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Apple aims to clobber Web page spoofers

Apple has cooked up a novel way to thwart cybercriminals who serve up malware via spoofed Web pages.<p>A patent application called "Graphical user interface element incorporating real-time environment data" published Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office describes a method to automatically …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Top 50 Songs of 2013

It’s Friday, which means the first week in our 2013 Annual Report has wrapped up. But, what better way to start the weekend than with our Top 50 …

Clever Literary Coffee Poster

Food illustrator Gianluca Biscalchin has combined two of our loves – coffee and books – into one fun illustration. Called <i>Literary Coffee</i>, it shows famous authors like Bram Stroker, Jane Austen, and William Shakespeare as cups of hot java (or other drinks). While many of these you'll know right off …

Good Ol' Freda: the Beatles' secretary tells her story

These days, Freda Kelly leads an uncomplicated life. Every morning, she drives from her home in the Wirral to a legal firm in Birkenhead, where she is secretary to one of the senior partners. She starts her working day at 9am, dealing with legal files, setting up appointments, liaising with mental …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

50 Years Later: The Greatest Beatles Performance of All Time

Months before the The Ed Sullivan Show, the band played a seven-song set for Swedish radio that settles any doubt about their electrifying live presence.<p>With their last club residency in Hamburg’s boozed-up Reeperbahn district less than a year in the past, the Beatles were still one kickass bar …

24 Things You Never Knew About Beatles Songs

Just a warning, but the story behind the "egg man" line in "I Am the Walrus" is kinda gross.<p>The first draft of "Get Back" included the line "Don't dig no Pakistani taking all the people's jobs," but the line was cut when the band realized that the lyric, intended to be an ironic comment on …

The Beatles George Harrison’s lost guitar solo

In this clip from <i>Living in the Material World,</i> Martin Scorsese's documentary about George Harrison, the late Beatle's son Dhani, along with George …

The Beatles’ ‘Love Me Do’ Hits the Public Domain in Europe

The Beatles first single, “Love Me Do,” has entered the pubic domain in Europe, thanks to current copyright law in the European Union, <i>Complete Music</i> …

50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles Released Their Debut Single, ‘Love Me Do’

Exactly 50 years ago today, on October 5th, 1962, a new single titled “Love Me Do” hit record stores all over England. It was the debut 45 by the …

The Real Story Behind the Beatles’ Last Days

Sunday marked an anniversary most Beatles fans would rather forget: the day in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced to the world that the Beatles were …

The Lost Beatles Photos: Rare Shots From 1964-1966

(no title)<p>Upon arriving in Los Angeles for their August 23, 1964 concert at the Hollywood Bowl the Beatles discovered their reservations at the …

How 'Hey Jude' Marked a Change for the Beatles, America, and Music

When the song arrived 45 years ago, it offered a hopeful message during a summer of national despair.<p>On Aug. 26, 1968, the Democratic National Convention opened, exposing an America split in two as antiwar demonstrators clashed with police in the streets of Chicago. On that same day, The Beatles …

Before the Beatles crossed Abbey Road.

A Bible Of Color Theory Is Now An App

On the 50th anniversary of Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color, Yale University Press has released the work as an interactive teaching tool along the lines of what the Bauhaus master originally intended.<p>Josef Albers, one of the best-known painters and educators to emerge from the German Bauhaus, …

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