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Teens more likely to be hacking computers than smoking or having sex

Teenagers used to rebel by smoking, doing drugs and getting pregnant.<p>But modern 14-year-olds are eschewing these traditional forms of acting out - in favour of hacking computers from their bedrooms.<p>Figures from a study carried out by University College London suggest that more teens of this age …

Teen Pregnancy

512 GB MicroSD Card Revealed, And It's Perfect For Nintendo Switch

As computer storage gets progressively cheaper, the capacity of microSD cards continues to go up. As a result, what would seem absolutely unbelievable only a few years ago is now possible: a 512 GB microSD card was recently revealed, becoming the biggest microSD ever created.<p>It comes from …

Nintendo Switch

Regulate Facebook like tobacco, says Salesforce CEO

Commentary: Marc Benioff insists that addictive products deserve greater government intervention. But is any tech company truly innocent?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>And now they turn on their own.<p>It used to be that Silicon Valley was …

Social Media

Signal and Telegram are growing rapidly in countries with corruption problems

Although WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are the two most popular messaging apps, ultra-secure encrypted alternatives like Signal and Telegram are both growing rapidly. They’re niche, but they offer privacy-oriented features that are attractive to those concerned about confidentiality, or living in …

Corruption

Stripe is giving up on bitcoin as a payment method

By the time the transaction is done, the price of bitcoin could have changed.<p>Stripe, which four years ago said it would become the first major online payments platform to accept bitcoin for payments, is ditching the idea.<p>The company said Tuesday that the cryptocurrency had almost become a victim of …

Bitcoin

Riot Blockchain Claims 500 Bitcoins in U.S. Marshals' Auction

Riot Blockchain Inc. won 500 Bitcoins in an auction of property seized by the U.S. Marshals Service, a bet that the digital currency’s breath-taking …

Bitcoin

Here's Einstein's Advice to His Son on How to Accelerate Learning | Inc.com

Geniuses might be distinguished by their ability to grasp incredible complexity, but that doesn't mean if you somehow managed to corner one the greatest minds in history for a chat you'd be perplexed by what they had to say. According to Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman, the true hallmark of genius …

Albert Einstein

Google Doodle lets you tap into your inner digital composer

Feel like making some music today? Google's here to help you out with that.<p>Today's interactive Google Doodle honors filmmaker and artist Oskar …

The Number One Anti-Perspirant on Amazon Will Make You Stop Sweating For a Week

With just one swipe.<p>I sweat a lot. Not profusely, but enough that I am self-conscious about it sometimes. I don’t care when I’m at the gym, but commuting around disgusting, sticky New York City in the summer while trying to stay professional-looking is often a challenge.<p>I’d more or less accepted …

Skin Care

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O.

Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and built into a transportation colossus, after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay on at the company.<p>Mr. Kalanick’s exit came under pressure after hours of …

Venture Capital

Softbank-Saudi tech fund becomes world's biggest with $93 billion of capital | Reuters

RIYADH (Reuters) - The world’s largest private equity fund, backed by Japan’s Softbank Group and Saudi Arabia’s main sovereign wealth fund, said on Saturday it had raised over $93 billion (71.3 billion pounds) to invest in technology sectors such as artificial intelligence and robotics.<p>“The next …

IT

You're probably showering way too often

Spring is here. That means longer, warmer days — and, for many people, more frequent showering to wash away the sweat and smells that come with higher temperatures.<p>Here's the thing, though: Your regular showers may be grosser than your sweat.<p>There isn't much research that can tell you exactly how …

YOLO! 10 Desserts Worth the Splurge

If you're going to jump off the calorie cliff, make it worthwhile. From Latin Flan to Coconut Dream Pie, all of these indulgent sweets are worth ditching your diet for.<p><b>1. Latin Flan</b><p>Latin Flan is a rich, sweet custard topped with caramel sauce. This version tastes like a cross between pudding and …

How To Care For Your Cast Iron Skillet With Science

The cast iron skillet: for the untrained, that big greasy thing you wish your roommate would put away, and for the expert, virtually the only pan …

The cocktail-lover’s guide to 10 unforgettable, one-of-a-kind bars around the world

Any bartender worth their salt can mix a decent Manhattan or gin and tonic. But watering holes that serve up an unparalleled atmosphere are much more rare. Quartz scoured the globe for one-of-a-kind bars and found these 10 establishments that belong on any cocktail lover’s bucket list.<p><b>H.R. Giger</b> …

H. R. Giger