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Trend Micro Data Center Attack The Game

In <b>Data Center Attack: The Game</b>, put yourself in the shoes of a CISO at a hospital to see if you can go back in time to prevent a data center attack …

The UK gets its first driverless car insurer

As cars have gained more assistive driving features, questions have been raised over how driverless vehicles will be insured. If someone has an accident while being piloted by an autonomous car, is the driver or the car itself to blame?<p>While governments, car makers and search giants attempt to …

Xbox One-Exclusive Quantum Break New Gameplay Footage Coming This Week

Microsoft will debut new Quantum Break gameplay footage and more during the Game Awards this week. Show organizer Geoff Keighley announced the news in a video. He confirmed that not only will there be new gameplay footage, but also a fresh look at the companion live-action Quantum Break TV show.<p>One …

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Beware powder burn: Limber up for ski slopes and prevent injuries

Vancouver fitness guru's tips for stretching and strengthening before hitting the hills<p>The powder is fresh on many B.C. ski hills, but before skiers …

Lightfreq is like the lovechild of Jambox and Hue

Since the death of the incandescent bulb we've seen light-emitting oddities of all kinds pop up, but for the most part, they've been rather, well, <i>silent</i>. LightFreq is aiming to change that, however, with a smart lightbulb that has a built-in speaker and customizable color output. The speaker …

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Supercomputer Takes 40 Minutes To Create Super-Detailed Model Of 1 Second Of Brain Activity

The human brain won't be surpassed by computers any time soon.<p>Futurists have long talked about the day when computers become as powerful and versatile as the human brain. A recent simulation shows that day is not exactly imminent. In one of the most accurate simulations of the human brain to date, …

Up-close with a Bitcoin mining powerhouse (video)

Alex Lawn is in New York on a pitstop, arriving in from Sweden on his way to next week's Inside Bitcoin conference in Las Vegas. He hasn't slept much. The way he describes it, no one at KnCMiner does much sleeping these days, as the company races to become the driving force in the rapidly expanding …

You Can Now Pay Your University Tuition With Bitcoins

The University of Nicosia, a private school in Cyrpus, says it is now the first university that lets you pay tuition and other fees in bitcoin, the …

Don't Be Silly. Lock Down and Encrypt Your Smartphone

Your smartphone is your most portable computer. It's also a treasure trove of personal information. You wouldn't leave your laptop unlocked in …

What is the difference between a lager and an ale?

Hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavor.<p>For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruity-estery, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." But to a brewer, the …

What a Small Moment in the Obamacare Debate Says About Ideological Media

Does the legislation put the privacy of Americans at risk? More than progressives acknowledge—in part because of ham-handed conservative critiques.<p>Congress conducted hearings yesterday on the much maligned Obamacare website. The most contentious moment involved Rep. Joe Barton, a Texas Republican. …

Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

It looks like Google has been working on an oversize secret project on San Francisco's Treasure Island. A water-based data center? Could well be.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San …

Google's iron grip on Android: controlling open source by any means necessary

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: right;"/><p>Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open …

Is Facebook The World's Largest Open Source Company?

Quick question: which is the largest open source company on Earth? That’s easy, right? It’s clearly Red Hat. After all, the company pulls in over $1 billion each year selling services around open-source software like Linux and JBoss.<p>But as I’ve argued before, such a distinction fits a very …

Skully P-1 helmet packs a heads-up display, rear-facing camera and Android to keep motorcyclists safe

Motorcycle helmets are a simple safety measure -- they keep your noggin safe from objects and falls that would otherwise do it harm. But what if your helmet could help prevent you from getting into an accident in the first place? Marcus Weller, founder of Skully, asked just that question, and the …

America’s highest earners work at least 60 hours a week—more than anyone else in the world

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Do Americans—and many Europeans working in American-dominated fields such as investment bank, consulting and ventures—work too hard?<p>Economic data show that in 1950, Americans worked around 1,900 hours per year. That’s now down to 1,700. But the French, who used to work …

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5 depressing ways the 1 percent is strangling the US economy

Once the backbone of our society, the middle class has been broken — and we have the country’s richest to thank<p>The middle class, once the backbone of a strong American society, has been broken, beaten down, pushed further and further toward poverty levels. Here are five well-documented ways that …

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records • $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies to insert weaknesses into products • Security experts say programs 'undermine the fabric of the internet'<p>• Q&A: submit your questions for our privacy …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Strength In Numbers: Tracking your stats with Game Golf

<b>By Stephen Hennessey</b><p><i>Data mining: A sample Game Golf screen.</i><p>How'd you like to collect and analyze all your stats during a round without writing down a single number or keying anything into your smartphone? That's the promise of Game Golf, a $270 system designed with input from Graeme McDowell and …

Watch: Jaw-Dropping Software Makes 3-D Models From Any Photo

There was a time not long ago when digital image editing was something left to the experts. Then tools like iPhoto and Instagram came along and …

Apple's worst-kept secret: Bigger iPhones in 2014

Apple's engineers have had enough time to figure out how to eliminate the unwanted trade-offs in having a larger screen, and there's plenty of market demand to go bigger.<p>As Apple gets ready to roll out its next generation iPhone 5 on Tuesday, speculators have already moved on to what the company …

Fitness Friday: Slow down to speed up

__<p>By Ron Kaspriske__<p>*You can only swing the club as fast as you can slow it down. *Think about that for a bit. I'll get back to that statement.<p>We're all looking for 10, 15, 20 more yards off the tee and to hit 8-iron where we once hit 7-iron. But how do you get it? A new driver? A new ball? Bigger …

Climate Change Leaves Hares Wearing The Wrong Colors

The effects of climate change often happen on a large scale, like drought or a rise in sea level. In the hills outside Missoula, Mont., wildlife biologists are looking at a change to something very small: the snowshoe hare.<p>Life as snowshoe hare is pretty stressful. For one, almost everything in the …

How to delete your Web accounts with JustDelete.me

Some Web sites make it difficult to figure out how to delete your accounts. JustDelete.me can save you time by providing direct links to the cancellation pages of numerous Internet sites.<p>Web companies don't want you to close out your accounts with them, which is understandable. If you leave, their …

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Where Cloud Computing Jobs Are Today

Gaining insights into cloud computing hiring trends is invaluable to understanding the competitive landscape and direction of new application and platform development.<p>It’s also invaluable for any company looking to recruit cloud computing professionals. For qualified job seekers, staying on top of …

How the complicated US healthcare system makes $1 IV bags cost hundreds

A simple saline solution — also known as a sterile mix of water with salt — is commonly used in IV bags to replenish lost fluids. Manufacturers pay about a dollar to produce these bags, but by the time they make it onto patients' bills in the US they cost far more — especially when bundled with "IV …

Chernobyl Now

Are nuclear disasters the new normal?<p>On April 26, 1986, two powerful explosions tore through Unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, flipping the reactor's giant 2,000-ton concrete lid into the air like a coin. White-hot chunks of the nuclear core rained down on adjacent buildings, setting …