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Thousands of credit cards, addresses, and security codes exposed by Acer online store

Security failures at online services don't come much bigger than the issue Acer has just owned up to. In a letter to customers of its online store, the Taiwanese PC maker admits it has found "unauthorized access by a third party to [information] potentially including your name, address, card …

24 Microwave Recipes For When You're Hungry But Lazy

Lazy chefs, represent.

Microsoft's most ambitious bet is about to face a huge real-world test

Once viewed as an imperialist tech superpower, Microsoft is now considered a gentle giant willing to partner up with anyone and everyone.<p>From releasing more Android and iPhone apps, to making its flagship technologies available on competing platforms like Linux, Microsoft is much more open than it …

Can The Universe Expand Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

One of Einstein’s most famous fundamental laws is that nothing in the Universe can travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum. If you’re a massless particle, you <i>must</i> travel at that speed, and if you have a non-zero mass, it’s impossible for you to attain that speed, no matter how much energy …

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. Its central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Social network responds to username and password leak by locking affected accounts after spate of hacks targeting Katy Perry, Mark Zuckerberg and NFL<p>Twitter has been forced to lock millions of users’ accounts after 33m purported account details were posted for sale on the dark web.<p>The details, …

Security

What to expect from Apple's WWDC keynote next week

Apple's grand convocation of geeks -- also known as the Worldwide Developers Conference -- is set to kick off next Monday smack in the heart of San Francisco. We'll be liveblogging the keynote starting at 1 PM Eastern/10 AM Pacific, but really, who wants to go into a situation like this blind? No …

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After Apple Music launch, fans sue Kanye West over Tidal exclusivity promise

After bringing his new album to Apple Music and Spotify, fans are suing Kanye West claiming they purchased subscriptions to West-backed music app Tidal on the promise the album would be exclusive to the service.<p>The report from Associated Press notes the lawsuit is a proposed class action filed in a …

'SwearJar' is a Slack bot that gives to charity each time you drop a naughty word

If your team spends a lot of time on Slack, chances are there are the language tends to veer into the wrong side of clean at points. Even us wholesome TNW types tend to drop the occasional four letter word from time-to-time.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing …

Report: While no new data was found on the San Bernardino iPhone, it still helped the FBI

CNN today reports that while the FBI did not find anything new on the San Bernardino iPhone 5c that it unlocked without Apple’s help, it has “produced data the FBI didn’t have before.” Essentially, not finding anything new on the device is what the FBI needed to know in order to answer some of its …

Google Now Launcher in Android N has a new look for folders

The Android N Developer Preview 2 is in full swing and there are a handful of new under-the-hood, as well as slightly more subtle user-facing, …

Designing Beautiful Android Wear Watch Faces Just Got Much Easier

Ustwo brings its design ethos to an app for creating beautiful, custom smart watch faces.<p>For the past two years, Ustwo–the London-based design company behind projects like the Escher-esque blockbuster iOS game <i>Monument Valley</i> to an app to save London from its parking nightmare–has been dabbling in …

10 reasons you shouldn’t rule out the new HTC 10

By Spencer Hart<p>On the surface, the new HTC 10 is simply <i>just</i> another good smartphone from HTC, there nothing innovate or exciting about it, but that …

Meet the First Human Not Born on Earth in The Space Between Us

Tuesday at CinemaCon kicked off with STX Entertainment, a company you may not have heard of, but you will. They released several small movies …

Movies

The Kepler Spacecraft Has Been Brought Back From The Dead

Kepler's baaaack!!!<p>Last week, things were looking pretty bleak for the planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope when it unexpectedly went into …

11 Free UX e-Books Worth Reading for 2016

Web UI Design for the Human Eye – UXPin<p><b>UXPin</b> explains the craft of <b>UI</b> and <b>UX design</b> through the science of human sight.<p>Any designer in a visual medium …

Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

5 great resources for learning ES6

The sixth ECMAScript specification was finalised in June 2015, and there is now a flurry of JavaScript features coming our way. These resources will …

Email inventor Ray Tomlinson dies

It's a sad day for the Internet: Ray Tomlinson, widely credited with inventing email as we know it, has died from a suspected heart attack at 74. In 1971, he established the first networked email system on ARPANET (the internet's ancestor), using the familiar user@host format that's still in use …

E-Mail

Apple says government lost access to shooter's iPhone backup by changing passcode

Apple and the government are battling over whether the company must help the FBI extract data from an encrypted iPhone.<p>Apple is saying that the iPhone in question, used by shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, had its passcode changed within 24 hours of it coming into government possession.<p>If that hadn't …

The Future Of Astronomy: The Giant (25 Meter!) Magellan Telescope

Throughout history, there have been four things that have determined just how much information we can glean about the Universe through astronomy:<p>The size of your telescope, which determines both how much light you can gather in a given amount of time and also your resolution.<br>• The quality of your …

XCOM 2 launches today worldwide with day-one Mac release

<b>Update, Apr. 8, 2016:</b> XCOM 2 is now available on the Mac App Store for $50.<p>XCOM 2, a sequel to the popular XCOM game franchise’s original release, is launching today worldwide for both Mac and PC users, 2K and developer Firaxis announced.<p>The franchise has received a few releases and spin-offs for …

Pay What You Want Fearless Gamer Bundle

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>With today’s Daily Deal, the Pay What You Want Fearless Gamer Bundle a portion of the profits will go to support charity. So …

All the Ways Red Wine Makes You Healthier

<i>By: Alexandra Duron</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>If you've ever thought that wine cures all, you might not be far off. As it turns out, you've got plenty of science on your side. So the next time you're sipping on your favorite red, toast to yourself, because your boozing's actually pretty beneficial -- and …

15 jaw-dropping local news stories that rocked Britain in 2015

LONDON — 2015 was a big, big year in Britain.<p>From shocking crime scenes in Cornwall to raging political wars in Norwich, the local papers were …

Apple May Replace 3.5mm Headphone Jack on iPhone 7 With All-in-One Lightning Connector

Apple is planning to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack on the next-generation iPhone in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector, according to often-reliable Japanese website <i>Mac Otakara</i>. Apple may also release Lightning-equipped EarPods to support the new audio output on future iOS devices.<p>The …

The collapse of a wastewater dam at an iron-ore mine left more than 13 dead and has triggered an environmental crisis in the River Doce basin<p>Brazil’s government has announced it will sue mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale for $US5.2bn after the deadly collapse of a dam at an iron ore mine sent 60 …

Brazil

BlackBerry Priv: A New Trick for an Old Dog

Can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Don’t tell BlackBerry! After years of building their own mobile operating system, BlackBerry has decided to go …

Super Nintendo turns 25: Why it’s the best game console ever

Super Nintendo. Just reading that phrase fills you with happiness and warmth.<p>The Super Nintendo Entertainment System came out in its first territory, Japan (where it was known as the Super Famicom), on November 21, 1990. Yup, the classic console that sold 49.10 million boxes worldwide is 25 years …