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A leak of at least 300 tonnes of highly radioactive water was discovered at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant on Monday: http://bbc.in/14ZFGou Now Japan's nuclear agency wants to raise the severity level of the water leak alert from one to three on an international scale - marking it as a "serious incident".

Tiny key fob phones favoured by convicts

Miniature mobile phones disguised as car keys are becoming a favourite among prison inmates, who are able to smuggle the devices past guards.<p>Measuring roughly 8cm x 3cm x 2cm, the phones often sport the logo of BMW, Ferrari or Bentley, and can be used to make calls and send texts, but do not have …

More money for electronic health records: Modernizing Medicine gets $14M in Series C round

Modernizing Medicine, a Boca Raton, Fla.-based electronic medical records startup, is putting some fresh funding in its coffers. On Tuesday, the …

Can cops search your phone? Supreme Court likely to tell us in 2014

In the United States, cops can poke around your pockets and briefcase during an arrest but they can’t start searching other parts of your property …

Now you can buy your own Breaking Bad meth lab Lego set

<i>Breaking Bad</i> is coming to a close, but that's no reason for the fun to end: introducing the unofficial <i>Breaking Bad</i> meth lab Lego set.<p>Sold by Citizen …

RepairCenter TechAdvisor Parts and Labor Guides

TechAdvisor Features<p>OEM Repair Standards<p>Instant link to step-by-step OEM repair procedures from vehicle makes from 1955 to 2018<p>OEM Advisor<p>Links …

The buy-to-let boom will bring no social benefits

"The danger is," said Stephen Lewis, an economist at Monument Securities, "that when a flood tide of mortgage finance meets a chronic shortage of housing, the result will be an escalation of house prices."<p>The amusing thing is that he seems to be talking about some indeterminate time in the future: …

A byte for a byte

SECURITY experts like to say that there are now two types of company: those which know they have been hacked and those which have been hacked without …

Trojan targets Linux desktop users, steals web banking info

Malware certainly exists for Linux, but it's more frequently targeted at servers than everyday PCs. Unfortunately, regular users now have more reason to worry: a rare instance of a Linux desktop trojan, Hand of Thief, has surfaced in the wild. The code swipes banking logins and other web sign-in …

PayPal smartphone app could replace credit cards

PayPal's head of retail services says a payment system that recognises customers by their first name and picture via a mobile phone app will let consumers leave their wallets at home.<p>The PayPal app is being used by retailers in Richmond, London, allowing customers to leave their wallet or purse at …

Credit Cards

Tracking devices hidden in London's recycling bins are stalking your smartphone

The unique identifying numbers of over half a million smartphones have been recorded by a network of recycling bins in central London.<p>Hundreds of …

The GigaOM Show: Is spying on your kids okay? Plus cyber-theft via Starbucks

Is it okay to snoop on your kids with tools like keystroke logging software in an effort to keep them safe? We discuss the polarizing idea after …

Elysium sends your ashes into space - http://tcrn.ch/15jOIFM

Pijon Sends Care Packages To Your College-Age Kids To Keep Them “Happy And Healthy”

From the team behind SpaceSplitter, Pijon is a subscription service for college care packages. The service touts itself as delivering the perfect packages for students. It’s also an effortless way for parents to stay connected with their kids during the school year.<p>“About 4 months ago we made the …

Five Things Entrepreneurs Should Never Do

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>I’m breaking all the rules.<p>I’m at a silent retreat for the week. No …

Audi eKurzinfo Smartphone App Replaces Car Manual With Augmented Reality (video)

Audio has this week unveiled a new Audi eKurzinfo smartphone application hey have created which has been designed to replace the humble old paper car …

Schrödinger’s Cat explained

We all think we know Schrödinger’s Cat is both dead and alive when inside the box. But what does this famous thought experiment really mean?<p>Erwin Schrödinger, the Austrian quantum physicist, has been celebrated in a Google Doodle which depicts his most widely-known contribution to the field: the …

How to install Raspbian on Raspberry Pi from a USB stick

If you've never used Linux before, don't worry. These days, it's just as easy to use as any other operating system, and in many ways, it's easier. …

How to install the Raspberry Pi camera module

The Raspberry Pi has taken the education and enthusiast-build worlds by storm. Its open-ended, low-cost design puts a £30, fully capable computer …

E-Cig companies will never promise to help you quit smoking - http://tcrn.ch/1bmqHDH

Inside the Hyperloop: the pneumatic travel system faster than the speed of sound

It is called “The Hyperloop” and, according to the designer, it will be a revolutionary “fifth mode” of transport, eclipsing trains, planes, boats and automobiles.<p>The “cross between Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table” will deliver passengers between US cities faster than the speed of …

Breaking Bad’s science advisor fact checks some of the show’s greatest chemistry moments

Throughout the five seasons of AMC’s <i>Breaking Bad</i>, Walter White, or as he’s known to the underworld, Heisenberg, and Jesse Pinkman have relied on …

How Jon Oringer became Silicon Alley's first billionaire

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1002000/1002070_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534406896_bb2a4c396a87ea26ca3db744657350a0<p><b>Jon Oringer, 39, founded 10 companies before he hit on the idea for Shutterstock, the successful stock-photo website that has made him Silicon</b> …

Startups

Breaking Bad Fan Art: 12 Fantastic and Funny Examples

<b>Jesse Pinkman</b><p>Say it isn't so! One of the best shows on television, Breaking Bad, starts its final season tonight. Part two of season five consists of eight episodes, each of which promises to thrill its viewers to no end. Have you read what cinematographer Michael Slovis said an in interview with …

OFF Pocket Privacy Pouch Keeps Your Smartphone Safe (video)

A new smartphone pouch called the OFF Pocket has been designed to keep your smartphone safe and untrackable, unhackable and undistractable.<p>The OFF …

Gear & Gadgets

The 3D Printed Car

We have featured a number of 3D printed projects here at Geeky Gadgets, although the latest one from Ivan Sentch who lives in Auckland New Zealand …