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There’s No Such Thing as Anonymous Data

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>About a decade ago, a hacker said to me, flatly, “Assume every card in your wallet is compromised, and proceed accordingly.” He was right. Consumers have adapted to a steady thrum of data breach notifications, random credit card charges, and out-of-the-blue card replacements. …

Privacy

Why you shouldn’t waste your money on supplements that claim to boost your immune system

Read new age health blogging sites and you'll find posts on how drinking hot lemon water or knocking back a shot of wheatgrass juice or the current green goo du jour will "boost your immune system" and make you less likely to get ill.<p>These are tempting prospects at this time of year, but ones that …

Wellness

Step into the dark fantasy worlds of artist Nicolas Delort

It all started with <i>Dragon Ball Z</i>.<p>When he was young, Nicolas Delort's friends were watching the anime and collecting the cards, but he fell in love with the black-and-white manga that inspired it all. "Akira Toriyama's ink work is so clean, precise, and elegant and I spent a lot of time tracing, at …

Time I

New Snowden documents show that the NSA and its allies are laughing at the rest of the world

'I drink your milkshake'<p>A team of nine journalists including Jacob Appelbaum and Laura Poitras have just published another massive collection of classified records obtained by Edward Snowden<i>.</i> The trove of documents, published on <i>Der Spiegel,</i> show that the National Security Agency and its allies are …

Surveillance

On that blackout.

Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …

Photography

Review: In American Sniper, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper Are Right on Target

His father, taking young Chris out shooting, observes the boy’s instant expertise with a rifle and says appreciatively, “You got a gift. You’re gonna …

Clint Eastwood

Nvidia announces latest mobile processor, the Tegra X1

At CES 2015 Nvidia unveiled its next gen mobile CPU, the Tegra X1. The latest chip is based on Nvidia’s 256-core Maxwell GPU, and features an eight-core 64-bit CPU and follows up last year’s Tegra K1.<p>The Tegra X1 is the first mobile processor to achieve 1 teraflop throughput, handles 4K video at …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Car Design Of The Month: The Infiniti Q80 Inspiration

We're digging the retro boat-tail rear windows<p>Rather than default to the standard luxury-sedan design, Infiniti engineers stretched a sports car to accommodate four doors and a larger interior. The low-slung Inspiration has unique details, such as the retro boat-tail construction of the rear …

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Phones

9 black-and-white mobile camera apps go mono a mono

Monochrome is back in fashion — as if it every really left. Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras, the drama of black and white photography is being rediscovered and people are once again connecting with its subtle beauty.<p>Manipulating monochromatic tonal ranges or unicolor …

Today in Cord Cutting: Aereo Has Its Day in Court

The Supreme Court will consider whether Aereo's system of streaming broadcast signals to users is legal.<p>For Aereo, the startup that collects over-the-air TV signals and streams them to a user's TV or devices, the fight for its existence gets real today. The service has powerful enemies in the form …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

America falls a dismal 31st on ranking of consumer download speeds (report)

30 countries have faster Internet than America, at least according to the most recent update from Speedtest.net.<p>Speedtest.net compares and ranks consumer download speeds around the globe, calculating the rolling mean in Mbps. It updated its list this week, and found the U.S. falls far short of …

Earth & Moon in HD Gyro 3D Parallax Live Wallpaper

<b>The most realistic interactive 3D Earth Live Wallpaper ever! (trust me ;-)</b><p><i>Features:</i><b><br>*</b> 3D Clouds with real shadows<b><br>*</b> Lens flare effect, reflections<b><br>*</b> HD …

Associated Press News

Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

Cameron Brooks's Photography Project Shows Hawaii Like It's Never Been Seen Before

It's been said that helicopter pilots in Hawaii have one of the best gigs going. The same could be said of photographers in Hawaii. So, what happens when you combine the two?<p>Pure awesomeness.<p>Cameron Brooks is a professional photographer who does most of his work in a helicopter, thus capturing some …

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to soak up …

Brazilian surfer may have set new big-wave record in Portugal

Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle may have set the world record for the largest wave ever surfed after riding an estimated 100-foot wave off the coast of Portugal.<p>Burle took on gnarly wave while surfing on Monday off of Praia do Norte, a fishing village of Nazare in Portugal's Atlantic coast. Surf …

The 10 Best Buys in 2014 Motorcycles

The colder weather might signal the end of the riding season in many parts of the country, but that's no reason to stop hunting for your next bike. Many of the 2014 motorcycles have already hit dealer lotsand there are plenty of bargains no matter w<p>The colder weather might signal the end of the …

Shopping

20 GIFs Proving Russia Is The Most Bizarre Place On Earth

In the past we've looked the Russia's space program propaganda, their thrilling landmarks, their peculiar online social networks, their sexy pin-up …

Momma Mia!

Grounded in her human-rights work, Mia Farrow can look back at another triumph—the loving home she created for 14 adopted and biological children. But she must also continue to deal with the wreckage from the sensational scandal that almost rent it apart 20 years ago. From Farrow and eight of her …

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