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How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate …

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Travel

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Hong Kong protesters in cyberwar (Opinion) - CNN.com

Police remove barricades and tents outside government headquarters in Hong Kong on Thursday, December 11. The main site of pro-democracy protests for the past two months was broken down piece by piece, and police dragged out the last remaining demonstrators one by one.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Hong Kong …

Scientists use lasers to detect drunk drivers

Device can measure blood alcohol from the side of the road<p>Polish researchers have developed a laser that can be fired at cars to find out if their drivers are drunk. The device, detailed in a study published by scientists at Warsaw's Military University of Technology, can detect alcohol vapor …

Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

Engineering

This Pop-Up Solar Power Station Can Be Installed Instantly Anywhere In the World

Push a button, and poof, you have electricity.<p>At the push of a button, this shipping container instantly transforms into a pop-up solar power station: Hidden solar panels slide out of drawers on each side and start immediately start generating energy wherever they’re needed, whether for disaster …

Clean Energy

Anti-poaching campaign needs $100,000 to turn old smartphones into mantraps

See the solar petal in the image above? That's the housing for a recycled Android smartphone that raises the alarm if it detects heavy movement in the nearby area. It's part of a network of old phones that Rainforest Connection uses to prevent illegal logging in western Sumatra. After successfully …

For When You're Inciting A Revolution Or In A Disaster, A Way To Send Mobile Messages Completely Off The Grid

Firechat offers a way to communicate with people on your cell phone in times when the infrastructure is broken–or when you fear that it is being used to spy on you.<p>Firechat, a mesh networking app that makes it possible to talk to other people who also have the app, even when no Internet connection …

Communicate

How Your Home's Soundscape Directs Your Online Shopping

Unlike brick-and-mortar retailers, online sellers are stuck with the noises of everyday life.<p>If you want shoppers to overestimate a product’s quality, play them classical music. If you want them to make more rational purchasing decisions, turn on the TV and put on a soccer game. If you want them to …

Why Twitter beats Facebook for breaking news

People imagine Twitter and Facebook to be much alike, but reaction to the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson suggests otherwise<p>Exactly a month ago today, an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown was fatally shot by a white police officer in the town of Ferguson, Missouri. There were a number …

Personal data stores found leaking online

<b>Thousands of Britons could be inadvertently sharing their digital secrets with anyone who knows where to click, suggests a BBC investigation.</b><p>At risk are photographs, home videos and music collections as well as scans of documents such as passports, tax forms and other sources of personal data. In …

Electromagnetic Warfare Is Here

<b>In the 2001 action movie Ocean’s Eleven,</b> criminals use an electromagnetic weapon to black out a portion of Las Vegas. Very futuristic, you may say, …

How to Protect Yourself from Apps that Make Wi-Fi Hacking Simple

It's not paranoia: Using public or open Wi-Fi networks without taking your security into consideration is a bad idea. You don't even have to crack …

Huge Tournament Celebrates End of Oakland's Bizarre 80-Year Pinball Ban

OAKLAND, California—Can you believe there was a time when the game of pinball was illegal in this town?<p>Can you believe that time was this …

Hacking Into Traffic Lights With a Plain Old Laptop Is Scary Simple

The idea that our traffic data systems are vulnerable is not a new one. In fact, improving cyber security on our nation's infrastructure is a huge …

You Can Now Sip Sushi With Vaporized Cuisine Technology

But whereas the legendary Catalan chef focused on the food itself, Edwards is re-imagining the tools and processes used to consume the food.<p>In his case, Le Whaf and whaffing: a technology the Harvard professor invented that creates food vapor which is inhaled through a special, truncated …

Pay What You Want: Front-End Developer Bundle | Cult of Mac Deals

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Web Design

Timelapse of Dormant ‘Rose of Jericho’ Plants Exploding to Life After Exposure to Water | Colossal

<p>The Rose of Jericho (<i>Selaginella lepidophylla</i>) is a species of desert moss that has the amazing ability to ‘resurrect’ itself after bouts of extreme …

Turn Your Photos Into Kaleidoscopic Eye Candy With This Dope App

Not every photo you take on your phone will be good. Many will be terrible. Until now, we've used filters in Instagram or Twitter to give these flops …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

How to Speed Up, Clean Up, and Revive Your Mac

The weather's turning warmer in our neck of the woods, which means it's time to start thinking about spring cleaning. While you're emptying your …

Operating Systems

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Crocodiles Observed Using Twigs to Lure Birds

Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has observed crocodiles using …

Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail

The deal was announced quietly, just before the holidays, almost like the government was hoping people were too busy hanging stockings by the …

Corruption

SUSPENSE – HTML Website Template by Entiri

SUSPENSE – Website Template.<p>Look at this beautiful designed webite template by Entiri, a Slovakian web design studio dedicated to the creation of …

Web Design

AJ Fosik's New Wooden Sculptures Jump Off the Canvas

Portland, Oregon-based artist AJ Fosik creates bright, three-dimensional wooden works that look like vibrant illustrations come to life. The artist uses a radiant spectrum of colors for each of his pieces, exaggerating their animated nature. As a result, the sculptural works have a whimsical appeal …

Sculpture

3 Fictional Stories That Later Came True—Details Eerily Similar

1. Edgar Allan Poe Seems to Foretell Death of Richard Parker by Cannibalism<p><i>Edgar Allan Poe (U.S. Library of Congress)</i><p>In the 19th century, Edgar Allan …