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After NSA encryption-cracking revelation, can we trust Internet security?

Blue LEDs on a row of servers indicate that everything is running smoothly, at the Google data center in Douglas County, Georgia.<p>News that the NSA can break or bypass a variety of digital encryption tools has researchers second-guessing the strength of Internet security products they previously …

Bullet Block Explained!

The Science of Hyperloop

Firewall: a new audiovisual instrument built from a Kinect and Lycra

<i>This article was taken from the August 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Are We Ready To Hack The Animal Kingdom?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Hackers.<p><b>About Stewart Brand's TEDTalk</b><p>Mankind has driven species after species extinct. Now Stewart Brand says, we have the technology to bring back the species that we wiped out. So should we? Which ones? He asks a big question whose answer is closer than you …

The Giant Hurdle For The Internet Of Things

Can smart devices work in harmony?<p>Everyone's talking about the Internet of Things, a proposed network of intelligent devices that could one day automate much of the world around us. HVAC and lighting systems would adjust depending on a user's whereabouts. Lawns would know when to water themselves. …

Liquipel debuts Skins to protect your phone from physical damage

We've highly regarded Liquipel for its clever "watersafe" nanocoating, which has been known to give phones the same protection from liquids and other materials as an IPX7-certified device. That doesn't prevent physical damage from occurring, however, so the company's announcing Skins, its answer to …

Users of 'darknet' websites advised to dump Windows

Users of the Tor anonymous browsing service have been advised to stop using Windows, following the discovery of a vulnerability in the Mozilla Firefox web browser that could be used to expose their identities.<p>Tor is a free encrypted network that conceals a user’s location or internet use from …

Unroll.me, A Startup That Battles Junk Mail And Manages Subscriptions, Says It Has 100K+ Subscribers

We’ve written about Unroll.me, a service that helps users manage their junk email and subscriptions, before — most recently when it was redesigned in April. Now the company is sharing some stats about its growth.<p>For one thing, it says it has more than 100,000 subscribers. It also says that more …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are …

The 10 Coolest Things You Can 3-D Print Right Now

Cameras, guitars, RC aircraft and more!<p>One survey of the 3-D printing landscape will quickly show you that it's brimming with novelty items and useless junk. But don't let that overwhelm you! We sorted through the clutter to create this list of 10 projects that are both awesome and practical.<p>Don't …

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …

At just over $25, this is the world's cheapest computer. No keyboard, no screen, yet the "Raspberry Pi" has sold almost 1.5 million units in 18 months: http://ow.ly/nb72Q

Tumblr Users Are Revolting Over Anti-Porn Policies

We first saw news of the petition on The Daily Dot.<p>Recently, Tumblr blocked users from searching for blogs posted under hashtag categories like #NSFW (Not Safe For Work), #Gay, #Porn, and so on.<p>Also at play: Many in the Tumblr community are still upset Yahoo bought the blogging network, and see the …

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Samsung announces 3,000 MB/s enterprise SSD, shames competition

The ink has barely dried on Samsung's last SSD announcement and the South Korean manufacturer has already made it obsolete by orders of magnitude. This 2.5-inch enterprise-class SSD isn't for us regular Joes, but if you thought the company's EVO 840's 540 MB/s was zippy, hold on to your desk chair. …

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Others Call for More NSA Transparency

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft are part of a broad alliance of technology companies and civil liberties groups that will tomorrow demand …

BitTorrent launches beta test of its P2P-based Sync service, adds Android app

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FYI: Why Do Humans Like Fizzy Drinks?

Apparently we like them with the part of our sensorium that evolved to detect spoilage.<p>Drinking carbonated water has been in vogue since at least 1767, and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. So what gives us our taste for the sparkling stuff?<p>It's still not completely clear what characterizes the …