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Mysterious Phony Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Calls

Every smart phone has a secondary OS, which can be hijacked by high-tech hackers<p>Like many of the ultra-secure phones that have come to market in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks, the CryptoPhone 500, which is marketed in the U.S. by ESD America and built on top of an unassuming Samsung Galaxy …

Security

JUMP Cable Is The Right Smartphone Charger For Forgetful People

Like many other users, the battery on my iPhone tends to die right before the end of the day. One obvious solution is to use a case like the Mophie, but I don’t like increasing the size of my phone. Another is to carry a battery charger around with me, but unfortunately, I am just too dunderheaded …

5 Ways IBM's Smart Chip Will Revolutionize Technology

It's tiny, it's mighty, and it mimics the brain. Here's how IBM's new smart chip will bring about big tech advances.<p>To most people, a computer is nothing more than a functional box. You can use it to surf the Web, stream a movie, and maybe crunch some numbers at work, but the thing doesn't have a …

Robots can use Wi-Fi as X-ray vision

Receiving a Wi-Fi signal through a couple of thick walls is often a major headache, but researchers are trying to make the best of the signal's weakness. By measuring signal strength, researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara have figured out a way to use Wi-Fi to see through walls. …

Brain-Inspired IBM Chip Puts Traditional Computers To Shame

Crossing a traditional computer with a biological one, the brain, is no easy task — but researchers at IBM have been hard at work doing just that. On Thursday they announced the results of 10 years of research and $53 million in DARPA funding. The company's new brain-inspired chip achieves …

Review: Beastgrip – The Universal Photography Rig

- Jun 23, 2014<p>Earlier this spring, a video made rounds on the internet, catching the eye of many Apple “fanboys,” showing off a new Bentley. The …

23 Free Photography E-Books

You've seen them appear in some of our earlier posts on freebies. But today we decided to put all the eBooks together (and many more!) in a single, …

Bodyscapes: Spectacular Black Light Body Art Photography by John Poppleton

John Poppleton‘s personal motto as a photographer and artist has been to ‘cherish something different.’ The first roll of black and white film he …

Night Sky Time-Lapse Captures Trippy Star Trails in 360 Degrees

We’ve seen both night sky and 360º time-lapses before, but we hadn’t ever run across an amalgamation of the two until earlier this week when we …

The Ultimate Wildlife Photography Tutorial

In this in-depth Wildlife Photography Tutorial, we put together some of the best material we have published to date on photographing wildlife. Most …

55 Best Mac OS X Apps Of 2013

Note that this list includes apps that were covered here on AddicitveTips during 2013, and considering the number of items, hasn’t been arranged in …

Battery Diag Is a Pretty, Informative Battery Monitor for Your MacBook

OS X: Battery Diag is a battery monitor for your MacBook that looks great and provides useful information about the battery in your Apple laptop. It …

Dragdis May Be The Best Bookmarking Tool Ever

I've tried many different bookmarking services over the years but as always I give up after a while because it just becomes tedious. The user …

Time-Lapse Captured with Solar Telescope Shows a Sunset in Magnificent Detail

Swedish astrophotographer Göran Strand uploaded a time-lapse to YouTube today that is anything but your run-of-the-mill sunset lapse. For one, he’s …

40 Photoshop Tutorials for Learning Photo Editing

<b>Photoshop</b> can be an invaluable tool to a photographer, regardless of whether you are looking to do subtle touchups or more involved photo editing and …

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Google Launches Street View Imagery For All 12 World Cup Stadiums In Brazil

The first game of the 2014<p>soccerfootball World Cup in Brazil is scheduled to kick off a week from now and — in what’s slowly becoming a tradition around major sports events — Google today released Street View imagery of all 12 World Cup stadiums.<p>In addition to the stadiums themselves, Google also …

Vodafone puts out wide-ranging transparency report, hinting at secret surveillance programs

The British carrier group Vodafone(s vod) has issued its first Law Enforcement Disclosure Report, which it will update on an annual basis. This is …

Google Adds World Cup Stadiums to Street View

The football (soccer) World Cup starts this month in Brazil, and Google is stepping up to the plate after adding the tournament’s 12 designated stadiums to its Street View service.<p>In addition to 360 degree panoramas of the legendary Maracana and other stadiums, Google has added directions and …

BehindTheOverlay Chrome Extension Kills Overlay Popups

Have you ever wished you could just get rid of the annoying popup message on a site that is blocking the actual content? BehindTheOverlay is a Chrome extension that does exactly that. You can grab it directly from the Chrome Web Store.<p>If you’ve ever been bothered by a website that hides its content …

New Dimensions: 10 Amazing Things Printed In 3D

<i>Jordan Forrest is a freelance writer. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission.</i><p>Using a machine to print an object from scratch may sound like something out of a sci-fi novel, but the concept has actually been around for more than 30 years. As …

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

Imagine if you had a time machine that could send you back exactly 13 years. The rules of time travel don’t let you change the past, but they do allow you to ask one question of a single person (time travel is, after all, very complicated). If your question for somebody in 2001 was “What will the …

The real-life hacking behind Watch Dogs' virtual world

It starts out simply. One day, you're scrolling through the Naval Criminal Investigative Service database, identifying a perp's body when an alert flashes red on your monitor. "<i>INTRUSION DETECTED</i>," it screams. You're getting hacked and there's only one solution: Call your bumbling partner over and …

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

The Trick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work

Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores.<p>Google's self-driving cars can tour you around the streets of Mountain View, California.<p>I know this. I rode in one this week. I saw the car's human operator take his hands …

The Mythical 'Map Of The Internet 2.0' Is Even Better Than The First

Amateur graphic designer Martin Vargic has put together the second version of his "Map of the Internet," and not surprisingly, it's even better than the first.<p>His original map, put together using Photoshop along with data from Alexa, featured websites as different countries within different …

Internet

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Technology has altered human physiology. It makes us think differently, feel differently, even dream differently. It affects our memory, attention …

The Car That Runs On Air

Bringing new meaning to running on fumes<p>For more than a century, air cars have remained a quixotic quest of engineers—an idealistic exercise with little long-term likelihood of entering mass production. As fuels go, air has obvious upsides: It’s ubiquitous, clean, and, best of all, free. But air …

Electric Vehicles