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Mariposa botnet 'mastermind' jailed in Slovenia

<b>A hacker accused of masterminding one of the biggest ever botnets has been sentenced to just under 5 years in jail.</b><p>Matjaz Skorjanc was arrested in 2010 after a two-year investigation into malware that had hijacked about 12.7 million computers around the world.<p>The 27-year-old was found guilty of …

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

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Apple To Go Large In 2014 With iPhone 6 In May And iPad Pro in October

Now that the ink is drying on Apple's deal with China Mobile, supply chain rumors are emerging about Apple’s next significant product releases. Digitimes reports that according to “sources from the upstream supply chain,” Apple is planning to release a 5-inch iPhone 6 “phablet” this coming May and …

Tesla's 5-Star Safety Rating is Reaffirmed

Tesla says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reaffirmed the 5-star safety rating of the Tesla Model S for the 2014 model year, confirming the highest safety rating in America.<p>It was a bit of good news while Tesla awaits feedback from NHTSA regarding its investigation of …

Modern Metal from Urban Mettle: House Numbers and Planters

We’re admiring wall-mounted planters from Urban Mettle that do double duty as a backdrop for modern house numbers.<p>Made of iron that’s been left to …

The 16 best Christmas books for gardeners

Our gardening writers pick the best books to give to green-fingered friends and family this Christmas<p>In this world of new media, there’s still nothing that beats a book at Christmas – or any time. Our choices, for you to give with love, come from a bumper crop of gorgeous tomes. Some are out of …

A Secret Courtyard Garden in Piccadilly, Ancient Tree Ferns Included

A small, dark courtyard with an awkward shape: this is urban gardening for many of us. A new garden in the middle of London’s Piccadilly is just such …

Why we must fight the EU seed and plant law

Biodiversity, innovation, choice: these seem like good things, right? When it comes to plant variety, it seems the European commission may not agree. There is a proposed new law which threatens small seed and plant businesses and could lead to a drastic reduction in the range of vegetables and …

Planning my Orchard

Planting and caring for my own fruit orchard has been a dream of mine for quite some time. I think I can trace my excitement to one day about eight …

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DIY: Holiday Window Boxes, Instant Gratification Edition

When I installed three window boxes on my San Francisco apartment several weeks ago, I dropped in an easy mix of plants for instant gratification. I …

Ask Alys: your gardening questions answered

<b>Our brussels sprouts don't have sprouts – they are bare stalks with a crown. Are they too crowded?</b><p>Brussels sprouts are either a monumental waste of time or the most satisfying vegetable to grow. Too often, they blow or are the size of marbles. (If you do get the right-sized sprout, without fail a …

The Wreaths of Brooklyn: A Neighborhood Tour

Every weekday morning, before sitting down to work, I slip on a pair of old sneakers and take a quiet half hour walk to see what’s happening in my …

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DIY: Bottle-Fed Paperwhites

Chilly weather means that I spend a lot more time inside than I’d like to. Happily, I’ve found one January treat that brightens even my most …

Garden in a gun

While some conspiracy theorists believe that shadow organizations such as the Illuminati or the New World Order or the American military-industrial …

DIY: Holiday Window Boxes, Urban Edition

It can be hard to know what to do with a window box as the weather gets colder. Some of my Brooklyn neighbors will let their boxes sit empty for the …