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Everything You Need To Know Before Buying And Playing 'Elite: Dangerous'

To say I’m hooked on Elite: Dangerous would be an understatement. I’m sinking an average of 30 hours per week into the game. I’ve programmed a space-themed Spotify playlist for those long voyages between star systems. When those songs aren’t blaring out of my cockpit speakers, I’m streaming in …

Secret US cybersecurity report: encryption vital to protect private data

The NSA files,Encryption,UK security and counter-terrorism,Technology,Espionage,World news,Surveillance,GCHQ,UK news,NSA,US news,MI5,MI6,David Cameron,Politics<p>Newly uncovered Snowden document contrasts with British PM’s vow to crack down on encrypted messaging after Paris attacks<p>A secret US …

Pictures of the Week 1.15.15

Pope Francis

Will autocorrect make you too predictable?

Computers can now identify what you will say before you know yourself, and as philosopher Evan Selinger argues, this could subtly shape your conversations without you realising.<p>Do you know what you really want? Right now, there are computers all over the world busily trying to tell you the answer – …

Rick Springfield's rear is in the clear – pop star's butt did not injure woman

A jury has ruled that 1980s pop star Rick Springfield didn’t injure a woman at a concert a decade ago.<p>The New York state supreme court jury reached its verdict on Friday.<p>Rick Springfield takes the stand to defend his butt from injury claim<p>Read more<p>The singer, known for his 1981 hit Jessie’s Girl, …

DreamWorks accused of 'whitewashing' Ghost in the Shell by casting Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson,Anime,Ghost in the Shell,Science fiction and fantasy,Film,Culture<p>More than 15,000 sign petition demanding an Asian actor is cast in the live action remake of the anime classic

15 Creative Long Exposures Capture a World Unseen

Firefly trails. Fireworks that look like balloons. These are just some of the long exposure photos we've seen over the years that opened us up to a whole new world. Today we're taking a look at 15 photos that took long exposure to a whole new level. These photos captured movement unseen by the …

Photography

The Stars Of The Detroit Auto Show (And Why They Matter)

A total of 55 new vehicles were introduced — 49 of them making their worldwide debut — including pickup trucks like the Nissan Titan XD and Toyota Tacoma, luxury SUVs like the Audi Q7 and Lincoln MKX and future concepts like Chevrolet's 200-mile range plug-in Bolt and Hyundai’s fun Santa Cruz …

Elon Musk wants to spend $10 billion building the internet in space

The plan would lay the foundation for internet on Mars<p>Elon Musk's plan for satellite internet is even more ambitious than originally thought. At a SpaceX event in Seattle on Friday, the Tesla CEO told <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>that his unnamed Space Internet venture could one day stretch all the way to …

Retribution, a dishonest DVD release from Signature Entertainment

A couple of years ago, Peter Strickland’s avant-garde Italian horror homage Berberian Sound Studio was sold in Asda supermarkets with “exclusive” packaging that repositioned the film as if it were the latest entry in the Saw franchise. Beneath a gritty title treatment, a desaturated photograph of a …

[Updated] If You Paid For H1Z1 Early Access, You're Part Of The Problem

<b>[UPDATE: SOE President John Smedley has engaged me on Twitter concerning this article, and he's been very honest and transparent. As such, I've sprinkled the article with various replies from him. After all, there are at least two sides to every story.]</b><p>Hopefully this article doesn’t become a magnet …

Selling

These Are the 9 Dumbest Things Drivers Do

After criticism from Microsoft, Google reveals more Windows security problems

Google's done it again.<p>Early this week, Microsoft was publicly displeased with Google for revealing a Windows security hole that would allow hackers …

Google Is Taking A Page From Apple's 'Sneaky' Playbook And Not Really Killing Glass

Google is instead shifting its attention to focus on the one area where Glass has done reasonably well: businesses. The Glass for Work program has about a dozen partners involved, all of whom are still writing apps for the device, our source says.<p>A business that wants " a 100 [pairs of Glass] …

