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Everything Dies, Right? But Does Everything Have To Die? Here's A Surprise

A puzzlement.<p>Why, I wonder, are both these things true? There is an animal, a wee little thing, the size of a poppy seed, that lives in lakes and rivers and eats whatever flows through it; it's called a gastrotrich<b>.</b> It has an extremely short life.<p><b>Hello, Goodbye, I'm Dead</b><p>It hatches. Three days …

Kevin Mitnick, Once the World’s Most Wanted Hacker, Is Now Selling Zero-Day Exploits

As a young man, Kevin Mitnick became the world's most notorious black hat hacker, breaking into the networks of companies like IBM, Nokia, Motorola, …

Worse than Heartbleed? Today's Bash bug could be breaking security for years

Linux users got a nasty surprise today, as a security team at Red Hat uncovered a subtle but dangerous bug in the Bash shell, one of the most versatile and widely used utilities in Linux. It's being called the Bash bug, or Shellshock. When accessed properly, the bug allows for an attacker's code to …

New View Suggests Big Bang Inflation Claims Are Just Dust

Space<p>Newly released observations from the European Space Agency's Planck satellite have dealt a heavy blow to purported evidence of the universe's post-Big Bang growth spurt. Back in March, the scientists behind the South Pole Telescope campaign — known as Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic …

Gem-studded hat changes colour with brain activity

<i>This article was taken from the September 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

Can the FCC clear the way for cities to build broadband? Legal fight heats up over agency’s powers

Gripes about internet speed are common across the country, but in certain towns the complaints have a special twist: the fact that local utilities …

Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media

<b>“Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.”</b><p><b>“Feature for feature, it’s identical to iPad Air in every way.”</b><p><b>“Just avoid holding it in that way.”</b><p>Apple’s public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world — certainly more impressive at shaping and controlling the discussion of its products …

New clue emerges suggesting possible location of MH370

Search for plane to resume next month amid claims plane, which disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board, could have turned south earlier than previously thought<p>The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will start within a month and take up to a year, focusing on the southern part …

How to Save the Net: Don’t Give In to Big ISPs

Author: REED HASTINGS. REED HASTINGS Magazine<p>Date of Publication: 08.19.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><b>The Internet has</b> already changed how …

Physicists create tractor beam made of water

A surprising new technique created by a team of physicists led by Professor Michael Shats at the Australian National University reveals that simple wave generators can be used to move floating objects in a number of directions -- even against the waves.<p>"We have figured out a way of creating waves …

At Apple University, studying Picasso helps with product design

78-button Google TV remote is an example of what not to do<p><i>The New York Times</i> has published a rare look inside Apple's secretive training program known as "Apple University." New recruits are encouraged to sign up for courses in the program, which was conceived by Steve Jobs in order to ensure that …

Watch This Wireless Hack Pop a Car’s Locks in Minutes

Shims and coat hangers are the clumsy tools of last century's car burglars. Modern-day thieves, if they're as clever as Silvio Cesare, may be able to …

Why the Security of USB Is Fundamentally Broken

Computer users pass around USB sticks like silicon business cards. Although we know they often carry malware infections, we depend on antivirus scans …

Netflix says 'no rules' would be better than FCC's net neutrality proposal

Netflix filed a comment with the FCC yesterday strongly condemning the commission's new net neutrality proposal, which would allow internet service providers to offer so-called "fast lanes" to companies that can afford them. "No rules would be better than rules legalizing discrimination on the …

The FCC Has Received More Than 1,000,000 Comments On Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received more than 1 million comments from the public regarding its proposed net neutrality rules. According to the FCC’s Gigi Sohn, 1,030,000 comments had been submitted by noon today on the East Coast.<p>Around 21 hours before her note on the new …

Netflix and AT&T strike deal to boost streaming speeds

Netflix is paying up once again to boost lagging streaming speeds.<p>The online video service has reached a deal with AT&T to connect directly to the telecom giant's network, rather than delivering its traffic through third-party. That should improve streaming quality for Netflix (NFLX) subscribers …

Researcher Details USB-Based Attack That Circumvents All Known Protective Security Measures

Security research Karsten Nohl of Berlin's SR Labs has revealed a flaw in USB devices that potentially allows hackers to evade all known security measures used by a computer. In a report by <i>Wired</i>, Nohl says his BadUSB exploit is "almost like a magic trick" because "you cannot tell where the virus …

Five insights challenging science's unshakable 'truths'

<b>1 | Lifestyle can change genes</b><p>We have come to think that if something is "in our genes", it is our inevitable destiny. However, this is a gross oversimplification. We have each inherited a particular set of genes, but the outcome of that inheritance is not fixed. Our environment, diet and …

The paranoid computer user's guide to privacy, security and encryption

An update to the Globe and Mail Guide to Safer Computing<p>Hack-proof computers don’t exist. That’s an important truth to keep in mind as you browse this guide to building a more secure computer. Covered here are myriad tools and services to help protect you from malware, spam, bot-nets and even that …

Information Systems

SpiderOak founder: 'Privacy is a right, not a privilege'

The founder of secure file storage service SpiderOak says the company has seen both traffic to its site and signups increase by 50 per cent since Edward Snowden's revelations about US government surveillance in June 2013.<p>Ethan Oberman, CEO and founder of SpiderOak, said the service had enjoyed …

Bill And Melinda Gates Reveal The Crucial Traits Required For Innovation

In mid-June, the Gates gave the commencement address for Stanford University, and the over-arching theme of the speech was the power of optimism.<p>"Even in dire situations, optimism can fuel innovation and lead to new tools to eliminate suffering," Bill says.<p>Both Gates shared stories about times when …

Shadow network hits speeds up to 100 times faster than Google Fiber

Moto G on T-Mobile 3G in Portland, OR<p>What do you consider to be fast internet? 10 megabits per second? What about 100mbps? We’ve heard that LTE-A service in South Korea is pushing upwards of 400mbps, and that Google Fiber clocks in up to 1Gbps, but is that good enough? We are learning that certain …

Masters of Love

Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.<p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Operating Systems

Wi-Fi on the moon is now as fast as the Wi-Fi in your living room

Researchers at NASA and MIT have figured out how to beam wireless connectivity from a ground base in New Mexico<p>Timothy McGrath<p>June 1, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>Life on the moon just got a whole lot more awesome. Sure, you've got to wear a spacesuit and there's …

Hacker who helped feds gets no more time in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A computer hacker who helped the government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets and …

Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers

NSA,No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State,US news,US national security,World news,The NSA files,Data protection,Internet,Technology,China,Asia Pacific<p>The NSA has been covertly implanting interception tools in US servers heading overseas – even though the US …

A Tractor Beam Made of Sound

It can't pull a spaceship into the Death Star, but the acoustic tractor beam is the most powerful yet created.<p><b>Scientists have created a sonic tractor beam</b>. And it's not simply an amazing proof of concept: This beam pulls with a billion times more force and can tow objects a million times larger …

Swing Into The Weekend With Super Planet Smash

Yep, it's Friday, get ready to waste some time and feel fine doing it. Skip your next Facebook break and try out the addictive game Super Planet …

Scientists’ depressing new discovery about the brain

<b>(via Wikipedia)</b><p>Forget the dream that education, scientific evidence or reason can help people make good decisions<p>Marty Kaplan<p>September 17, 2013 12:43pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>Yale law school professor Dan Kahan’s new research paper is called “Motivated Numeracy and …