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Hackers recreate fingerprints using public photos

A German hacking group claims that it can recreate your fingerprints from the other side of the world.<p>At a cybersecurity convention in Hamburg last week, the "Chaos Computer Club" demonstrated how it can mimic a fingerprint just by analyzing photographs.<p>Fingerprints have been recreated from smudges …

Facebook and WhatsApp have colonized Europe, destroying the continent’s native social networks

Macquarie Equities, globalwebindex.net<p>Much has been made of WhatsApp’s growing presence in key emerging markets such as India and Brazil, but most of its users are thought to be in Europe. The messaging service is ideally suited to life on the Continent, where there is a Eurozone but no unified …

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Almost a third of new U.S. electricity came from solar last year

Solar power crashed its way onto the U.S. power grid last year and is now fundamentally changing the makeup of how energy is being produced and …

Apple eyes fingerprint sensors to connect various devices

Apple debuted its fingerprint sensor with the release of its iPhone 5S in September. Currently, the smartphone is the only Apple device that totes the security scanner. But, it looks like Apple may be looking into using biometric data to let users connect all of their devices for wireless pairing …

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Should Christians Celebrate Christmas? - Charles Halff

<b>What a Christian Jew has to say about Christmas...</b><p>Up until 25 years ago, I used to celebrate Christmas as much as - or even more than - any Gentile. …

Leap Motion

Leap Motion’s technology is literally reminiscent of the computer interface portrayed in the 2002 science fiction movie Minority Report. The company’s $80 sensor and software package allows users to control computers with their hand motions, tracking the movements of all ten fingers down to one …

Homes Near Cemeteries Sell for 13 Percent More Than Ones Near the Living

Capt. James Kirk To Command Navy's New 'Stealth Destroyer'

Capt. James T. Kirk always got the latest, most advanced ship in Starfleet, so it seems only fitting that the Navy's new stealth destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, is slated to be commanded by none other than Capt. James A. Kirk, USN.<p>We can only speculate about the ribbing the Bethesda, Md., native might …

6 Ways to Find Real Happiness

Tour One of Iceland's Incredible Geothermal Plants

The Svartsengi geothermal power plant produces 75 Mw of energy, provides thousands of homes with hot water, and created a hot lagoon that became a tourist attraction.<p>The Svartsengi geothermal power plant produces 75 Mw of energy, provides thousands of homes with hot water, and created a hot lagoon …

Giant Hovering Roundabout for Cyclists in the Netherlands

Hovenring is an incredible suspended roundabout conceptualized and designed by IPV Delft specifically for cyclists to safely make their way across congested traffic by traveling overhead. Located between Eindhoven and Veldhoven in the Netherlands, above the Heerbaan/Meerenakkerweg intersection, the …

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Autumn Sunrise in the Smokies

Extreme Races: 10 Mind-Blowing Marathons (Photos)

NYC Is for Amateurs<p>Running 26.2 miles is crazy to begin with. So why not do it in one of the most extreme—and spectacular—places around? Sign up for …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

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How to pack like the pros

Does traveling more make you pack less? Not necessarily, although we talked to five high-mileage, high-profile travelers (whose combined annual airline points could buy a private island in the Caribbean) to get their take on carry-on and carrying less.<p>Pauline Frommer<p><i>Publisher of Frommers.com and</i> …

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American Samoa: an unsung South Pacific paradise

American Samoa, the only inhabited US territory south of the equator, is given the occasional nod for its love of American football and McDonald's, but few people realize that these lush tropical islands hold geometrically cut mountains and blue waters that rival the beauty of Tahiti and Hawaii. …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Editor's Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a …

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth

While floating weightless in the International Space Station last spring, Commander Chris Hadfield recorded his own version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" — a video that's now been viewed more than 18 million times on YouTube. But when he wasn't busy being an Internet phenomenon, the Canadian …

Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)

Back to Nature<p>11.04.13 5:45 PM ET<p>Oyster.com

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

European Travel

Articles about 8 ways renovate airstream on Dwell.com - Dwell

The iconic, and slightly atomic, form of the shiny silver Airstream is embedded in our cultural and design milieu.<p>If you're aiming to live a minimalist lifestyle, hidden storage is an absolute must.<p>Size doesn't matter when these homes push the conventions of building and living in Japan.<p>First came …

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This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long abandoned -- I'll add it to my to-tour list.<p>But after spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've …

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Hulu not working? Here are some ways to fix it<p>John Callaham1 day ago<p>Do you find Hulu not working when you sign onto the service? If so, here are a …

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Here are the best Nest products you can buy<p>Edgar Cervantes1 day ago<p>Trying to smarten your home? Nest makes some of the best smart home products in …

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Google Home vs Amazon Echo – What’s the difference?<p>A.J. Hartless5 days ago<p>If you've decided to bring a smart speaker into your home, the two …

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Check out these Google Assistant smart displays<p>Frederick Blichert21 hours ago<p>More options are just around the corner.<p>A breakdown of Netflix plans and …