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"The Story of Our Lives" at the Sources and Secrets Conference

The NSA, America's all seeing eye, doesn't want to know everything about everybody, Barton Gellman said today, his face hovering on a screen at the …

NSA targets sysadmin personal accounts to exploit networks

The latest revelation from the cache of Snowden documents shows that the NSA targets sysadmins to gain access to the infrastructure that they are …

It's time that 'metadata' met an end

Mandatory data retention is back on the political agenda, and Australian law enforcement agencies are presenting a new round of ambit claims. Watch …

No more NSA spying? Sorry, Mr Obama, but that's not true

Last week in the Hague, Barack Obama seemed to have suddenly remembered the oath he swore on his inauguration as president – that stuff about preserving, protecting and defending the constitution of the United States. At any rate, he announced that the NSA would end the "bulk collection" of …

Travel Brazil: A Real Taste of Rio

The Lost Jewels of Angkor

Life in Siem Reap runs at a slow pace. The streets have less vehicles and more bicycles, yet there is a distinct energy in the aura -- an energy that is created by the infusion of locals with travelers who have begun exploring Cambodia. I am in search of the world's largest preindustrial city, …

Here’s why you shouldn’t buy a US-to-Europe flight more than two months in advance

The average fare for a flight from the US to Europe will vary by $256 from when a ticket is first offered to the day the plane takes off. A flight from the US to South America will fluctuate in a $262 range over the same period. This is according to Kayak, a travel website, which analyzed millions …

The Elder Scrolls Online - Nuovo trailer ed Imperial Edition svelati

Continuano a fioccare notizie su The Elder Scrolls Online! Parola a <b>Jessica Folsom</b>, Community Manager di Bethesda Softworks.<p>Per celebrare l’annuncio …

Virtualizer, il gaming raggiunge un nuovo livello - Wired

Si chiama <b>Virtualizer</b> e i suoi creatori, ricercatori della Vienna University of Technology, sono convinti che porterà il <b>gaming</b> ad un livello …

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Alien Earths: why life on other worlds would be far weirder than us

And you thought your planet was strange<p>Last month, the American Astronomical Society's 223rd meeting featured the announcement of a few breakthroughs: Using the Kepler space observatory, researchers had discovered a planet roughly the mass of Earth orbiting a star beyond our solar system, and with …

Italy's strict drug law goes up in smoke | Italy

<b>Rome, Italy</b> - <b></b>Wearing marijuana leaf-masks and dancing in front of sound systems blasting reggae music, thousands of pro-legalisation activists gathered in Rome on February 8, hailing the decision of Italy's Constitutional Court to examine a law that harshly punished marijuana possessors and …

AppSeed turns your sketches into functioning app prototypes

<b>Kickstarter project AppSeed allows you to photograph your sketches on paper or a whiteboard and turn them into a functioning prototype of your app.</b><p>In …

Researcher finds way to calm fears during sleep

Fear may be the most powerful of all human emotions, but according to a study released today in the journal Nature Neuroscience, sleep can be its enemy.<p>In a first-of-its-kind experiment, specific emotional memories of human beings were deliberately altered during sleep. The complicated small study, …

Can DARPA spark a DIY brain-scanning movement?

The agency heads to Maker Faire to pitch tinkerers on its new low-cost brainwave monitors<p>A working prototype of a low-cost electroencephalography device funded by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) made its debut in New York this weekend, the first step in the agency’s effort …

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

Best places to get naked

It's not news to point out that the human body has been fetishized by advertising, consumerism, cinema, etc. There is, however, no better way to realize the folly of this fetishism than to get naked with others (in some non-sexual way) and see how quickly the symbolic becomes hyperbolic. Here are …

Life-changing Adventures Down Under

Here's a birthday she'll never forget. Photo: AJ Hackett Bungy.<p><i>Adrenaline junkie, city girl, and Fathom contributor Shari Bayer celebrated her birthday in high-octane style in Queenstown, New Zealand, jumping off a bridge, out of a plane, and into a helicopter.</i><p>QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand – I had a …

Notes on 20 years as a hitchhiking couple

Nowadays, it almost seems like a lost art. The only folks out thumbing rides are occasional guerilla slackers in search of the underside or lost …

Costa Concordia Salvage Attempt Gets Italy's Approval

Italy has given the go-ahead for an ambitious attempt to set upright the Costa Concordia cruise liner, which went aground near an Italian island in …

42 of the coolest Burning Man art installations ever

Art has become the defining feature of Burning Man, as the festival continues to be a testing ground for a growing circle of artists seeking engaged …

Fly Fishing in Ireland: Tips From an Irish Angler

<i>By Eoin Bassett, InternationalLiving.com</i><p>Photo by Steenie Harvey, InternationalLiving.com<p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>Ireland is a fisherman's dream. All around the country …

Photo of the Moment: The Searing Afterglow of Baja, Mexico

5 Reasons to Go to Laos

Laos often gets short shrift compared to its heavily traveled neighbors. Thailand, the undisputed tourism champ in the region, sees almost 10 times …

When Is The Best Time To Visit Hawaii?

With the lowest average temperature not falling below 72 degrees, there isn't really a <i>bad</i> time to visit Hawaii. But if you're looking for some parameters, let the chart below be your guide.<p>From the weather, to when to book your airfare (the best months to visit Hawaii are late summer/fall and it's …

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Go Inside Son Doong, The World's Largest Cave. It's Magnificent.

The Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the biggest cave in the world. It's over 5.5 miles long, has a jungle and river, and could fit a 40-story skyscraper within its walls.<p>But nobody knew any of that until about six years ago.<p>The recently discovered cave has been touted as the largest in the world, …

Guide To Highway 1 -- Sunset Magazine Highlights A California Staple

California State Route 1, also known as Highway 1, is a veritable treasure trove of sights -- it spans hundreds of coastal miles, from Orange County in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It's consistently named a must when it comes to road trips.<p>Between its start and end points, Highway 1 …