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Skype social media platforms hacked by 'Syrian Electronic Army'

<b>The social media platforms of Skype have been hacked by a group claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).</b><p>The group posted anti-surveillance messages, including a message telling people not to use email services of Microsoft, the owner of Skype.<p>It claimed "they are monitoring your accounts …

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Glitter nail polish can protect your laptop's data

If you're traveling overseas, across borders or anywhere you're afraid your laptop or other equipment might be tampered with or examined, you've got …

Facebook’s astonishing 2013 resurgence, explained in charts

2012 was a hugely difficult year for Facebook: Its stock price more than halved after a botched IPO, and questions were being asked about whether it could make money as its users increasingly moved over to mobile. But its resurgence in 2013 has been equally remarkable. The company’s share price …

Money

Text Me Anytime: Scientists Send Text Message w/ Vodka

In news that sounds suspiciously like a shitty MacGyver episode, researchers at York University in Toronto, Canada, were able to send the text …

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Playroom Progress: Great Crate Book Storage

Wahoo! We checked another task of the playroom checklist! It's getting closer and closer to being called donzo! Well, as done as any room ever is... …

Homemade Bath Crayons - For A Fun and Natural Bath Time

<b>Splish splash, I was takin’ a bath…</b><p>But I was bored and wanted something to draw with. So I dripped water all over the floor and reached for the …

Sponsored post: Innovation drives nano-enabled sensors to monitor human health

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>What if wearing a small patch on your arm enabled the detection of an oncoming cold, allowing for treatment to deter the onset …

Wriggling worm is breakthrough for artificial life

Early efforts to construct an artificial life form in a software model have reached a milestone as a digital worm begins to squirm in the same way that real animals are observed to<p>An ambitious project to recreate an entire roundworm, cell by cell, in a software model has reached a crucial …

16 404 Pages That Are Worth the Error

The poem above is old, but the sentiment is universal. I first saw the verse at Plinko's error page, but the original author is nowhere to be found, …

The business of home automation is enabling the internet of things

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/A-R-T<p>If we think about the homes that have a broadband connection today as the total addressable market …

These 8 Inspiring People Will Change The Way You Think About Autism And Asperger's

In 2009, a shy, 47-year-old Scottish woman touched the world with her breathtaking rendition of Les Misérables' "I Dreamed A Dream" on Britain's Got Talent. After the performance, Susan Boyle catapulted into a singing sensation, selling more than 14 million records worldwide.<p>But despite her …

Antidepressants Taken During Pregnancy Don't Cause Autism (STUDY)

BY GENE EMERY<p>NEW YORK Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:15pm EST<p>(Reuters Health) - Women who take a common type of antidepressant during pregnancy are not more likely to have a child with autism, according to a new study from Denmark.<p>But children did have a higher than usual risk when their mothers took the drugs …

Dealing With Your Child's Mood Swings

Learn what's behind her erratic emotions and how to go with the flow.<p>My 7-year-old daughter, Rosie, rolls her eyes when I ask her to set the table. "In a minute," she tells me. I stand beside her, waiting. "Why can't Ben do it?" she whines. I remind her it's her job, not her brother's. "Fine!" she …

Parenting

Google Glass: What You're Not Supposed to Do

There are certain things you won't be encouraged to do wearing one of these. Those are the things I did.<p><i>Published in the December 2013 issue</i><p><b>Google Glass</b> mayor may not transform the future. But one thing is beyond question: It elicits mighty strong reactions in the present.<p>The first week I got my …

Google Glass

The Simpsons' secret formula: it's written by maths geeks

When one of Britain's best-known science writers went to Los Angeles to meet the show's writers for a new book, he found a team dedicated to inserting gags about complex maths problems. And you thought it was just a cartoon…<p>Without doubt, the most mathematically sophisticated television show in the …

The GooBuntu Desktop

If you combine a little Ubuntu with a little Google Now, you get reader Chris Klepka's desktop. It's fun, functional, and best of all, it's easy to …

11 Body Hacks that You Should Know About

Have you got any tiny itchy issues with your body sometimes but don't know how to deal with them? The following 11 body hacks will help you get the …

Yarn Banner DIY

The yarn banners we made for Rebecca’s set kickstarted an obsession. Some of us took them home to hang over beds and couches. We quickly made more to …

Have you considered copper penny tiles for your next project?

<i>The fate of the American One Cent piece is yet to be determined. Will we follow Canada's lead, discontinuing the faithful penny? Well, keep saving</i> …

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Make a Modern Dreamcatcher

I'll be the first to admit that I've never been a huge fan of dreamcatchers. But as I'm always saying, any craft can be given a fresh spin and a …

Sewing

Spraymåla kuddar / Spray paint pillow

Sommaren i Sverige är kort men ljuv och man känner ofta att man vill den hålla kvar. Idag visra vi ett sätt att bevara minnena av sommarens vackra …