Rashid Tar-Mahomed

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Undersea cables are actually more vulnerable than you might think

The idea that saboteurs in wetsuits would dive to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea and cut a fibre optic cable, though not impossible, is highly …

Wired.co.uk Podcast 118: megabat cunnilingus, Bitcoin ATM, 40 years of mobiles

• Add to iTunes<br>• Subscribe via RSS<br>• Download<p>This week we discuss megabat cunnilingus, Bitcoin getting ATM machines in Cyprus, 40 years of mobiles and the …

Trojan turns your PC into Bitcoin mining slave

Maybe it's a sign of the Bitcoin bubble. Criminals are trying to take control of PCs and turn them into Bitcoin miners.<p>According to antivirus seller …

How to make a hologram at home

Holograms aren't difficult. "Hologram making is a tremendous little piece of physics, but so easy to do," says Colin Davidson, a physicist who makes …

Poop in space revisited: Apollo 10's floating turds pop up 44 years later

Bathroom rituals in outer space are a perennial favorite, particularly when they go wrong — as evidenced by the latest wave of hilarity over the runaway poop that prompted rude remarks during the Apollo 10 round-the-moon mission in 1969.<p>A 500-page-plus transcript of the declassified mission log …

Can We Smell With Our Hearts?

"Ugh, tuna again?" say your blood cells.<p>In the back of your nasal cavity, you have special sensory cells that grab onto the various airborne compounds that constitute "a smell." They interpret those chemicals, shoot the result over to your brain, and you get the sense of smelling something. But …

Building A Better Bed Bug Trap

New research shows that tiny hairs on bean leaves impale the pests through the feet. A synthetic version may eventually add to the anti-bed bug arsenal.<p>An old folk remedy involving hairy bean leaves strewn around the bedroom may have a new life as a modern bed bug trap, according to new research …

Written in the stars: How an alien planet helped a man woo his true love

Zeb Gray thought naming an exoplanet after his girlfriend would be the perfect tribute to "the eternal love that we share for each other" — and whether or not the name sticks, the decision arguably changed his life. On Friday, Gray asked Amara Somers to marry him, and she said yes.<p>Did the fact that …

CHART OF THE DAY: Why People Watch Video On Their Smartphones

<i>This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here.</i><p>Video consumption on mobile phones has grown faster than PC video or tablet video in the last year, and 41 million people in the …

An iPhone Lover’s Take On The Facebook Phone

“This is not a Facebook Phone.” Yeah, whatever. The HTC First is the first phone that has Facebook partnering up with an OEM to bake an Android pie with Facebook Home filling, so I’m calling it the Facebook Phone. There will be more. This is just the first. And guess what?<p>It’s really good.<p>Sitting …

Mossberg's Facebook Phone Review: It's 'Elegantly Designed,' But It Has 'Downsides'

After reading his review, it's hard to tell.<p>Mossberg reviewed the HTC First, the first smartphone to launch with Facebook's Android take-over software pre-loaded. For the most part he skipped talking about the hardware, which is just middling. He focused on the software.<p>On the one hand, Mossberg …

This Video Explains Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin in Three Minutes

What is a bitcoin? Like exactly? It's digital currency and it's been around for a while now so what's all the fuss these days? It's because more and …