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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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Bitcoin And The Black Market: The Ties That Bind

This past week produced an intriguing illustration of the black market’s influence on Bitcoin valuation.<p>The anonymous crypto-currency’s value dropped suddenly last Wednesday after federal law enforcement agencies shuttered Silk Road, an online black market used to buy and sell illegal drugs with …

Google: don't expect privacy when sending to Gmail

People sending email to any of Google's 425 million Gmail users have no "reasonable expectation" that their communications are confidential, the internet giant has said in a court filing.<p>Consumer Watchdog, the advocacy group that uncovered the filing, called the revelation a "stunning admission." …

Apple will reportedly unveil the next iPhone on Sept. 10

According to a report by AllThingsD, Apple will debut its latest iPhone lineup during a special event on September 10th, just a month from today. The report doesn’t specify as to which models will be announced at the event, but if rumors are to be believed, we may see the highly anticipated iPhone …

Apple Says SVP Bob Mansfield “No Longer” on Executive Team, but Gives No Explanation as to Why

“Bob Mansfield will lead a new group, Technologies, which combines all of our wireless teams across the company in one organization, allowing us to …

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Apple’s iPad market share chopped in half as Android takes over

Google’s Instant Translators Could Become The Universal Tongue

Google likes to create things that gather data, which can be used to determine intent and for all kinds of profitable purposes. There’s no bigger fish in that pond than the Babel fish – that invention of Douglas Adams’ in his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series that instantly translates one …

Ultra-thin e-skin could lead to advances in medicine, cool wearable computing (video)

Remember the names Martin Kaltenbrunner and Takao Someya -- that way, you'll have someone to blame when kids start pointing and laughing at gadgets we consider high-tech today. Leading a team of University of Tokyo researchers, they have recently developed a flexible, skin-like material that can …

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California's New Pot Growers: Not at All Earth-Friendly

The Emerald Triangle in California used to be a hippie's paradise. Now, speculators are flooding the area, transforming cultivation and trashing treasured parkland.<p>On a warm summer afternoon three years ago, Scott Bauer was hiking near the redwoods in Northern California when he came upon a …

Cybercrime costs the US $20 billion each year. Or $70 billion. Or maybe $140 billion

Studies that estimate the effects of any particular activity on the economy often shout out headline numbers and then spend a lot of time explaining the methodology used to calculate that figure.<p>A new report (pdf) from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington …

SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card.<p>Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally …

Elements That Make a Striking Photograph

What does it take to create a really stunning image? There are six basic elements and certain factors that influence composition and make a really …

87 Photography Articles and Images To Put a Smile On Your Face

The internet is home to a terrific group of artists and bloggers creating great content on a regular basis. Toad Hollow Photography has been …

Design your own iOS7 with amusing online tool …

As the site puts it, “every bloody designer on the planet has had a go, so you might as well try too.” This tongue-in-cheek interactive design tool lets you create your own take on iOS by selecting from a range of backgrounds, fonts, colors, corner shapes and shadows.<p>Here’s our own Seth Weintraub’s …

SanDisk's new flash drive wirelessly beams files to your tablet or phone

When you run out of room on your Apple iPad, your HTC One, or other mobile device without an SD card slot, where do you turn? Do you painstakingly delete one batch of vacation photos to make room to show off the next? SanDisk believes it has an alternative. Today, it's introducing the SanDisk …

SEO is dead. Long live social media optimisation

Search engine optimisation (SEO) was always a flawed concept. At its worst, it means making web content less engaging for the reader but supposedly …

Lernstift Pen, Which Corrects You As You Write, Picks Up Speed On Kickstarter

Lernstift is a pen which vibrates when you spell the word incorrectly. However, it could also be capable of spawning its own App ecosystem. After launching on Kickstarter recently, it’s picking up speed towards its modest $183,000 goal to go into full production.<p>Created by Munich-based …

Medicines To Fight White Plague Are Losing Their Punch

You probably don't think about tuberculosis much. Why would you? The number of cases in the U.S. is at an all-time low.<p>But TB has returned with a vengeance in some parts of world, and there have been some troubling outbreaks here at home, too.<p>Many of the cases come with a deadly twist. They're …

Inside the insane 50,000-watt Ibiza speaker stack built by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy

One of the most impressive sound systems on the planet<p>Image credit: Robert Martin<p>The sound system is the foundation on which entire genres of music have been built. A hulking, pulsating, blinking mass of wood, metal and plastic that delivers one crucial thing to any party — volume. Without the …

Yelp to acquire restaurant reservation service SeatMe to take on OpenTable

Yelp can already help you pick the best restaurant in town, and now it wants to help you get a table there. The company announced on Thursday that it'll be purchasing SeatMe, a service that allows restaurants to manage their waitlist and provide online reservations, for about $12.7 million. The …

Private social network Path comes to the Kindle Fire HD

Path has today announced that it’s shipping a version of its social network app for the Kindle Fire, but that only the HD versions are eligible. The Path announcement says that the company worked with Amazon to make the app available.<p>Notably, this does look a bit different than the version it has …

CIA invests in geodata expert OpenGeo

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The world might be fed up with the idea of government surveillance, but that hasn’t quelled the intelligence community’s …

Malala Yousafzai's diary inspires other Pashtun girls yearning for education

For many in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban, is a symbol of resilience and courage in her fight …

Stunning Shots of Fly Geyser, Nevada's Hidden Treasure

As you all know by now, we love finding extraordinary destinations off the beaten path like Lake Baikal in Siberia. Today, we bring you another one which can only be described as surreal or otherworldly. Fly Geyser (or Fly Ranch Geyser) is a a small geothermal geyser that is located approximately …

Enough Cool Photography Links to Throw the Earth Off Its Orbit

Things in the world of photography have never been so exciting! Another terrific week rolls by us here and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy …