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Apple boss Tim Cook clashes with US government over encryption

White House tech summit reportedly saw Apple’s CEO call for a ‘no backdoors’ policy when it comes to communications encryption<p>Apple chief executive Tim Cook has challenged the US government to adopt a policy of “no backdoors” in its approach to the encryption technology used by his company and …

Tim Cook

Interview — Andy Weir, author of The Martian

<b>Russell:</b> This story started out basically as a series of blog posts, eventually making its way to a published book and then a movie. Has this journey …

Why London’s music scene is still one of the best

When it comes to underground and leftfield dance music, London’s been leading the charge for decades. Deeply embedded into the contemporary sonic landscape is Akinola Davies, a multi-media curator, DJ, promoter, radio host and freelance video producer, who was part of the team that won a MOBO for …

Grime Music

Computers are filled with treachery, and at any given moment they have a number of programs running that you have no idea about, the harlots

Computers are filled with treachery, and at any given moment they have a number of programs running that you have no idea about, the harlots. You can see a list of these by opening up Task Manager and gazing upon the Processes or Services tab through bitter tears. If you suddenly find your computer running unusually slowly, it’s probably because one of these other processes is taking up all of its resources and affection. Once you’ve identified and killed the culprit, you can talk with your …

Earth is a marble in this scale model solar system in the desert

You probably know that our solar system is <i>big</i>. But do you have a grasp on just how big it really is? No.<p>A filmmaker and his buddies went to a dried-up lakebed in Nevada to do just that. The vast expanse of the Black Rock Desert gave the crew the space needed to construct a to-scale model of the …

Black Rock

How It Feels To Be An Atheist In A Highly Religious Society

Death threats, ostracism, and imprisonment in a psychiatric facility: Being an atheist can be dangerous.<p>"The day I decided to declare my atheism and discuss it publicly was the end of an era of my life. Some of my friends from the pre-atheism-declaration era won't accept me any more. I now have …

How to pick the right iOS 9 content blocker for you

Figuring out which content-blocking apps you want is going to be tough with so many of them vying for your attention. Which one should you choose?<p>A day after iOS 9 made content blockers possible, we’ve got Purify, Peace, Crystal, Silentium, Blockr, Freedom, Blockr and 1Blocker, just to name a …

50 apps to improve your smartphone

Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of house-hunting.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/16/1442402799090/a29fb90d-ae79-44f6-9f7b-2bcb648e7925-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of …

Apps

iOS 9 guide: How to upgrade to Apple’s latest iOS release as smoothly as possible

Apple will release the public version of iOS 9 later today, which means hundreds of millions of compatible devices will line up to get the update. …

Apple iOS 9 review

How-To: Quickly transfer your old iPhone’s files to a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus

Transferring files from your old iPhone to a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus isn’t difficult, but after a reader emailed about the many, many hours he expected to wait for the old-to-new iPhone transfer process to complete, I realized that his experience has become more common — even though it’s …

This new Destiny: The Taken King trailer is pure sci-fi hype

Become legend in live-action to the sound of 'Black Dog'<p><i>Destiny</i>'s mega-expansion / massive overhaul <i>The Taken King</i> is launching next week, and it's being promoted with a new live-action trailer. Three guardians land inside the titular king's giant floating fortress, the Dreadnaught, and they blast a …

Led Zeppelin

NASA just released the first new images of Pluto since the New Horizons flyby

These images, like the others released today, were taken by New Horizons' LORRI camera. It's the same black-and-white camera that captured all those wonderful images as New Horizons approached Pluto, as well as this now-famous portrait of the dwarf planet. While LORRI captures images in black and …

Stare deeply into this beautiful summertime panorama of Mars' south pole

NASA released some stunning new images of Pluto today, but New Horizons is far from the only spacecraft that's currently sending back incredible photos of our Solar System. Mars Express, a spacecraft that was launched by the European Space Agency in 2003, has been taking gorgeous images of the Red …

This Japanese live-action Destiny trailer is the best live-action Destiny trailer

