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After Bangladesh: How a massive hack shook the banking world

It was the start of a weekend in Bangladesh when an official at the country's central bank checked a printer in a server room. The tray was empty, which was strange. There should have been a sheaf of reports confirming payment instructions sent through the Swift system, the network that connects …

The US government is about to approve the first private trip to the moon

The approval would allow California-headquartered start-up Moon Express to land an unmanned spacecraft and 20-pounds of scientific equipment on the moon in 2017.<p>The pending approval is important in two crucial and related ways. One, it sets a precedent for for-profit companies to work in tandem …

Luscious Lemon Triangles Recipe

"A traditional lemon bar with zest! The addition of lemon zest in both the crust and filling makes this dessert even more …

Are These Really the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America?

Can 5 million user reviews be wrong? Uh, yeah.<p>National best-of roundups are doomed to disappoint. Readers inevitably look for their favorite spots, …

Cloud Computing Becomes A Home For Data Analytics

Analytics — with its massive quantities of data requiring plenty of processing juice and storage space — is a natural fit for the cloud. Organizations are still dipping their toes into the possibilities, but this is about to accelerate dramatically.<p>That’s the takeaway from a recent survey conducted …

Data Warehousing

2-For-1 Tickets To Hawaii On Virgin America

<b>Virgin America is presently offering a 2-for-1 sale for tickets to Hawaii</b>. The available dates are somewhat limited, but I’m sure some people will …

Man Transforms His Bathroom Mirror into a Hi-Tech Device of the Future

Google engineer Max Braun wanted his ordinary bathroom mirror to look more like the futuristic fixtures you'd see in the movies–the kind that transmit information directly onto the mirror. Though these smart products are not yet on the market, the parts for them are fairly easy to obtain. With this …

How to use Android to save on auto repair - Android customization

Your Android device may not be able to fix your car, but you can certainly use it to help narrow down automotive electrical problems and possibly save some money on auto repair and prevent multiple trips to the DEQ. This Android customization project takes us outside, to your car, to tackle a task …

How Women Get Clean Around The World

Illustrations by Abbie Winters<p>We're obsessed with what people in other countries eat, how they dress, and where they hang out -- after all, these habits are ways to understand and embrace cultures and customs that are different from our own. But have you ever thought about how people in other …

Report: Johnny Manziel denies that he hit his ex-girlfriend

Johnny Manziel said that the alleged incident with his ex-girlfriend 'didn't happen.'<p>The reason Johnny Manziel isn't seeking help could be because he …

Life in prison for man who shot wife, put photo on Facebook

A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for fatally shooting his wife eight times during an argument, a slaying that gained international notoriety after he posted a photo of her bloody body on Facebook.<p>Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Yvonne Colodny imposed the maximum possible sentence on …

10 Things Not to Say to an Extroverted Introvert

Know your audience, people.<p><b>1. "I'll let you know what my plans are in a few hours!"</b> Oh, you mean at 10 p.m. when it is currently 2 p.m., and by 10 p.m., god knows where my head will be at, but it's likely it will be on a pillow on the couch while <i>Bridesmaids</i> plays in the background? Yeah, good luck …

Verizon just blatantly betrayed net neutrality by excluding its video app from data caps

The company's Go90 video app now gets special data privileges<p>The FCC's net neutrality rules, passed last year, explicitly ban internet providers from a number of discriminatory measures like throttling and blocking, but there's evidently a huge loophole that every major wireless carrier in the US …

CNN Democratic Debate Recap: From Disagreements to ‘All-Out Political Brawl’

The Democratic presidential election transitioned Thursday night from a largely cordial campaign between Secretary Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders into a jab-filled one over the future of the Democratic Party. Clinton and Sanders voiced disagreements over health care, Wall Street and …

5-star recruit Jonathan Isaac might jump from high school to NBA thanks to new loophole

The NBA Draft could have its first high school player since 2005.<p>One of the top players in the class of 2016 could become the first high school player to enter the NBA Draft in 11 years thanks to a new NCAA rule that allows athletes to pull their names out of the draft following the combine. …

Basketball

Goldie Taylor—The Unapologetic Blackness of Cam Newton

The Panthers’ QB isn’t concerned about the ‘respectability’ of it all. He is focused on winning and makes no apology for enjoying the fruits of his …

9 Awesome Inventions Courtesy Of Kids' Fascinating Imaginations

A fellow inventor helped bring their ideas to life.<p>After recognizing the power of children's imaginations, an inventor decided to help turn kids' fascinating ideas into reality.<p>For his INVENTORS! Project, Dominic Wilcox had more than 450 children and a handful of adults come up with an idea for an …

The long-awaited tech correction is here

But in 2015 the talk peaked, as private company valuations grew to the point where Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of 13-person company Instagram in 2012 now looks cheap, and privately held Uber with no published financial returns and massive losses is supposedly worth more than Ford and GM.<p>On …

The Week in Review: Zika Virus Spreads

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a “public health emergency” this week after previously saying the virus was “spreading explosively” in the Americas. WHO health officials estimated three to four million people across North and South America could be infected by the end of …

Mothballed Launch Sites Stand as Monuments to the US Space Program

Roland Miller spent 25 years photographing aging NASA sites. Now, his images of the historic structures have been brought together in a new …

Space Exploration

Teen Girl Intentionally Gets Pregnant, Says She Has A Very Good Reason For Doing It

0<p>SHARES<p>A 17-year-old schoolgirl and her boyfriend of two months intentionally got pregnant because she wanted a new “best friend,” reports the Daily …

Newest security update for BlackBerry PRIV rolls out

It’s that time of the month again. Always true to its promises, here’s BlackBerry with the monthly security patch for the BlackBerry Priv. As if the …

BlackBerry