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This could be the iCloud flaw that led to celebrity photos being leaked (Update: Apple is investigating)

<b>Update</b>: “We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report,” Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris told Recode.<p><b>Update 2:</b> On September 2, Apple said that the celebrity photo breaches were a targeted attack unrelated to iCloud, but did not address the vulnerability discussed …

DevOps is real, but you can't get it just by buying a tool

We spend a lot of time and energy at Puppet Labs working to understand the impact and growth of DevOps among technology organizations across all industries and countries.<p>We share our learnings with the rest of the tech industry in blog posts, articles, and of course the annual DevOps survey. Our …

Can the FCC clear the way for cities to build broadband? Legal fight heats up over agency’s powers

Gripes about internet speed are common across the country, but in certain towns the complaints have a special twist: the fact that local utilities …

How Municipal Broadband Dies

Municipal broadband has become a surprisingly debated topic on the national level, after Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated that he believes that the FCC has the legal “power” to “preempt state laws that ban competition from community broadband.”<p>In response to …

Interview: Inside Google Brain Founder Andrew Ng's Plans To Transform Baidu

<i>Little known outside China, the Chinese search engine Baidu scored a coup earlier this year when it hired Andrew Ng to be chief scientist and open a new artificial intelligence lab in Silicon Valley. Ng, a Stanford computer science professor who headed the Google Brain AI project and then cofounded</i> …

Freaky Physics Experiment May Prove Our Universe Is A Two-Dimensional Hologram

Everyone knows the universe exists in three dimensions, right? Maybe not. For some time now serious physicists have been pondering the seemingly absurd possibility that three-dimensional space is merely an illusion--and that we actually live in a two-dimensional "hologram."<p>And now scientists at the …

Mysterious Phony Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Calls

Every smart phone has a secondary OS, which can be hijacked by high-tech hackers<p>Like many of the ultra-secure phones that have come to market in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks, the CryptoPhone 500, which is marketed in the U.S. by ESD America and built on top of an unassuming Samsung Galaxy …

Six alternative web browsers you should know about

Most people are only familiar with the “big five” web browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera. But there are hundreds of …

How the web lost its way – and its founding principles

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web 24 years ago he thought he'd created an egalitarian tool that would share information for the greater good. But it hasn't quite worked out like that. What went wrong?<p>In 2009, an American civil rights lawyer created a mashup mapping a neighbourhood …

You can steal data from a computer by touching it

Normally, breaking a PC's security involves either finding security exploits or launching brute force attacks, neither of which is necessarily quick or easy. However, a team at Tel Aviv University has come up with a potentially much simpler way to swipe data from a computer: touch it. If you make …

Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

European Travel

Big Trees and Big Canyons Amaze in This Wild National Park

In addition to sequoias and gorges, California's Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks also contain the point furthest from a road in the lower 48.<p><b>Location: California<br>Sequoia: Established September 25, 1890<br>Kings Canyon: Established March 4, 1940<br>Size: 865,964 acres</b><p>Bigness—big trees and big …

National Parks

24 of Our Readers’ Best Camper Vans

We asked and you delivered. Searching for the best outdoor rigs and a little inspiration to hit the road, we asked our followers to share their adventure vehicles on Instagram using #OutsideMobile. Here are 24 of our favorite setups.<p><i>Photo</i>: Our winning shot! Courtesy of …

Zelda Fitzgerald’s Little-Known Art

When Zelda Sayre married legendary Jazz Age novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald to become <b>Zelda Fitzgerald</b>, she was anointed “the first American flapper” and embarked on one of the most turbulent relationships in literary history. Though best-remembered as a writer and dancer, Zelda, unbeknownst to many, …

Behind the Shot: Climbing New Routes Along the Green River, Utah

<i>See more photos like these in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery.</i><p>Adventure photographer Celin Serbo spends the year photographing top tier athletes, often taking on the same challenges the athletes face to get the shot. In the summer of 2013, Serbo headed to Utah’s Green River with climbers Alex …

Nervana Systems raises $3.3M to build hardware designed for deep learning

Nervana Systems, a San Diego-based startup building a specialized system for deep learning applications, has raised a $3.3 million series A round of …

Advice You Can Run With: 5 Tips on Designing for Mobile

<i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Mobile technology is transforming consumer behavior. Last year, mobile devices were on track to outpace the number of people in the world, and it’s estimated that by 2017, there will be 1.4 mobile …

The Prettiest Newport Mansions You Can Now Stay In

Newport, Rhode Island, is home to some of the country's most majestic mansions, built during a time when greed and compromise didn't matter, and martinis flowed from fountains like something out of F. Scott Fitzgerald's books.<p>Many of these mansions were built for military stays - places to seek …

How Can I Make the Most of Summer's Last Weeks?

<i>A:</i><p>Summer's winding down, but there’s still time for a few more fair-weather hiking trips. Even better: pick one that lets you give back to the forest.<p>Take the volunteer vacations set up through the American Hiking Society that get you outside and donate your time and muscle power to trail …

In Ethiopia, an adrenaline-filled act of faith

Getting to the frescoed, 1,000-year-old cave churches of Ethiopia’s Gheralta Mountains requires climbing sheer rock walls and skirting cliff edges – all without so much as a rope.

Startup Marketing And How Emotion Drives Customer Action

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Kobie Fuller is a principal at Accel Partners.</i><p>Put down the calculator and ignore the data for a second. Contrary to popular belief, startup marketing is not all about quantitative metrics and growth hacking. It’s time to start mapping out what creates a connection between you and your …

It's time for advertisers to leave the wild west of data. Here's why

In the ongoing dialogue surrounding the issue of consumer privacy, one constant has emerged: Consumers today are more willing to trade their personal data for services, incentives and rewards that provide them with value. Why, then, do we continue to see consumer backlash in both traditional and …

How Wi-Fi Could Revolutionize The Way We Use The Web

"When people hear 'Wi-Fi' they say, 'That's that thing that doesn't work very well at my house,'" says Jaime Fink.<p>His company, Mimosa, works with technology that could turn Wi-Fi from a way to save money on our smartphone data plans to an internet connectivity option on par with fiber and leagues …

Healthy Recipes: 5 Muscle-Building Breakfasts

How many times have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Not to sound like a broken record, but it is. What you eat in the …

DataGravity says its time for your storage to smarten up already

DataGravity, the thus-far secretive startup co-founded by Paula Long of EqualLogic fame, is finally ready to talk about its DataGravity Discovery …