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Academic banned from publishing Porsche security codes

A High Court judge has banned a computer scientist from publishing the secret codes used to start luxury cars including Porsches, Audis, Bentleys and Lamborghinis - claiming it could lead to the theft of millions of vehicles.<p>An injunction was imposed banning Flavio Garcia, a lecturer in computer …

OS X: Application Switcher Power Tips

If you're like me, you probably have lots of apps running on your Mac at any given time. Using the Application Switcher (<i>aka</i> Command + Tab) is a …

Invention of the day: A bladeless wind turbine

It may look like a giant airplane window strung with Venetian blinds, but this structure, designed by Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo and installed …

London's Famous Gherkin Building Goes Green - Literally

Under pressure from other more sustainable buildings popping up around the world, London’s Gherkin Tower, designed by Norman Foster, has recently …

Heathrow: our solution

LAST year, when Britain’s government was being lobbied to revive controversial plans to expand Heathrow airport, ministers dodged the issue using the …

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Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide In The Air Into Useful Products

As we move forward into the 21st century, one of the biggest challenges facing humanity is climate change caused by increasing carbon dioxide emissions. In particular, how to fight the effects of climate change without causing widespread economic suffering.<p>It goes without saying that there are a …

Bombshell IMF Study: United States Is World’s Number One Fossil Fuel Subsidizer

Between directly lowered prices, tax breaks, and the failure to properly price carbon, the world subsidized fossil fuel use by over $1.9 trillion in …

Scientists Develop Wonder Nanomaterial that Can Produce Energy, Clean Water and Hydrogen

Researchers in Singapore have developed a new nanomaterial that functions like the best Swiss army knife in the world. The material, known as …

Mastering iCloud On Your Mac: Dump iCloud As Default Save Location [OS X Tips]

These days, Text Edit, Apple’s basic text editing program, uses iCloud as the default location for saving files. Which is all very fine and dandy, but what if you don’t want to save all your random Text Edit stuff in iCloud? Are you out of luck?<p>Nope, of course not! We wouldn’t even be writing this …

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Mastering iCloud On Your Mac: Use Shared Reminders To Collaborate [OS X Tips]

Got a holiday or b-day wish list you’d like to share with significant others, making sure they never need to directly ask you what you want ever again? How about a grocery list that you can add to, secure in the knowledge that your husband or wife will know to stop and get garlic at the store on …

I’m Ditching The iPad For Work And Going Back To The Mac [Opinion]

The iPad continues to be a great work machine. Anyone who tells you otherwise either hasn’t put in the effort, or is just blowing smoke.<p>Gorilla Arm is pain in the upper bicep, just below the shoulder, coupled with pain in the chest muscle where it joins the shoulder.<p>I won’t be ditching the iPad …

Quick Hack Speeds Up Retina MacBook’s Wake From Sleep [OS X Tips]

The Retina MacBooks are fabulous machines. They’re super thin, powerful, and just plain sexy. But have you ever opened your Retina MacBook and watched the screen just sit there in limbo for a few seconds before it actually comes alive again? It’s frustrating that you can see the password box, but …

Mastering iCloud On Your Mac: Use iClouDrive To Access Your Files Like Dropbox [OS X Tips]

Remember iDisk? It was a great feature of the otherwise forgettable MobileMe service, and it let you access your free Apple-provided internet disk space just like Dropbox or Google Drive do now.<p>Interestingly, you can make iCloud work the same way, with a little app called iClouDrive, from Zibity …

Apple Updates Find My Friends To Include Better Location-Based Alerts

The ugly tan leather and stitching is still there, but Apple has a new feature for its Find My Friends app that users will find pretty useful. Apple just updated Find My Friends so that users can setup up geofences and receive a notification once a friend leaves a designated area.<p>Users have always …

As Scientists Predicted, Global Warming Continues

<i>Most of manmade global warming is ending up in the ocean, just as scientists had predicted (see “</i><i>Global Warming Has Accelerated In Past 15 Years</i><i>”).</i> …