Jacek Kowalczyk

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How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Net Neutrality

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>He told me a bit about …

20 Stunning Free-Kick Goals

Link to Media<p>A stunning goal can make you do a number of things.<p>Scream, drop open your jaw in disbelief, shake your head—all are completely normal reactions to watching a stunning goal take place in front of you.<p>Be prepared, then, for that to happen here.<p>We've put together the 20 greatest free-kick …

Soccer

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Prince Charles

The world's fastest running robot is off the leash

A relative of Boston Dynamics' Cheetah robot, which last year managed to outpace the world's fastest man Usain Bolt on a treadmill, is now able to run outdoors untethered. Named the WildCat, the outdoor runner is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and is being …

Watch: Quite Possibly the Best Video Guide to NYC

If you’re planning to visit New York City—whether for the first time or the tenth—we’ve got the ultimate guide for you. This isn’t the same type of …

12 Movies That Are Just As Good As The Books They're Based On

There are dozens of book adaptations coming out this fall, both promising and ridiculous ("12 Years a Slave" and "Adore," respectively. How could they do that to Doris Lessing?).<p>Book lovers may be wary of heading to the theatre unless they've already at least thumbed through the original work, but …

Is paid iCloud storage a good deal, or can you do better? Cloud storage roundup

With former MobileMe customers losing their additional 20GB of free storage a couple of days ago, there are probably a bunch of new people eyeing the paid iCloud upgrade options and wondering whether or not to hand over their cash. So we thought it would be a useful to take a look at the other …

Power BI for Office 365: Data Search, Natural Language Querying

Microsoft today announced an update to Power BI for Office 365 preview and Power BI in Excel. The former has received natural language search through Q&A while the latter, which consists of two Power BI add-ins in Excel (Power Map and Power Query), has gained improved data 3D mapping visualizations …

Jack Nicholson: a career in film - in pictures

Reports from Hollywood suggest that Jack Nicholson has called time on his film career. The 76-year-old has been nominated for an Oscar 12 times, more than any other male actor, a good reason for us to bring you some highlights.

Nine Perfect Picnic Spots Around the World (Photos)

Avoid the cliché picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower and dine al fresco at one of these locals-only finds.

16 Smartwatches You Should Know About

With confirmation from a company exec that Samsung will formally unveil its Galaxy Gear smartwatch in just a few days time, the tech world is whipping itself into a fervor at the thought of what the South Korean electronics giant will unveil.<p>Likewise, Apple’s much-rumored and never-spotted ‘iWatch’ …