Bashar Abdel-Hamid

44 Flips | 5 Magazines | 11 Likes | 2 Following | 1 Follower | @bashar1212 | Keep up with Bashar Abdel-Hamid on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Bashar Abdel-Hamid”

List of 2015 Oscar winners

Partial list of winners at Sunday's 87th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.<p>Best picture: "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)."<p>Actor: Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything."<p>Actress: Julianne Moore, "Still Alice."<p>Supporting actor: J.K. …

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

Scientists find oddly behaving 'inner-inner core' at Earth's center

Though the seismic waves from earthquakes are best known for their destructive capabilities, in the hands of geologists, they can be powerful tools of discovery. A research team at the University of Illinois has just used the rumbles from quakes to more closely examine the inner core of our planet, …

Geology

Gravity in space produces a cosmic grin

When you gaze into the abyss -- sometimes it shoots you back a cheeky grin. At least that's what this deep space picture taken by the Hubble space telescope seems to be doing -- but it's actually the result of something really cool.<p>In the picture, you can see two shining yellow "eyes" -- those are …

7 Little Things You Should Quit to be Happy and Successful

Do you ever wonder if you will ever be truly happy in your life?<p>Do you wonder if happiness is just a hoax and success is an illusion?<p>Do you feel like …

Happiness

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

How To Get Better At Fighting Games -- Using Your Brain

The plateau. Those are the two worst words for a fighting game player to hear. To plateau means virtual fighting death. It stands for stagnation, a …

Martial Arts

18 Breathtaking Photos You Won't Believe Were Taken With An iPhone

From portraits to landscape photos and fine art images, photographers are using the iPhone to create excellent works of art.<p>Some photos were taken with the iPhone's native camera while others were shot using apps like Camera+.<p>Here's a look at some of the best iPhone photography out there.

Mobile Photography

How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

University of Florida

The best movies of 2014

You may have noticed, but Polygon started writing about movies this year.<p>And what a year to expand our coverage: 2014 probably had more good or even great films than it had good or great games, at least where genre fiction is concerned.<p>Because we have no formal rating system for films, the …

Experts see Korean parallels in Sony hack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Some cybersecurity experts say they've found striking similarities between the code used in the hack of Sony Pictures …

Sony Pictures hackers say they want "equality," worked with staff to break in

The hackers who took down Sony Pictures' computer systems yesterday say that they are working for "equality" and suggest that their attack was assisted or carried out by Sony employees. In an email responding to inquiries from <i>The Verge</i>, a person identifying as one of the hackers writes, "We Want …

Amnesty anti-spyware app tells you if the government is watching you

Ever feel like someone's watching you? Amnesty International has released an app to find out if governments are spying on you.<p>Detekt is a free and open source software that scans your computers for known surveillance spyware. The app was developed by German security researcher Claudio Guarnieri, …

Civil Rights

5 Android apps you can't miss this week - Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! Here are the headlines this week:<p>Titanium Backup got updated to support Android Lollipop.<br>• Google Play Services received an update that affects Google Maps, Google Drive, Google Wallet, and Google Fit.<br>• Ingress celebrated its second birthday by releasing an …

How to Unlock Hidden Settings In Your Favorite Software

Not every app has a Settings menu that's easily accessible. Sometimes, developers hide away debug menus, secret settings, and more. With them, you …

Operating Systems

New Zealand ISP admits its free VPN exists just so people can watch Netflix

One of the most frustrating parts of trying to go legit with your movie watching is being restricted by Hollywood's windows and geofences that limit what's available to watch in your area. Of course, a network of third parties provide tools to help users go around and through the blocks, but now an …

Best of the Week: Posters, Gadgets, Illustrations and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …