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'Bash' bug could let hackers attack through a light bulb

Say hello to the bash bug, a lesson in why Internet-connected devices are inherently unsafe.<p>Computer security researchers have discovered a flaw in the way many devices communicate over the Internet. At its most basic, it lets someone hack every device in your house, business or government building …

Russian hackers exploit Windows to spy on West

Russian hackers have taken advantage of a bug in Microsoft Windows to spy on the Ukrainian government and a scholar living in the United States.<p>That's according to iSight Partners, a cybersecurity intelligence firm that contracts with governments. In a report Tuesday, the firm said it discovered …

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

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Treatment a breakthrough for burn victims

An experimental skin-spray treatment is helping an Arizona woman recover from devastating injuries suffered in a house explosion.<p>PHOENIX -- Tiara Del Rio woke up from a three-week medically induced coma in November to learn the experimental surgery that saved her life may help change the future for …

European parliament invites Edward Snowden to testify via video

A European parliament committee has invited Edward Snowden to testify via video link in its investigation of US surveillance practices.<p>The justice and civil liberties committee voted 36-2 with one abstention on Thursday to seek testimony from the former NSA contractor, who has exposed the reach of …

Inside The Horrifying World Of Online Fat-Shaming

She first dealt with cyberbullying in middle school. Social media was a new beast back then — people used Livejournal and Myspace, not Facebook and Instagram — but teens learned quickly that lashing out at someone from behind the glowing pixels of a computer screen was easier than doing it …

(No) Condom Culture: Why Teens Aren’t Practicing Safe Sex

There were certain things that the 1990s just did better — including getting the word out about the dangers of unprotected sex.<p>According to the …

Celebrity portraits by Terry O'Neill – in pictures

Terry O'Neill is one of the greatest celebrity photographers of the 20th century, and a key member of the group of portrait-takers that defined the 1960s. An exhibition at The Little Black Gallery features some of his most famous images. It can be seen at 13A Park Walk, London SW10 from 14 January …

Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

Study Finds No Time Travelers On The Internet

If you've read this article in the future, feel free to skip it now.<p>If you had traveled from the future to the present, you might be likely to mention some things that you'd learned there (for example: buy <i>this</i> lottery ticket). Using this logic, physicists searched for prescient mentions of future …

iPhone users smartest, Test of Wits says. BlackBerry? Sorry

You are your smartphone, and your smartphone is you.<p>It is, by now, an accepted wisdom that your choice of pocket computer says more about you than perhaps even you might articulate.<p>These pages are evidence that such a choice elicits a competitive element. So might I present a supposedly objective …

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Netflix To Lose Over 90 Key Titles To Licensing Issues January First

The popular streaming service Netflix has had a very good year, with record profits, leaps in new users, and people adapting to binge-watching their favorite shows. The company’s video streaming service is even testing new lower-priced tiers aimed as individual consumers as threats from competitors …

A Selection of Anthems to Getting Irresponsibly Wasted

And so, it’s New Year’s Eve, aka one of the days wherein society deems it entirely acceptable (and in fact, kinda obligatory) to get utterly blotto. …

The 20 Most Pirated Musicians of 2013

Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jay Z, and Drake were among the artists whose music was most illegally downloaded in 2013, according to new statistics …

New Year's Eve playlist: what to listen to at midnight

New Year's Eve is upon us, and as the finger food and fizz patiently waits alongside stacks of turkey-filled lunchboxes in fridges across the globe, it's time to plan what song you're going to play to welcome in 2014. We asked you for your recommendations for what to spin when the clock strikes …

10 Favorite Metal Albums Of 2013

Let's crunch some not-so-scientific numbers, shall we? Of the ten metal albums featured here, five of them are by bands pushing 15 years of periodic existence or, in most cases, much longer. Three albums are shorter than 30 minutes while one fills the CD's maximum storage capacity (79 minutes). Two …

The Top Albums of 2013, according to The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle

Like Queens of the Stone Age, Lorde, The Julie Ruin, and Dum Dum Girls before him, The Mountain Goats’ own John Darnielle (center) has shared his …

The Greatest '80s Zombie Film You've Never Seen - NIGHTMARE CITY

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Death to the Biopic: 11 Movie Concepts That Need to Die in 2014

Here at FilmDrunk, we’ve taken a more Festivus-oriented approach to New Year’s resolutions, where we focus more on how the world should change to suit us, rather than vice versa. Ask not what you can do for your country, and so on. Every era has obnoxious movie trends. Here, we’ve compiled 11 movie …

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50 Best Movies of 2013 According to IMDB Users

Report: China bans Battlefield 4 on grounds of national security endangerment

The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China has reportedly banned Electronic Arts' <i>Battlefield 4</i> on the grounds that it contains content that endangers national security, according to news outlets like China.com, QQ and an article on PCgames.com.cn that has since been taken down.<p>The …

Teenagers migrate from Facebook as parents send them friend requests

Facebook is 'dead and buried' to older teenagers, an extensive European study has found, as the key age group moves on to Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and Snapchat.<p>Researching the Facebook use of 16-18 year olds in eight EU countries, the Global Social Media Impact Study found that as parents and …

The lie that won’t die: “We don’t know enough about marijuana!”

<b>(AP/Ed Andrieski)</b><p>Drug warriors insist we still don’t know enough about its possible therapeutic properties. It’s simply not true<p>Paul Armentano<p>December 26, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Speaking recently with the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, UCLA professor and former Washington …

Why Battery Life Should Be The New Smartphone Battleground

Smartphones are unquestionably one of the most useful devices of the 21st century but they continue to have one critical flaw – battery life. We’ve all been there – you forgot to charge your smartphone and you have 10% battery life left to see you through the day.<p>You think of ways to charge it, …

Millions of Dogecoin stolen in Christmas hack

The founders of Dogewallet, a storage system for the Bitcoin alternative Dogecoin, have confirmed a hack that may have cost owners of the currency over $12,000. Reports of the hack first began gathering pace at the Dogecoin forum, where users reported their funds were being sent to a wallet without …

Could Pot Help Veterans With PTSD? Brain Scientists Say Maybe

<b>Listen · 4:01</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Veterans who smoke marijuana to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder may be onto something. There's growing evidence that pot can affect brain circuits involved in PTSD.<p>Experiments in animals show that tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical that …