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FreedomPop Announces The Privacy Phone, A Fully-Encrypted Smartphone For $10 A Month

Meet the Privacy Phone, a device that FreedomPop brags is the only smartphone and mobile service that allows for encrypted communications. Lovingly nicknamed the “Snowden Phone” by FreedomPop, It can even be purchased with Bitcoin to further protect the owner’s anonymity. Simply put, if you’re in …

Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Looking at a bunch of code for the first time can be something of a daunting affair. All those strings and symbols can simply look like a mess to the …

Microsoft's 'Project Spark' beta arrives on Windows 8.1, lets you create an Xbox One game

Microsoft is launching a beta version of <i>Project Spark</i> today, its game-maker project for Windows 8.1, Xbox 360, and the new Xbox One console. <i>Project Spark</i> is essentially a tool to allow developers, enthusiasts, and gamers to build a game within a game. Players can build custom worlds, characters, …

Microsoft Updates Lync for Windows 8.1 App with Resizable Snap Mode

Microsoft updated its Lync enterprise-focused messaging and video conferencing app for Windows 8.1 today, introducing a few new tweaks and features that should improve the overall user experience.<p>Users can now “take control” of an app or screen that was originally shared by another caller during a …

Press buttons, make your Xbox One a dev kit at your own risk

By performing a series of button presses in the Xbox One menu, you can transform your next-gen console into a development kit, as seen in the video above from GameTuts YouTube channel.<p>Word of the functionality appeared over the weekend in a post from Reddit user LiamHing. After entering the …

Xbox One Problems Affect Only 'a Very Small Number' of Customers

The Xbox One may only have been on sale for around 24 hours, but that’s plenty of time for launch day gremlins to rear their head.<p>According to various reports, some of the launch day Xbox One units seem to be suffering from assorted hardware problems – just like the PlayStation 4.<p>The issues, which …

Elon Musk: The Future Is Fully Electric

The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors says the era of gasoline engines will soon look "quaint." He also divulges his idea for his next company.<p>If you subscribe to computer scientist Alan Kay's line of thinking that the best way to predict the future is to invent it, it's probably best to listen up …

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Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Marijuana Un-Fun

An anti-dopamine drug could block the addictive rush associated with THC.<p>Researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found a way to block the dopamine rush associated with THC, the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana, in order to …

Eminem's 'Survival' video co-stars the dog from Call of Duty: Ghosts

The new video for Eminem's "Survival," a track from the upcoming album <i>The Marshall Mathers LP 2</i>, is slathered in cross-promotional imagery lifted from <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>, including a guest appearance from a dog that resembles Riley the German Shepard.<p>The video for the song that debuted at …

Five Men Agree To Stand Directly Under An Exploding Nuclear Bomb

<i>Updated July 18, 2012: We have added an update to this post, which you can find below the original. Click here to read about what happened to the men.</i><p>They weren't crazy. They weren't being punished. All but one volunteered to do this (which makes it all the more astonishing).<p>On July 19, 1957, five …

Frano Selak: 'world's luckiest man' gives away his lottery fortune

A music teacher, Frano Selak, who was dubbed the world's luckiest man after cheating death seven times before winning the lottery has now decided to give away his fortune.<p>The 81 year-old won £600,000 five years ago in the lottery in Croatia, to celebrate his fifth marriage, after earlier surviving …

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Meet Hacking Team, the company that helps the police hack you

Hacking Team may not have any clients in the US yet, but it's not for lack of trying<p>In 2001, a pair of Italian programmers wrote a program called Ettercap, a "comprehensive suite for man-in-the-middle attacks" — in other words, a set of tools for eavesdropping, sniffing passwords, and remotely …

Elon Musk's New Project: Iron Man's Gesture-Based Interface

Tuck away inside the SpaceX labs, Elon Musk has been building his version of Tony Stark's design tech.<p>Elon Musk is just toying with us now. The geek superstar already has his hands and calendar full running a private space company that's traveling to the International Space Station and a car …

It's Now Easier For Hackers To Crack Crazy-Complex Passwords

An update to a free online password-cracking program just made it easier for hackers to get their hands on more complex passwords.<p>When you sign up for an account on a website and create a password, that information is stored in a company database as "cryptographic hashes": strings of numbers and …

Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

Russian Army Choir Singing "Skyfall" Is A Thing Of Beauty

From Russia, with love. Adele, step aside.<p>They were previously known as the Red Army Choir, and now are the Alexandrov Ensemble Official Armed Forces Choir.<p>As Russian ex-pat Marina Galperina at Animal New York says:<p>"<b>That lead tenor though. OH MY GOD</b>."<p>OMG, indeed.<p>OK, now we may resume hating Russia …

The Answer to "What Is My Password Again?"

Sure, people know they shouldn’t use the same password for their online accounts. But the fear of forgetting a password when it’s needed leads many …

Play Facebook game, sequence genomes

<b>A Facebook game uses crowdsourcing to analyse genome data collected by scientists to save dying trees in the UK.</b><p>Ash trees in the UK are in trouble. …

Articles about golden state 5 great homes california part four on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest...<p>These homes are in a golden state of mind.<p>Overlooking …

Kidnapping suspect killed by FBI; Hannah Anderson in 'good shape'

CASCADE, Idaho -- The man accused of kidnapping 16-year-old Hannah Anderson was killed in the Idaho wilderness Saturday, but the teen was found safe and "appears to be in pretty good shape," San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said.<p>Gore said the suspect, James Lee DiMaggio, was shot by the …

Email service used by Edward Snowden abruptly shuts down, to avoid 'crimes against the American people'

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked details of the NSA's controversial PRISM surveillance program, reportedly used a secure email service called Lavabit to send messages from Russia. Now, Lavabit has abruptly shut down, in what its owner says was a difficult decision. Ladar Levison says …

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Lync, Azure, Office 365 And The Shifting Center Of Microsoft’s Gravity

You might have missed it, but Lync, Microsoft’s enterprise-focused communications suite brought its parent company $1 billion in revenue during its 2013 fiscal year. That a milestone of that sort could all but slip through the news coverage of Microsoft’s earnings report is almost interesting.<p>The …

Who Would Take A One-Way Trip To Mars? This Woman.

Katrina Wolfe, a 24-year-old video game designer, wants to live and die on Mars.<p><i>Mars One, a Netherlands-based private spaceflight project, announced April 22 that it would begin accepting applications for a one-way mission to colonize Mars; three weeks later, 78,000 people had already signed up. We</i> …

Report: Verizon, Vodafone and BT gave UK government unlimited access to undersea network cables

PRISM isn't just for US agencies -- last month it was revealed that the UK's Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) has been using the program to collect emails, photos and video content from an assortment of internet providers. Now, a German newspaper claims to know what companies …

Introducing Intern Magazine

A beautiful new publication produced by former interns seeks to spark a debate about unpaid labor. Misty White Sidell talks to its creator.<p>The …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

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Scanadu Wraps Up Big Indiegogo Campaign, Raising $1.66 Million for Medical “Tricorder”

Health startup Scanadu has wrapped up one of the most successful Indiegogo efforts to date, raising $1.66 million in orders to test its iPhone-linked …