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50 incredible bars you should drink at in your lifetime

From the world's oldest bar to one housed inside of a massive tree in South Africa, we've found 50 unforgettable bars worth traveling the globe for.<p>Here's your boozy bucket list.

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Responding to Sony Hack, Senate Advances Major Cybersecurity Bill

The Sen­ate In­tel­li­gence Com­mit­tee ap­proved a bill Thursday seek­ing to in­crease the shar­ing of di­git­al data between the gov­ern­ment and …

6 of the Coolest Smart Home Innovations at CES

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A Fresh Bathroom Makeover for Less Than $100

This DIYer proves you don't have to sacrifice style on a strict budget.<p>When we spotted this bathroom makeover on Hometalk, we knew we had to read all about it. Urusula, the blogger behind Home Made by Carmona, stretched her DIY legs and wrote that she completed the transformation for just …

Sony hack leaked 47,000 Social Security numbers, celebrity data

"[Corporations] think they are protected by firewalls and perimeter security, but the border is becoming blurred, and attacks get through."<p>Todd Feinman, CEO, Identity Finder

NSA spies on carriers to break call encryption, report suggests

The NSA spies on the internal emails and documents of major mobile carriers and their industry body, the GSM Association, according to an article …

New “TCP Stealth” tool aims to help sysadmins block spies from exploiting their systems

System administrators who aren’t down with spies commandeering their servers might want to pay attention to this one: A Friday article in German …

FBI warns companies of cyberattacks after Sony hack

Sony could be just the first victim in a wave of destructive cyberattacks. The FBI warned U.S. companies that they, too, might be hit by a damaging …

Sony Pictures hackers release list of stolen files

On Monday, employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment -- the television and movie subsidiary of Sony Corp -- discovered that their internal corporate …

Zano Is A Sky Selfie Micro-Drone That Flies Itself

Holy autonomous micro-drones batman! Wondering how you’re going to line up your next dronie? Aka a selfie taken from up high by a passing UAV so you don’t get a photo of yourself remote controlling a drone… Well, never fear: a U.K.-based firm is building a micro-drone that flies itself so you can …

Regin Spyware Collects Government and Industry Secrets, Then Covers Its Tracks

Malware so complex, it can only have been made by an intelligence agency.<p>In movies it sometimes seems like computer viruses are capable of doing anything. More often than not that's a matter of dramatic license, but a recently discovered piece of complex malware suggests that truth may actually be …

Scan business cards into Evernote for Android without upgrading

Evernote for Android has been trailing the iOS version when it comes to new features, like the ability to scan business cards. Being able to scan a card is useful because it syncs to your account, you won't have to keep track of a paper card, and it saves you time by doing the typing for …

United and Orbitz sue to halt 'hidden city' booking

A 45-minute flight from San Diego to Los Angeles can get pretty pricey—about $350 for one-way economy seats on American Airlines.<p>But an unusual travel site can get you there for about $200 less. The catch is you must book a flight from San Diego to Las Vegas, with a stopover in Los Angeles. Instead …

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U.S. weather system hacked, affecting satellites

Hackers attacked the U.S. weather system in October, causing a disruption in satellite feeds and several pivotal websites.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, said that four of its websites were hacked in recent weeks. To block the attackers, government officials were forced …

State Dept. email offline after suspected hack attack

The US State Department has shut down its unclassified email system as it evaluates potential damage caused by a possible hacker attack.<p>The department's email system was shut down in a planned outage Friday to make repairs and security upgrades after "activity of concern" was detected recently on …

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

U.S. Warns of Vulnerability That Could Leave Apple iOS Devices Open to Attack

This exploit could impact more than 90 percent of iPhone users running iOS 7 or iOS 8.<p>The U.S. government’s cyber squad is warning Apple users about a security vulnerability that hackers could use to trick them into installing bogus versions of legitimate apps on their mobile devices.<p>This …

The internet of things isn’t producing a data deluge … yet

There are already billions of devices — from forks to jet engines — connected to the internet, and all signs point to a huge surge in the coming …

Windows is vulnerable to web encryption attacks, too

Microsoft's software isn't immune to the rash of recent web encryption exploits, it seems. The company has discovered (and thankfully, patched) a Windows flaw that lets hackers use the software's Secure Channel technology, which handles SSL and TLS encryption, to compromise PCs. If you're …

Automakers promise to limit the data they collect from your car (updated)

A modern car is potentially loaded with data: it could be collecting performance stats, where you've been and your internet usage. How do you know that it's not secretly sending that data to advertisers and insurers? You might not have to worry much longer. The Auto Alliance (which includes most …

Post office suspends telecommuting due to breach

SAN FRANCISCO - Following a breach of its employee database, the U.S. Postal Service has shut down its secure virtual private network and suspended all telecommuting for employees at its D.C. headquarters, officials said.<p>VPNs are encrypted software "tunnels" that allow employees to connect securely …

This App Tracks How You Sleep, Just By Placing Your Phone Next To Your Head

For the past week, I've been tracking my sleep. I didn't use an expensive wearable device, nor was I attached to fancy medical equipment to help me track how efficiently I was catching those Zs.<p>I used Runtastic's cool Sleep Better app, which is available now for both iOS and Android.<p>The app has a …

Computer-chip security coming to credit cards

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — That familiar swiping motion we make at the checkout is about to go the way of the Walkman.<p>Even if you're not one of the millions able to tap into Apple Pay or Google Wallet, changes in the security measures of traditional payment cards are prompting many merchants to switch to a …

SkylinkNet Alarm System Starter Kit review: Skylink's DIY security kit is basic but dependable - CNET

<b>The Good</b> SkylinkNet's kit was a reliable performer in our tests, with responsive sensors and an easy-to-use app.<p><b>The Bad</b> Skylink won't call the police for you if the alarm goes off, and its system won't integrate into a larger connected-home setup.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> There's nothing groundbreaking about …

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CurrentC Alerts Users of Unauthorized Access to Email Addresses

Just hours after publishing a blog post answering some questions about its upcoming CurrentC mobile payments system and touting the security of its cloud-based storage of sensitive information, the company behind the effort, Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) has alerted users of unauthorized access …

Suspicious cyber activity at White House detected, addressed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Suspicious cyber activity has been detected on the computer network used by the White House and measures have been taken to address it, a White House official disclosed on Tuesday.<p>The White House is seen with the Washington Monument (L) behind it and the Jefferson Memorial …

Hundreds of Dropbox logins leak, but storage service says they came from elsewhere

Dropbox has denied reports that it was hacked, after scores of purported logins and passwords were leaked online.<p>The information appeared in a few …

Wi-Fi security, multiple sim cards and tablet pics – tech questions answered

Q I’ve heard public Wi-Fi is insecure. How do I improve my safety when using it? Sophie via email<p>A With the rise of smartphones, tablets and laptops, it has become increasingly common to use public Wi-Fi without thinking about security and privacy. Most people don’t understand how easily data can …

HP joins Microsoft's Chromebook and Android assault with $199 laptop and $99 Windows tablet

The battle begins this holiday<p>Microsoft’s assault on Chromebooks and cheap Android tablets is getting a significant boost from HP today. HP is launching a 7-inch HP Stream 7 tablet for just $99, and an 8-inch version for $149 in November. Both are powered by Intel chipsets, but the company isn’t …