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Apple CEO Mocked for Blurry ‘Shot on iPhone’ Super Bowl Photo

Apple loves promoting its iPhone camera quality by sharing beautiful photos shot around the world by iPhone owners. So it’s curious that Apple CEO …

Modify a Basic Paper Towel Holder for Easier One-Handed Use

Most paper towel holders work just fine if you have two hands free. If one of hand is full, however, you need to be a highly-trained ninja to only …

Panda Reveals A Web Dashboard For Developer And Designer News And Inspiration

A new website (or Chrome extension, if you prefer) called Panda is offering entrepreneurs, developers and designers an easy way to keep up with industry news and inspiration from a variety of sources in one interface. Currently, the site features sources like Hacker News, Dribbble, Behance and …

Apple too late to stop massive iCloud breach, hackers claim

An anonymous hacker who has exploited an iCloud security flaw that lets anyone unlock a lost or stolen iPhone says Apple contacted him about the matter today, but he deleted the email.<p>“They have asked me to contact [them] as quickly as possible, but why now?” the hacker, who goes by AquaXetine, …

Property, Currency And Semantics Aside — My Bet Is On Bitcoin

Support the news<p>The IRS has a lot on its plate just now: It collects $2-to-3 trillion of revenue each year, administers the tax credit that builds …

Microsoft Is Bringing the Start Menu Back to Windows

Windows 8.1 is getting some upgrades really soon, but Microsoft also announced a future upgrade to Windows 8 that everyone's been asking for: the …

Microsoft Windows

Bitcoins – be careful before you invest your hard-earned money

The once mysterious virtual currency, the bitcoin, is popping up on Irish high streets more and more these days.<p>The first Irish bitcoin ATM opened in …

Drake Equation: Estimating the Odds of Finding E.T.

The Drake Equation is used to estimate the number of communicating civilizations in the cosmos, or more simply put, the odds of finding intelligent …

Exoplanets

Distant new world may point to undiscovered planets in solar system

We learned today that our solar system is larger than we had previously known. A newly discovered, extremely distant dwarf planet with the tentative name of 2012 VP113 was announced. It appears as nothing more than a dot on images but we know a few things about it.<p>For a start, it is approximately …

Hackers now targeting your router

It's time for a router emergency call to 911. You knew about hackers stealing our credit cards from retailers, the NSA spying on anyone who picked up a cellphone or writes an email, and ad trackers watching our every move and purchase.<p>Hang on, we've got a string of recent reports of router …

Want More Privacy In Your App? Wickr Resells Its Encryption, Self-Destructing Tech To Other Apps

Wickr, one of the wave of messaging apps built on the idea of private, encrypted and self-destructing data, has vowed never to make money off its users — with its app remaining free, and user data never getting sold on or accessed by others. But it is starting the process of making money regardless.<p>…

In Gox we trust? Mt. Gox finds $116M worth of Bitcoins in an old wallet

Think finding a couple of quarters in your couch is cool? Try $116 million worth of Bitcoins.<p>The ongoing saga of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox took another strange turn this morning when the firm announced (PDF) that it has found an old wallet full of 200,000 Bitcoins, worth around $116 million. The …

Telegram Lets iOS and Android users Delete Individual Chat Messages

Almost a month ago, messaging service Telegram exploded in popularity, climbing to the top of the App Store in nearly 50 countries worldwide. WhatsApp’s temporary outage and security concerns were the perfect backdrop for Telegram to promote its privacy-focused apps.<p>Today, Telegram updated its …

NSA can record and search through a whole country’s voice calls, but how remains a mystery

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The NSA devised a system called RETRO that can search through all voice calls in a country over the preceding month, according …

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Venezuelan soldiers storm protester base

Venezuelan soldiers have stormed a protest site in the capital Caracas to evict demonstrators who had turned it into a stronghold against the rule of President Nicolas Maduro.<p>Soldiers from the National Guard fired tear gas and water cannon on Sunday at hundreds of demonstrators at a square in Plaza …

Five Pieces of Sleep Science You Need to Know

Today is World Sleep Day, designed to make us all celebrate sleep and, presumably, try to get a little bit more of it. But even if you can't catch …

Why Dabbling Is Good for the Brain

We're often told to concentrate our time on one or different skills so we can really perfect them, but that doesn't mean dabbling in other skills is …

Hobbies

When Water Flows Uphill

Genius, As A Tot

She learned to read, then for a challenge she taught herself Spanish – at the tender age of 2. Her parents took her to the doctor, where IQ tests put her in the top 2% of test-takers, with an IQ of 160 – the same as Albert Einstein’s. Her doctors told a reporter that her IQ was “off the scale."<p>This …

Albert Einstein

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

It's hard to know where to start with Ray Kurzweil. With the fact that he takes 150 pills a day and is intravenously injected on a weekly basis with a dizzying list of vitamins, dietary supplements, and substances that sound about as scientifically effective as face cream: coenzyme Q10, …

Turing's Biological Work Passes Test

The scale of what the world lost when Alan Turing was hounded to suicide has become even clearer, with the vindication of his only paper on biology, …

Alan Turing

Why Are All These Celebrities Participating In An Epic Fake Hoverboard Troll?

If you’re looking for a well-crafted but ultimately very fake video about hoverboard technology featuring Moby, Terrell Owens, Tony Hawk and Dr. Emmett Brown himself, today is your lucky day. The video above is exactly what I’ve described, featuring a weird cast of cameos and what appears to be a …

Bye Bye Second Screen? The InAIR Lets You Browse The Web And Watch TV All In One Place

Nowadays, many people browse the web at the same time that they’re watching TV — the phenomenon is called the “second screen.” But a new gadget called InAIR from a startup called SeeSpace wants to bring our attention back to just one screen by putting the best of the laptop, the smart phone, and …

Facebook spreads rainy-day blues to sunny places, study says

Ever feel the rainy-day blues on a bright and sunny afternoon? If so, your Facebook account may be to blame, according to new research.<p>In a paper published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists argued that the hugely popular social networking site exerts an emotional "spillover" effect that …

New Jersey Bans Tesla to Ensure Buying a Car Will Always Suck

New Jersey is banning Tesla.<p>No, you won't get pulled over for driving your Model S on the Turnpike. But if rules passed yesterday by New Jersey …

Hackers hoarding Windows XP exploits for cut-off bonanza | V3

With just less than a month until support for Windows XP ends, the security community has warned that hackers are hoarding exploits to let loose on …

Cybersecurity