Michael

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Jennifer Lawrence's Nude Photos Leak Online, Other Celebs Targeted

A 4chan user claims to have released nude photos of several female celebrities in a major hacking.<p>The hacker said that he or she leaked photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and a host of other stars.<p>A rep for J.Law confirmed that the images, allegedly stolen from her iCloud account, are …

Goodnight Mommy: hello chilly Austrian matricide horror - Venice review

Veronika Franz, the journalist and wife of Austrian film-maker Ulrich Seidl, makes her debut, co-directing with Severin Fiala for this chilly, angular, ultra-violent arthouse horror showing in the Venice film festival’s Orrizonti sidebar. Seidl himself produces, and the result is a technically …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

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Now IBM’s Watson Tackles Questions That Have No Answers

The computer program that won Jeopardy can now supply innovators with smarter “hunches” in everything from cooking to medical research–and even solving crimes.<p>When IBM’s advanced artificial intelligence program Watson beat <i>Jeopardy</i> champion Ken Jennings in 2011, it was an impressive feat for a …

This Weird Tumbleweed Robot Might Change Planetary Exploration

A rolling sphere of rods and cables being developed by NASA takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.<p>As the Mars Curiosity rover's "Seven Minutes of Terror" video showed us, landing on a distant world can be extraordinarily difficult. Now scientists are envisioning a robot that could just be dropped …

The Surprising Secret To College Success? Study Less And Socialize More

With college classes underway or about to be across the country, millions of students are starting the fall semester with high hopes, both of what they’ll achieve in the classroom and what doors the education they’re pursuing will eventually open. For many, they believe that path to their bright …

Amazon's war on e-books, LG's G Watch R and other stories you might've missed

This week, we reviewed the HTC One for Windows, investigated Amazon's controversial e-book-pricing model, played around with Hyperlapse, learned about LG's G Watch R and more! Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last seven days. Oh, and be sure to subscribe to our Flipboard …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Code On vows to dramatically speed up Wi-Fi, cell, satellite transmissions — with math

Who wouldn’t want to watch streamed video over a Wi-Fi connection without the dread “wheel of waiting?” Or 20-times faster satellite data throughput? …

RebelMouse relaunches as a full-fledged publishing platform that’s tuned for viral content

Two years ago, former Huffington Post (s aol) chief technology officer Paul Berry launched a site called RebelMouse to give media companies and users …

Citizen Air Quality Sensors Cover The Places Governments Can’t Reach

Can citizen science fill in the gaps? Perhaps. It’s early days, but projects like the Smart Citizen, in Spain, show the potential of cheap sensors …

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Virtual reality is going to make everyone sick — including companies that dump billions into it

When my kids and I walked into a coffee shop one sunny day last month, we were greeted by a row of tables holding laptops with gaming demos.<p>My son gravitated toward the biggest display, a huge TV screen with a giant, face-obscuring set of goggles set in front of it. This was the Oculus Rift, the …

These Drawings Show Us Children's Attitudes to Technology

How can we deal with the growing problem of waste and pollution? That’s the question that research firm Latitude asked 270 children aged 8 to 13. The results may not give environmentalists much to work on but they certainly tell us a lot about how kids think about technology and the world around …

How do submarines get online?

<i>This article was taken from the June 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

America's Most Profitable Products

Successful companies frequently depend on just one product for a large share of their sales. That’s true for some of the most iconic brands, including Coca-Cola, Marlboro, Jack Daniels, and Apple. In many cases, these products not only represent an outsized share of their company’s revenue, but …

The Fire Hydrant Gets a Makeover + This Is Why You Should Care

Fire hydrants aren’t something we usually think of until we get a ticket for parking next to one. But retired NYC firefighter George Sigelakis has spent a lot of time thinking about them. He’s been working on revolutionizing the century-old design for about 20 years at his company Sigelock Systems. …