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How to prevent iOS 7’s Activation Lock from potentially bricking your iPhone

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Among the new features of iOS 7 is an antitheft Activation Lock that prevents someone else from erasing and …

iOS

Forget Terabit networks; new multicore fibers could signal the Petabit age

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Some interesting experiments in fiber optics could dramatically improve the data rates of our backbone internet networks. …

Nanotech

Higgs boson researchers awarded Nobel Prize for physics

Sure, it may have been one of the easier Nobel prizes to call in recent years -- at least partly -- but that doesn't make it any less notable. This morning, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert "for the theoretical discovery of …

Raspberry Pi: 10 weird innovations - Telegraph

Raspberry Pi

Possible Image Surfaces Of Samsung’s Rumored Smartphone With Curved Screen

Back at the Galaxy Gear event, Samsung executives cryptically said that they had plans to “introduce a curved display smartphone in October”. Today, an image shared by reliable leak account @evleaks displays what could be the fruition of those plans.<p>The device is curved across the vertical axis, …

What Happens When You Donate Your Body To Science?

You expand the body of research, so to speak.<p>No computer simulation or dummy or animal can really convey the complexity of human anatomy like a cadaver can. But what exactly happens to your body when you donate it to science?<p>Safety Studies<p>Researchers subject cadavers to laboratory scenarios—an …

Computer Ransom Virus Strikes Local Resident

Glendora Police warns residents to be aware of a new trend of computer scams.<p>Glendora Police detectives say a local businessman has become a victim …

Encryption

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Specs revealed: Valve Steam Machines beta will be a powerful gaming PC in a small box - Pocket-lint

Valve has revealed the specifications for its Steam Machines beta, the first device to run the new SteamOS and marks the company's first step in the …

Gaming

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida: DualShock 4 will be compatible with Windows for 'basic functions'

You won't be using a DualShock 4 on an Xbox come November 15th, but that doesn't mean it won't work on <i>any</i> of Microsoft's platforms. Sony's Shuhei Yoshida recently confirmed via Twitter that the PS4's gamepad will be compatible with Windows for "basic functions." In response to inquiries about said …

Evernote Brings Two-Step Verification For Its Users

A few months back, the folks at Evernote announced that they will introduce two-step verification for its users, after suffering from a security …

MIT Scientists Create Modular Robot Blocks That Can Self-Assemble & Reconfigure

Looking at these reconfiguring robo-cubes, created by research scientists at MIT in the face of ongoing naysaying, it strikes me that the human race can’t be far off a huge achievement: building a physical version of Tetris that self assembles. From angular chaos, to robot-enabled order. That and …

Build Your Own Car Computer with a Raspberry Pi

Computers in our cars have been a dream of science fiction for a long time, but they're still a pretty expensive addition, especially if you're …

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

"Our Final Invention" --Will Artificial Intelligence End the Human Epoch?

<i>Our Final Invention,</i> a brilliant new summary of the last 15 years of academic research on risks from advanced AI by James Barrat, explores how the …

Twitter Vs. Facebook IPO In One Chart

In the near future, anyone with an Internet connection and some lunch money will be able to invest in one of Silicon Valley’s hottest tech companies. But after big brother Facebook’s IPO debacle, should America’s armchair investors pin their hopes and dreams on Silicon Valley’s younger sibling? We …

Scientists have created the first-ever cloud map of a planet beyond our solar system. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/dqd6 Kepler-7b is 1.5 times the radius of Jupiter, but less than half as massive. Scientists have determined that clouds lie high in the western hemisphere, while the eastern hemisphere is clear.

This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …

Relic from birth of computer age

The first computer to arrive at Melbourne University was so big it had to be delivered in pieces by truck.<p>In 1955, it was Jurij Semkiw's job to help …

Australia

An encroaching dune is threatening to wipe out several of the buildings used for a "Star Wars" movie set in 1997, advancing at a rate of 50 feet (15 meters) a year. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/dp8q Lead researcher Ralph Lorenz in 2009 (above), next to buildings used in "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace," and the same view in 2013 (below).

FBI seizes deep web black market site Silk Road, arrests owner - http://tcrn.ch/19YQkJd

A nearby alien planet six times the size of the Earth is covered with a water-rich atmosphere that includes a strange "plasma form" of water, scientists say. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/do2j "As the temperature and pressure are so high, water is not in a usual form (vapor, liquid, or solid), but in an ionic or plasma form at the bottom of the atmosphere... of Gliese 1214 b," principle investigator Norio Narita of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan told us by email.

It’s Over For Paid Apps, With A Few Exceptions

Is it over for paid mobile apps? That’s the general thinking these days, as the App Stores fill up with “good enough” alternatives to paid apps, while major publishers game the charts with free offerings that make millions which can then be used for their ongoing user acquisition efforts. That’s …

"Star Wars Redux" --Harvard and MIT Scientists Create New State of Matter

Harvard and MIT scientists are challenging the conventional wisdom about light, and they didn't need to go to a galaxy far, far away to do it. …