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Gang of hackers behind nude celebrity photo leak routinely attacked iCloud

A gang of hackers who collected and traded nude pictures of female celebrities by routinely breaking into Apple's iCloud system were the source of private photographs leaked online, new evidence shows.<p>Private photos and videos of more than 100 mostly female American and British stars were released …

Hackers Reportedly Use a Police Tool to Access iCloud Data

While Apple has denied that its iCloud service was at fault in last week’s leaking of nude celebrity photos, Wired is reporting that attackers are using a forensic tool marketed for law enforcement officials to download backups of victims’ iCloud accounts.<p>Writer Andy Greenberg spent time on the …

Emoji: the first truly global language?

I sent one this morning. My pal texted to say that she was in that most invidious of contemporary social tangles: someone was offering her a Kate Bush spare but she had already committed herself elsewhere. Me, I was busy thinking about emoji. I didn't have time to deal with someone else's heartache …

Foldit Video Gamers Join the Fight Against Ebola Virus

Several vaccines are already in the pipeline to counter the devastating threat posed by the Ebola virus in Africa, but game players are using a collaborative puzzle program called Foldit to help look for new treatments. The online game, which was created by University of Washington researchers in …

Ecuador gives details of new digital currency

<b>The Ecuadorean government has released more details of its plans to create what it calls the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank.</b><p>Central bank officials say the electronic money, as yet unnamed, will start circulating in December.<p>The new money will be used alongside the existing …

Study: Social networks are making you distrustful and unhappy

Facebook's 2012 experiment, while controversial, showed that what other people post on social media can alter moods. Apparently, though, that's not the only thing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others of their ilk can do: according to a study by two European researchers, social media could also …

Radiohead has released new music through their trippy app

Work on a new album is supposed to begin this month<p>Radiohead have some new music out this week, but it isn't on sale or available for download in any of the usual places. Instead, the band has updated their trippy PolyFauna app with a bunch of new sounds and visuals for the first time since its …

What The World Thinks A Cashless Future Will Look Like [Infographic]

There are well-established adages about time, money and technology that seem to have been accepted as universal truth: time equals money; money doesn’t grow on trees; need is the mother of invention…to name just a select few.<p>And at PayPal, we’re hoping to create new ones that will be part of our …

Associated Press News

Robotics: How machines see the world

Autonomous bots like self-driving cars don’t see the world like us. Frank Swain discovers why this could be a problem.<p>Can you tell the difference between a human and a soda can? For most of us, distinguishing an average-sized adult from a five-inch-high aluminium can isn’t a difficult task. But to …

University of London

Artificial blood that’s better than the real thing

Each week on the BBC World Service programme The Forum, a global thinker from the worlds of philosophy, science, psychology or the arts is given a minute to put forward a radical, inspiring or controversial idea – no matter how improbable – that they believe would change the world.<p>This week, …

Canadian Literature

MIT study says robot overlords could make for happier human workers

New research from MIT reckons that robots controlling human tasks in manufacturing is not only more efficient than flesh-and-blood middle-management, but <i>preferred</i> by people that do the work too. Automation in the manufacturing process has been around for decades, but the new study aimed to seek out …

Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet into a Robotic Hivemind

Robo Brain isn’t exactly feasting on the internet. That implies a level of choice, or agency. What’s happening to Robo Brain is closer to force-feeding, as researchers from four different universities regularly cram its cloud-based computational system with data collected from the internet. So far, …

Good Ideas: Date Rape Drug Detecting Fingernail Polish

A group of students from North Carolina State University are developing Undercover Colors, a line of fingernail polishes that can detect the presence …

Robo Brain teaches robots how to understand the world

For a robot to be able to wash clothes, vacuum carpets or serve you cocktails on a Friday night, it needs to be loaded with the appropriate software and data. In the future, though, a robot will easily be able pull info they need to do those things (and more) from a single online service called …

Hands-On With Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New Video Creation App

Instagram has just launched a brand new standalone app called Hyperlapse, which focuses entirely on mobile video creation.<p>The app <i>looks</i> dead simple, but is actually doing a lot in the background. When you first open Hyperlapse, you’ll go through a very quick tutorial and are then sent straight into …

