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How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Triumph aiming for 400mph

THE Triumph name is to return to the land speed record arena with the newly announced Castrol Rocket – a carbon-fibre streamliner powered by two …

The £550,000 motorcycle

Even if you won the EuroMillions jackpot, your accountant would wince at the thought of you spending £550,000 on a motorcycle, which goes to show …

Wheels Evolve Into Balls with Spherical Drive System

Other than a few variants on tracks or some future designs that fly, motorcycles all have wheels and we know what wheels look like, some sort of disc …

Modified 2013 Honda Ruckus by Composimo.com.. Thanks John for your time.. in the super amazing forest with your cool Ruckus.. Photo taken in Bentcreek Forest .. North Carolina..

Honda CB125 by Valen Zhou

With a population of over 1.3 billion, there are bound to be some interesting custom motorcycles being built in China. Unfortunately, we don’t get to see them. There’s the occasional Chinese builder who cultivates links to the western scene, but the majority seem to stay within the confines of the …

Sprintbeemer by Lucky Cat Garage

The inspiration for a bike build can come from the most unlikely of sources. In the case of this most unusual BMW sprint bike, it was a vintage M&H Racemaster drag tire.<p>The tire belonged to the amiable Séb Lorentz of The Lucky Cat Garage, a familiar face on the European custom show circuit. While …

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Brough Superior: the 'new' SS100

So here is the new Brough Superior — the first all-new bike from the famous marque in seven decades. The rights to the brand name are now owned by the Austrian-based businessman Mark Upham, who’s been teasing us for the past three years with beautiful recreations of George Brough’s 1920s …

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Nice to see ya at the #laautoshow #Godzilla. 2015 #Nissan #GT-R done up in Regal Red

Pebble Cards Brings Customizable Screens To The Popular Smart Watch

One of the first apps to take advantage of Pebble's 2.0 firmware is Pebble Cards, an impressive piece of software that brings customizable cards to …

Google Now’s voice commands brought together in a useful infographic

When Google Now first arrived with Android 4.1, many folks referred to it as the Google alternative to SIRI. In reality, Google Now is much more than just a simple digital assistant, levering the full power of the web and Google’s services to provide an experience that is worlds above the …

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Adobe's colossal password leak becomes a playable crossword puzzle

Adobe's been embarrassed over the past few weeks after it was revealed that some 150 million customer records were leaked online — and that Adobe had been using some questionable methods to protect that information in the first place. In a clever spin, some of that information has been turned into …

Xbox One vs. the PlayStation 4: A battle over services, not chips

If you start counting from the Magnavox Odyssey, we've been playing console games for seven generations now. Yes, it's crazy to think of, but it's even more alarming to realize that the industry has been in an all-out "war" since generation three. For better or worse, competition became a part of …

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Child abuse: the net is closing

Corporate promises to block child abuse images will not affect the 'deep web’, where most transactions take place. However, in this murky realm old-fashioned police work is starting to win against the criminals<p><b>Google</b> and <b>Microsoft</b> have pledged to block images of child abuse. That announcement has …

Embarrassed husbands will have to discuss plans to watch online porn with their wives, says David Cameron

The Prime Minister says adults who want to watch porn online will have to 'discuss' it with their partner after mandatory filters are imposed by internet providers<p>Embarrassed husbands who want to opt-out of porn controls in their homes will have to “have a discussion” with their wives once tough …

Google Chrome's top 10 hidden features

From the iPad interface to quick calculations, Daniel Johnson brings you 10 of Google Chrome's best hidden features<p><b>1) Built-in task manager</b><p>Everyone knows Ctrl+Alt+Delete brings up Windows task manager. But did you know Google Chrome has its own?<p>Chrome treats each tab as a separate process so if …

Paper meet Pencil: FiftyThree launches smart stylus for its iPad app

What did some of the industrial design team behind Microsoft's Xbox console, Kinect controller, Zune media player and the never-launched Courier tablet do next?<p>They founded a startup called FiftyThree and released an iPad app called Paper, as adept for touchscreen note-taking as for sketching and …

Is The Samsung Galaxy Gear A Success After All?

One day after Business Korea reported Samsung only sold 50,000 Galaxy Gear units, the company announced an entirely different number. According to …

Yahoo to encrypt all users' personal data

<b>Yahoo has announced it will encrypt all user information that moves between its data centres by the end of March 2014.</b><p>The internet provider said it had taken this step after allegations the US government had secretly accessed users' data without the company's knowledge.<p>In October the Washington …

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You Can Now Pay For An Uber Ride With PayPal

Fans of the Uber ride-sharing service should definitely be pleased with the latest update to its official iPhone app. Users in the United States, …

IPhone hidden features: nine ways to extend the battery life on your smartphone device

Battery drain can be frustrating so here are nine ways to extend the battery life on your iPhone, iPad and Android<p><b>Disable the parallax effect</b><p>The parallax effect taps into the iPhone's inbuilt motion sensors and makes the home screen icons float when moving the phone around.<p>It means that when you …

Microsoft unveil Remote Office app

App allows users to control Word, Excel or PowerPoint using any Windows Phone 8 device<p>Microsoft has unveiled an app which allows users control Word, Excel and PowerPoint presentations with any Windows Phone 8.<p>Office Remote will allow users to skip between PowerPoint slides and control an on-screen …

The man who made robots smarter now wants to disrupt education

Sebastian Thrun made robots smarter, and built “Stanley,” the driverless car that won the 2005 DARPA Challenge. Now he’s making humans smarter with Udacity, the online education company he co-founded in 2011.<p>Udacity is one of several companies leading the charge in offering affordable courses …

Google's chief internet evangelist says 'privacy may actually be an anomaly'

Google's chief internet evangelist, Vint Cerf, suggests that privacy is a fairly new development that may not be sustainable. "Privacy may actually be an anomaly," Cerf said at an FTC event yesterday while taking questions. Elaborating, he explained that privacy wasn't even guaranteed a few decades …

Cupid Media hack exposed 42m online dating passwords

Up to 42 million peoples' unencrypted names, dates of birth, email addresses and passwords have been stolen by hackers who broke into a company that runs niche online dating sites.<p>Cupid Media, which runs niche online dating sites such as UkraineDate.com, MilitaryCupid.com and …

Mercedes-Benz reveals the final form for the SLS

A thundering 583 hp farewell.<p>Launched simultaenously at the Tokyo and Los Angeles autoshows, the 2015 SLS AMG GT Final Edition is, well, the final edition of the SLS. Mercedes has enjoyedgreat success with their two-seater V8 rocketship, which went on sale three years ago and is now available in …