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How the American Museum of Natural History preserved the world's loneliest tortoise

Museums are using dead animals to help us appreciate the living ones<p>Lonesome George was the last of his subspecies and that was just half his troubles. The Pinta island tortoise spent a portion of his life being nudged to mate with a similar species, but all three clutches of eggs never developed …

Google Paid $50,000 To Hackers Who Found Some Really Bad Holes On Google's Cloud

Just this week, a team of security researchers in Poland got a hefty $50,000 prize from Google for uncovering some holes in Google's App Engine cloud, Google confirmed.<p>The researchers say this is the largest prize Google has ever awarded through its "Vulnerability Reward Program," more commonly …

Forget malware — stolen credentials are the real enterprise threat

Focusing on malware detection as a frontline cybersecurity strategy puts IT security teams in a never-ending game of cat and mouse. A report from Pandalabs earlier this year found that 30 million new malware threats were created in 2013 – an average of 82,000 <i>per day</i>. Keeping pace with this rate of …

Hands-on with the Muse brain sensing headband — the most important wearable of 2014 (exclusive)

I got my hands on an early version of Interaxon’s brainwave reading headband, the Muse, and I think this could be the most important wearable of the year.<p>And that’s saying a lot, considering I’ve seen 2014’s entire lineup for health tech at the Consumer Electronic Show as well as a few undisclosed …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

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Are You Harnessing The Full Power Of Instagram?

Whether you love or loathe Instagram, today's post looks at just how powerful a tool it can be. Last week, a friend took a simple shot from his …

Mobile Photography

What Is The Difference Between a Parabolic Reflector, a Beauty Dish, and an Octobox?

When it comes to shaping the light sources photographers use, there are a lot of modifiers available. Each lighting modifier has it's own …

Photography

The Transformation of a Post-Communist Country Documented in Haunting Photos

Almost 25 years later, the country of Romania is still in the midst of a difficult transformation from one of the region’s hardest dictatorships to a …

The 7 Classic Pieces of Gear You Will Want After You Get a DSLR

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new camera. But not just any new camera; no, not a new mobile device, not a new point and shoot — not …

Cameras

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

Pixtr's Market Is Every Digital Picture In The World

If someone has ever taken a digital picture of you that you don’t like, you might want to try Pixtr. As its founder and CEO, Aviv Gadot, explained in an August 6 interview, making a digital image of “my beautiful wife’s” face look more beautiful – in her eyes, automatically — is “why I started the …

15 fun Google Easter eggs

Google is used by millions of people to navigate the web every day, but how many of us really put it through its paces? The Telegraph digs out a few of the search engine's hidden gems.<p>1. Calculator<p>Google's calculator function is far more powerful than most people realise. As well as doing basic …

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Android 4.3 Running On The Nexus 4 (Video)

We were expecting Android 4.3 to be announced at Google’s I/O developer conference earlier this month, although Google has yet to announce the next …

Android News

Ground control to Major Tux: Space station dumps Windows, now uses Linux

For reasons involving reliability — which is semi-kinda important in low-Earth orbit, apparently — our fellow nerds living aboard the International Space Station have made the switch from Windows to Linux for astronauts’ laptops.<p>The space nerds will get training from the Linux Foundation for the …

PayPal's chief information security officer says passwords' days are numbered

Recently speaking at the Interop IT conference, PayPal's chief information security officer, Michael Barrett, stated that passwords and PINs were operating on borrowed time. Barrett hopes to replace online security keys with a setup that's a blend of software and hardware-based identification. He …

University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power

There's a more efficient way to harvest energy from the backyard than by wiring up hapless critters. Researchers at the University of Georgia have proof: they've discovered a way to generate electricity from plants through hijacking the photosynthesis process. By altering the proteins inside a …

Change the colour of your eyes with a laser

This week we've discovered two possible elixirs of youth, the secret to being more attractive to the opposite sex, and a back-pain breakthrough that …