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Why are so many toys vulnerable to hacking?

I keep hoping we’ve reached peak vulnerable gadgets, only to hear about another unsecured device. Toys in particular continue being exposed as privacy and security nightmares that anyone with a slight desire to investigate can uncover. This week in toy privacy nightmares, a company called Spiral …

This company figured out how to run Wordpress on .Net

I don’t think there are many web applications as widely used as WordPress. It powers a vast swathe of the Internet, ranging from blogs and news websites, to e-commerce sites. And wouldn’t it be nicer if it was a little bit faster?<p>Enter PeachPie. This Czech startup has developed a platform that can …

We Challenge You Not To Yawn

Serious Security: Understanding the ‘P’ in ‘VPN’

A concerned Naked Security reader called Greg recently asked us to say a few words about Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs.<p>You’ll see why he was …

The P.E Geek

I’m super excited to finally announce a project I’ve been working on for quite some time – my brand new podcast ‘The PE Geek TV‘.<p>The PE Geek TV is my …

Physical Education

Jump the line and get Windows 10 right now

As you're no doubt aware, today is Windows 10 launch day. If you're already registered for the new OS, now it's just a waiting game as Microsoft pushes out the update.<p>Don't want to wait? You don't have to: There's actually a Windows 10 download page where you can grab the OS right now. Although it …

Software

How to install El Capitan safely on your Mac right now

If you’ve got an Apple developer account and a Mac, you might want to instal the latest OS X 10.11, better known as El Capitan, onto your machine right now.<p>Until it’s out of beta, though, you might want to consider installing it on a second partition of your Macintosh, in case things get wonky. It …

Operating Systems

Stephen's Web ~ Is Slack the new LMS?

Slack is a team communications tool. I've heard a lot of good things about it recently, though I haven't used it myself for anything serious (it's an …

Chatbots

6 Top Programming Languages For Mobile Development

The language you choose for mobile development can be the difference between great success and tremendous frustration. There are options -- but only …

11 DIY Cleaning Hacks That Leave No Excuse For A Messy Home

Getty Images<p>Keeping a clean home is an art form. At first it may seem like dusting and tidying will get you there, but in reality, beginners often have NO idea what to do with the caked-on food in the microwave or the funky goo that gets stuck on the oven racks.<p>Thankfully, there are hacks to clean …

Cleaning

60 Open Source and Free Mac Apps « Mac.AppStorm

We regularly feature commercial software on AppStorm, so decided it was time to bring a roundup of completely free (and often open source) apps to …

Photographer explores her struggle with anxiety in surreal portraits

Anxiety and depression can often be an alienating experience. Between social stigma and personal struggle, it can be difficult for those who suffer …

The physics of Doctor Who's awesome time-traveling ship aren't exactly science fiction

Characters in "Doctor Who" are always amazed by its unassuming appearance (it looks like a blue police box from the 1960s) and that it's much bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.<p>But what we really want to know is how does it work, and when can we have one?<p>Physicists Ben Tippett and Dave …

Physics

Medium introduces Letters, a new delivery method for blog posts

Medium is announcing Letters, a new way for writers to connect with their readers.<p>Letters harkens back to the days of writing physical letters, but repackages them as blog posts. Medium says Letters has value “especially in today’s world of endless information streams.”<p>When a Letter is written via …

Design

​Peppermint: Desktop Linux for the cloud generation

Peppermint combines Ubuntu Linux with Google's Chromium Web browser and cloud services for a modern take on the desktop.<p>If you don't mind being …

15 New Uses for Old VHS Tapes

Videocassettes may have gone out of circulation, but that doesn't mean they've gone out of fashion. Take a look at what you can do with your VHS …

Haunting chalkboard drawings, frozen in time for 100 years, discovered in Oklahoma school

By Elahe Izadi<p>, Staff writer<p>Teachers and students scribbled the lessons — multiplication tables, pilgrim history, how to be clean — nearly 100 years ago. And they haven’t been touched since.<p>This week, contractors removing old chalkboards at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City made a startling …

Education

Student Ambassadors in Palo Alto Bring Flipboard to Their Schools

<i>“It’s all about the vibe and the hype”—Liam Shalon, one of Flipboard’s first-ever student ambassadors, on how to run a successful street team program.</i><p>Along with schoolwork, extracurriculars and Kanye, there was another subject on a handful of Palo Alto teens’ minds recently: Flipboard. A small team …

Silicon Valley

If Google Was A Guy

Vine Magician Needs Only 6 Seconds to Melt Your Brain

<i>UPDATE, Jan. 21, 2:24 p.m</i>: The original copy of the YouTube video above was deleted by its user. The clip above is a different copy of the video …