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Solving the Password Problem

What makes a good password, how do you keep track of all the different ones you're supposed to have, and is there hope for a future free of passwords?<p><b>Getting hacked is becoming an Internet rite</b> of passage. Consider 2012 alone: First Zappos was hacked, its customers' passwords and other personal …

Information Systems

Four Steps To Resolving Conflict | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Conflicts arise and can escalate quickly. They often occur in the midst of our day- to – day lives and we blow up at someone due to the stress of the …

Portable Brain-Scan Headsets: 4 Incredible Applications

New technology is moving brain research outside the lab and into the real world.<p><b>Our brain controls what we think, feel, and do, but scientists have a limited capability to watch it at work outside the lab. National Geographic Emerging Explorer Tan Le hopes to change that while, in the process,</b> …

The Brain

A Futuristic House That Seems To Rise From The Earth

The Edgeland House sports a sci-fi design but uses Native American building methods.<p>Designed by architecture firm Bercy Chen for a science fiction writer and his family, the Edgeland House has everything the literary genre is made of: a gloomy industrial past, futuristic allusions riffing off …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

10 Easy Tips and Tricks for Looking Better in Photographs

Before running out for Botox or for a fancy photographer, here are 10 quick and easy things you can do to improve how you look in photos:<p>Have a lot …

5 Tips To Make Your Photos More Compelling

Do you want your photographs to be more eye catching, but don't know where to begin? For starters, you can try a few of these simple composition tips …

Landscape Photography

Dubai-style "space hotel" would "turn Barcelona into a spectacle"

<b>News:</b> Barcelona officials are outraged over plans to construct a 300-metre "space hotel" - complete with a zero-gravity spa and vertical wind tunnel …

CellMaps by Mosaik brings accurate, detailed coverage maps to Android

Sometimes in the mobile world, selecting a carrier isn't determined so much by devices or plans, but rather which provider best suits your coverage needs. Sadly, the map tools on carrier websites are needlessly painful, and most coverage apps that you'll find rely on crowd-sourced data -- great if …

The 'Strawscraper' has a hairy coat that generates wind power

A skyscraper covered in thousands of tiny bristles is the novel proposal by a Swedish architecture firm for turning a building into a wind power …