Napa earthquake as mapped by social media posts

Mapping software company Esri creates a real-time interactive map on the 6.0-magnitude quake filled with information from people's Twitter updates and YouTube videos.<p>The first way many people likely found out about the 6.0-magnitude quake that shook Napa, Calif., on Sunday was through social media. …

How to quickly unsubscribe from 'liked' Facebook pages

Facebook Cleanser can help you scrub your feed clean, but you can accomplish much the same thing in Facebook's settings.<p>I think one reason people get so fed up with Facebook is that their feeds get so cluttered with junk, they rarely see the things they actually care about -- you know, baby …

Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand | Design

Today at 10am PST, Instagram is lifting the veil on Hyperlapse, one of the company's first apps outside of Instagram itself. Using clever algorithm …

One of science's most baffling questions? Why we yawn

Yawning has puzzled scientists for more than two millennia. But could a new theory settle the question once and for all? David Robson investigates.<p>Mid-conversation with Robert Provine, I have a compelling urge, rising from deep inside my body. The more I try to quash it, the more it seems to …

Neurology

How to speak the language of thought

We are now beginning to crack the brain’s code, which allows us to answer such bizarre questions as “what is the speed of thought?”<p>When he was asked, as a joke, to explain how the mind works in five words, cognitive scientist Steven Pinker didn't hesitate. "Brain cells fire in patterns", he …

The amateur geneticist who surprised science

Kim Goodsell is unlucky enough to have two very rare diseases. Her doctors blamed coincidence, but was it? She taught herself genetics to find out, and as she tells Ed Yong, no-one expected what she would discover.<p>Kim Goodsell was running along a mountain trail when her left ankle began turning …

RoboThespian: the first commercial robot that behaves like a person

You don't have to be paranoid to think there are eyes following you around the Cornwall warehouse that is home to Engineered Arts.<p>Indeed, if you were not being watched, there would be something wrong, as those eyes belong to robots made by the British company that has become an industry leader by …

John McAfee's call to arms: If you want freedom, resist Google (video)

Cybersecurity pioneer and outspoken playboy John McAfee has a message for people using Google.<p>Wise up.<p>If you think that Google’s collection of personal data is innocuous, McAfee wants you to think again.<p>“Google … would like us to believe that if we have nothing to hide, we should not mind if …

The man who created the first pop-up ad says 'sorry'

"I'm sorry. Our intentions were good."<p>Ethan Zuckerman was a designer and programmer for the early web-hosting service Tripod.com when a car company freaked out. The unspecified manufacturer had bought a banner ad on a page that "celebrated anal sex," and was not too pleased at the association of …

One Codex Wants To Be The Google For Genomic Data

As hospitals and public health organizations switch to using genomic data for testing, searching through genomic data can still take some time. Y Combinator-backed startup, One Codex, wants to help researchers, clinicians and public health officials, who have sequenced more than 100,000 genomes and …

How Far Will Twitter Go To Attract New Users?

When starting a company, appealing to a narrow niche of passionate customers is a good strategy. As Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham put it: “[Y]ou can either build something a large number of people want a small amount, or something a small number of people want a large amount. Choose the …

Google's 'YouTube Music Key' Subscription Service Outed in Leak

Details of Google's long-rumored YouTube music subscription service appear to have leaked, if screenshots posted by the blog Android Police prove to be accurate. "Music Key," as it is apparently known, will apply to both YouTube and Google Play Music, allowing unlimited streaming, offline storage …

The 10 Best Things From September 2014

Some things are just... better.<p>Each month at Popular Science, we sift through a mountain of new products—everything from gadgets and tools to books and movies—so that you don't have to.<p>View the gallery below to see 10 of our favorite things hitting the shelves (or are already on them) this …

Jack Dorsey’s protesting in Ferguson offers a clue of why he founded Twitter in the first place

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has been among the throngs of people protesting in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, who was killed by police nine days ago. Dorsey, a St. Louis, Missouri, native, has been marching and, of course, tweeting his …