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Why WeTransfer hired a disaster-obsessed experiential designer

Nelly Ben-Hayoun is bringing science to the public through her online diary.<p>As an experiential designer, Nelly Ben-Hayoun's work has taken her to …

Ars Technica

Multimatic has built one of the best sims in the business—and we got to try it.<p>Samsung's desktop mode tries to make the $649 Tab S4 better than …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Innovative monstrosity: Oracle makes tablet with Raspberry Pi and Java

Your wish for a $367 tablet that has to be assembled has come true.<p>Pretty much every tech company makes its own tablet now, so why not Oracle, …

You can't have a private conversation over email, shuttered 'secure' service explains

"The days where it was possible for two people to have a truly private conversation over email, if they ever existed, are long over," writes the technical operations manager at Silent Circle, formerly the provider of a secure email service. Silent Circle shut down its email service earlier this …

Think your Skype messages get end-to-end encryption? Think again

Ars catches Microsoft accessing links we sent in our test messages.<p>If you think the private messages you send over Skype are protected by end-to-end …

In the Programmable World, All Our Objects Will Act as One

In our houses, cars, and factories, we’re surrounded by tiny, intelligent devices that capture data about how we live and what we do. Now they are …

LogMeIn and ARM want to help you build the internet of things

Just a few weeks ago, my colleague Stacey Higginbotham covered an interesting Spanish outfit called Carriots that’s building a platform-as-a-service …

Why Google and the Pentagon want ‘quantum computers’

The search giant and the US space agency are the latest high-profile backers of an experimental machine that could transform computing. But what do they want it for?<p>Imagine a computer that can teach your mobile phone to recognize any object it sees, or one that can instantly find optimal travel …

Quantum Computing

Stunning Satellite Images Show A Changing Globe

Google has released a stunning cache of satellite images that show how the globe has changed in recent decades. Thursday's announcement came from the search giant's official blog:<p>"Working with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA and TIME, we're releasing more than a quarter-century of images of …

Brain Experiment Could Give You an Extra 20 Years

A study published in this month's <i>Nature</i> suggests that scientists have found a region of the brain that controls aging. Turn it off, they theorize, …

Are all-male panels at tech conferences a thing of the past?

A media storm blew up in the tech world earlier this year, after someone questioned the lack of women on the roster at a conference and tweeted to …

Babylon's hanging garden: ancient scripts give clue to missing wonder

The whereabouts of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the fabled Hanging Garden of Babylon – has been one of the great mysteries from …

Robotic cars, aeroponics, and Lego: building tomorrow's city in MIT's Media Lab

MIT's Media Lab has been cranking out innovations ever since it opened back in 1985, and now it has its sights set on developing the city of tomorrow and the technology that will power it. <i>The Financial Times</i> has taken an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at some of the projects currently being …

On the frontline of the fight against cybercrime

Inside the tightly controlled security area of Symantec's Dublin headquarters, a screen on the wall flashes up hacking hotspots as they are detected …

Ex-Googler releases big update to Disconnect, a data-blocking tool

The rise of social media means companies are collecting more and more of our personal data every time we go online. The government has been slow to …

'Like' Button Follows Web Users

Internet users tap Facebook Inc.'s "Like" and Twitter Inc.'s "Tweet" buttons to share content with friends. But these tools also let their makers collect data about the websites people are visiting.<p>These so-called social widgets, which appear atop stories on news sites or alongside products on …

Power of Arduino and Raspberry Pi combined in $99 Android/Linux PC

Arduino board uses quad-core ARM CPU for the power of "4 Raspberry Pis."<p>The Raspberry Pi is all the rage for hobbyists in search of cheap, credit …

Cisco Blog