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Hillary Clinton tweets ‘Delete your account’ at Donald Trump — the internet gets it, and runs with it

Donald Trump’s Twitter game may be a source of great engagement or amusement to many, but for Hillary Clinton, a three-word tweet aimed at her …

Rapid7 Measures Internet's Unsecured Services

A recent Internet scan threw a bucket of cold water on the notion that wonky, unsecured services have been significantly reduced from the …

After LinkedIn heist, here's how Microsoft is tightening password security

LinkedIn's latest list of leaked credentials is helping Microsoft refine its list of banned passwords as it also issues new best-practice …

Google Could End Passwords Forever With This Innovation

A new innovation from Google could either be a futuristic life-improver or a creepy method of biometric surveillance, depending on how seriously you …

​Don't laugh: Google's Parsey McParseface is a serious IQ boost for computers

Google offers free use of SyntaxNet technology, a boon to anyone trying to get computers to understand natural human language.<p>Google has a big gift for anyone trying to fulfill the promise of artificial intelligence: software that helps computers understand human speech and text.<p>The parser …

Artificial Intelligence

Designers can now test app UX with CanvasFlip

Designers have a new tool at their arsenal, and it may help them create UX that is close to perfect without relying too heavily on user feedback.<p>Called CanvasFlip, the tool takes wireframed apps and tracks how we use them. As someone migrates their way between views, CanvasFlip tracks what actions …

Apps

These Earbuds Will Give You Bionic Super-Hearing

<b>Correction appended Wednesday, March 2</b><p>The world is a prison. As I close my front gate, it slams like a heavy cell door securing itself shut. My …

Hacker hijacks Dridex botnet to serve free antivirus

If you need a reminder that the term “hacker” should not have a negative connotation, this one is for you. Security firm Avira recently noticed that someone had hijacked the Dridex botnet to send users its free antivirus software instead of malware.<p>A botnet (a term formed from the words robot and …

Here's how much Google paid that guy who bought google.com for a minute

Google’s own domain was bought from under its nose for $12 in October, and Google just revealed how much money it paid to get it back.<p>After seeing …

Stratio’s LinkSquare can scan your food or drugs to test their authenticity

How do you really know that the food or medicine you’re about to ingest is what the package label says it is? With the LinkSquare from Stratio, you can actually run a test to get confirmation.<p>Stratio is unveiling its new LinkSquare infrared scanner for food, pharmaceuticals, materials, and physical …

Landmark Algorithm Breaks 30-Year Impasse

A theoretical computer scientist has presented an algorithm that is being hailed as a breakthrough in mapping the obscure terrain of complexity …

Nokia's $60,000 virtual reality camera is now available for pre-order

In July, Nokia announced an interesting new direction for the company in the form of the Ozo, a ball-shaped, virtual reality camera aimed at …

The secret hackers trying to bring down ISIS

In July, a threat emerged from an ISIS-associated Twitter account with few followers. The account alluded to an upcoming terror attack at a beach resort in Tunisia. Just a month before, a similar attack left 38 dead.<p>It may have gone undetected if it weren't for a rogue hacker group called Ghost …

Terrorism

Hackers, Activists, Journos: How to Build a Secure Burner Laptop

A researcher modded a laptop specifically designed to ward off malware attacks at airport security.<p>Security researcher Georg Wicherski recalls a friend who was once stopped at the airport on his way to the Black Hat hacking conference. Security took his laptop, supposedly for a routine X-ray, but …

System Hardening Guide

The purpose of system hardening is to eliminate as many security risks as possible. Hardening is the process of securing a system by reducing its …

Linux

Here's why YouTube Red named its product... that

YouTube Red, Google’s new premium video service, was officially announced today and the internet is already drawing references to a porn site with a similar name. So why <i>did</i> YouTube decide to name its latest product Red?<p>“Choosing a name for a product is a challenging thing,” a YouTube executive said …

