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Facebook releases Sonar debugging tool to the open source community

It is hoped the tool can help engineers accelerate app development.<p>Facebook has released an internal debugging tool, Sonar, to the open source …

Japan: Bullet train knife attack kills one

The suspected assailant reportedly said he was upset and wanted to kill someone. The incident caused mass panic on the train as it was traveling from …

Hackers find devious way to break into hotel rooms

Hotels are weird. When we check in somewhere, it’s typically for a very short time — often a week or less. Despite that, we often come to look upon our rooms as our homes away from home. From the moment you drop your luggage on the floor and climb under the Egyptian cotton sheets, you’re in your …

Hospitality

Vatican invites hackers to fix problems, not breach security

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Computer hackers with a heart are descending on the Vatican to help tackle pressing problems particularly dear to Pope Francis, …

Pope Francis

Load up on CompTIA certification training for less than $8 per course

Learning will always be the cornerstone of any progressing career. And if you make your living (or want to make your living) as an IT pro, you’d better be ready to pick up new skills and learn new disciplines even faster than most.<p>In the IT world, there’s no more bankable training than …

Several Injured After Volcanic Eruption At Japanese Ski Resort

<b>Updated at 1:27 p.m. ET</b><p>The sudden eruption of a volcano overlooking a ski resort in central Japan rained ash on the slopes and may have triggered an avalanche that left at least one person missing and 10 others injured.<p>Japan's Meteorological Agency reports that Mount Kusatsu-Shirane, located about …

Natural Disasters

Only one road in the world leads from Russia to North Korea — and you can take a trip down it on Google Maps

North Korea is arguably the most secretive nation in the world.<p>It shares long borders with China to its north, and also with South Korea. But the third, and by far the shortest, frontier is an 11-mile stretch of land it shares with Russia.<p>Unlike the Chinese border, the Russian one has allowed …

This $29 wireless mouse lasts for 3 years on two AA batteries

Do you remember what life was like before the advent of the wireless mouse? All those cables… I cringe just thinking about it. As great as wireless …

Why the iPhone 8 Plus is a better camera than a real camera

I never thought that it would happen. And then it did.<p>On a recent two-week vacation to Japan (my first time, and, yes, it was amazing if you must …

IPhone 8

What to Do in Tokyo: North, South, East and West Districts

Trying to decide what do in Tokyo is a challenge! The city has a multitude of places and activities to do, and depending on...The post What to Do in …

Japan

The Japanese Street Photographer To Know

“As far as I’m concerned, I’ve been wandering around the streets for as long as I can remember,” wrote Mr Daidō Moriyama in 2010. “Regardless of …

Las Vegas Shooting Near Mandalay Bay Casino Kills at Least 20

LAS VEGAS — A gunman on a high floor of a Las Vegas hotel rained a rapid-fire barrage on an outdoor concert festival on Sunday night, leaving at least 59 people dead, injuring 527 others, and sending thousands of terrified survivors fleeing for cover, in one of the deadliest mass shootings in …

Mexico is planning on building its own Hyperloop

Mexico is building a hyperloop to travel between Mexico City- Queretaro, Leon, and Guadalajara. The transportation system will be called Mexloop. Mexican studio FR-EE won a contest to design the system, they will work with Hyperloop One on the project.<p>The Mexloop would dramatically shorten travel …

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Adobe Illustrator and InDesign Not Working Properly with macOS High Sierra

Adobe this week recommended customers using its Illustrator and InDesign software hold off from updating to the new macOS High Sierra operating system. Illustrator and InDesign have not been updated for High Sierra and there are some incompatibility issues that prevent the apps from working …

Someone built a 60-hour 'Pokémon' game into 'Minecraft' and it's beautiful

There's a <i>Pokémon</i> game on PC now. Sort of.<p>For all the ways that <i>Minecraft</i> has been twisted and transformed over the years, <i>Pokémon: Cobalt and Amethyst</i> …

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand Dies at 88; Reigned 70 Years

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, who took the throne of the kingdom once known as Siam shortly after World War II and held it for more than 70 years, establishing himself as a revered personification of Thai nationhood, died on Thursday in Bangkok. He was 88 and one of the longest-reigning …

