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Your WD networked drive is vulnerable to remote attacks

If you have one of Western Digital's My Cloud nstorage drives, you might be particularly vulnerable to internet attacks. <i>Exploitee.rs</i> has discovered a number of unpatched security flaws in most My Cloud models that let remote intruders bypass the login, insert their own commands and upload files …

How to Capture a Person’s Soul in a Photograph

Dear friend,<p>I wanted to share some of my personal thoughts on how to capture a soul in a photograph:<p>1. Why capture a soul?<p>So when I say capturing a …

This is why automakers are investing in self-driving and ride-hailing companies

So far, the race has been brutal, as companies jockey for position by spending billions to acquire/invest in companies that will help make a driverless taxi service a reality. Uber recently took the pole position by launching a pilot self-driving taxi service (with a driver still behind the wheel) …

Hacking The US Election: How The Worlds Of Cyberwarfare And Politics Are Colliding Spectacularly

Headlines have buzzed over the past few months with a series of cyberattacks targeting the American political system leading up to the presidential election this November. While initially dismissing the attacks as simple data breaches that would have little impact on electoral integrity, the …

Cybersecurity

5 ways artificial intelligence will change enterprise IT

It’s been a busy summer in the artificial intelligence (A.I.) space, but the most interesting A.I. opportunities may not come from the biggest names.<p>You may have heard about Tesla’s self-driving cars that made headlines twice, for vastly different reasons — a fatal crash in Florida in which the …

This New USB Stick That Anyone Can Buy Destroys Almost Anything It Is Plugged Into

Here is what you need to know about the "USB Killer" device that destroys electronic devices to which it is connected with a surge of power.<p>Last year, a hacker demonstrated a prototype of a small USB device - the size of a small USB drive - that could destroy electronics into which it was plugged. …

usbkiller

Once You Watch How Gummy Candy Is Made, You'll Never Eat It Again

This is deeply upsetting.<p>If gummy bears, peach rings and gummy worms are a few of your favorite sweet treats, we urge you to stop reading now. The way most gum-based candy is made might scar you forever.<p>If you’ve ever had a vegetarian friend turn down a fruit snack or cup of jello, you know it’s …

How to use Activity Monitor to make your Mac faster

Activity Monitor for Mac<p>Activity Monitor is a little know gem of an app hidden in the Utilities folder in your Applications folder. It can look daunting when you first launch it but once you look past the information overload and find out what to focus on it can become an invaluable tool to make …

Running at 150,000 RPM, this tiny motor could help satellites keep on course

The future is small in space: picture Cubesats the size of toasters and Femtosats an inch across crowding the skies. A newly invented motor that’s both tiny and powerful goes hand in hand with that vision, providing compact spacecraft with the ability to adjust their position without using a drop …

Engineering

9 Foods You Love Ranked from Bad to Worst for Your Skin

Yes, pizza is on the list.<p>Having just been hit with the devastating news that it takes our skin 30 DAYS to recover from a hangover, it got us thinking about all the non-alcoholic guilty pleasures we put in our body and how they're sabotaging our glow (or lack thereof). Yes, we're talking <i>food,</i> …

Here's The Scoop About Gelato Vs. Ice Cream Vs. Frozen Yogurt

Which one should you have: ice cream, gelato or frozen yogurt? I know that some of you are answering “yes”, but that’s not a possible answer. What’s the real answer?<p>Since gelato is Italian for ice cream, if you go to Italy and ask if you should have gelato or ice cream, they may look at you funny. …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Fast Food

You’ll never look at a tray of burgers and fries the same way again.<p>They may <i>seem</i> relatively harmless, but Ronald, Wendy and that Burger King guy are …

Food

The Most Popular Food From the Year You Were Born

Shoutout to all the sushi babies of the '80s.<p>Trends in food, like those in fashion and beauty, change with the times. They sometimes take years, or even decades, to percolate and peak, and once they do, they can stick around on menus forever, or go the way of the fondue pot and disappear forever. …

Alkaline Diet and Cancer - Cancer Cells Cannot Live In An Alkaline Environment

Ever wondered why the heart never gets a cancer. The heart might get affected eventually by cancer of any other part of the body but we never hear of …

WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

Mathematics

Breakfast Breads

Looking for an easy breakfast bread recipe? Here, a selection of our favorites, from classic banana bread to gluten-free brown sugar monkey bread …

Can HGH Really Help You Grow Muscle, Burn Fat, and Delay Aging?