YouTube Red

Google is investing $100 million in a security company, CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike was founded by two ex-McAfee execs in 2011.<p>It offers a cloud tool that helps governments and enterprises discover and stop an attack as it it occurring (that can be harder problem to solve than it sounds).<p>While security companies tend to not talk much about the customers that use their …

Venture Capital

9 ways project management software can simplify complex projects

When you’re building your business, you want to make sure everyone is on the same page. But that can be most difficult when large-scale, complex technical projects with multiple teams or stakeholders involved are underway. That’s why I asked nine members from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the …

Project Management

Samsung sets up 200-person team to build displays for Apple

Anyone who dreams of Apple giving a “This is Sparta!”-style thrust-kick to rival Samsung, forever booting it out of Cupertino’s production process, is going to be sorely disappointed.<p>If anything, Apple’s leaning more heavily than ever on its longtime frenemy, with new reports claiming Samsung …

Samsung

Artist Scratches Away Pigments to Reveal Spectacular Scenes Celebrating Nature

Artist Cathie Bleck scratches away handmade pigments and black ink on clayboard to reveal splendid nature scenes revolving around ideas of spirituality, mythology, and the interconnectedness of the world. Sensual goddesses, winged creatures, and all kinds of wildlife loom larger than life in her …

Art

A Photographer Lovingly Captures the Unlikely Bond between His Family and an Orphaned Bird | Colossal

<p>The stories of a unique bond between a child and their pet are as timeless as they come, but rarely does the pet have wings. Such is the case with …

Neo smartpen N2 instantaneously sends handwritten words and doodles to its iOS/Android app

Today, NeoLAB officially launched its Neo smartpen N2 following a wildly successful Kickstart campaign that raised more than over $350,000. Even more impressive is that the original goal was just $20,000. After selling some 2,500 pens during the initial round of crowdfunding, those that missed out …

Apps

Portable media player gives North Koreans illicit window on the world

£35 device allows residents to listen to pop music and watch South Korean soaps, Hollywood films and outside news programmes, despite government restrictions<p>A £35 portable media player is providing many North Koreans with a window to the outside world despite the government’s efforts to keep them …

North Korea

Wild watches: Indies stir passions at Baselworld 2015

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1154000/1154190_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524683642_97c27df852c95c79066bd537e744b94f<p><b>In all likelihood you've never seen a watch quite like the Astronomia Tourbillon.</b><p>Inside its domed sapphire case, a spinning 288-sided diamond …

Industrial Designer

Luxe proves on-demand parking is big … $20M series A round big

Series A Round

Xiaomi Introduces A GoPro-Style Action Camera That Costs Just $64

Xiaomi is back with another reminder that it doesn’t just make phones. (Despite dethroning Samsung as the top selling smartphone company in China.) Xiaomi’s latest device is a GoPro-like camera which, as we’ve come to expect, is selling for a fraction of its U.S. rival’s price.<p>A GoPro Hero, the …

Blub Uno USB desk clock uses 1950’s Nixie tubes to display time, temperature and more

Designer Duncan Hellmers is making use of 1950’s cathode tubes to build his new retro USB desk clock. Much like the products found in our ongoing Small States feature, the Blub Uno is being created with a focus on blending old-school aesthetics and components with modern design.<p>Head below for more …

Remote Controls

On Its First Birthday, Slack Declares Itself The “Fastest Growing Business App” Ever

And its daily users have doubled twice in six months.<p>Slack could be the only business application that doesn't provoke regular bursts of homicidal rage from its users, and instead, on occasion, prompts real joy.<p>The corporate chat tool — or "essential team communication platform" — is celebrating …

Startups

This Stunning App Made Me Wish All Textbooks Were On iPad

When I say textbook, you probably think something along the lines of “boring” or “meh,” but a new app called Earth, A Primer for iOS brings boring old geology textbooks into the addictive, interactive future.<p>The app is a beautiful way to explore the world and how it came to be. The app takes the …

Apps