Google Glass

The Camera In Apple's Next iPhone Might Get A Major Upgrade

Though Apple has improved the cameras on the iPhone each year, this would be the first time the actual image sensor gets a boost in megapixels since 2011, when Apple upgraded the rear-facing camera's 5-megapixel camera to 8 megapixels.<p>The same TechNews Taiwan report mentions a second source that …

Imaging

The Creator Of Linux Has An Attitude And A Foul Mouth, And People Are Angry At Him (Again)

But he regularly inflicts it on others.<p>Imposter Syndrome is the nagging fear that everyone is really better than you, and it drives many a programmer crazy.<p>The combination of his offbeat sense of humor, his confrontational style, and his major potty mouth has made a lot of people angry at him.<p>He'll …

Linux

Beagle 2 spacecraft found intact on surface of Mars after 11 years

So near and yet so far. New images show that the UK’s Beagle 2 successfully landed on the surface of Mars in 2003 but failed to fully deploy its solar panels. Without these, it could not communicate with Earth and scientists lost contact.<p>The discovery images come from the HiRISE camera on Nasa’s …

This Man Captures the Art of Cars on Instagram

Ralph Gilles is Fiat Chrysler Automobiles senior VP of product design. He designed the new Viper. He's also the car guy you should be following on Instagram.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Instagram.com/ralphgilles)</i><p>Ralph Gilles, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles senior VP of product design, has embraced Instagram as both …

All Sony Stores in Canada are closing down

Sony is opening another year with a round of closures of its Sony Stores, in this case all 14 locations within Canada.<p>The Ottawa Citizen first reported the news, later confirming it with a statement from Sony. The business will be redirected to Sony's online store and retail partners, Sony …

DEA kept records of US phone calls for nearly 15 years

The NSA isn't the only American government agency keeping track of phone call metadata... or rather, it wasn't. A Department of Justice court filing has revealed that the Drug Enforcement Administration maintained records of every call made from the US to Iran and other nations for nearly 15 years, …

From page to soundstage: Award-contending films based on books

Long before Hollywood became obsessed with superheroes, the studios looked to the publishing world for content and inspiration. That turned out to be the case this year when a number of books — novels and nonfiction — got turned into prestige films.<p>Here are eight awards contenders that are based on …

How Google Tries To Figure Out Our Hidden Needs

To figure it out, the company conducts an annual "Daily Information Needs" study.<p>Since 2011, the company has selected a group of volunteers to spend three days filling Google in on what they want to know. Eight times a day, at completely random times, Google pings them with the question, "What did …

Google Now

Watch for These Top 5 Sky Events of 2015: Eclipses, Comets, and Planets

Starstruck<p>Lunar eclipses and the innermost planets will take center stage in the heavens.<p>Stay tuned, stargazers—the year ahead offers many heavenly delights, including a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potentially surprising comet.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the …

Astronomy

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

Latest FCC auction shatters spectrum myths

The FCC’s Advanced Wireless Services-3 (AWS-3) auction, which is in its final rounds, has harvested close to $45 billion for the U.S. Treasury, more …

The Next Big Thing Isn't at CES

The narrative surrounding the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show this year is about hardware makers looking for new revenue drivers. The consumer …

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Thailand

One of the founders of Pirate Bay has been arrested under an Interpol warrant as he was crossing into Thailand from Laos.<p>Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij, who uses the alias TiAMO, was detained on Monday by Thai immigration police at a checkpoint in Thailand’s Nong Khai province.<p>Neij, along with other …

The Most Memorable Ads of the 2014 Campaign

Political advertising is a mainstay of American politics. And no political season is complete without instances of the outrageous, offensive, poignant, and funny images that flash across the television screen trying to elect politicians.<p>This year is no exception. While hundreds of thousands of …

Everything You Need to Know About the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

From the models who walked the runway to the performances during the show—all of the VS related news to know.<p><b>Update, 12/10:</b> Watch the performances from last night's show below including Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran.<p>Taylor Swift performs "Style":<p>Ariana Grande performs a medley of songs …

Fashion Modeling

Gaming's Most Ridiculous "Press X" Moments

Whatever <i>Call of Duty Advanced Warfare</i> does now, it will always be remembered for its 'Press X to Pay Respects' funeral moment. Possibly one of the …