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Talk of an RSA Boycott Grows After Reports It Colluded With the NSA

A boycott may be brewing against security company RSA’s annual conference, in the wake of reports that the company used encryption technology that …

A big winner in the driverless-car revolution: Television

There’s a lot of blue-sky thinking going on about the rise of robot cars. And the advent of such vehicles might not be as far off as you think. Major auto executives claim cars that can handle most of the driving themselves could be available by the end of the decade (paywall).<p>It’ll be much longer …

Autonomous Cars

Google Has Designed A Throat Tattoo That Is Also A Lie Detector

The tattoo isn't permanent — it's applied to a sticky substance on the skin.<p>The intent of the device is to allow someone to wear a communications device on their throat, keeping a mobile phone or similar device in their pocket. The tattoo communicates with the device, transmitting conversation. …

Associated Press News

These get me every time

Motor Authority

Forza Motorsport 5 to feature just 200 cars, no Nürburgring

Oh, dear. It seems <i>Forza Motorsport 5</i>'s publishers, Turn 10 Studios, have just kicked an own goal in the ongoing battle between the XBox One exclusive and its Sony Playstation rival, <i>Gran Turismo 6</i>. It's come to light that FM5 will make do with a mere 200 cars and just 14 tracks when it hits shelves …

Rough Crafts 'Stealth Bullet' Sportster

The rise of Winston Yeh and Rough Crafts in the custom world is nothing short of meteoric. Any remaining doubts that he’s one of the world’s top Harley builders were erased when he took home a trophy at the last AMD World Championship at first attempt.<p>This is Stealth Bullet, the 2008-model …

2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale

Maranello smothers the 458 Italia with some very special sauce.<p>We’re of the mind that all Ferraris are <i>speciale.</i> Yes, even the California. We take this observation to be self-evident and universal, a fact of life that even Lamborghini owners, Red Bull Racing fans, and Prius drivers accept and …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

Why I’m leaving the vitamin church

I was ahead of the curve on vitamin D. I've been popping the "sunshine drug" for years – 1,000 International Units a day, religiously, all winter long. I felt smug when The New York Times finally caught up to me.<p>"Vitamin D promises to be the most talked-about and written-about supplement of the …

High Blood Pressure

Why is Call of Duty: Ghosts 720p on Xbox One and 1080p on PlayStation 4?

"The internet seems to think it’s a big deal," says Rubin.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Infinity Ward's executive producer Mark Rubin briefly explained last week …

F-bombs away! Twitter map tracks curses in real time

Fiddlesticks! Fracking! Fudge! Nope, not THAT F-word. We're talking about the saucy verb that was supposedly first used in "Flen flyys," a circa-1475 poem that mocked friars for their alleged extracurricular activities with other men's wives. (Seriously, look it up on Wikipedia to spice up your …

Social Media

Microsoft's unXcellent math adventure in new Surface 2 ad

Doing great ads is hard.<p>In fact, I'd say it's harder than math.<p>With math, you have machines that can do it all for you. You just have to punch in the numbers, press enter, and the answer comes out.<p>Which is why it's a touch unfortunate that a new billboard for Microsoft's Surface 2 seems to have …

Time I

Disappearing lives: the world's threatened tribes – in pictures

Photographer Jimmy Nelson spent nearly three years visiting 31 remote and unique tribes and cultures around the world, witnessing their rituals and capturing their traditional dresses, jewellery, weapons and symbols in a series of beautiful portraits. His book, Before They Pass Away, is published …