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Windows might be storing your encryption keys in the cloud

If you’re rocking a new Windows 10 PC or have upgraded to the latest version of the OS, chances are your disk encryption key has been uploaded to Microsoft’s servers — which means you’re not 100 percent in control of the privacy of your data.<p>The Intercept reports that this is probably the case if …

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Yep, Being a Young, American Adult Is a Financial Nightmare

Here are the graphs to prove it.<p>Poverty is an astonishingly common experience here in the world's richest country. As I wrote this morning, almost 40 percent of American adults experience it for at least a year by age 60.<p>But you know who poverty is especially common among? Young adults.<p>Based on the …

The Cyborg Foundation: we urge you to become part-machine

Moon Ribas and Neil Harbisson from The Cyborg Foundation urged the audience at Pioneers Festival to consider experimenting with cyborgism.<p>Both Ribas …

Motorola Patent Points To Electronic Neck “Tattoos” That Double As Microphones

You’ve got to give Motorola credit these days: it’s certainly not your average smartphone player any more. The company is trying to upend the traditional notion of a smartphone with Project Ara, and behind closed doors it’s building a new group devoted to designing and developing “world-class” …

Apple Rolls Out Patch To Fix Mavericks Gmail Issues

Apple’s newest version of OS X debuted to generally positive feedback a few weeks back… unless you were an Apple Mail user trying to use the app to check your Gmail. Then you probably had to deal with syncing headaches, incorrect unread email counts, and plenty of other miscellaneous unpleasantness …

TechCrunch Moscow, 8-9 December — Take The Temperature Of Russia’s Tech Scene

TechCrunch International City events are 1-2 day meetups hosted by TechCrunch in coordination with partners. Coming up this December will be TechCrunch Moscow.<p>Since the first TechCrunch Moscow in 2010, the event has gained a great reputation, creating a major splash in the up-and-coming Russian …

Google’s Showroom Barge Will Look Like A Dimensional Portal, Play Host To Thousands Daily

Google has admitted that at least one of its mystery barges (there are currently four registered, apparently) will host “interactive space[s] where people can learn about new technology.” Now, we’re privy to a glimpse at what that might look like, thanks to documents obtained by the San Francisco …

Impala For iPhone Identifies Your Photos Using Artificial Intelligence, Organizes Them For You

A new mobile application called Impala is picking up where Everpix left off, in terms of automatically categorizing your photo collections using computer vision technology. Once installed, the app works its way through your entire photo library on your iPhone, sorting photos into various categories …

Oppo’s First Cyanogen-Modded Smartphone Will Launch In December

As much as I love stock Android sometimes you just need something <i>different</i>, and that’s essentially been the guiding mission of the folks over at Cyanogen Inc.<p>They’ve made plenty of strides with their customized version of Android over the past few months, but now they’re on the verge of a big …

A 15-Foot-Wide House You’d Kill To Live In

Australia’s hottest young architect has transformed a skinny Victorian rowhouse into a dreamy sustainable dwelling. If only every shoebox could feel like a palace.<p>Editor’s Note<p>12/26/13<p>Happy (almost) New Year! We’re saying good-bye to 2013 by revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. …

Sustainable Micro Home that Costs Less Than $30,000

NOMAD is a sustainable micro home developed by Vancouver-based designer Ian Lorne Kent with the intent to supply a moveable home for an affordable price that's less than $30,000. The cost-effective residence integrates all of the basic rooms in a standard home–living room, kitchen, bathroom, …

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Articles about 10 tiny homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>Discover what the tiny house lifestyle is all about by staying in one of these micro-sized vacation rentals.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>Though the craze for vans and airstreams has officially spread like a wildfire, it's nothing new for Dwell—as we've …

This Impeccably Designed $20,000 House Could Soon Be Yours

For years, students at Auburn University’s Rural Studio have been building cheap houses for impoverished locals. Now their designs are going mass market.<p>Ask anyone at Auburn University’s Rural Studio about what makes the architecture program’s housing designs unique, and someone will proudly tell …

Fiorella Yacht Blossoms Like A Flower

<b>Fiorella Yacht</b> is a small and cute yacht for fun and casual recreation. Designed by Hyun-Seok Kim, this yacht will remind you about the pleasure of …

The First of 5 Unique Circle Yachts : JAZZ Yacht by Zaha Hadid Architects

When Zaha Hadid Architects design a yacht, you can bet it would feature fluid dynamics exterior, just like Unique Circle Yachts. This <b>JAZZ yacht</b>, as …

Teen Girl Scientist Monthly Are The Pop Band You Want And Need

The Brooklyn sextet's debut Modern Dances is the most energetic, joyful rock album you will hear all year. Give it one listen and you will be hooked.

Checking out the guts of an all-in-one HP computer with an enthusiastic CTO

Hewlett-Packard isn’t having the easiest time selling PCs right now, but all-in-one desktop computers are a growth market. They’re also a technological challenge as HP has to cram more tech smarts into smaller and thinner spaces.<p>Joe Marenin, chief technology officer in the enterprise PC division at …

Articles about straight and narrow on Dwell.com - Dwell

Behind an unassuming 19th-century facade in Singapore's Joo Chiat neighborhood, Ching Ian and Yang Yeo's renovation of a typical...<p>A Japanese architect creates multi-use miracles with a home just wider than a big rig.<p>London-based practice De Rosee Sa’s self-built lakeside cabin recaptures the magic …

Biggest star ever found in universe is ripping apart

The largest star ever discovered may give scientists a better sense of how massive, dying stars seed the universe with the ingredients for rocky planets and even life.<p>W26 is about 1,500 times wider than the sun, making it the biggest known star in the universe. The red supergiant star is nearing …

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Ominous Orange Clouds Hover Over Sydney After Huge Wildfires

If you were in Sydney, Australia today, and you looked up towards the sky, you were greeted by an ominous red-orange hue.<p>The problem is wildfires. According to AFP, there are currently five major blazes in the New South Wales area, and they are sending ash and smoke into the atmosphere.<p>This picture …

Houston, We Have Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is in Houston. And it turns out the mosquito-borne illness isn't exactly a stranger there.<p>Dengue has been roaming around the city since 2003, according to a study published Wednesday. "There was dengue circulating, and we had no idea that it was here because we just weren't looking," …

Fehmina Chaudhry, Pakistani Supermodel, Found Murdered

In a tragic end to a developing kidnapping story that began Thursday, police announced on Wednesday that the body of a woman found dumped in Islamabad is that of Pakistani model Fehmina Chaudhry.<p>Based in Singapore, the model was back in Pakistan visiting her mother and looking to buy some property …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Puberty Is Coming Earlier, But That Doesn't Mean Sex Ed Is

For kids growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, there's a standard introduction to puberty at many schools: an educational play called <i>Nightmare on Puberty Street.</i><p>It's a fictional play, and in it, character Natalie raps about how quickly her body is growing — and how her classmates call her names.<p>…

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

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Dozens held in Canada shale gas protest

<b>At least 40 people were arrested after a protest at a shale gas development in the Canadian province of New Brunswick turned violent, say police.</b><p>A shot was fired, petrol bombs were tossed and police cars torched at the blockade near the town of Rexton.<p>The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said arrests …

Silk Road's main competitor shuts down indefinitely

Black Market Reloaded, the digital black market that was the largest competitor to the recently busted Silk Road, just announced it's closing and refunding users' money. In order to deal with the influx of Silk Road refugees, Black Market Reloaded spun up some virtual private servers (VPS) hosted …