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Ask.com can hijack your computer using Java updates

We learned this week that more than 317 million computer viruses or other malicious programs were unleashed by hackers last year, according to the Internet security firm Symantec. That's nearly a million new cyberthreats daily.<p>But not all attempts at messing with your computer are from sneaky, …

Malware

Ginni Rometty is now referring to IBM's super smart computer Watson as a 'he'

In an onstage interview at the time, she said IBM was working on making Watson even smarter. So smart that it could think and reason, even argue, like a human. But she said this was no reason to worry.<p>It's a service. Do not be afraid. It is really, truly an advisor to a decision-making process. …

Apple Is Buying Up 36,000 Acres Of Forest To Conserve It

The partnership with The Conservation Fund will help supply the company's virgin paper fiber.<p>Apple is partnering with an environmental nonprofit to purchase roughly 36,000 acres of private forestland, which will be sustainably harvested and used in Apple's packaging.<p>The land — two tracts in Maine …

Forests

Los Flamas: "Ella No Esta Ahi" (Dicesa, 1971)

I picked up this LP, La Ensalada De Los Flamas, for $12 from Josey Records. It's a little scratchy but it plays through without skips, and both of my …

WHAT DID BOWIE DO?

David Bowie might have made some of the most influential music ever, but what’s truly impressive is his willingness to experiment and try new …

22 Places All Book Lovers Must Go

Travel by the book.

Literature

A Statement Eye for Every Occasion: The Graphic Beauty Looks of Fall 2015

For the lover of a statement eye, the fall 2015 runways have provided no shortage of options. Painted in shades of cobalt, emerald, black, and white, the looks came in every shape and texture. New York saw inky pigment smudged onto the inner corners of models' eyes at Proenza Schouler, where days …

18 Inspiring Ways To Display Bedroom Art

A well-placed piece may be the easiest way to turn your room into the stylish sanctuary.<p>Well-placed art just may be the easiest way to turn your room into the stylish sanctuary you've always dreamed of...these 18 rooms are proof.

Apple Has AN All-New Ultra Thin MacBook With Retina Display

Apple’s newest MacBook is clearly designed to set the stage for all Apple notebooks to come – it has a dramatically thin body, which measures only 13.1 mm deep at its thickest point, and a 12-inch display with a very small surrounding bezel. The screen has Retina resolution of 2304×1440, with a …

Self-destructing site shows how long it takes Google to find you

Wondering how long it would take for Google's search engine to find your website if you didn't promote it? About 22 days, according to Matthew Rothenberg. He recently launched Unindexed, a purposefully short-lived web community that was set to self-destruct as soon as Google's indexing technology …

Apple announces ResearchKit to help medical researchers collect data

At Apple’s March event today, the company announced ResearchKit, a software framework that allows medical researchers to get data directly from iPhone users.<p>The company said that users can sign up to participate in medical research and use their iPhones as diagnostic tools.<p>One example the company …

Digital Health

Adobe’s Marketing Cloud suits up for the next phase of getting and keeping customers

At the Adobe Summit today in Salt Lake City, Adobe is raining down major announcements from its Marketing Cloud.<p>The long list of new features marks the Cloud’s full-scale entry into the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, and ad tech.<p>In a meshing of the digital and physical worlds that VP of …

Marketing

Meet Tworlds, an app that lets you see how your life compares to a stranger’s

What is HTTP/2 and is it going to speed up the web?

Biggest change to how the web works since 1999 should make browsing on desktop and mobile faster<p>The web is about to get faster thanks to a new version of HTTP – the biggest change since 1999 to the protocol that underpins the world wide web as we know it today.<p>Hypertext Transfer Protocol is …

Web Development

On Its First Birthday, Slack Declares Itself The “Fastest Growing Business App” Ever

And its daily users have doubled twice in six months.<p>Slack could be the only business application that doesn't provoke regular bursts of homicidal rage from its users, and instead, on occasion, prompts real joy.<p>The corporate chat tool — or "essential team communication platform" — is celebrating …

Startups

Report: Apple Watch to start at $500 in stainless steel, thousands for gold model

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Tom Krazit/Gigaom<p>When Apple introduced its Apple Watch in September, the company said there would be three editions …

How to take dependable notes with the iPhone and iPad

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>In my day gig I’m a business analyst for a large hospital. A significant amount of my week is taken up with meetings, and …

The Best Biographies, Memoirs, and History Books of 2014

After the year’s best reads in science, children’s books, psychology and philosophy, and art, design, and photography, here come the finest memoirs, biographies, and history books of the year — our most inviting bridge between past and present, personal and universal.<p>1. A LIFE WORTH LIVING<p><i>“To</i> …

The Best Book I Read This Year

Staff selections from a year of reading<p><i>The Atlantic</i>'s editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.

3 Books You Absolutely Must Read Next Year

There is a famous conversation between Eisenhower and the Russian General Zhukov. Ike asked, how did you advance so quickly across those minefields …

The First 21 Apps To Download For Your New iPhone 6

Every iPhone 6 comes with Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system pre-installed, which is capable of some great features like app extensions, widgets, and better-than-ever graphics.<p>We've collected the best apps to get your iPhone 6 ready for action.

NSA waits until Christmas Eve to reveal a decade's worth of its mistakes

The National Security Agency went all out on a Christmas gift this year: a decade's worth of declassified documents on the unauthorized surveillance …

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

These Are The Best Fitness Trackers You Can Buy Today

On the surface, it seems like they all do the exact same thing: count your calories, measure how far you've run, and monitor your sleep. But there are a few areas where some fitness bands succeed over others.<p>Here's a look at some of the best ones you can buy today and how they compare.

Social Update #11 | The Top 10 Social Media Events of 2014

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

6 Women Over 50 Who Inspired Us In 2014

There's no doubt 2014 has been a wonderful, whirlwind year, particularly for women. Women's rights and children's rights advocate, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to win the Fields Medal for …

The 12 start-ups of Christmas

2014 has been an incredible year for entrepreneurship, with start-ups producing countless innovative products and services. As Christmas nears, it’s …

Startups