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An Artist’s Pioneering Masks Shield Us from Future Surveillance

The ninth annual Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement conference kicks off today in Arlington, Virginia, where the F.B.I., Department of …

Are smart drugs driving Silicon Valley?

Open the refrigerator in entrepreneur Dave Asprey's home and you may as well be at a pharmacy.<p>Every morning he downs a cocktail of about 15 pills, along with his trademark Bulletproof Coffee, which is designed to increase focus. He also squirts a dark-colored goop down his throat called Unfair …

Silicon Valley

Spies track mobile users with BADASS tracker (yes, that’s what they call it)

System exploited "leaky" mobile ads, cookies, analytic data to track users.<p>As Ars has previously reported, documents passed to journalists by former …

Cops decry Waze traffic app as a “police stalker”

Google-owned app, they say, is endangering law enforcement officials.<p>Police officials have lobbied for the right to conduct a variety of unfettered …

Binoculars That Use Digital Trickery to Give You Super-Sight

Whether you're a dedicated bird watcher or a stealthy sniper, you require a quality pair of binoculars to extend and sharpen your visual …

How an Internet trolling victim bonded with her worst troll

This American Life called a troll, got him to apologize, admit to misogyny.<p><i>[This article contains spoilers about the radio episode in question.]</i><p>On …

Be My Eyes App Brings Help to the Blind and Visually Impaired

Connecting the blind to sighted volunteers<p>Checking the expiration date on a carton of milk. Reading the label on a can in the kitchen cupboard. Such mundane tasks pose challenges for the estimated 39 million people around the world who are blind — and the millions more with visual impairments.<p>A new …

App Store

Smartphone Security Apps Are on the Rise as Android Malware Climbs

Video and selfie apps are also seeing growth, according to new statistics from App Annie.<p>With consumers increasingly placing more of their most personal information on their smartphones, interest in mobile security software has risen, at least among Android users.<p>Among those seeing the biggest …

Guest Review: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on 'Gravity'

The second man on the moon calls the visual effects in the Sandra Bullock astro-thriller "remarkable."<p><i>This story first appeared in the Oct. 11 issue</i> …

How Realistic Is the Movie Gravity?

A conversation with the film's science advisor<p>You've seen the trailers: Sandra Bullock in a space suit, whipping around at the end of a robotic arm as a space shuttle and the Hubble Space Telescope disintegrate around her. Eventually, all that's left are two astronauts adrift in orbit, trying to …

Watch a Cicada Metamorphose

The surprisingly beautiful conclusion to the cicada's life. Also, basically, what HD was made for.<p>You all may have just started to pay attention to cicadas this year, when they're emerging from the ground to mate and die, but filmmaker Samuel Orr has been working on a documentary about the special …

The Cicadas Are Coming: Here's Photographic Proof

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The cicadas haven't even reached their mating season climax and already the visual evidence of their …

28 Important Facts About Manny The Sink Sleeping French Bulldog

Here is some very important French bulldog buzz, people! VERY IMPORTANT.<p>Do yourself a favor and go follow Manny on Instagram NOW.

How Do You Make A Painkiller Addiction-Proof?

In 2010, OxyContin introduced a new formula that drug abusers can't crush to a powder to snort or inject. This is how it works, chemically, and whether it actually deters abuse.<p>For those who have severe chronic pain, the advantage of OxyContin over other prescription painkillers is that it lasts …