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The Week In Drones: Flying Cameras At The Olympics, A Corvette Sinkhole, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a round-up of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Targets, Tracked</b><p>Metadata+ is a smartphone app that alerts users to the time and location of drone strikes …

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Cyber attack on bitcoin a big warning to currency's users | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A massive cyber attack from unknown sources that has been spamming bitcoin exchanges is highlighting some of the dangers people can encounter when they exchange cash for digital currencies like the bitcoin, experts said on Wednesday.<p>Some of Bitcoin enthusiast Mike Caldwell's …

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FORTUNE — In recent weeks, the arrest of Bitcoin Foundation’s Charlie Shrem and the near collapse of Mt. Gox, the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, have added plenty more debate over the virtual currency’s survival and future. Of all the talk, however, what’s often overlooked is that the payment …

Ready to break the internet? Netflix’s “House of Cards” premiere is a big test of how video gets to you

“My wife and I like to lay in bed and watch Netflix,” Tom Wheeler, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, said the other day. But when their internet connection slows down, breaking up the video feed, Wheeler’s wife is incredulous: “You’re chairman of the FCC,” she says to him. “Why …

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Silk Road 2 loses $2.7m in bitcoins in alleged hack

<b>The anonymous online marketplace Silk Road 2 says it has been hacked resulting in the loss of all its customers' bitcoins.</b><p>An administrator for the site said hackers had manipulated computer code enabling them to withdraw $2.7m (£1.6m) worth of the virtual currency.<p>It follows similar attacks on two …

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Coding Cupboard Is A New U.K. Crowdsourced Marketplace For Budding Devs To Get Project Work

A new crowdsourced marketplace aiming to connect up budding coders with businesses needing to find developers to do one-off project work has launched today in beta in the U.K.<p>Called Coding Cupboard it’s the sister side of Concept Cupboard — a creative industries talent-finding web platform that …

This $10 Billion Company You've Never Heard Of Is The Reason Your Internet Is Fast

It isn't NBC or your cable provider. It's a company based out of Massachusetts with a funny-sounding name that few outside of tech have heard of: Akamai— which is Hawaiian for "intelligent," in case you were wondering.<p>In essence, what it does is simple: it makes everything you do on the Internet …

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Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

Grains Of Sand Magnified x300 Reveal Dazzling Images

A grain of sand is so small and finite that our eyes are unable to render any significant detail.<p>It often just looks like a shiny or dark grain of …

33 Gooey, Cheesy Super Bowl Party Recipes

From monkey bread to queso, here are 33 addictively cheesy things to serve this Sunday.<p>On no other day do we so recklessly consume thousands of calories in food and beer as we do on Super Bowl Sunday. And while there are plenty of delicious veggie options, not to mention wings a-plenty, let's be …

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Computer training for ADHD doesn't deliver - Futurity

Computer-based training programs for children with ADHD don't work—and many don't even target the right part of the memory.

Did Ancient Aliens Build Giant Stone Boxes in Egypt?

As usual, the answer to every headline question is, "probably not," but I'll leave this for you to decide.<p>My good friend Dr. Steven Novella sent me this video in the hopes that we might talk about it on this week's Skeptics' Guide to the Universe (which we do - look for our discussion to come out …

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Tumult Hype 2.5 Brings Responsive Design to HTML5 Animations

We’re pleased to announce the release of Tumult Hype 2.5! Tumult Hype is our award-winning HTML5 animation builder for OS X which is widely used by …

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Platform Architecture<p>Provide robust content management capabilities to marketing teams, economically.<p>Boundless Experience<p>A Future-Proof CMS that …

Belkin Everything, Tablets, Razer Edge, Dyson, Chromecast [Deals]

We're unabashed fans of Belkin's iconic swiveling travel surge protector, and Amazon has the 2.1 Amp model (which is the one you want if you own a …

Sneaky "Honey Encryption" Stops Hackers By Drowning Them in Phony Data

It seems like no matter how much companies may try to up their defenses, there will always be some industrious young hacker who manages to evade …

Android Device Manager updated, adds password prompt and bug fixes

Back in August Google introduced Android Device Manager, finally giving us a built-in “phone finder” solution for Android. Although not nearly as feature complete as many third-party programs, ADM is still a valuable tool for most users.<p>Bringing an extra layer of security to ADM, Google has now …

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Android Device Manager Update Adds Account Password Challenge When Opened [APK Download]

The Android Device Manager app could really save your bacon if you misplace a device, but it could also be a serious pain if someone else opens it. …

Bitcoin Investors Ask For 'Safe Harbor' Exceptions In Proposed 'BitLicense' Regulations

Bitcoin’s reputation may have been bruised by its connection to the Silk Road black market and Monday’s indictment of Bitcoin Foundation vice chairman Charlie Shrem. But a panel of Bitcoin-focused investors argued to New York financial regulators Tuesday that Bitcoin’s criminal use is the exception …

New domain suffixes including '.guru' and '.bike' available from today

US company Donuts Inc. will be releasing a flurry of new domain suffixes including ".financial", ".guru" and ".bike".<p>Donuts, a US-based internet …

Rise Of The Insect Drones

Nature spent millions of years perfecting flapping-wing flight. Now engineers can reproduce it with machines.<p>Five years ago, Richard Guiler and Tom Vaneck were sitting at a bar a few blocks from their office, trying to take their minds off work. For nearly a year, the two engineers had been …

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Smartphone controlled paper airplane skyrockets on Kickstarter

The makers of the PowerUp 2.0 uncontrolled paper airplane module have stepped up their game, adding mobile device controls and longer battery life, to help you achieve new heights.<p>In the prime of our childhood – or adult – paper airplane crafting careers, we’ve all worked toward extending our …

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Google Announces Frames And Shades For Google Glass, Available Starting Today For $225

Questions about Google Glass and conventional prescription glasses have been flying since the project was announced, but Google finally seem ready to …

Two weeks with a Nest Thermostat

I replaced a perfectly good programmable thermostat with one ridiculously more expensive. But was it worth it?<p>"It cost how …