suspects arrested under suspicion of launching denial of service attacks on newspapers, schools, retailers and games companies using Lizard Stresser<p>Six teenagers have been released on bail on suspicion of using hacking group Lizard Squad’s cyberattack tool to target websites and services.<p>The six …

Cyber-attacks

Hackers can trick self-driving cars into taking evasive action

Lidar sensor can be fooled into seeing fake people, cyclists, cars or walls with a $60 system built out of Raspberry Pi and a laser pointer<p>Hackers can easily trick self-driving cars into thinking that another car, a wall or a person is in front of them, potentially paralysing it or forcing it to …

Autonomous Cars

Hacker stole 'security-sensitive' data from Mozilla to target Firefox users

Firefox users were targeted via a browser exploit that was patched last month, after a hacker broke into Mozilla’s bug-tracking system ‘Bugzilla’ to steal data about potential weaknesses.<p>Mozilla says that the hacker managed to access Bugzilla’s “security-sensitive” information, which unlike the …

The rate of Chinese hacking attempts is slowing down

There have been so many large China-based hacking attempts in recent memory that they've started to feel like daily occurrences. Mercifully, though, it appears as if the rate of intrusions is slowing down. Multiple security executives talking to <i>Reuters</i> believe that the rate of Chinese-origin data …

The US and China want to set ground rules for cyberwarfare

Arms control treaties already do a lot to prevent extreme abuses of real-world weaponry, so why shouldn't they apply to virtual conflicts? The US and China certainly think that makes sense. According to sources speaking to the <i>New York Times</i>, the two countries are negotiating a deal that would set …