Want to get better at coding? You just have to play this game

Coding is the new English. At least, that’s what websites like Codecademy want you to think.<p>But maybe you’ve held off on trying to improve your coding skills, because you still thought it wasn’t fun enough. Turns out there’s no excuse for you anymore.<p>With Codingame, you practice your coding skills …

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Thai police charge 22 with wildlife trafficking from tiger temple

Three monks among those charged as police remove more dead animals from tourist temple, including bear and leopard<p>Thai police have charged 22 people, including three Buddhist monks, with wildlife trafficking and have removed more dead animals, including a bear and a leopard, from a Buddhist temple …

How to Clean Your Camera Lenses (And Check For Problems) | DIY Photography

In the past, Roger has shown us time and time again, that internal dust and other artifacts rarely have an effect on the image quality produced by …

Experts crack nasty ransomware that locks your PC and your backup

Petya, a brutal piece of malware, surfaced two weeks ago. It's a mean bit of crypto-extortion that hits its victims where it hurts: right in your startup drive. Because it encrypts your master boot file, if attacked, not only will you be unable to start up your PC and not even access your startup …

The software behind Futurama is going open source

Toonz creates software you’ve probably never heard of but you’ve likely seen countless TV shows and movies made using its products.<p>The company’s main product is a piece of enterprise animation software that helps with scanning and cleanup of drawings, editing, animation and compositing.<p>Toonz was …

Animation

Google will shut down Picasa this spring

A not-at-all-surprising Google spring cleaning announcement<p>Google announced earlier today in a blog post that it will stop supporting its Picasa photo storage service this spring. Starting in March, the company will shutter the Picasa desktop app, and in May, Picasa web albums will no longer be …

Heartbreaking pictures show mother kangaroo reaching for joey one last time before dying in male companion's arms

A mother kangaroo has been captured reaching out to cuddle her joey one last time before she died.<p>The photographer, Evan Switzer, captured the moment on a bushland property in River Heads, Queensland, Australia.<p>He noticed what was going on while he was on a walk on the property on Monday …

Signal's encrypted messaging app comes to the desktop

But just for Android users<p>After making its encrypted chat and call app available on both iOS and Android, Open Whisper Systems is bringing Signal to desktops. The company released its beta Signal Desktop app through the Chrome Web Store on Wednesday, although encryption fans will have to wait …

The Best Military Tricks to Make Your Daily Life Easier

Soldiers often come up with shortcuts to lead the disciplined life required in the military. The good news is that a lot of these tricks can be …

The Czur Scanner Can Build A Digital Library Five Minutes At A Time

When the Visigoths burned Library Of Alexandria you can bet that old Ptolemy I Soter would have loved to have had a Czur (pronounced “Cesar”) scanner in his palatial marble-clad staterooms. The<p>Czur<p>is basically a book scanner on steroids that allows you to scan a 300-page book – or priceless scroll …

Privacy-focused Blackphone 2 encrypts calls and messages by default

Silent Circle has unveiled its sequel to the Blackphone, promising a combination of security and style<p>Blackphone 2, the sequel to the privacy-focused Blackphone, has launched today, promising to protect users against government surveillance and cyber attacks without compromising on …

Turn Your iPhone Camera Into A Lousy VHS Camcorder

This app is extremely cheesy, but it’s so charming, and so well executed, that we can love it without burying our affinity under some ironic detachment. VHSCam, by Rarevision, is a $4 app that turns the pristine HD videos of your iPhone into the murky, glitching tape reels that define home videos …

Pokemon with guns is just a bit more violent than Blue Version

When you think about it, is giving children a gun <i>really</i> any worse then sending them out alone into a place where they can run into an animal who can …

HitchBOT Gets Mugged in 'City of Brotherly Love' En Route to San Francisco

The little robot's stated goal: To see whether robots could trust humans.<p>Sometimes bad things happen to good robots.<p>A child-sized robot called HitchBOT saw its hitchhiking journey across the United States come to an abrupt end in the city of Philadelphia, just two weeks into its travels. The robot, …

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