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Halloween Special: Inside a Hacker’s Mind During the Cyber “Kill Chain”

In the spirit of Halloween, I’ve decided to demonstrate how a hacker might go after your company, via the full “kill chain.” (Muhahaha!) Ok, it may …

Forbes Welcome

Wait, What? The Most Amazing Ideas From DARPA's Tech Conference

We met robots and jet builders at a one-of-a-kind gathering<p>ST. LOUIS — The housecat-sized robot that brought me a granola bar may not have been exactly what Dwight Eisenhower had in mind when he founded the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Rolling around on four skateboard wheels, the …

Crying rooms in Japan are real and they're spectacular

Japan has given us a lot over the years. Karaoke, emoji, anime, Nintendo. Crying rooms.<p>Wait, crying rooms?<p>Yeah, apparently this is a new thing in …

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Language Learning

11 TED Talks to watch when you're stuck in a rut

We all feel stuck sometimes — whether it’s on a creative project, in a job where we feel like we’ve plateaued, or a mental state we just can’t seem …

What Every Company Should Know About Agile Software Development - MIT Technology Review

Does your company make medical devices? How about cars? Or appliances? Or mobile applications? Do you have an external website?<p>If you answered “yes” …

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending February 21, 2014)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on <i>MIT Technology Review</i>.

WhatsApp: The inside story

"We don't save any messages on our servers; we don't store your chat history."<p>This story originally appeared on Wired UK.<p>In early December, Wired's …

Google’s “Project Tango” is a smartphone with Kinect-style computer vision

Signups for Google's 3D mapping and augmented reality development platform start today.<p>Google is launching <i>yet another</i> crazy moonshot project. This …

Obama advisers want to “crowdsource” patents, call again for new law

Eight months after a presidential call for patent reform, only small changes.<p>In June, President Barack Obama called for action against patent trolls. …

Facebook open-sources Thrift, again, with fbthrift overhaul

Fork of original project, now at Apache, adds guts for bigger cloud services.<p>In a blog post published today, Facebook announced that it was releasing …

Apple releases iOS 7.0.6 and 6.1.6 to patch an SSL problem

It's the second patch iOS 6 has gotten since iOS 7's release.<p>Apple has just released iOS 7.0.6, the sixth minor update to iOS 7. Both it and the new …

Extremely critical crypto flaw in iOS may also affect fully patched Macs

Coding blunder that exposed sensitive data may still be putting users at risk.<p>A critical iOS vulnerability that Apple patched on Friday gives …

Should we list bugs in the header of a source file?

Some programmers think it's clutter, but others want the information.<p><i>This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions</i> …