Earlier today Bungie posted an expensive-looking live-action trailer for <i>Destiny: The Taken King</i>. We called it "pure sci-fi hype," which I would not disagree with. But I submit to you that this wonderful Japanese commercial, set in the modest confines of a coin laundry, does a better job of …

Laundry

My brief, intense love affair with Destiny

When I first started, nothing really stood out as problematic. I whipped up my character (an Awoken Hunter with red hair, natch), and after getting through the set-up mission I proceeded to run around the Tower realizing I had no idea what the hell was going on. My savior was Peter Dinklage.<p>How bad …

Pressing issues: Our first look at the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

So those new iPhones -- the 6s and 6s Plus -- took their tour of the stage here in San Francisco and are being prepped for a worldwide launch on September 25th. Now the question is whether or not all the new goodies Apple crammed inside them make these updated phones worth some more of our …

Apple’s iPhone 6S announcement: what to expect

Wednesday's main event will be two new iPhones: the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus, as they'll almost certainly be named. As with prior "S" years, these two phones should maintain the same design that the iPhone already has, albeit with some minor tweaks. Most notably, both phones are expected to …

Watch: The 6 scariest airport runway landings in the world

Over the past few weeks, we’ve highlighted a number of videos depicting airplanes taking off at breakneck speed and astounding angles. From an F-16 …

5 of the best iPhone widgets you’ve never heard of

On Thursday, I ran a simple post that covered 10 of the best iPhone widgets in the App Store. Widget support isn’t new on Apple’s iOS platform, but …

10 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

You made it, dear readers: it’s finally Friday. Back to school week always seems like it takes an eternity to get through, but now you can sit back …

Toshiba's convertible 4K laptop is somehow light, stylish and thin

Yes, 4K devices (that aren't TVs) are <i>everywhere</i> at IFA 2015. If it's not a Sony smartphone packing a ridiculous high-resolution display, then it's Samsung's Ultra HD Blu-ray player -- the first of its kind. Toshiba's getting involved too, with a convertible 4K 12.5-inch laptop. As is the case with …

How it works: Inside the BB-8 Star Wars drone that’s blowing everyone’s mind

The new Star Wars movie isn’t even out yet, and we already have a character that we totally love: the spinning BB-8 drone that’s even cuter than …

Nexus 6 finally selling for Nexus 5 prices: Amazon’s got one hell of a deal

The way the latest rumors make things out to be, by this time next month Google’s latest Nexus phones will be official. It’s looking likely that …

Android News

The best Bluetooth keyboard

<i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>The Wirecutter</i><i>, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>After testing 20 Bluetooth keyboards with a four-person panel, and using our favorites for months of daily work, we found the Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard K810/K811 …

The secrets of extraordinary survivors

When faced with trauma, some people manage to emerge stronger than ever. How do they manage it? Michael Bond investigates.<p>Eugenie is telling me the story of the end of her life. At least, it is the end of the life she used to know.<p>Three years ago, government soldiers came to her home in Kinshasa in …

Probably one of the greatest problems we face today in America is being pissed off by the things other people do but not having the time …

Probably one of the greatest problems we face today in America is being pissed off by the things other people do but not having the time to make them feel bad about it. How do you protest things when you have to go to work or you’re tired or whatever? The Jewish Political Action Committee found a simple yet elegant solution to the problem of wanting to protest gayness but not wanting to protest gayness: hiring Mexican day-laborers to do it for them.<p>Did I say “simple” and “elegant”? I meant …

DreamWeaver Is an iPhone-Friendly Day Planner

It's Back-to-School season, so I've been shopping for binders, dividers, and day planners for my daughters; and lo and behold, an all-in one solution dubbed the DreamWeaver arrived via Kickstarter. It won't ship until November, which is a bit of a squeeze for back-to-school purposes, but it's fine …

Crowd Funding

Microsoft's Windows 10 privacy headache extends into gaming

Is Windows 10 going to disable pirated games? Probably not<p>Windows 10 launched nearly three weeks ago, and while millions of people are upgrading there have been a number of privacy concerns around the new OS. Default settings send information to Microsoft, enable bandwidth sharing to distribute …

Windows 10