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British man hides in the woods for 10 years to escape wife's nagging

A British man said he hid in the woods for 10 years to escape his wife.<p>Malcolm Applegate, 62, said he left his wife after she continued to argue with him over his increased work hours as a gardener, The Daily Mail reported.<p>“For three years it was alright, we got on with one another and the …

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Ex-Google employee owned google.com for one minute

Using Google’s new domain buying service, Sanmay Ved purchased world’s most popular website for $12 before transaction was cancelled<p>A man was able to successfully buy google.com, the domain name for the world’s most popular website, for $12 (£7.90), minutes before the company contacted him to say …

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Programmers are copying security flaws into your software, researchers warn

Many software developers are cribbing code, and its flaws, that someone else created. And the problem is only getting harder to keep up with.<p>It's easy to assume that hackers work way above our pay grade. Electronic intruders must be able to exploit vulnerabilities in the software we use because …

Cybersecurity

5 Things to Know About China's Execution of Business Tycoon Liu Han

China executed prominent business tycoon Liu Han on Monday, for leading a “mafia-style” gang of loan sharks, gun runners and contract killers, …

This Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Has Spent $300,000 On 'Smart Drugs'

Founders like Dave Asprey, a 41-year-old Californian, chug fistfuls of pills every morning in the hopes that these supplements will give them a competitive edge in an already competitive market, reports CNN.<p>The drug cocktail Asprey takes is a mix of "smart drugs" meant to increase brain function …

Silicon Valley

Last Year Saw the Worst Decline in Tech Jobs Since 2009

Layoffs at Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard pushed the number of tech jobs cut to north of 100,000.<p>The tech sector may be a growing segment of the economy, but 2014 was the worst year for job cuts in the technology sector since 2009, according to a new report from Challenger, Gray and Christmas, an …

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President Obama follows the wrong David Cameron on Twitter

David Cameron proudly declared earlier this month that Barack Obama calls him ‘bro’, but it seems the President’s not as close to him as he thinks. With the help of SocialRank, we discovered that Obama does follow a David Cameron, it’s just not the right one.<p>A quick double-check using the …

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A London College Is Offering a Course on Taking the Perfect Selfie

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to improve your selfie game? Hopefully not! But if it is, you should consider heading to the U.K. to take a new …

Man Shoots Deer with Arrow, Deer Sends Man to Hospital

On January 2, a Wisconsin doe had her day.<p>After getting shot with an arrow by a 72-year-old hunter, the deer sought retribution by charging at her …

Rudy Giuliani Says White Cops Are Needed To Stop Black People From Shooting Each Other

WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) on Sunday criticized what he described as lopsided coverage of the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, calling on the media to stop focusing on racially disproportionate police forces and pay more attention to black people killing one …

Vancouver Experiments With Prescription Heroin

Will it work?<p>Vancouver, one of North America's most progressive cities in respect to drug policy, will conduct a groundbreaking experiment: prescription heroin.<p>Following a clinical trial involving 26 subjects, doctors at the city's Providence Medical Clinic have earned permission to provide doses …

Covert operations

IN BEIJING, a city of grandiose government offices, the central bank stands out for its modesty. Its headquarters are small and dated; plans for a …

German town tricks neo-Nazis into raising thousands for charity

Far-right extremists inadvertently take part in ‘walkathon’ to raise money for group that helps rightwingers escape extremism<p>Neo-Nazis gathered in a small German town found themselves the target of an anti-fascist prank this week when they inadvertently raised €10,000 for an anti-extremist …

DARPA creates first 1THz computer chip, earns Guinness World Record - ExtremeTech

By on October 31, 2014 at 10:50 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>DARPA, the US military’s R&D …

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Complex Data Analytics, Put Simply

Nobody needs to be told that data is becoming more complex. Every user realises that all forms of information are becoming richer, faster and more fine-grained. These truths of course mean that information management becomes more complex which is why we use data management platforms (such as …

Elon Musk warns against unleashing artificial intelligence 'demon'

