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This $200 DIY WiFi router will make it far easier for whistleblowers (and criminals) to hide online

Devices connecting to the internet have a unique IP address. It's what identifies them to others — but can also be used to track down the device. It's in part why elaborate obfuscation tools like proxies, the Tor network, and VPNs exist, to obscure the user's true IP and location. But down to both …

Wi-Fi

The App That Makes It Incredibly Easy For Hackers To Break Into Your iPhone Just Got Even Scarier

The update allows users to break into iCloud accounts that have two-factor authentication enabled, the company announced on Thursday (via Engadget).<p>Two-factor authentication is a security system you can set up with iCloud, Gmail, and other online services.<p>It requires that you type in a one-time …

Apps

Haunting scenes inside Peshawar school

<b>Peshawar, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> The high brick wall outside the Army Public School and Degree College in Peshawar gives the first clue into the horror that unfolded inside its classrooms.<p>A section of barbed wire has been cut at the top, allowing some of the Taliban attackers who struck Tuesday to scale …

NASA: 11 trillion gallons needed to end CA drought - CNN.com

This picture taken from a helicopter shows a drought-affected area near Los Altos Hills, California, on Wednesday, July 23. One of California's worst droughts in decades could cost the state's farmers $1.7 billion, a recent study warned. The drought could leave 14,500 workers without jobs in …

U.S. set to blame North Korea for Sony hack

The U.S. is ready to blame North Korea for the crippling hack attack at Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week's planned release of its controversial comedy "The Interview."<p>U.S. investigators say an announcement pinning the blame on hackers working for the Pyongyang …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

Oil plunge takes price below $55 a barrel

Oil continued its plunge early Tuesday, suggesting that drivers enjoying low gas prices may see even more relief at the pump ahead.<p>The price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate fell below $55 for the first time in five years, while the price of the more global Brent crude fell below $60, also …

Sports stadium architecture: Welcome to the new temples of pleasure

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a vision of biblical proportions -- tens of thousands of people weeping, whooping, and chanting in unison.<p>If sport were a religion, then the stadium would surely be its place of worship.<p>Inside these temples to physical feats, language evokes the divine -- fearful fans "pray for a …

Eaten Alive Viewers Outraged Man Wasn't Actually Eaten Alive

Apparently the only thing worse than promising a man will be eaten alive by an anaconda is for a man to <i>not</i> be eaten alive by an anaconda.<p>Many viewers …

New York prosecutor seeks to probe police killings of unarmed civilians

NEW YORK/BERKELEY, Calif. (Reuters) - New York State’s top prosecutor on Monday sought the power to probe all police killings of unarmed civilians in his state, following sometimes violent U.S. protests over two grand juries’ moves to clear officers in the deaths of unarmed black men.<p>The day after …

U.K. Lawmaker Apologizes For Playing 'Candy Crush Saga' At Hearing

If you dislike meetings, you might empathize with Nigel Mills. He's a British lawmaker who had to apologize after being caught playing <i>Candy Crush Saga</i> on his iPad during a hearing. (As far as we know, he wasn't sending invitations to his Facebook friends to join him.)<p><i>The Sun</i> newspaper printed the …

Kenyan counterterrorism police admit to extrajudicial killings

Kenyan police have assassinated nearly 500 terrorism suspects as part of an extrajudicial killing program supported by intelligence provided by Israel and the United Kingdom, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed.<p>Officers from four units of Kenya’s Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) said that …

White Florida Deputy Shoots Black Man Who Witnesses Say Had Hands Up

"I ask everyone to not rush to judgment and allow the investigation to be completed," Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said at a news conference in Orlando.<p>Demings, who himself is African American and was surrounded by six religious leaders from the black community, said investigators have found …

Florida

Scientists Are Beaming Over Quantum Teleportation Record

A new distance record has been set in the strange world of quantum teleportation.<p>In the record-setting experiment, the quantum spin of a light particle was teleported 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) across an optical fiber, making the operation the farthest quantum feat of its kind.<p>About five years ago, …

Police shoot man who stabbed student in New York synagogue

New York police on Tuesday said a knife-wielding man stabbed a student in the head inside a Brooklyn synagogue before being shot to death by officers after he refused to drop a knife.<p>The confrontation happened at 1:40 a.m. local time Tuesday at the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic headquarters in Crown …

Intruder stabs student in NY synagogue, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> It should have been a peaceful, contemplative night for Levi Rosenblat, studying the Torah inside a Brooklyn synagogue.<p>But that peace was shattered when an intruder came into the Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters, stabbing Rosenblat on the left side of his head.<p>There would be no other …

Xbox's Japan chief resigns after bleak Xbox One sales

It's no secret that the Xbox One has been far from a hit in the <i>Land of the Rising Sun</i>, and now this is having its negative effects on the people in charge. As reported by <i>Famitsu</i>, a Japanese publication which focuses on video games, Head of Xbox Japan Takashi Sensui decided to step down following …

Sony's latest wearable is a watch made of electronic paper

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has uncovered Sony's clandestine involvement in a smartwatch project. Under the name Fashion Entertainment (FES), the company …

Sony's e-paper FES watch turns the strap into a screen too

Watch and learn: a new smartwartch from Sony brings the whole watch to life -- because both the face <i>and</i> the band change and react to you.<p>The FES watch is the product of Fashion Entertainments, which describes itself on its website as a "startup project" but is in fact, according to the Wall Street …