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This Is What Your WiFi Looks Like

Amazing photographs bring the WiFi spectrum to life.<p>(All photos by Luis Hernan)<p><b>The air around us is alive.</b> Radio waves, WiFi signals, all manner of frequencies are zipping about, unseen and unheard yet bringing life to our phones, computers, radios, and more. Sometimes it almost seems if you squint …

Wi-Fi

Tricking Facebook's Algorithm

It may be possible to game Facebook's news feed, but the social publishing will still win in the end.<p>We often talk about algorithms like they're people. Algorithms take action. They think. They make decisions. Sometimes they even offend us and we tell them so: "Um, no thanks, Facebook." "Whoa, …

What Happens When Someone 'Likes' Your Facebook Post

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Funny, we’ve had the Facebook Like button along the side of every Buffer blog post for the past several years. And I don’t think I’ve ever clicked it.<p>I’ve hoped that others would, of course. I hope they click all the share buttons. But until now, …

Before a High-Stakes Standardized Test, Uzbekistan Shut the Whole Country's Internet Down

One (very authoritarian) way to prevent cheating<p>Test-makers and test-takers are engaged in an eternal battle.<p>The test-takers want to look as good as possible, and therefore try to use any tool—any technology—to improve their scores. Test-makers, meanwhile, want all the takers to be on an even …

Bendy Lego-like bricks might become the building blocks of the robot apocalypse

Click-e-bricks could lead to self-replicating robots<p>The machine overlords of our dystopian future may have more in common with Gumby than the Terminator, if the field of "soft robotics" continues to expand. New Scientist reports that George Whitesides and his team in Harvard University have come up …

Netflix signs up more than one in 10 British households

Streaming film and television service breaks three-milion-subscriber barrier according to new estimates, trouncing its rival Amazon with 'cool' factor<p>More than three million British households subscribe to Netflix - twice as many as a year ago - according to the latest estimates.<p>The new figure …

Here's What to Expect From Apple's New iPhone

This post is in partnership with Fortune, which offers the latest business and finance news. Read the article below originally published at …

iPhone

A-League All Stars v Juventus Live Commentary & Result, 8/10/14, Hybrid Friendlies

Nasri blames Deschamps, teammates for France retirement

The Manchester City attacking midfielder says he is ending his international career because he doesn't have the support of his coach or teammates.<p>Samir Nasri has lashed out at Didier Deschamps and his France squad after announcing his retirement from international football.<p>The Manchester City star …

Arsenal v Manchester City Live Commentary & Result, 8/10/14, Community Shield

Hummels named Dortmund captain

The center back has been linked with Manchester United, but Jurgen Klopp has issued a statement of intent by handing the defender the armband ahead of the new season.<p>Mats Hummels has been named Borussia Dortmund captain as the club attempts to put an end to persistent rumors over a summer move to …

Wenger: Arteta new Arsenal captain

The Gunners boss praised the attitude of Thomas Vermaelen and says it will be difficult to find a quality replacement in the transfer window.<p>LONDON — Arsene Wenger has appointed Mikel Arteta as Arsenal captain following Thomas Vermaelen's transfer to Barcelona.<p>The Spaniard helped guide the Gunners …

39 Places to Have a Great Long Weekend

Master the three-day weekend getaway in one of these vibrant adventure towns across the United States. With the advice of a trusted local, discover the best spots to hike, bike, paddle, eat, drink, and sleep.

Ten of the best food and drink secrets in Europe

With its momentous history, cutting-edge culture, and breathtaking landscapes, Europe comprises an extraordinary wealth of sights, sounds, peoples and parties. But it’s the endlessly varied cuisine that makes us reach for our passports again and again. Whether you’ve been to Europe once or 100 …

European Travel

National Geographic Travel

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

Top 10

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National Geographic Travel

Walking to the Summer Palace in Beijing

SmugMug Review<p>Don’t forget to check out the SmugMug Review here on the site if you haven’t lately!<p>Arctic Swell – Surfing the Ends of the Earth with …

Arsenal 3-0 Manchester City

• Arsenal 3-0 Manchester City • Cazorla 21, Ramsey 42, Giroud 60 • Click here for the best images from the game<p>After nine years without a trophy Arsène Wenger now has two in two games as a breezy performance marked by three excellent goals secured a Community Shield victory against a weakened …

Jose Riga puts brave face on player registration shambles that marred Blackpool's opening day defeat

New Blackpool manager Jose Riga admits he still needs a lot of new players after 2-0 defeat by Nottingham Forest<p>After the recruitment of 12 players over the past fortnight brought a semblance of credibility back to Blackpool, another chapter in their debacle unfolded at Nottingham Forest, undoing …

Soccer

Ravel Morrison wanted by Cardiff City even though he is facing assault charges

Cardiff are willing to double Ravel Morrison’s West Ham wages to take him to Wales – despite the midfielder still having a court case hanging over him<p>Cardiff are willing to double Ravel Morrison’s West Ham wages to take him to Wales – despite the midfielder still having a court case hanging over …

Soccer

A-League All Stars 2-3 Juventus: Pogba & Pepe spare Bianconeri's blushes

Soccer

Brazilian football's refusal to evolve

An article in Sunday's version of Lance! -- Brazil's sports daily -- examines a potential problem for the long-term growth of Major League Soccer: …

Soccer