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CloudConvert For iOS

CloudConvert, the web-app that lets you convert almost any file format to any other file format, now comes as an iOS app. It still uses CloudConvert’s great web service as its engine, but adds a native iOS interface.<p>You know what that means? It means you can send any file to CloudConvert using the …

« Please stop hashing passwords »

20 April 2014<p>Have I got your attention? It’s a sensationalist title, but this is important and developers/administrators <i>still</i> get it wrong.<p>Both …

Wonderful Eco Homes for the Indigenous Mapuche People Pop Up in Chile

Ruca is a social housing complex located to the north of Santiago de Chile. The project was designed for the indigenous Mapuche people by Undurraga …

Why do children believe in Santa but not Harry Potter?

Research into children’s belief in Santa Claus reveals just how sophisticated their reality judgments usually are<p>Christmas is sparkling out of every corner and parents across the country are surreptitiously peeking at letters to Santa and pulling dusty Christmas stockings out of storage. The …

Google Doodle lauds computer programming pioneer Grace Hopper

If you're wondering what's up with today's Google Doodle, it's honoring Grace Hopper, the mathematician who pioneered the use of English-like programming languages. Prior to her work, computers were considered to be glorified calculators and were programmed with binary machine code, which kept the …

Jeremy Scahill: the man exposing the US Dirty War

Jeremy Scahill, whose provocative documentary Dirty Wars is released in the UK this week, has been described as a "progressive journalist" and an activist in the same mould as Glenn Greenwald. Is "progressive" a word he is comfortable with? "It's not a term I would reject in terms of my personal …

NSA files decoded: 'People say: 'I want the world the way it used to be...'

Rob Ford Admits buying illegal drugs while in office

Giorgio Moroder: how Star Wars inspired I Feel Love - video interview

Italian record producer Giorgio Moroder speaks to <b>Ben Beaumont-Thomas</b> about his long and varied career, from producing Donna Summer's hugely influential I Feel Love to Daft Punk's tribute to him, Giorgio by Moroder, and his recent reinvention as a DJ. He explains why the critics were split over his …

Decentralized currency exchange Ripple Labs rakes in $3.5M in new funding

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Ripple Labs — formerly known as OpenCoin — has pulled in $3.5 million in fresh investment, bringing the total to $9 million. …

Police Chief Theatens Citizen with Arrest for Facebook Complaint

Columbia may be both the largest city in South Carolina and its capital, but that doesn't mean the city's interim police chief has anything better to …

Germany may invite Edward Snowden as witness in NSA inquiry

Edward Snowden may be invited to Germany as a witness against the US National Security Agency.<p>Action is under way in the Bundestag to commission a parliamentary investigation into US intelligence service spying and a German politician met Snowden in Moscow on Thursday to discuss the …

There Is A Resort In Japan That's Basically A Cloud Palace

I want to go to there.

Family Outraged After Finding "You Retard" Under VitaminWater Cap

One angry family is swearing off Coca-Cola products for good after finding the words "You Retard" printed underneath the cap of VitaminWater …

Not breaking news: many scientific studies are ultimately proved wrong!

Most theories are eventually consigned to the rubbish heap, but this is scientific business as usual<p>When a theory is shown to be incorrect or a publication in error, it is all too easy to think that the scientist who came up with this theory is a liar or a dishonest fraudster intent on misleading …

Collapsing 4D Star Could Have Spawned Universe — NOVA Next

There could be a gaping hole in the Big Bang theory. Or rather, a giant, colossal black-hole caused by the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>One of …

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