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TrueCrypt Windows encryption app has critical security flaws

If you're still using TrueCrypt to protect your Windows disks, even though its developers abandoned it and said it was "not secure" last year, you may want to stop that. Google Project Zero researcher James Forshaw found two "privilege elevation" holes in the popular software that would give …

Open source typeface “Hack” brings design to source code

Sweet spot is 8px-12px, but you can tell the difference between I and 1 at 6px.<p>The days of coders being shackled to Monaco or Courier New ends now. …

Typography

This pill bottle is a fortress

<b>Johns Hopkins</b> engineering students took a hammer to a pill bottle recently, but it wasn’t just stress relief during finals week.<p>The quartet of …

Pain

JavaScript Charts comparison

<b>3 best JavaScript charts libraries comparison:<br>Fusioncharts, VanCharts and Highcharts</b><p>It is practically impossible to imagine any dashboard without …

JavaScript

Building Internet Of Things Robots: Microsoft Opens Visual Studio To Node.js

Microsoft’s approach to openness is continuing positively; from a software application development perspective at least. Naysayers will still argue that it’s too little, too late and that it is perhaps ‘too strategically contrived to warrant base-zero validation’ from a purist open source …

Microsoft Visual Studio

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

Hiking

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

High School

Microsoft Xbox One review: Much improved, the Xbox One has hit its stride - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Microsoft's Xbox One offers impressive graphics and a solid list of exclusive 2015 titles. The Microsoft console currently edges ahead of the PS4 with a better selection of media apps. The console's fall-2015 dashboard update is a noticeable improvement. The console has backward …

Xbox

Neil Young Shares "Who's Gonna Stand Up?" Video Featuring Full 92-Piece Orchestra

Neil Young's <i>Storytone</i> is out November 4 via Reprise. It's actually two different albums—there's a solo version and an edition accompanied by a 92-piece orchestra and choir. Today, he's shared the video for the full-orchestra version of "Who's Gonna Stand Up?", which documents the song's recording …

How Pandora Creates Stations and How to Customize Them

The Pandora music service is one of many online streaming services that can add to your music listening enjoyment and convenience.<p>Pandora provides …

Pandora

Hidden Secrets of Customizing Your Pandora Stations

In Part One of Tips and Tricks on Creating the Perfect Personalized Pandora Station, we covered how the Pandora Internet Radio streaming service …

Pandora

Microsoft Is About To Turn Your TV Into A Smartphone

Weeks before launch, Microsoft shows off the Xbox One’s full interface and it will change the way you watch TV.<p>The Xbox One has a trick that few non-gamers know about (and no, it’s not this trick.) The One has a feature called HDMI pass-through, which allows you to plug your satellite or cable box …

'Call of Duty' meets chess in 'Superhot'

Gallery: 'Call of Duty' meets chess in 'Superhot'<p>Gallery: 'Call of Duty' meets chess in 'Superhot'<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p><i>This article was first published in the July</i> …

Funny Posters Reveal the Real Life of a Photographer

To many, being a photographer is a glorified profession. How hard could it be? You get to travel the world, shoot babies or weddings, and you might even be your own boss! Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, right?<p>Over the past year, The Shoppe Design studio has started to dispel those myths, revealing …

Posters

Flipboard for Educators

Inside Flipboard / August 29, 2013<p>As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard …

Meet 115, the Newest Element on the Periodic Table

The extremely heavy element was just confirmed by scientists in Sweden.<p><b>If you've learned all the elements from actinium to zirconium, it's time to head back to the periodic table, where there's a new, extremely heavy element in town.</b><p><b>The new element doesn't have an official name yet, so scientists</b> …

Finally, an Exercise App Built for Lazy People

StackOverflow Co-Founder Jeff Atwood Builds A $150 Mechanical Keyboard

If anyone knows far too much about their keyboard, it’s a programmer.<p>Professional programmers type a lot. A <i>whole</i> lot. So much that a flame war over which text editor/input method is best for coding (Vi! No, Emacs!) has roared on for <i>decades.</i><p>It makes some sense, then, that a well-known coder has …