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China accuses U.S. of hypocrisy on hacking

<i>Amanpour and Ambassador Cui also spoke about Russian President Putin's visit to China, the American pivot to Asia, and China's territorial disputes. You can see that portion of the interview here.</i><p>A day after the United States announced indictments against five members of the Chinese military, …

Apple's HomeKit: Safer, but not hack-proof

The age of connected homes is upon us, and if Apple gets it right, this might actually work.<p>HomeKit was among the many new features Apple (AAPL) unveiled Monday at its Worldwide Developer Conference. It's software to help you manage your Internet-connected door locks, lights, thermostat and other …

How the NSA can 'turn on' your phone remotely

Even if you power off your cell phone, the U.S. government can turn it back on.<p>That's what ex-spy Edward Snowden revealed in last week's interview with NBC's Brian Williams. It sounds like sorcery. Can someone truly bring your phone back to life without touching it?<p>No. But government spies can get …

Second Chinese military unit linked to hacking

Security researchers have accused a second Chinese military unit of carrying out cyber espionage attacks against foreign corporations.<p>CrowdStrike, a U.S security firm, detailed the allegations in a lengthy report on a People's Liberation Army unit operating in Shanghai.<p>The report comes just weeks …

Heal Yourself By Harnessing Your Mind - The Crux

By Jo Marchant | May 23, 2014 10:48 am<p>We tend to think of medicine as being all about pills and potions recommended to us by another person—a doctor. …

The Moon is Now a Wi-Fi Hotspot - D-brief

By Carl Engelking | May 28, 2014 11:53 am<p>Complimentary Wi-Fi is so commonplace that a business advertising its “hotspot” in the window seems somewhat …

The Search for Genes That Prevent Disease

What can we learn from people with genetic predispositions to a disease who never end up getting sick?<p>The X-Men’s mutations gave them superpowers. Telepathy. Flight. Teleportation. Some scientists believe that there may be some among us who have a superpower in our genes, too—the ability, against …

A Brilliantly Simple Design Transforms Old Boxes Into School Desks And Bags

The Help Desk uses a stencil to put essential school supplies in the hands of poor school children in India.<p>Most schools in rural India can’t afford basic supplies like desks, and most of the students attending them can’t afford backpacks. The Bombay-based nonprofit Aarambh worked with designers to …

Furniture

Scientists Have Discovered A Planet They Thought Was Impossible

Scientists say the new planet may have "profound implications for the possibility of life" on extra-solar planets, according to a press release from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. They announced the finding in a talk at the American Astronomical Society meeting in …

Prevent Alzheimer’s by vaccinating at 40, scientist suggests

A vaccine could wipe out plaques that stop the brain from signalling if given before the onset of the disease, experts say<p>Alzheimer’s Disease could be prevented by vaccinating people as young as 40, decades before any symptoms emerge, it has been suggested.<p>James Nicoll, professor of neuropathology …

Dementia

The High-Tech Headband That Can Make Your Stressed Brain Happy Again

Muse is wearable technology, but it doesn’t create mind-blowing experiences. Just the opposite. Muse is a brain sensing headband that measures how overwhelmed your brain is from everything life throws at it — and it helps calm your mind and rid yourself of unproductive and unhealthy stress. This is …

This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition — and it could change everything

PARIS — École 42 might be one of the most ambitious experiments in engineering education.<p>It has no teachers. No books. No MOOCs. No dorms, gyms, labs, or student centers. No tuition.<p>And yet it plans to turn out highly qualified, motivated software engineers, each of whom has gone through an …

Amazon Prime Is Still the Best Deal in Tech

For years we've been saying that an Amazon Prime subscription is simply the best deal in tech. You get so darn much for your money that you'd be …

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 finally gets a Pinterest app

While still labeled "BETA," the virtual pinboard app has the same grid layout and many similar features to the iOS and Android apps.<p>Pinterest has finally made it into Microsoft's Windows Phone app ecosystem. The popular virtual pinboard app debuted on the Windows Phone app store on Thursday.<p>While …

Windows Phone

How Starbucks, Apple, General Motors and AT&T Are Preparing The World For Wireless Energy

If you visited a Starbucks in Boston or Silicon Valley during the last year or so, you may have noticed black circles embedded in the coffee bars and tables. You may have even glimpsed an early adopter with a special cellphone case charging an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy simply by resting it on a …

Roundup: Non-Floral Centerpieces For Weddings

Last fall, the APW team decided to put our heads together (and bring in the much smarter head of our favorite wedding designer, Brooklyn’s own …

How To Prepare Pitcher Cocktails For Your Wedding

It’s a common dilemma: you want to have a signature cocktail at your wedding during your super-fabulous cocktail hour, but your bartenders are your …

10 Ideas That Prove You Don’t Have to Take Your Wedding Too Seriously

Just because you're planning a wedding doesn't mean you can't have a little fun with it. (Not all weddings have to look classic and perfect.) One way …

15 Delicious Dessert Tables Ideas

1 <i><br>Piper’s Sweet Treats Dessert Table</i><p>Dessert tables offer a little something for everyone. This collection of treats from Piper’s 1st Birthday Party …

Dessert

More Stunning Apple TV Concepts From Martin Hajek [PICS]

On Friday Curved, a German technology magazine, posted a concept which shows what the next-generation Apple TV and remote may look like.<p>The concept …

Something smells fishy about that Comcast–Apple TV story

Advertisement<p>29 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Robert S. Donovan<p>News that Apple (S AAPL) is talking to Comcast (S CMCSK) about building a joint TV service …

Facebook to use drones and satellites to bring internet to remote regions

Facebook has unveiled plans to use specially designed aircraft and satellites to connect remote parts of the the world to the internet<p>Facebook plans to send drones and satellites to remote parts of the world to connect them to the internet using laser technology, its founder Mark Zuckerberg …

School league tables: 700 primaries 'failing to hit targets'

Primary school league tables – to be published next week – are expected to show that more institutions are 'failing' following a toughening up of exam targets for 11-year-olds<p>Rising numbers of primary schools are to be effectively branded as “failing” following a toughening up of exam targets for …

Education

Jomi’s Smart Water Bottle Sleeve-Plus-App Wants To Track & Chart Your Liquid Intake To Make You Drink More

Move over HAPIfork. Estonian startup Jomi Interactive is cooking up a pair of smart devices that will remind people to drink <i>more</i> water. Or at least whatever liquid/poison of choice you put in your water bottle. The aim, says the startup, is to encourage healthy behaviour and counteract the mild …

Pebble Smartstick – Emergency Portable Battery For Smartphones

The Veho Pebble Smartstick packs 2200mah which is enough power to give most mobile devices a full charge when you leave the home or office without …

Portable

China is Cheating the World Student Rankings System

The results from a global exam that evaluates students’ reading, science and math skills are in and, once again, Chinese students appear to be …

This Alien Hearing Is the Best Thing Congress Has Done in Months

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The House science committee carved out two hours of time on Wednesday to discuss the search for …

Even Disconnected Computers May Face Cyberthreats

If your computer is infected with a virus or other forms of malware, disconnecting the machine from the Internet is one of the first steps security experts say you should take. But someday, even physically separating your laptop from a network may not be enough to protect it from cyber …

Dementia cases 'set to treble worldwide' by 2050

<b>The number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to treble by 2050, according to a new analysis.</b><p>Alzheimer's Disease International says 44 million people live with the disease, but that figure will increase to 135 million by 2050.<p>The figures were released ahead of the G8 dementia summit in …