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Forget stealing data — these hackers hijacked Amazon cloud accounts to mine bitcoin

A report from the security intelligence group RedLock found at least two companies which had their AWS cloud services compromised by hackers who wanted nothing more than to use the computer power to mine the cryptocurrency bitcoin. The hackers ultimately got access to Amazon's cloud servers after …

Cloud Computing

If a Pregnant Straphanger’s Bump Isn’t Obvious, Maybe the Button Will Be

It is a common problem for pregnant women riding the subway in New York City: Passengers do not always stand and offer their seat.<p>Now, they will have less of an excuse.<p>The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to start handing out “Baby on Board” buttons to pregnant riders to help them get a …

Disability

Struggling With Japan’s Nuclear Waste, Six Years After Disaster

FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER STATION — Six years after the largest nuclear disaster in a quarter-century, Japanese officials have still not solved a basic problem: what to do with an ever-growing pile of radioactive waste. Each form of waste at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, where …

Nuclear Energy

The Magic of the 3-Ingredient Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte, As Told By Rose Levy Beranbaum

This flourless chocolate torte is a better and purer vehicle for chocolate than chocolate itself (scientifically speaking).<p>It's made from just 3 ingredients: chocolate, butter, eggs. It takes less time to mix together than your average cookie, and it only bakes for <i>15 minutes</i>.<p>So why did it at first …

GOP's Trump problem will fade, but Democrats' Bernie Sanders troubles are just beginning

"We are trying to be reasonable," an organizer for Bernie Sanders' Seattle rally said.<p>The black female protesters who stormed the stage became enraged. "We aren't reasonable!" they shouted back. "If you do not listen to [us], your event will be shut down," one of them declared to the</b> …

Middle-class

So, Who Is Running Our Ello Account?

Someone is posting on an up-and-coming social network as The Atlantic, and they're doing a great job. The only problem is we have no idea who it is.<p><i>Update 10/9/14: We've found our Ello poster. You can learn more about him here.</i><p>Ello, a relatively new social media network and the latest to promise a …

Samsung indefinitely delays the release of its first Tizen smartphone

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Amanda Natividad<p>Samsung’s homegrown Tizen operating system has suffered yet another setback: On Monday, Samsung …

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Secretary? A 1959 Quiz

Question 1: Do you have "a natural flair for organizing the activities of others?"<p>In honor of Administrative Professionals Week, last year the National Archive's <i>Text Message</i> blog dug up some wonderful materials capturing what it was like to be a secretary in mid-century America.<p>Among the findings …

Chicken Lady Chicken From 'My Paris Kitchen'

On the page before David Lebovitz begins his recipe for "Chicken Lady Chicken" in his new book, <i>My Paris Kitchen</i>, he tells the story of how he fell for one particular woman's rotisserie chicken. Its charred, sweet and spicy skin made it impossible for Lebovitz to skip picking up a bird every time he …

Is the 'AirPlay killer' already dead?

Miracast might be on the verge of success, but it sure feels like failure<p>It may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things, but HDMI radically simplified our home entertainment. Once, connecting devices to a television required any number of different video and audio cables — including …

Let's Give Every NSA Employee an Anonymous Whistleblowing Opportunity

A reform that would protect classified information even as it helped tip off Congress and the public to surveillance abuses<p>Reuters<p>What if every NSA employee and contractor was required, once a year, to fill out an anonymous civil-liberties survey? The anonymity of respondents would be persuasively …

Noodles for Breakfast at Lao Wang Ji in Flushing

<b>Lao Wang Ji</b>, a small noodle and dumpling shop in the Golden Shopping Mall, does better Fujianese-style small wontons than any place I know in New York. But I view those paper-thin wontons floating in soup as cold-weather-only food; it's too hot now for chicken broth, no matter how good it may …

Soya Bean Pudding Recipe: Why I don't write reviews about them

You may have noticed that I have been very resistant to blogging about Cold Soya Bean Curd. The reason is because I feel that compared with …

See Your Favorite Brands’ Logos Redesigned With Added Reality

The central premise of Dudley Moore’s 1990 film, <i>Crazy People</i>, was as simple as it was radical: what if ads gave warts-and-all assessments of the products they promoted? (Sample ad: “Buy Volvos: They’re boxy, but they’re good.”) Now, an art collective has started speculating about what it would look …

Watch New York City's First-Ever Umami Burger Get Made

The first New York City location of L.A.'s beloved <b>Umami Burger</b> chain opens in Greenwich village next Monday. For the uninitiated, here's a video by Eater NY showing just what, exactly, goes into this unusual but extremely popular burger. Hit play on the clip above to see the company's corporate …

Paulie Gee on Belief, Baltimore, and Being Your Own Boss (Part 1)

If you've found your way over to Slice, there's a good chance you've heard of Paulie Gee; if you've ever considered opening up your own pizzeria, it's a virtual certainty. In less than six years, <b>Paulie Giannone</b> made the leap from corporate lifer to backyard pizzaiolo to bona fide pizza …

Where to Eat Near Times Square (Our Updated Guide)

Two years ago we shared our picks for where to eat near Times Square, the focal point of New York's tourist economy and home to many a chain mega-restaurant. But amid the mammoth TGI Friday's and Guy Fieri's 500-seat restaurant, you'll find plenty of quality places for a quick bite, a casual lunch, …

NYC: Bright Lights, Big Burger at The Odeon

The Odeon<p>145 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 (map); 212-708-7414; theodeonrestaurant.com<b><br>Cooking method:</b> Grilled<b><br>Short Order:</b> A classic burger at a historical restaurant.<b><br>Want Fries With That?</b> Solid, well-seasoned shoestring fries come with the burger.<b><br>Price:</b> Hamburger, $16 at lunch, $18 at dinner; $2 …

A Salt & Battery, New York's Top Fish and Chip Shop

Many years ago there, was a fish 'n chips shop on 14th and 2nd Avenue called English Harbour. It did nothing to reform America's dire view of British cuisine or differentiate authentic British style fish 'n chips from the insipid, generic fish and fries sold at national chains and diners. Frying …

Video: Kenji Tests Consumer Reports' Top-Rated Knives

A few weeks back, our friends over at Consumer Reports asked me if I was willing to take their knife recommendations into the kitchen and run them through their paces. I agreed, so they shipped over a the Zwilling Henckels Four Star 9-Piece Knife Set—their winning brand at around $300—as well as …

Zagat

5 Boston-Area Chinese Buffets That Are Actually Quite Tasty

Chinese buffets can be the pinnacle of greasy gluttony or a truly perilous trap that causes sharp stomach pains and regret. All too often, lonesome envelopes of crab rangoon shimmer beneath heat lamps; mountains of lo mein quiver in steamed trays; and bowls of neon green ice cream melt side by side …

The Underground Gourmet's 2013 Cheap Eats List

<b>Hybird</b> <i><br>75 Ninth Ave., at 15th St. 212-989-3332</i><br>Fried-chicken drumsticks, slushies, cupcakes, biscuits, five types of Chinese potstickers, and that’s …