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How One 24-Year-Old Got $50,000 In Free Uber Rides By Duping Uber's Promo-Code System

Companies such as Uber and Airbnb offer promo codes so that you and your friends can get credits, discounts, and freebies.<p>But a new Fusion report says users have started to exploit these codes to hoard a ton of money in credits for these services.<p>In April, Business Insider's Jim Edwards reported on …

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Hidden heroes of codebreaking history

Your article on Alan Turing (Turings triumph, 15 November, page 7) mentions Lorenz and Colossus. The Axis developed a more powerful machine, Lorenz, to replace Enigma. Although the Lorenz code was broken at Bletchley by Bill Tutte, the solution was so complicated that it took days to translate a …

Yakuza 0 gets a 15 minute trailer

Yakuza 0, the upcoming prequel to Sega's popular gangster series, has a new 15 minute story trailer.<p>Unfortunately it's all in Japanese as the game …

Why iOS vs. Android no longer matters

I know my way around the iPhone as well as I know my own living room. In fact, I know it a little better than my living room, since for the last few years whenever I've been in my living room I've usually been gawping at an iPhone, ignoring everything around me.<p>While my job has required me to …

How Helsinki Became the Most Successful Open-Data City in the World

5 Reasons Not to Buy a Galaxy S5 | Trusted Reviews

A phone for the ages?<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the big tech news of the moment. It could well be this year’s biggest-selling non-Apple phone, and …

5 predictions on the future of databases (from a guy who knows databases)

Michael Stonebraker is a lightning rod in the database world. He knows his stuff, having helped create some of the most-popular database systems …

iPhone 5S Review | Trusted Reviews

There are improvements across the board. While the form factor has remained mostly the same (say for a couple of tweaks to the corners and chamfered …

What papers should everyone read?

This question is (inspired by)/(shamefully stolen from) a similar question at MathOverflow, but I expect the answers here will be quite different.<p>We …

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Why China Mobile Pact Is A Big Deal For Apple And iPhone

The long-rumored and long-awaited distribution deal for the iPhone between Apple and China Mobile, the world’s largest carrier, may reportedly happen this month, with the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> and others saying an agreement is in the works and could be announced on Dec. 18 when China Mobile unveils …

Game|Life Podcast Answers Your Xbox One Questions

Author: Chris Kohler. Chris Kohler Culture<p>Date of Publication: 11.22.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:24 pm. 3:24 pm<p>Happy Xbox One Day! On this episode of …

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Coffee "S'mores" Pie

8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Graham Cracker Crust<p>9 whole graham crackers, ground finely in a food processor<p>2 tablespoons heavy cream<p>2 tablespoons Nutella<p>1 ounce semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted<p>Coffee Ganache<p>12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (do …

Syria: my journey into a nightmare war

I don't know how to feel. Part of me is relieved that I made it back alive, but I feel guilty that my relatives and my people are dying. I have only minor physical injuries, but the mental scars are still there. I don't sleep well at night and I often wake up screaming. Most people in Syria don't …

How Guy Fawkes Inadvertently Created The Word 'Guy'

Four hundred and eight years ago, a Catholic plot to blow up the British Houses of Lords and with it the King of England failed completely.<p>Although a non-event, the attempted bombing had a huge legacy. There was the historical impact, with King James I using it as an excuse to crack down on …

Starbucks must take us for mugs. Teavana can't brew a proper cuppa tea

There's a sign next to where they brew the tea at Teavana. It reads:<p>Some call it steeping to perfection. We call it pre-boarding for your tea journey.<p>I saw that and thought: funny. My mum calls it "mashing".<p>Anyway, Teavana, America's first purpose-built tea bar, backed by Starbucks and newly opened …