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Android Phones Are Leaking Valuable Information, Here's How To Stop Them

In a Reddit post a user called Gooz announces his new Android app. Its goal is simple: to stop Google's Android leaking information to anyone who cares to probe for it. Gooz’s real name is Bram Bonné and he’s given a TEDx talk about the problems with Android giving over data that enables almost …

Wi-Fi

How We Did the Maldives on the Cheap

Come on, dream with me for a moment. Imagine you're on a beach. You're lying in a hammock, body as loose and floppy as a rag doll. The soft strains of playful island music kisses your ears, its provenance indeterminable. Your skin is warm to the touch -- the sun gilds it with its penetrating golden …

Kiribati, World's Least-Visited Country, Is REALLY Beautiful

Is it just us, or is the world's least-visited country actually one of the most beautiful places to ever exist?<p>Kiribati (pronounced kiri-bas) had just 6,000 visitors last year -- this makes it the least-visited country on Earth for which data is available from the United Nations World Tourism …

[Update: ZIP File] Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition Is Getting Its Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA

<b>Update:</b> Here's the OTA zip file straight from Google's servers.<p>Google and Samsung haven't forgotten about the first Google Play Edition phone. Yes, …

Google is heading for the exits in Russia and others are likely to follow

After president Vladimir Putin called the internet a “CIA project,” this was probably just a matter of time: Google confirmed late Thursday (Dec. 11) that it’s getting its engineers out of Russia. According to tech site The Information, which first reported the news (paywall), its 50 mostly …

Russia

The 6 Crappiest Apocalypses, According to World Religions

Not all religions believe the world is going to end, but those that do rarely believe it's going to end pleasantly. Instead, most religions focus on …

The U.S. Court Case That Made Movie Theater Concessions So Expensive

In 1948, the Supreme Court ended the stranglehold Hollywood studios and distributors had on the U.S. movie market. Declaring the big eight a monopoly …

Indonesia's female police officers subjected to 'virginity tests'

Women hoping to join Indonesia's police force are subjected to 'two-finger virginity tests', a human rights group has found<p>Women who want to join Indonesia’s national police force are forced to have "virginity tests", a human rights group has found.<p>The “two-finger test” involves a medical expert …

Apple's plan to penetrate enterprise involves dedicated sales team, partnerships with software developers

Apple is looking to grab a bigger portion of the corporate software and solutions business with dedicated sales teams tasked with wooing big-name …

Tim Cook

Yosemite Maimed My Older MacBook. How's It Working For You?

My 15-inch MacBook Pro is the most expensive thing I own. I've used it every day, often for well over eight hours, since January 2011, except the two …

John Oliver Somehow Improves the Already Awesome Salmon Cannon

Remember the salmon cannon? That supremely overenthusiastic answer to the problem of fish migration being blocked by dams? Well, John Oliver found …

John Oliver

The lazy person's guide to personal branding

You have a personal brand, whether you like it or not.<p>Thanks to the Internet, everyone can present a shiny, online version of themselves as a quick …

The jaw-dropping inequality of wealth in the U.S., in charts

It is a relatively well-known fact that the United States has become one of the most unequal countries in the developed world when it comes to income.<p>…

William Gibson On the Apocalypse, America, and The Peripheral’s Ending

William Gibson is laconic. Which isn't too surprising, given that the author of <i>Neuromancer</i> is famous for his spare, incisive prose style. We sat down …

Time Travel

Nexus 9 review: The return of Google’s iPad killer

Google’s Nexus 9 tablet is a lot of things: The first 64-bit Android device, a successor to the Samsung-made Nexus 10, the first HTC tablet in years, …

The Rundown: “Gambit” Film is a Go, The Modern Comic Book Horror Masters, and more

Welcome back to The Rundown, our daily breakdown on comic news stories we missed from the previous day. Have a link to share? Email our team at …

Comics

Android 5.0 Lollipop Is Here

Anyone blessed with a Nexus or Google Play edition device will soon be able to enjoy Android's latest software masterpiece, Lollipop, as now appears …

We're about to change cows' diets — yet again

Natural resources are dwindling, the human population could skyrocket to 9 billion by 2050 and the global demand for meat is expected to increase 70% …

On 'Once Upon a Time,' the Snow Queen is assembling the magical Avengers

<i>Once Upon a Time</i>’s twisted family connections took a turn for the weird last week when we found out that the Snow Queen was once Emma’s foster …

Here's what your cat thinks of you

Shingles isn't my condition; he's my cat. I love him like crazy, but he gets under my skin.<p>I'm not alone as a conflicted cat fancier. Tony Buffington …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs iPhone 6 Plus

Pros<p>Samsung: Terrific screen, fast processor, slim but sturdy build, expandable memory, loadsa features, decent battery life  iPhone: …

The Future Is a Lonely Place, in William Gibson's The Peripheral

With his new novel <i>The Peripheral</i>, William Gibson returns to the genre that made him famous: near-future science fiction. But the world of <i>The</i> …

Everyone Is Lying To You All The Time And Only Butlers Know Why

Those new-fangled contraptions these days — with their beeping and their "online" social interaction — are making us dishonest! Researchers from …

Teens

What's The Greatest Speech In Science Fiction And Fantasy History?

The best science fiction and fantasy stories capture our imaginations in all sorts of ways — with cool visuals, with neat ideas, with clever …

Science Fiction

How to Make People Believe Your Expert Lies

If you're an accomplished and knowledgeable expert, how do you persuade people to come over to your way of thinking? Rank manipulation, of course! …

Yelp

You Can Fit Every Planet In The Solar System Between Earth And The Moon

I'd honestly never heard this stat before, and it's pretty amazing how well they tightly fit together.<p>I ran into this intriguing infographic over on …

Astronomy