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Google Doodle honors '40s actress Hedy Lamarr, who helped make Wi-Fi a thing

Hedy Lamarr was unquestionably one of the biggest movie stars of the 1930s and '40s. Her beauty was legendary, but in the 21st century, Lamarr's …

Unhappy Meals: China's Top 10 Fake Foods

China's 1.3 billion people are hungry for wealth and riches. Too often, however, making a buck means taking a buck by foisting imitation nutrition on …

Food & Dining

Beyond Superfish: Turns out SSL-trashing spyware is widespread

Image copyright Shutterstock / deepspacedave .Last week Lenovo found itself in deep trouble over the Superfish spyware that it installed on many …

Information Security

Analyst Report: Augmented Reality in the Enterprise: Opportunities and Challenges

Credit: Wavebreak/iStock." target="_blank"><p>On Augmented Reality<p><b>Discover Why AR Promises to Change the Way Work is Done</b><p>AR’s ability to combine …

Films to fuel your wanderlust this year

Finding oneself while traveling: it's a classic literary theme from <i>Siddhartha</i> to <i>On The Road</i>, and a somewhat overused trope in contemporary page-turners-turned-blockbusters.<p>But the process comes full circle when film adaptations inspire further adventure. Books such as <i>Into the Wild</i>, <i>Lord of the …

Holidays you thought you couldn't take with kids

Having children doesn't mean the next few years of travel are all about two-week package holidays, self-catering accommodation, and strategic locations near gaudy play centres.<p>Read on to find out why the Maldives isn't just for blissful couples and whether safaris and toddlers really can mix.<p>Safaris<p>…

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

These Stunning, Simple Posters Tell The Story Of The Syrian Revolution

Syrian designer Fares Cachoux creates heartbreaking and hopeful posters of his country’s struggle.<p>When the Syrian revolution began, Syrian-born graphic designer Fares Cachoux was living abroad. He couldn’t concentrate on his work–especially after his hometown was bombed–so he quit his job, and used …

Graphic Design

Forget self-driving cars; we should be focusing on self-driving buses

The self-driving car has traveled a long and lonely road to get here. Introduced to the American public by General Motors at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the Depression-era dream of automated highways has perpetually lagged behind the present in drivers’ rear-view mirrors. But thanks largely to …

Transportation

Bill Gross Had The Perfect Answer For Why He Won't Retire Even Though He's 70 And Has More Money Than God

Bill Gross is 70 years old and worth over $2 billion personally, so there was surprise in some corners that the legendary investor didn't just retire after his acrimonious split from PIMCO last month.<p>Instead of retiring, Gross is joining the much smaller investment firm Janus, which currently has …

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

We Need 'A Developer Bill Of Rights' To Protect Ourselves From Google And Apple, Startup CEO Says

After the story of the banned app went viral, Casey Oppenheim, cofounder and CEO of Disconnect, prevailed. Google backtracked and put the app back into its Play Store.<p>We asked Oppenheim what other developers could learn from this tale. He offered this interesting idea:<p>"My only advice for other app …

Apps

Here's The Historical Significance of Apple's Big iPhone 6 Event

That's a big deal. The historic site is where a bowtie-wearing 28-year-old Steve Jobs first took the stage to unveil the world's first truly personal computer: The Macintosh.<p>And in the same way that unveiling in January 1984 effectively drove the crowd in attendance into a frenzy — and put Apple on …

Tim Cook

10 Obnoxious Travel Gadgets You Should Never, Ever Use

There is no privacy, no hot towels, and no special treatment when you fly coach. And awful airplane gadgets only make it worse. Ditching these 10 annoying travel devices will go a long way to help us all get along at 35,000 feet. Sorry, Skymall.<p>There is no privacy, no hot towels, and no special …

As WeChat’s user numbers approach WhatsApp, here’s how it makes money from messaging

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Wavebreakmedia Ltd / Thinkstock<p>WeChat – the Chinese messaging app giant – is growing bigger by the day. It now has 438 …

What My Mother Learned from Einstein

How a young woman's correspondence with the Nobel laureate changed her life forever<p>In 1946, my mother, Myfanwy, was 16 and going to school in Cape Town, South Africa, when she wrote a letter to Albert Einstein that changed her life forever. She shared her dreams of becoming a scientist, describing …

Steve Jobs Nearly Blew Up His Third Grade Teacher

When mutual friend Bill Fernandez introduced Steve Wozniak to Steve Jobs, he unwittingly changed computing history. The two were friends almost immediately, each impressed with the other's intelligence and abilities, and would go on to form Apple in 1976.<p>But before they did that, they played some …

Silicon Valley

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

China's startups hope for boom after Alibaba IPO

BEIJING (AP) — Nils Pihl has spent 18 months building what he calls cutting-edge software to crunch "really big data sets." But instead of going to …

John Oliver Explains The World Cup And FIFA To Americans (VIDEO)

John Oliver is "both excited and extremely conflicted" about the World Cup.<p>Why? Because he loves the tournament - but it's run by FIFA.<p>Take it away, …

These Harvard And MIT Kids Say They've Made NSA-Proof Email

Those who worry that Gmail or the National Security Agency may be rifling through their emails now have a new alternative: ProtonMail, a super-secure email service created by students from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>"It was the Snowden leaks that got us started," …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

UN Official Urges World Governments To Take 'Bold Action' On Killer Robots

The United Nations has started a four day meeting of government officials and experts to discuss the advent of autonomous killer robots and whether nations should commit to new international laws on their development.<p>In opening remarks at the talks, acting director-general of the United Nations …

Google unveils Classroom, a tool designed to help teachers

Looking to support educators and simplify their workload, the tech giant announces a new, free, classroom-friendly tool that integrates Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail.<p>Google looks to be making the grade with a new tool it unveiled Tuesday that aims to help teachers easily organize assignments and …

Education Technology

Microsoft's Elop: Nokia brand soon to vanish from smartphones

Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, now head of Microsoft's devices group, shares his thoughts on the future of smartphones and the promise of a transcendent "colorful personality."<p>Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, starting his new job as head of Microsoft's devices group Monday, doesn't see the Nokia name …

Windows Phone

Google claims big progress in self-driving cars' street smarts

The robo-cars can now handle sticky situations like signaling bicyclists and navigating through railway crossings and construction zones. That means, says Google, they've got a better sense of handling real-world risks.<p>Google on Monday said that it has made major progress in how well its …

Autonomous Cars

Shakespeare's 450th birthday: Now all the world is his stage

The 450th anniversary of the Bard’s birthday on Wednesday will see an explosion of tributes and performances – how different to 50 years ago. Jonathan Bate explains how the playwright became a global icon<p>The 400th anniversary of <b>William Shakespeare</b>’s birth was marked by a set of Royal Mail stamps, a …

William Shakespeare

Heartbleed Bug Update

Inside Flipboard / April 9, 2014<p>As soon as we found out about the Heartbleed bug, the team here began working on understanding its implications for …

How To Create Super-Strong Passwords To Protect Yourself From The 'Heartbleed' Bug

Heartbleed is particularly dangerous because it extends much deeper than just a bug within an app that can be easily updated.<p>It's a problem with the technology that powers the services that transmit secure information from websites such as Gmail and Facebook.<p>The Heartbleed bug affects versions of …