Elon Musk has met a technology he doesn't like.<p>Musk, who promises to take humans to new heights with space and battery technologies, was especially grounded in his latest caution on artificial intelligence.<p>Elon Musk<p>He told an audience at MIT on Friday that "we should be very careful about …

12 moments in the keyboard's history

At some point in the day, we all smash our fingers against some form of keyboard -- whether it's of the physical or virtual variety. In this week's <i>Rewind,</i> we take a look at how the keyboard's grown beyond its humble typewriter beginnings and taken on a life of its own.<p>Gallery: 12 moments in the …

How much do coders make? Check out this data from around the country

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Maga/Shutterstock<p>iOS rules the roost and beats Android, Bay Area coders get paid the most, and Node.js developers are …

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Everyone Loves This Story Of How An Autistic Kid Became Best Friends With Siri

The story of the relationship is the subject of a long piece in this week's New York Times Magazine.<p>Lots of people are talking about the story on Twitter.<p>Here are some tweets collected Techmeme:<p>Steve Jobs biographer Walt Isaacson tweeted, " This is why I love the New York Times."<br>• Derek Willis wrote, …

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Sneaky Panda Fakes Pregnancy For Extra Treats And Attention

A case of panda Münchausen, perhaps?<p>Ai Hin was all set to be a star. The 6-year-old giant panda had shown signs of pregnancy last month, and staff at the Chengdu Breeding Research Centre in China had planned to film her labor in the first ever live broadcast of a panda giving birth.<p>Now that …

Easier Mixing in Cubase

<b>In the penultimate part of the Power User series, Tim Hallas looks at one of the most important processes in music production: mixing…</b><p>Mixing is …

Ace Bayou Recalls 2.2 Million Beanbag Chairs After Two Deaths

WASHINGTON Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:07am EDT<p>(Reuters) - Ace Bayou Corp is recalling about 2.2 million beanbag chairs after the suffocation deaths of two children, the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Friday.<p>Zippers on the chairs can be opened and children can crawl inside, …

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ridiculed for flashy wristwatch

The Islamic State leader prompts confusion among his followers after appearing in his first public address wearing a wristwatch that resembles an expensive Omega or Rolex<p>The emergence of the highly-secretive Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from the shadow of Iraq’s sectarian crisis put a face to the threat of …

Spacepants: App store's hit game was made by 12-year-old

Spacepants, by 12-year-old developer Sam Smith, has been named one of the best new games on the App Store by Apple<p>A game made by a 12-year-old developer in just two months has been named one of the "best new games" on Apple's App Store.<p>Spacepants, developed by Sam Smith, can now be found on the …

Twitter documentary for ad execs to feature ad execs watching Twitter documentary for ad execs

It’s ad execs all the way down: Twitter is making a documentary about itself for the benefit of the advertising crowd gathered at the Cannes film festival.<p>A later cut of the same documentary will show ad execs at Cannes watching the documentary. Movie magic!<p>The documentary, which will feature Sir …

Deciphering The Economics Of Venture Capital

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Oguz is managing director of Palo Alto Venture Science.</i><p>When Nassim Nicholas Taleb developed his popular theory to explore way-out-of-the-norm surprising events, he outlined three characteristics of a black swan event:<p>The event has a huge impact<br>• The event is very hard to explain …

Putin pivots to the east

THERE had been plenty of time to negotiate a deal—more than a decade, in fact. What Russia and China needed was the right amount of pressure to seal …

What video games can teach us about global economies

Video games can already offer a clear look at some fairly complex human behaviors as they're expressed in virtual contexts. (Any fan of <i>The Sims</i> can attest to this). However, economists like Yanis Varoufakis are now looking to games like <i>Half Life</i> and <i>Portal</i> as new ways to understand social economics. …

Canada inflation up, interest rates next? Not so fast

As any good zombie will tell you, being undead is not quite the same as being alive. The same is true for the remarkable rise from the grave of Canada's inflation rate.<p>Canadian consumer price index (CPI) inflation hit the magical 2 per cent year-over-year rate in April, its highest rate in two …