Ibrahim Khoury

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NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch

<i>Artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System (credit: NASA/MSFC)</i><p>NASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the simply-named Space Launch System, a new rocket that will be the largest ever built at 384 feet tall, surpassing …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

There's a Secret Behind IKEA's Catalog Photos

And you're not going to believe what it is.<p>When you open a fashion brand's catalog or shop for a new dress online, you probably assume that the models wearing the clothes don't look like that in real life. Photoshop is everywhere in fashion (and sometimes it's rather egregious), but did you know …

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Beware! 8 sinister consequences of Google and Amazon drones

If Google, Amazon, and Facebook usher in a new era of urban delivery drones, will we lose more than we gain? Crave's Eric Mack sees danger ahead for everything from Spam to Slurpees.<p>Last week, Google unveiled Project Wing, the company's take on delivery drones and its latest attempt to use tech and …

Why The Gamer Rebellion Won't Last Very Long

The solitary gaming experience and its core constituency are things of the past.<p><i>Gaming is booming!</i> Amazon bought the game-broadcasting service Twitch for close to a billion dollars; A game tournament in Seattle paid out an $11 million dollar purse; An (accredited!) college in Chicago is offering …

Gabriel Batistuta asked for legs to be amputated

Argentina legend Gabriel Batistuta says he asked a doctor to remove his legs, so severe was the pain he felt in his legs after retiring in 2005.<p>The former striker paid a huge price for the stress he placed on his body during a 17-year career.<p>Batistuta was unable to walk and at times the pain became …

Huge game-changing Minecraft update arrives on PC (warning: includes killer bunnies)

Minecraft players have waited a long time for the massive PC update released today, and it’s a game changer.<p>Lead Minecraft developer Jens Bergensten revealed this morning that update 1.8 is now available for the PC version of the hugely popular creative open-world game. It’s the culmination of 300 …

Who is putting up 'interceptor' cell towers? The mystery deepens

Mysterious “interceptor” cell towers in the USA are grabbing phone calls — but they’re not part of the phone networks. And, two experts told VentureBeat today, the towers don’t appear to be projects of the National Security Agency (NSA).<p>The towers were revealed by Les Goldsmith to Popular Science …

Gang of hackers behind nude celebrity photo leak routinely attacked iCloud

A gang of hackers who collected and traded nude pictures of female celebrities by routinely breaking into Apple's iCloud system were the source of private photographs leaked online, new evidence shows.<p>Private photos and videos of more than 100 mostly female American and British stars were released …

Flares Wants to Be the Yo of Real-time Location Sharing

Flares, an app that allows users to quickly share their location in real-time, is now available to download for iPhone users in the US.<p>While it’s described as a “mobile messaging service,” it’s not a messaging app in the traditional sense. Think of it like Yo for geolocation (or Ge<i>Yo</i>location, as …

Samsung Gear VR gives us hints at what to expect from retail Oculus Rift

Samsung and Oculus have confirmed the existence of a truly portable VR product driven by the Galaxy Note 4 and, even without a date announced, it's likely that this will be the first VR headset that's released commercially, driven by software provided by Oculus. That software gives us some …

The Éclair Revolution

Burgers, cream puffs, cupcakes and <i>macarons</i>. 'Mono-products' are the latest food fashion in Paris, and Christophe Adam is at the forefront of the movement with his colorful, pop-art éclairs.<p>Though éclairs have been around in France since the 19th century, they've always been limited to 3 basic …

Metadata analysis of leaked photos suggest complete iPhone backups obtained

A forensics consult and security researcher who analyzed metadata from leaked photos of Kate Upton said that the photos appear to have been obtained using software intended for use by law enforcement officials, reports <i>Wired</i>. The software, Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker (EPPB), allows users to …

How to De-Clutter Your Kitchen: Tips From a Professional Organizer

<i>by Joanna Camas</i><p>Spring cleaning gets all the PR, but anytime the seasons change it's a good excuse to take stock of things on the home front. We get lazy over the summer and schedules are out of whack, which often lets clutter gain a foothold. Now's a good time to make a clean sweep and start …

Pickup tailgate theft is on the rise, insurance industry says

The insurance industry is warning pickup drivers to watch their backs. Tailgate theft is surging.<p>Tailgates have a rough life. They get rear-ended, backed into objects and dented by shifting cargo. That's why thieves find a ready market for replacements, selling them on EBay and Craigslist. They are …

Report: Tesla's Gigafactory May Be Way Too Giga

As five states compete to land Tesla Motors' $5 billion gigafactory, a new research report suggests the factory may never meet its giant production goals.<p>Lux Research says the Tesla project will create significant overcapacity in lithium-ion battery packs, and predicts the company will only be …

No selfies, no social media and no Michael Jordan at Ryder Cup?

The European Tour is anti-selfies but has taken no stand on taunting, like the ill-advised heckling Michael Jordan directed at Medinah hero Ian Poulter.<p>Ryder Cup organizers, in their infinite wisdom, have mandated that Rory McIlroy and other currently living members of the 2014 European and U.S. …

A weekend with the Dodge Challenger Hellcat

A frantic mom told me to slow down. I was going 17 mph.<p>There are good weekends, and then there are <i>good weekends</i>. Rumbling out of the <i>R&T</i> office lot on Friday afternoon, I already knew mine would fall under the latter heading. In my left hand was a fat three-spoke steering wheel, in my right a …

2016 Audi Q7: Everything We Know About the Next-Gen SUV

First previewed by the Pikes Peak Quattro concept in January 2003 and launched in 2006, the current Audi Q7 is a familiar sight in affluent neighborhoods the world over. But as those dates indicate, it’s getting long in the tooth. It’s good, then, that the second generation—rendered above—of the …