A look inside the black market of human growth hormone. Does it live up to its claims?<p>When rumors swirled last December that Peyton Manning had taken human growth hormone to recover from injury, most guys had two thoughts:<p>“Peyton, a cheater? Say it ain’t so!”<br>• “Damn, maybe I need to get some.”<p>Manning …

Medicine

3 Things You Need to Do to Be More Productive at Work (Backed by Science)

3 things you can do to avoid "completion bias" and tackle the most important tasks first.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I want you to play a short game with me. Close your eyes and imagine a long to-do list that lays …

Time Management

ICSA Labs jumps into the IoT security testing pool

Securing the rapidly-expanding universe of connected technology just got a helping hand from a new assurance testing program for Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and devices.<p>According to a press release, ICSA Labs is launching a new security testing program that will focus on assurance testing for …

Internet of Things

15th-Century Apocalypse Maps

National Geographic has a new blog on their science salon Phenomena called All Over the Map, dedicated to maps of all kinds. Check out the …

Geography

Your Cast Iron Skillet Will Never Be The Same After You Make These Steak And Potato Nachos

AMAZE!<p>2 russet potatoes, sliced<p>1 pound skirt steak<p>4 Tbsp. olive oil<p>Salt (to taste)<p>Pepper (to taste)<p>2 tsp paprika<p>1 cup shredded cheddar cheese<p>½ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese<p>Sour cream<p>Salsa (optional)<p>2 minced green onions<p>1. Place sliced potatoes in a large bowl. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, …

Everything Is Made Of Waves; Also, Particles

Everything in the universe has both particle and wave nature, at the same time.They’re really just different language describing the same mathematical object.

Particles

Hacker stole 'security-sensitive' data from Mozilla to target Firefox users

Firefox users were targeted via a browser exploit that was patched last month, after a hacker broke into Mozilla’s bug-tracking system ‘Bugzilla’ to steal data about potential weaknesses.<p>Mozilla says that the hacker managed to access Bugzilla’s “security-sensitive” information, which unlike the …

Your computer mouse may be opening the door for hackers

If you think about catching a cold, you know you feel miserable, but you don't have a clue how you got it. You can catch a cold from standing close to someone who's sick or turning a doorknob that they touched.<p>That's similar to how airborne viruses infect computer systems with malware. These …

The US and China want to set ground rules for cyberwarfare

Arms control treaties already do a lot to prevent extreme abuses of real-world weaponry, so why shouldn't they apply to virtual conflicts? The US and China certainly think that makes sense. According to sources speaking to the <i>New York Times</i>, the two countries are negotiating a deal that would set …

Amazon reveals how to build an Echo speaker with the Raspberry Pi

The power of Alexa for a fraction of the price<p>Amazon wants to push its Alexa voice assistant as far and wide as possible, so much so that one of the company's employees has released a step-by-step guide to building an Alexa-powered speaker yourself with a Raspberry Pi. The do-it-yourself Echo can …

The American Concordes that never flew

It was one of the most ambitious aircraft design projects in history, so what happened to the US plans to master supersonic passenger flight?<p>In November 1962, the British and French governments announced a deal that caused great distress in the boardrooms of American planemakers.<p>The two countries …

Aviation

LendEDU Is Making Student Loan Refinancing Easier

When 21-year-old college students Nate Matherson and Matt Lenhard started their first business for tutors, they didn’t really know that they would soon embark on a journey to help solve the $1.2 trillion student loan problem in the U.S.<p>Launched out of their University of Delaware dorm room, their …

College & University

Google search is about to get a lot smarter

How important is artificial intelligence to Google's future? Hint: The search giant is promoting its head of AI to take over its biggest business.<p>Google on Wednesday said AI chief John Giannandrea will take over search responsibilities when current search boss Amit Singhal retires at the end of the …

Artificial Intelligence

How Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella did what Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates couldn’t

It's been an eventful couple of years.<p>Microsoft has grown its crucial cloud business, released Windows 10 to a much better reception than its loathed predecessor, launched a bunch of great apps for iPhone and Android, and generally made people like it a lot more.<p>But the real victory of Satya …