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Google Paid $50,000 To Hackers Who Found Some Really Bad Holes On Google's Cloud

Just this week, a team of security researchers in Poland got a hefty $50,000 prize from Google for uncovering some holes in Google's App Engine cloud, Google confirmed.<p>The researchers say this is the largest prize Google has ever awarded through its "Vulnerability Reward Program," more commonly …

Security

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

For a Pain-Free New Year's Day

The best way to prevent a hangover is not to drink. The second best is to trust in science.<p>In 2006, a man walked into an emergency room in Glasgow, Scotland, complaining of blurred vision and a splitting headache that had lasted for nearly a month.<p>Doctors were stumped at first—the man had no …

Apple hit with lawsuit over shrinking size of usable space in base model iPhones following larger iOS 8 updates

Just as one judge dismissed a class action case again Apple yesterday, today Siliconbeat reports that Apple will face a new class action case claiming iOS 8 takes up too much of the iPhone’s overall storage capacity. The case was filed in a Bay Area federal court this week and claims that iOS 8 can …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365

Three travel gadgets you shouldn't leave home without

When it's time to hit the road, every traveler's goal is to bring as little as possible, but be sure they have absolutely everything they need. That causes quite an interesting challenge when packing, but there are a few travel gadgets that can help you avoid potential headaches and travel like a …

Gear & Gadgets

Sell Your Product Before It Exists

There’s crowdfunding and then there’s crowdfunding. While most startups who set up pages on Kickstarter, Indiegogo or a host of other crowdfunding sites are looking to hit a specific goal and then get started making their project a reality, a new crop of businesses are using the platform for as a …

Phonebloks: a utopian world where smartphones are a bit more like Legos

We hate to open too negatively here, but let's just say that this seems like one of those ideas that's just too good to be true. But heck, much stranger things have happened in the world of consumer electronics, and certainly the maker and crowdfunding communities have gone a ways toward helping us …